Contracting News

This year’s worst tech bodges, ranked on a scale of disruption, damage & waste. 

Dec 23, 2013

2013 saw computer programmers lose their monopoly on the g-word.

Dec 20, 2013

HMRC vows to chase 15,000 scheme users whose incomes were paid as loans.

Dec 19, 2013

Lawyer defends his term, as it's 'false employment' which may be imposed on PSCs.

Dec 19, 2013

Limited companies may be the collateral victims of the 'false self-employment' crackdown.

Dec 18, 2013

Festive and New Year projects buoying demand for temporary IT specialists.

Dec 16, 2013

High-speed internet, not railway, is what firms need for a big shot in Britain's arm.

Dec 13, 2013

Wording from the Personal Service Companies Committee is ominous for contractors.

Dec 12, 2013

Treasury says limited company contractors aren’t the target, but they are ‘intermediaries.’

Dec 11, 2013

Revenue unlikely to sit on its laurels with the VAT gap widening by £3bn a year.

Dec 10, 2013

Hefty liabilities face those without robust records who claim not to be UK residents for tax.

Dec 10, 2013

Appetite for temporary IT skills is at its sharpest in almost three years.

Dec 9, 2013

Substitution will be blocked as an automatic get-out from the Agencies legislation.

Dec 9, 2013

At-a-glance summary of George Osborne's main announcements.

Dec 6, 2013

Chancellor hits intermediaries whose contracts feign self-employment to avoid tax.

Dec 5, 2013

Chancellor vows a responsible recovery, partly enabled by tackling tax avoiders.

Dec 5, 2013

A summary of the areas affecting contractors that Osborne is likely to address.

Dec 5, 2013

One-person limited companies can now opt for simplified financial statements instead.

Dec 4, 2013

Your invitation to name the 'cream of the crop' in the freelance IT marketplace.

Dec 2, 2013

CUK readers to be honoured alongside top recruiters, advisers and clients.

Nov 29, 2013

Chancellor warned not to confuse tax planning with tax abuse.

Nov 29, 2013

Contracting captains call chancellor to streamline or stay the course, not legislate. 

Nov 27, 2013

IFA on where the chancellor might give and take via Autumn Statement 2013.

Nov 27, 2013

Sharp fall in declared tax schemes could herald a rise in bespoke arrangements.

Nov 26, 2013

Assessing your assets and lifestyle is increasingly just a few clicks away for HMRC.

Nov 25, 2013

Hardware giant set to back UK tech companies showing high growth potential.

Nov 25, 2013

Computer forensics firm recalls its most memorable call-outs of the year.

Nov 22, 2013

Contractors can have their say on PSCs, IR35 and shifting responsibility to clients.

Nov 21, 2013

IR35, contracts, skills and tax are what contractors want the chancellor to tackle.

Nov 20, 2013

Another female tax official sent down - for 18 months after swindling £93,000.

Nov 20, 2013

It isn't industry which is coming up with steps that contractors will want the chancellor to take.

Nov 19, 2013

Techie who hoped Lord Sugar would hire him is fired as a company director.

Nov 18, 2013

Faster internet access will see most Brits work from home a few days a month – report.

Nov 18, 2013

Lucrative careers await IT contractors who can rise to the challenges of interim working.

Nov 14, 2013

Operators' IT chiefs will prioritise projects that support the customer experience.

Nov 14, 2013

Why it's not just your local GP's caring side that you'll hope your accountant emulates.

Nov 13, 2013

'Astonished' MPs say HMRC can’t even engage its own 'woefully inadequate' target.

Nov 12, 2013

A law graduate and moderniser will head the inquiry into personal services companies.


Nov 11, 2013

Revenue catches one of its own, helping herself to colleagues’ retirement cash.

Nov 11, 2013

Lords inquiry to probe PSCs in the private sector, and how they impact tax collection.

Nov 8, 2013