Taxman set to fork out £10.4bn on a £4.1bn tech project, says NAO.
Your legal costs or HMRC's? The bill for either will be unavoidable for contractors.
Monitor's exposé prompts public contractors to take steps to protect their status.
Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what contract workers foresee.
Small companies warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.
Cyber crime divides firms, as traders aren’t bothering but corporates are.
HMRC commits to 20 months of sending Accelerated Payment Notices.
Tips for a contractor hoping a referral model is all cash gain, not financial pain.
Neglect and write-offs are how the government treats money it's owed, say MPs.
Contractors in all corners of the UK 'still struggling to connect with clients online.'
The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.
Probe into the UK's digital prowess wants to hear from those with relevant expertise.
Landing the job is sometimes just a trio of questions away, says Alistair Cox.
Signs of a more robust stance on the rogues should prompt even the reputable to review.
Accelerated Payment Notices could render your dividends illegal and therefore repayable.
June lifted IT contractors' prospects, ahead of a possible slowdown this summer.
Over a dozen one-man bands to see their names in lights at London's Tech City.
Network Rail fine to help fund the £90m Wi-Fi project for trains across England and Wales.
Clients told to fork out more to get the best, or don't and just accept they'll get less.
Uncertainty about breaking the union unites both contractors and interims.
Four pieces of legislation put the online claims of several umbrellas in serious doubt.
Contractors among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.
Pressure to go perm, de-scoping and cost-cutting are all at the sharp end of the market.
High demand for contractors amid the best sign for IT jobs growth since the recession.
Techies admit their workplaces are behind the curve when it comes to the IoT.
Savers in post-recession Britain are more modest, even if they plan to be disloyal.
A quarter of clients are acting on their lack of females by wooing them through job adverts.
Former tax lawyer moves to ban professional advice on how to ‘game the system.’
Demand and rates for cyber security freelancers are on the up, both at home and abroad.
IT leaders alerted to the many areas where the capital can improve as a tech hub.
Legislation touted as the end game if the state is serious about helping unpaid suppliers.
Updated IR35 guidance will clarify things for some, but alarm and unsettle others.
Ongoing investment in financial services expected to drive IT contractor demand.
ContractorUK cited in the Lords, to reinforce their attack on the state's 'dismissive' reply.
Fresh IR35 analysis from HMRC has more holes than comparing apples and pears.
Ahead of today's debate on the state's IR35 response, the rule is seized on as being symptomatic.
Where government tinkering has made the tax system worse.
High Court rejects a bid to bring a judicial review to challenge backdated tax law.
The Digital Skills Committee will explore ICT, skills and the UK’s competitiveness.
IT contractors seen moving east and south to avoid the pinch at Silicon Roundabout.
Contractors won't be surprised by alarming implications in the state's reply to the PSC inquiry.
State scheme found deeply in the red due to micro-firms who took funds but failed.
At-a-glance reactions to the government's PSC inquiry feedback.
Doom-mongers forget that twice as many freelancers are moving on or up the ladder.
IR35 experts unmoved at the chancellor's Lords response, despite its veiled threats.
The government replies to the Lords’ recommendations on PSCs, IR35 & HMRC.
PSCs via an umbrella is a new avoidance trick contractors should try to miss.
Growth in IT contractor demand slips, despite stubborn and growing skills shortages.
Two tweaks to Accelerated Payment Notices are vital ahead of their issuing in September.
Template for contractors who want to join the big push against Accelerated Payment Notices.
'Golden opportunity' to create better expenses rules for travel and subsistence.
HMRC wants to quiz contractors after it investigates them under IR35.
Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.
Taxman has his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.
It's not called God's Own Country for nowt, say the UK's most bullish contractors.
'Chancellor deserves some credit, but paying the tax he levies still takes almost five months.'
Convicts, not contractors, are who the costlier courts should bear down on.
Shrewd contractors needn’t suffer side-effects from MMR or house price overheating.
Forum members rustle up a contractor cookbook to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.
Bank’s app buckles on the Friday before the Spring Bank Holiday, again.
ICO said to be considering a closer look at how the auction giant's database was hacked.
Java developers, software managers and consultants lead the network's 'movers' table.
A more aggressive HMRC has doubled its total spend on three times as many bailiffs.
Five competencies will keep freelance techies more than safe in their jobs if cyber terrorists strike.
Fewer firms fighting VAT penalties, despite 1 in 2 being quashed as incorrect.
Workers taking whatever they can get isn’t why self-employment is booming – report.
Almost twice as many taxpayers have been investigated in the last year.
One taxpayer's win should prompt others to regularly review the relief's rules.
The computing professor who puts the 'social' into wayward social media tweets.
Fears of a 'brain drain,' as 80% of video games jobs advertised in the UK are for overseas.
Taking court action against those who owe but won’t pay now costs almost twice as much.
Innovators with scientific prowess and tech expertise called to compete.
More than 80% object to having their financial details sold on by the taxman.
Government told to explain why the attack on 65,000 people is retrospective.
MPs say only a judge or ombudsman should rule when unpaid tax can be seized directly.
Pendulum of demand swung in April to IT freelancers and away from permies.
Safeguards on the taxman's incoming right to seize your funds don't go far enough, says LITRG.
Digital by default strategy has boosted the state's stock of temporary IT contracts.
Corporate techies emerge as the latest must-have among foreign spy agencies.
Paper filing makes a return, thanks to three traders and two years of hard work.
Campaign demanding fairer treatment for freelancers wants your support on May 5th.
Under threat, droves of IT contractors say they'd rather go than stay and get squeezed.
File today to avoid the risk of incurring further fines which could reach up to £900.
Consultants and others with second incomes are in the taxman's crosshairs.
Tax-free savings accounts receive the most funds since they were launched in 1999.
Contractors' body says three proposals smack of a taxman failing in a failed system.
Taxman attacked for wanting to charge firms for your 'anonymised' details.
Checking for MOO in gaps between assignments is a job umbrella contractors can do too.
The government will turn company-filing simplification proposals into policies.
New rules loom large for aspiring, existing and rogue company directors.
Internet-based service suppliers with EU customers offered the official lowdown.
Clients and agents of umbrella contractors are 'nervous,' as the Revenue beats Reed, again.
Nothing to fear if you travel from home to work as a director-employee of a PSC.
War of words erupts over what the self-employment boom means for the UK.
Chancellor says HMRC won't need to prove intent, only that money is taxable and undeclared.
Limited company quartet get 27 years for phone and computer chip import/export scam.
The UK's most desirable areas dominate a Top 10 of where the self-employed live.
Experienced workers credited with 70% of the increase in self-employment.
Why the PSC Committee's report is an unhelpful medley of 'ifs' and 'buts.'