Contracting News

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

Revealed: the coming year's likeliest and biggest tech stories.

Jan 9, 2014

The ins and outs of the FRS can deter contractors, but those in IT can often benefit. 

Jan 8, 2014

eLearning fails to inspire IT workers if fees are attached. 

Jan 7, 2014

Almost half of clients across the pond will hire more IT contractors than permies.

Jan 6, 2014

HMRC has revealed the ten most bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses used by tardy taxpayers

Jan 3, 2014

‘Not even the Dragon fronting it would accept the state scheme’s loan terms.’

Jan 3, 2014

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