Contracting News

Controversial 'strict liability' measure shows quite how big a stick HMRC wants to yield.

Aug 22, 2014

Survey of freelance techies finds less longing for long gigs and more pay optimism.

Aug 21, 2014

Shrewd contractors eyeing a new home will jump in step with the September bounce.

Aug 20, 2014

Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility put out of bounds to trust users, who are now on a deadline.

Aug 18, 2014

Osborne warned that a raid on tax debtors' bank accounts could be unlawful.

Aug 18, 2014

Now more than ever, ministers are right to ask why IT is still very much a man's world.

Aug 13, 2014

Tax simplification unit brings up subscriptions, accommodation, dispensations and training.

Aug 12, 2014

For the first time this year, IT skills are in shortest supply among contractors, not permies.

Aug 11, 2014

Accountant tots up the nuances being omitted by the press, unions and BBC.

Aug 11, 2014

Doing due diligence on a potential client will soon be a lot easier for contractors.

Aug 8, 2014

Case law is already fit for purpose; let it do its job and let one-man bands do theirs.

Aug 7, 2014

Taxman compensates thousands of people for lax treatment he tried to brush off.

Aug 5, 2014

A tax case offers a 'useful indicator' of passing, or failing, the April legislation's control test.


Jul 31, 2014

Techies invited to dust off recession-hit ideas in return for up to £2m in R&D funds.

Jul 31, 2014

Contractors to get a say on the dividing line between employed and self-employed.

Jul 30, 2014

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