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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

What to ask your employer ahead of April’s clampdown on T&S tax relief.

Jan 14, 2016

The best agents, advisers, brollies, clients and contractors (among others), are revealed.

Jan 13, 2016

Three outcomes that belie the government’s assessment of ‘no economic impact.’  

Jan 12, 2016

Growth of temporary IT opportunities surges to the quickest since April.

Jan 11, 2016

Taxman says sorry for issuing pay-up front demands, but keeps quiet about refunds.

Jan 8, 2016

Tech hubs help take the rate of IT company formation to pre-recession territory. 

Jan 7, 2016

Five things set to dominate the PSC contractor market over the next 12 months.

Jan 7, 2016

Even a real-world look at T&S restrictions is populated by more questions than answers.  

Jan 6, 2016

Contractors’ top-paying clients set for ‘selective and strategic’ IT spending mode.  

Jan 5, 2016

We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with all the latest contractor news throughout 2016.

Dec 24, 2015

IFA: Use the festive holiday to unwrap a nest egg that’s no longer stuffy or rigid.

Dec 23, 2015

Over 76,000 people object at being forced to report to HMRC 'at least' every quarter.

Dec 21, 2015

Only 10 days left to register with HMRC for comparatively 'generous' terms.

Dec 21, 2015

Certain punctuation marks at the end of an SMS show how sincere 'u' really are.

Dec 18, 2015

Some liquidating contractors will rethink ahead of a big change to company distribution rules.

Dec 17, 2015

Answers sought on why you went 'Ltd;' how much it costs to comply and what you'd change.

Dec 16, 2015

Shrewd contractors won't just wait for the shoe(s) to drop.

Dec 16, 2015

People who work for themselves help HMRC smash its target on jailing tax crooks.

Dec 15, 2015

Retailer set to invest one million pounds in IT for each techie it takes on.

Dec 14, 2015

Seven-day processing time faces 'Ltds' filing paper forms by Dec 31st.

Dec 14, 2015

A 'no surprises' bill reads much better for limited companies than it does for brolly workers.

Dec 10, 2015

Ten areas where the Revenue is squaring up to contractors -- now and for the future.

Dec 9, 2015

'Sky high' premiums on offer, notably for Cyber Security Crisis Managers.

Dec 9, 2015

Labour and Tory MPs team up to take on a 'short-sighted' plan to restrict T&S relief.

Dec 8, 2015

How to avoid your company's paper documents being rejected is spelt out.

Dec 8, 2015

Digital marketers are the only contractors who IT agents are struggling to find.

Dec 7, 2015

Ofcom warns home Wi-Fi users to be on guard against a small and seasonal foe.

Dec 4, 2015

Regulator to press the likes of Dropbox about fees rising and space shrinking.

Dec 3, 2015

Give recognition to the people who helped you contract in the last year.

Dec 2, 2015

Treasury's 'special' rate for firms to pay is akin to an 'iron fist in a not so velvet glove.'

Dec 1, 2015

All but two IT contractor skills are pointing in a positive pay direction.

Dec 1, 2015

The end of ongoing relief is an extra strain on umbrella contractors' expenses from April.

Nov 30, 2015

Seventeen definitive steps to be taken, including forgetting the Freelancer Limited Company.

Nov 27, 2015

What IT contractors can’t afford to miss in the chancellor’s AS-Spending Review combo.

Nov 26, 2015

Cap on contracting could be unveiled as early as next month, PSCs told.

Nov 26, 2015

Second-home contractors won’t be fans of the chancellor, but they won’t be fazed by him either.

Nov 26, 2015

Osborne unveils a combined Spending Review and Autumn Statement to 'rebuild Britain.'

Nov 25, 2015

IFA: The chancellor won't hold any punches and he’ll focus on easy targets.

Nov 25, 2015

No proposal in the AS to cap PSC contracting, but it could still be around the corner.

Nov 25, 2015

Small IT companies seen under the sharp end of the chancellor's axe.

Nov 24, 2015

Any significant relief is 18 months away at very, very best, micro-businesses told.

Nov 24, 2015

Today's price cap on IT agency contractors looks perilous for healthcare and its tech talent pool.

Nov 23, 2015

Two sources (independent of each other) flesh out a plan to put some PSCs on the payroll.

Nov 20, 2015

Data experts aren't the only IT contractors impacted by the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Nov 19, 2015

A 'one-month-then-payroll' clause won’t work where many think IR35 has failed.

Nov 18, 2015

All eyes are on new laws, but it’s the 2007 MSC rules that are costing contractors many thousands.   

Nov 18, 2015

Cuts to innovation would leave UK in the ‘industrial slow lane,’ chancellor told.

Nov 17, 2015

A future of higher costs and more rules is making contract workers much less upbeat.

Nov 17, 2015

Ten days left to tell officials how changes to the conduct regs would help (or wouldn’t).

Nov 13, 2015

Letter template lets contractors object to the 'rumoured' plan to payroll PSCs after a month.

Nov 12, 2015

Overload of information protection developments should put IT contractors on alert in four areas.

Nov 11, 2015

Those prophesying disaster for all EBTs aren't doing so based on the latest Rangers case ruling.

Nov 11, 2015

Fallout from 'one-month cap' would be economical as well as political, chancellor told.

Nov 10, 2015

Ex-government secondee declines to add to conjecture by the Mail and Guardian.

Nov 9, 2015

Three straight months of slower growth for IT contractors comes to an end.

Nov 6, 2015

Scathing report reveals how the Revenue is failing millions of taxpayers on multiple fronts.

Nov 5, 2015

'Control' should be the ONLY choice viable to HMRC.

Nov 4, 2015

Airline accused of axing a few hundred UK IT jobs to save just 'a few quid.'

Nov 3, 2015

Make it easier, not harder, for digital entrepreneurs to come to Britain, PM told.

Nov 2, 2015

Widower's 'callous' son pocketed £120,000 by charging her his client day rate.  

Oct 30, 2015

Most contract professionals think Britain is stronger in (not out of) Europe - survey.

Oct 29, 2015

Contract techies at GBM begin doing the same work for less money; less of the time.

Oct 28, 2015

Making business simpler and less taxing should top the chancellor's agenda on Nov 25.

Oct 28, 2015

Taxman told to put more effort into combating £16bn worth of illegal activity.

Oct 27, 2015

Tax body rejects 'SDC' in favour of a reporting requirement on contractors and clients.

Oct 26, 2015

Revenue retires its paperwork probes, but firms booked in will still have an inspector call.

Oct 22, 2015

Tax relief ban looks even more unfair against freelancers' long list of lingering concerns.

Oct 22, 2015