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One-man bands still have 'little or no chance' of an IT contract with Whitehall.  

May 20, 2016

Ban on Entrepreneurs' Relief results in a record number of 'Ltds' winding up.

May 19, 2016

Before their job goes abroad, many of the bank's IT staff must upskill whoever takes it.

May 19, 2016

Uncertainty looms in the short-term, whether you see new doors -- or barriers.

May 18, 2016

Extra sub-band and airwaves floated to give apps (and users) the fillip they need.  

May 17, 2016

'Putting back five HMRC consultations is no good if the system isn't put back too.'

May 16, 2016

Pay and prospects brighter for fintech's freelancers than its permies.

May 16, 2016

Hardiness of one-man bands to be tested, if their fiscal fears come true.

May 13, 2016

The NPfIT's prolonged recovery is healthy for IT contractors, even those without experience.

May 12, 2016

London's banks ask IT contractors to share the pain of a difficult first quarter.

May 11, 2016

Growth in demand for temporary techies gets its smallest figure since April 2013.

May 10, 2016

Jeanette, Dean and Asif are the latest taxpayers the Revenue hopes you relate to.

May 9, 2016

Technology at the heart of jobs which hirers give up trying to fill full-time.

May 9, 2016

Wealthy city workers wanting to escape help the average tax bill in Elmbridge hit £18k.

May 5, 2016

Treasury joins micro-businesses in being out of pocket due to non-paying clients.

May 5, 2016

Big Data is dominating some of the key shifts in clients' IT contractor recruitment needs.

May 4, 2016

First ever appeal against the MSC legislation goes the taxman's way; convincingly.

May 3, 2016

Legislative gaffe means brollies must now test for IR35, not SDC, to gauge expenses' relief.

Apr 29, 2016

Gap narrows, but contractors still set to vote 'remain' in EU referendum.

Apr 28, 2016

Lots of talk on expenses belies the mere handful of claims that the T&S rules permit.

Apr 27, 2016

Agency caught advising clients how to dodge 'SDC' so that contractors can get tax relief.

Apr 27, 2016

FCSA says its seminar attendees were fed an unproven finding.

Apr 26, 2016

Continued rule-flouting can land agencies a hefty penalty every day they don't submit.

Apr 25, 2016

'Disastrous' claims Unite; 'careful and sensitive' counters Lloyds.

Apr 22, 2016

HMRC's overseer refuses to endorse digital accounts, citing 'significant concerns.'

Apr 21, 2016

All the 'non-SDC' evidence in the world is no good, if it only comes from one source.

Apr 20, 2016

Home Office to impose a higher salary threshold on intra-company transfers.

Apr 19, 2016

HMRC accused of overcharging contractors who its scheme classes as 'consultants.'

Apr 19, 2016

Friday's Finance Bill amendment seeks to put the chancellor on a six-month deadline.

Apr 18, 2016

'We're small, but some claims are just too small for even us to bother with.'

Apr 15, 2016

Ahead of the summer IR35 consultation, HMRC is already lowering your expectations.

Apr 14, 2016

Get to grips with the EU referendum; whether you’re in, out or undecided.

Apr 13, 2016

Special taskforces being deployed by the taxman to keep hitting 'soft targets.'

Apr 13, 2016

Lowest IT contractor index score for 34 months belies a revival for temps.

Apr 12, 2016

Summary of this month’s numerous changes that could affect your bottom line.

Apr 11, 2016

Unveiled yesterday, 10 chapters on SDC put paid to a get-out for umbrella users.

Apr 8, 2016

Another April tax change will dampen buy-to-letters' profits, but not if they use a 'Ltd.'

Apr 7, 2016

But PSC contractors can still take steps to maximise take-home pay.

Apr 6, 2016

From today, T&S tax relief for 'SDC' and IR35 contractors is outlawed.

Apr 6, 2016

Techies affected by HMRC ending its IT contract early are called to action.

Apr 4, 2016

Agency body warns of a legal showdown if recruiters are made to decide PSCs' status.

Apr 4, 2016

Outside IR35 contractors who are managed headed off from tax relief, where they are 'SDC.'

Apr 4, 2016

Microsoft can now be learnt in minutes; Cisco in seconds.

Apr 1, 2016

HMRC to consult on shifting IR35 liability in the public sector as early as next month.

Mar 29, 2016

Five anomalies exist, further to a long list of questions that HMRC needs to answer.

Mar 23, 2016

Act now while the government isn't, says PwC.

Mar 23, 2016

First potential deserters emerge, amid fears the private sector's next.

Mar 22, 2016

Budget reveals a taxman 'desperate' to cash-in on those who refuse to fold.

Mar 22, 2016
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Budget tax hike on close companies favours dividends if you don't want to repay.

Mar 21, 2016

Collateral of Budget 2016 includes outsourcers and consultancies supplying PSCs.

