Contracting News

Recruiter rejects that IT hiring is set to relax because candidates are all on holiday.

Jul 29, 2014

A supposedly 'targeted' spot check of firms' records finds even more don't need it.

Jul 29, 2014

Six-month offer to the 1% of contractors whose avoidance was 'particularly aggressive.'

Jul 28, 2014

Taxman set to fork out £10.4bn on a £4.1bn tech project, says NAO.

Jul 25, 2014

Your legal costs or HMRC's? The bill for either will be unavoidable for contractors.

Jul 25, 2014

Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what contract workers foresee.

Jul 23, 2014

Small companies warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.

Jul 22, 2014

HMRC commits to 20 months of sending Accelerated Payment Notices.

Jul 21, 2014

Tips for a contractor hoping a referral model is all cash gain, not financial pain.  

Jul 18, 2014

The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.

Jul 16, 2014

Probe into the UK's digital prowess wants to hear from those with relevant expertise.

Jul 16, 2014

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