Contracting News

HMRC agrees to 'knock a lot of the teeth out' of its power to raid accounts.

Nov 24, 2014

Bank's system availability claim unravels within 24hrs of regulators' IT penalty order.  

Nov 24, 2014

He's against the political wind, but it's the chancellor who can shift contractor taxation -- not the IR35 Review.

Nov 20, 2014

A review of the year that's nearly up for IT contractors, and what to expect in 2015.

Nov 19, 2014

And an even greater number foresee more IT contracts in the pipeline for 2015.

Nov 18, 2014

UK set to celebrate contractors and the millions of other people who work independently.

Nov 18, 2014

An awry software update two years ago may this week catch up with the state-owned bank.

Nov 17, 2014

Online traders among those bearing the brunt of a 'ruthless, unforgiving' HMRC.

Nov 17, 2014

Britain has IT hubs 'beyond the M25,' but it has much farther to go to beat the Nordics.

Nov 14, 2014

Government urged to give tax relief to digital owner-managers who up-skill their workers.

Nov 14, 2014

Contractors deserve to sleep easier; clients want surety and HMRC could stop tweaking IR35.

Nov 12, 2014

Avoidance experts told to mend their ways, or be named, shamed and fined.

Nov 11, 2014

Taxman tells you ten things that he says an avoidance scheme will keep quiet about.

Nov 11, 2014

Your agency's PSL is prone to change if it contains a brolly deemed to be non-compliant.

Nov 10, 2014

Most small companies aren't aware that VAT is set for a shake-up in 2015.

Nov 10, 2014

A new reticence to pay over the odds isn't noticeably holding back IT contractors. 

Nov 7, 2014

Analytics and Digital will net freelance IT workers another year of rising rates.

Nov 5, 2014

ESI may come into bat on IR35, but grasping ES case law is a whole different ball game.

Nov 5, 2014

Companies told that pushing the boat out on tax relief will anger law-makers, or just everyone else.

Nov 4, 2014

IPSE tells the chancellor what contractors want to see in the Autumn Statement.

Nov 3, 2014

'Scandal' as hundreds of UK work visas get issued for IT contracts that didn't exist.

Oct 31, 2014

It's not out to get them, but DRD may have a sting in its tail for umbrella and PSC users.

Oct 29, 2014

Retailers emerge as the best of a bad bunch, but it's the techies who are actively hiring.

Oct 27, 2014

'Pay-up first' power has already netted HMRC more than £25m since August.

Oct 27, 2014

Manual spelling out 'the look and feel' of a lawful payroll provider is not before time.

Oct 23, 2014

Payroll firms asked to share their facts and figures to help bend the government's ear.

Oct 23, 2014

Limited liability, not dodging their fair share, is primarily why contractors incorporate.

Oct 22, 2014

Study on why contractors go 'Ltd' lays to rest a big myth that the taxman perpetuates.

Oct 22, 2014

New code isn't a panacea for IT contractors, but it is a big move in the right direction.

Oct 20, 2014

Ministers, accountants and campaigners each read new 'tax gap' data differently. 

Oct 20, 2014

Online business register asks for user feedback ahead of its move to .gov.uk next month.

Oct 16, 2014

Three types of sanctions have a growing number of people in their sights.

Oct 16, 2014

The future of IR35 is unlikely to be signed off next month, as HMRC had hoped.

Oct 15, 2014

Their sectors are still seen as struggling but contractors, in the main, fancy their own chances.

Oct 14, 2014

ATT: Urgent probe needed because RTI is no longer delivering 'real' information.

Oct 13, 2014

Appetite for tech freelancers was stronger in September than at any time since 1998.

Oct 10, 2014

Tech teams face a 'great deal of work' to get GDPR-compliant and avoid a €1m fine.

Oct 9, 2014

Miliband's anti-brolly stance is worrying ignorance that industry must unite against.

Oct 8, 2014

Shadow Business Secretary told that his party is demonising the umbrella market.

Oct 7, 2014

With the Home Office not negotiating on RTW checks, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Oct 7, 2014