Contracting News

Spooked by loose lips on LinkedIn, defence officials issue a threat of their own.

Feb 24, 2014

Awry IT is the suspected culprit behind a ‘limited’ outage on Friday.

Feb 24, 2014

Life sentence for a techie who claimed to have a momentary loss of control.

Feb 21, 2014

'Vital to populate the IT workforce with contractors, whose pay rates are rising.'

Feb 20, 2014

PCG: More people than ever before going it alone in bad times and good times is telling.

Feb 20, 2014

'You might be right,' taxman concedes to critics concerned he's overstepped the mark. 

Feb 19, 2014

Contractors, do your bit to reject arming HMRC with an arbitrary and alarming new power.

Feb 18, 2014

HMRC said to be investigating one of its own over an alleged £2.4m scam.

Feb 17, 2014

An extra six months for firms to 'get to grips' with RTI or be hit for late filing.

Feb 14, 2014

Switzerland's tougher stance on newcomers could lead to 80,000 fewer jobs.

Feb 14, 2014

MP hasn't had assurance that a successor to the £100m IT project failure will succeed.

Feb 12, 2014

Contractors seeking Swiss clients will be among those affected by the vote for quotas. 

Feb 12, 2014

'Considerable progress' in how banks would deal with a cyber assault on the City.

Feb 11, 2014

How tax returns that reached the Revenue after Jan 31 can avoid a penalty.

Feb 11, 2014

Revenue wants your help in adding to the 178 phishing websites it crushed last month.

Feb 10, 2014

'Try before you buy' policy holds IT contractor demand at a historically high level.

Feb 7, 2014

From April, droves of the self-employed will be taxed as employed, with none of the rights that go with it.

Feb 5, 2014

New IT steps should help, but a legal threat thwarts the BBC's bid to put ‘DMI aside’.

Feb 5, 2014

'Online registration service should close if it can’t check for money laundering.'

Feb 4, 2014

A few hundred thousand more homes and premises can now join the high-speed revolution.

Feb 4, 2014

'Negligent' charge stands for a limited company couple unable to shift the blame.

Feb 3, 2014

Tax unit sounds the death knell for the 4.5million P11Ds completed annually.

Jan 31, 2014

At-a-glance summary of the OTS's travel and subsistence recommendations.

Jan 31, 2014

Labour promises a new champion for small traders if it wins next year's election.

Jan 30, 2014

The most hard-hitting avoidance measures against contractors, ever? Probably.

Jan 28, 2014

Banking group says sorry for IT issues that brought down its debit card services.

Jan 28, 2014

Government talks tough as it draws 'red lines' around its major IT contractors.

Jan 27, 2014

Jump in judicial reviews suggests it's not just the taxman who's getting tougher.

Jan 27, 2014

Programmers, developers and IT directors branded as creative industry workers.


Jan 24, 2014

Dividends paid by the typical PSC hailed as a significant buffer against Section 44-47.

Jan 23, 2014

Why their levels of dividends are enough for contractors to pop up on the Revenue's radar.

Jan 22, 2014

One-person firms with cashflow issues urged to act before Jan 31 tax deadline.

Jan 21, 2014

More than two-thirds of ContractorUK readers are optimistic about rates and roles.

Jan 20, 2014

Data watchdog catches up with the tech boss accused of bombarding mobile users.

Jan 20, 2014

Pay and prospects for IT freelancers already looking their brightest in two years.

Jan 16, 2014

The quirky and quintessential professionals of a year in IT contracting are revealed.

Jan 15, 2014

Last year's biggest rate rises went to freelancers in IT – the most well-intentioned with tax.

Jan 14, 2014

Clients making temporary IT contracts longer, to get the tech skills they'll need.

Jan 13, 2014

Not since August 1998 has demand for freelance IT skills been as strong.

Jan 10, 2014

Lords reassured over the PSC 'situation' in the state sector.

Jan 10, 2014