Mar 17, 2016

Overview of where PSC and brolly workers will feel Osborne giving and taking.

Mar 17, 2016

Osborne says he wants to help some people keep more of their money; are you one of them?

Mar 17, 2016

Chancellor gives some PSCs a NICs let-off, but will still hit contracting as a whole.

Mar 16, 2016

Osborne will 'act now so we don’t pay later, putting the next generation first.'

Mar 16, 2016

Soften potential blows in today’s Budget by boosting your income with the following.

Mar 16, 2016

Chancellor tipped to shift the liability from worker to engager in a £400m tax raid.

Mar 15, 2016

For winding-up contractors, April looks worse than any March Budget reforms to ER.

Mar 15, 2016

Use Budget to end sticking plaster approach to contracting, say 55 MPs.

Mar 14, 2016

Outside IR35 contractors know to leave job titles at the door.

Mar 10, 2016

Contractors occupy too many financial positions to get off scot-free on Wednesday.

Mar 9, 2016

Forget the how, what and why – it's the when of the dividend tax that'll sting.

Mar 9, 2016

REC warns of scaled back recruitment in wake of April's tax changes.

Mar 8, 2016

Review likes the look and feel of the unincorporated, but wants safety like a ‘Ltd.’  

Mar 7, 2016

At-a-glance: the tax unit's most important major and minor recommendations.

Mar 7, 2016

Hardcore of tax dodgers blamed for genuine oversights triggering HMRC inspections.

Mar 3, 2016

At least on IR35, what one expert wants to see on March 16th is what she expects to see.

Mar 2, 2016

End-users to defy government expectations on travel and subsistence crackdown.

Mar 1, 2016

Tier 2 accusations fly, as 900 of the airline's UK tech jobs look destined for India.

Feb 29, 2016

Work is a source of contentment for one-man bands; for permies is just a means to it.

Feb 25, 2016

Fresh IR35 assurance process guidance published, in wake of all BETs being off.

Feb 24, 2016

Thirteen business people front the latest IT tie-up between public and private.

Feb 23, 2016

Chancellor's axe apparently trained on the cash reward you get at 55 for building a nest egg.

Feb 22, 2016

Agencies fight plans to make UK contractors permies after a year-and-a-half.

Feb 18, 2016

Reticent taxman starts coughing up to scheme users he unlawfully told to pay-up front.

Feb 17, 2016

Top tier contractors will want to act before the lifetime pensions allowance abates, again.

Feb 17, 2016

Government told how to do more to help people in business on their own account.

Feb 16, 2016

Chancellor's reported windfall would see him pay no tax under his own rule.

Feb 15, 2016

All rules relating to contractor taxation need a rethink, urges PRISM.

Feb 15, 2016

Save money or make money? Both are prospects in the new era of collaborative consumption.  

Feb 12, 2016

Keenness to tie-up contracts pre-Xmas may be affecting demand now, post-Xmas.

Feb 11, 2016

How to bring forward a distribution; why and where to safeguard against HMRC.

Feb 10, 2016

'Awful lot' of PSCs accused of exploiting the health service's talent shortage.

Feb 9, 2016

Top MP and MSP makes no apology over using a PSC for non-political income.

Feb 8, 2016

Taxman's new way to test PSC contractors for IR35 will be in beta by the spring.  

Feb 5, 2016

Cost concerns grow, but most contractors are more upbeat about business and the economy.

Feb 4, 2016

Formal T&S guide to be unveiled, just before all ongoing expenses via brollies get blocked.

Feb 3, 2016

Your 'SDC' status isn't an issue for your brolly, which will revert to a simple, outsourced PAYE model. 

Feb 3, 2016

Cost of data-harvesting law could leave British IT firms uncompetitive, MPs warn.

Feb 2, 2016

Dragons' Den investee wants a smaller take, but PSCs are already planning for the worst.

Feb 1, 2016

Confusion and the calendar bode well for the taxman's penalty team.

Jan 29, 2016

Attempts to block rival trade mark applications are soaring.

Jan 28, 2016

Site-based workers are Supervision, Direction or Control's most undeserving victims.

Jan 27, 2016

Updating us at least quarterly will not be akin to four tax returns a year, claims HMRC.

Jan 27, 2016

Avert IT meltdowns every month or so by having extra tech nous at the top, says MP.

Jan 26, 2016

Telco's sarcastic staff recorded after not properly hanging up the phone.

Jan 25, 2016

Your invitation to help four sectors make the case to keep travel and subsistence relief.

Jan 21, 2016

HMRC updates the list of laughable claims made for missing the Jan 31 deadline.

Jan 21, 2016

New salary threshold would catch 94% of migrants being imported for third-party IT contracts.

Jan 20, 2016

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Jan 19, 2016

Loopholes found in a plan to block one-man 'Ltds' from the Employment Allowance.

Jan 18, 2016