Contracting News

Signs of a more robust stance on the rogues should prompt even the reputable to review.

Jul 15, 2014

Accelerated Payment Notices could render your dividends illegal and therefore repayable.

Jul 14, 2014

June lifted IT contractors' prospects, ahead of a possible slowdown this summer.

Jul 11, 2014

Over a dozen one-man bands to see their names in lights at London's Tech City.

Jul 11, 2014

Network Rail fine to help fund the £90m Wi-Fi project for trains across England and Wales.

Jul 9, 2014

Clients told to fork out more to get the best, or don't and just accept they'll get less.

Jul 7, 2014

Uncertainty about breaking the union unites both contractors and interims.

Jul 7, 2014

Four pieces of legislation put the online claims of several umbrellas in serious doubt.

Jul 4, 2014

Contractors among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.

Jul 3, 2014

Pressure to go perm, de-scoping and cost-cutting are all at the sharp end of the market. 

Jul 3, 2014

High demand for contractors amid the best sign for IT jobs growth since the recession.

Jul 1, 2014

Techies admit their workplaces are behind the curve when it comes to the IoT.

Jun 30, 2014

A quarter of clients are acting on their lack of females by wooing them through job adverts.

Jun 26, 2014

Ongoing investment in financial services expected to drive IT contractor demand.

Jun 19, 2014

ContractorUK cited in the Lords, to reinforce their attack on the state's 'dismissive' reply.   

Jun 18, 2014

Fresh IR35 analysis from HMRC has more holes than comparing apples and pears.

Jun 18, 2014

Where government tinkering has made the tax system worse.

Jun 17, 2014

High Court rejects a bid to bring a judicial review to challenge backdated tax law.

Jun 16, 2014

IT contractors seen moving east and south to avoid the pinch at Silicon Roundabout.   

Jun 13, 2014

Contractors won't be surprised by alarming implications in the state's reply to the PSC inquiry.

Jun 12, 2014

State scheme found deeply in the red due to micro-firms who took funds but failed.

Jun 12, 2014

Doom-mongers forget that twice as many freelancers are moving on or up the ladder.

Jun 11, 2014

IR35 experts unmoved at the chancellor's Lords response, despite its veiled threats.

Jun 10, 2014

The government replies to the Lords’ recommendations on PSCs, IR35 & HMRC.

Jun 9, 2014

PSCs via an umbrella is a new avoidance trick contractors should try to miss.

Jun 9, 2014

Growth in IT contractor demand slips, despite stubborn and growing skills shortages.

Jun 6, 2014

Two tweaks to Accelerated Payment Notices are vital ahead of their issuing in September.

Jun 5, 2014

'Golden opportunity' to create better expenses rules for travel and subsistence.

Jun 4, 2014

Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.

Jun 2, 2014

Taxman has his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.

Jun 2, 2014

It's not called God's Own Country for nowt, say the UK's most bullish contractors.

May 30, 2014

Convicts, not contractors, are who the costlier courts should bear down on.

May 29, 2014

Shrewd contractors needn’t suffer side-effects from MMR or house price overheating.

May 28, 2014

Forum members rustle up a contractor cookbook to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

May 28, 2014

Bank’s app buckles on the Friday before the Spring Bank Holiday, again.

May 27, 2014

A more aggressive HMRC has doubled its total spend on three times as many bailiffs.

May 22, 2014

Five competencies will keep freelance techies more than safe in their jobs if cyber terrorists strike.

May 21, 2014

Fewer firms fighting VAT penalties, despite 1 in 2 being quashed as incorrect.

May 20, 2014

Almost twice as many taxpayers have been investigated in the last year.

May 19, 2014

One taxpayer's win should prompt others to regularly review the relief's rules.

May 19, 2014