Making business simpler and less taxing should top the chancellor's agenda on Nov 25.
Taxman told to put more effort into combating £16bn worth of illegal activity.
Tax body rejects 'SDC' in favour of a reporting requirement on contractors and clients.
Revenue retires its paperwork probes, but firms booked in will still have an inspector call.
Tax relief ban looks even more unfair against freelancers' long list of lingering concerns.
Umbrella boss maps out the contracting landscape in a post-SDC world.
A single measure imposed on HMRC casts you as the low-hanging fruit, multiple times.
Seven months running of self-employment slipping suggests support next month is vital.
Government relaxes rules on immigration so talented techies can be brought in easier.
Business owners should set out their tax affairs online – CBI.
Councillors to get the very tax breaks that contractors face having removed.
Recruiters who rule-break with malice will be the focus of BIS’s enforcement teams.
One-man bands will welcome lower prices, says IPSE.
Careless mistakes over relatively small sums may still cost you six months in prison.
Sixth bid to quash 'BN66' fails, so it's now up to property developers and Montpelier.
Attempts by HMRC to spell out supervision, direction or control are 'perfunctory'.
Fewer and fewer freelancers foresee more public IT contracts.
Whispers of another rate cut put the dampeners on an already subdued September.
Existing remedies for the unpaid hailed as better than new cures.
The upturn is helping stack the odds of small traders paying VAT on time against them.
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If 'SDC' bites, the end is nigh for tens of thousands of limited companies.
Independent workers receive some warm words – and pledges – from Labour's new leader.
Even those contractors who can (and want to) pay their APN are beset with cashflow concerns.
Contractors join celebs in the Revenue's six-figure net where you pay up front.
Findings from ISPE suggest that an anti-late payment 'tsar' is not before time.
Two weeks' forced leave + 10% reduction = contractors almost 20% worse off.
Twelve months of focusing on one-man bands begins in Westminster.
Lawyers want the Revenue's time to investigate you restricted.
Paying less to HMRC is the bottom line of two reasons to reform dividends.
Revenue resorts to manipulating the subconscious of those who won't pay.
Business officials want one-man bands to speak up about their issues.
Now's the time for middle ground contractors to stand fast.
For contractors who want to settle with HMRC, Sep 30 'really is the final deadline.'
Chancellor picks Nov 25 for his first Tory Spending Review and Autumn Statement.
UK's mix of government, finance and IT said to be too strong for Silicon Valley.
Whether it marks a rub or reverting; the living wage will certainly shake things up.
New EU funds will help keep The University of St Andrews at the forefront of software technology.
Contracting in France, Italy or Portugal is ‘business as usual,’ despite new rules on temping.
Revealed: umbrellas are not Adjustment Bureaus with any kind of (status) powers.
Wanted:11 female techies who are making their mark on the tech industry.
Owing over £1,500 raises the prospect of an inspector calling (and auctioning your goods).
City IT regulator admits to writing off software licences worth millions.
Candidates 'taking the summer off' blamed for the biggest cooling in over two years.
Names needed to get the government to reconsider the dividend tax hike.
A few not so Merry Men are compensating the Creditors of Nottingham for wrongful trading.
Contractors' advisers agree the new £5k allowance will operate in a way that wasn't implied.
It can't work any way you try it - so repeal, replace and reposition the liability.
The first signs of financial headwinds are cause for prudence; not panic.
Two accountants who bet they could secretly fiddle clients' tax returns lose to HMRC.
Not investing as long, or as much, is the modus operandi of many a tiny trader.
EY backs bringing the FLC back to life amid 'uncertain times' for contracting.
More than 6,000 mortgages promised to contract workers under a new tie-up.
Latest count of cash flowing into the exchequer shows the highest numbers ever.
'Huge surprise' in store for company directors on a salary-dividend mix.
To say that half a million Brits are trapped freelancers is an oversimplification -- FCSA.
Thirty-somethings in the capital are putting their millions from IT into super homes.
'Ongoing hike to road and air fares will majorly concern one-man bands.'
Accelerated Payment disputes set to heap more pressure on an already log-jammed system.
Rise in information leakage comes amid a call to send the worst offenders to jail.
Tech consultancies named as the biggest providers of 'deficient' expertise.
Second successive fall in self-employment doesn't bode well for the 2m jobs target.
Deducting his staff's PAYE & NIC only to pocket it himself earns a payroll boss two years.
Too rich for my blood, say clients, facing annual rate rises of up to 27%.
Stress, cost and duration all going in the wrong direction for investigated taxpayers.
Why every UK agency contractor will automatically be 'SDC' and stripped of tax relief.
A small companies' champion gets rare access to the Revenue's nerve centre.
It may be hard work, but its contractors' job to speak up about unintended consequences.
A potentially toothless tsar who's quick and cheap won't fill the unpaid with confidence.
Taxman to hear in the 'strongest terms' how his IR35 plan would ruin the contractor market.
Lobbyist launches letter-writing campaign ahead of a major meeting next month.
IT contractor demand still growing, albeit at its weakest rate for 25 months – REC.
Staffing giant succumbs, as its third attempt to quash a tax bill for 500,000 temps fails.
Uptick in non-compliance suggests doubling the fine hasn't had the desired effect.
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Taxman enters 'full collection mode' after a legal challenge to APNs fails.
The GMB union sues the ride-hailing app, believing its drivers to not be contractors.
The much-criticised small business conciliation service is launched; in all but name.
Taxman is taking just three responses on 'SDC' to mean contractors aren't caught.
Unmentioned tax changes undermine the rhetoric about supporting single-person businesses.
Only time will tell if there's a conspiracy against PSCs -- but there probably isn't.
The weekly allowance for use of home as an office looks inadequate if research is right.
The picture for bullish contractors is not completely rosy, says IPSE.
No sympathy from HMRC if you fail to register or declare, contractors warned.
Foreseeable future for Greece is bleak in terms of UK contractor numbers, says CXC.
Taxman concedes, but he still won't need proof of intention to prosecute.
Chancellor's inaction on skills won't disappoint contractors, but a new cap by financial clients will.
Plan to reform IR35 could be opening a 'huge can of worms.'
Being a techie in training helps a drunk driver dodge the slammer.
Deadline looms for employment intermediaries to report non-PAYE workers to HMRC.
Only the likes of the dividend tax hike can ensure the chancellor keeps his party's promise.
Not even a third of small suppliers chase big clients in the first week of being unpaid.
Registrants told what to do if forms they submit conflict with their company's record.
The rewriting of dividend rules to pick contractors' pockets is a 'tax on success.'
T&S consultation shows that the SDC hurdle is being set unrealistically high.
Osborne lands four major blows, aimed at 'killing a limited company's advantages.'
The contents of yesterday's 'emergency' Budget, listed and at-a-glance.
Chancellor to raid PSCs by acting on dividends, allowances, expenses and IR35.
Osborne unveils a Budget for 'working people' that 'puts economic security first.'
Support, certainty and no nasty surprises please Mr Osborne.