Contracting News

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 26, 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 20, 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

The computing professor who puts the 'social' into wayward social media tweets.

May 15, 2014

Fears of a 'brain drain,' as 80% of video games jobs advertised in the UK are for overseas.

May 14, 2014

Innovators with scientific prowess and tech expertise called to compete.

May 12, 2014

Government told to explain why the attack on 65,000 people is retrospective.

May 12, 2014

MPs say only a judge or ombudsman should rule when unpaid tax can be seized directly.

May 12, 2014

Pendulum of demand swung in April to IT freelancers and away from permies.

May 9, 2014

Safeguards on the taxman's incoming right to seize your funds don't go far enough, says LITRG.

May 8, 2014

Digital by default strategy has boosted the state's stock of temporary IT contracts.

May 8, 2014

Paper filing makes a return, thanks to three traders and two years of hard work.

May 6, 2014

Campaign demanding fairer treatment for freelancers wants your support on May 5th.

May 2, 2014

Under threat, droves of IT contractors say they'd rather go than stay and get squeezed.

Apr 30, 2014

File today to avoid the risk of incurring further fines which could reach up to £900.

Apr 29, 2014

Consultants and others with second incomes are in the taxman's crosshairs.

Apr 28, 2014

Contractors' body says three proposals smack of a taxman failing in a failed system.

Apr 25, 2014

Taxman attacked for wanting to charge firms for your 'anonymised' details.

Apr 24, 2014

Checking for MOO in gaps between assignments is a job umbrella contractors can do too.

Apr 23, 2014