Signs of a flexible taxman (once you settle) are pleasing; less so his other new clawback power.
24th April, 2019 | Comment
Tie-ups with foreign taxmen are paying dividends for a Revenue raising seven times as much.
18th April, 2019 | Money News
‘Creditable’ freelancer defeats HMRC’s £124k tax bill, without Substitution and with Mutuality.
17th April, 2019 | IR35 News
HMRC's bid to hold an IR35 enquiry open indefinitely is thwarted using its own vows.
Sixty days to sort your ‘shocking’ limited company engagements stance, MPs tell the corporation.
16th April, 2019 | IR35 News
Be aware of all rules, especially any that put you inside IR35, or you too will be bitten.
16th April, 2019 | Comment
TV conman is left £150k out of pocket, by judges who ‘didn’t buy his hopeless claims.’
15th April, 2019 | IR35 News
Treasury turns down 160 MPs fighting for contractors, in a ‘ridiculous whitewash.’
12th April, 2019 | Contracting News
Massive jump in FTT cases, as taxpayers push back a ‘more aggressive’ taxman.
11th April, 2019 | Money News
Another April 2020 change will add to the admin-compliance burden, but PSCs might actually like this one.
10th April, 2019 | Comment
PSCs will agree 2017's ‘lessons haven’t been learned’ but, for 2020, decisions have been taken.
9th April, 2019 | IR35 News
Treasury says CEST is going to change; rejects blanketing as common and denies loan charge link.
Treasury has until Thursday, but a vote to force the charge’s suspension already looks likely.
8th April, 2019 | Contracting News
Growth in demand for IT freelancers has not looked as miniscule since August 2016.
When even what they call themselves isn’t correct, you can know the arrangement is a wrong’un.
5th April, 2019 | Comment
Now-live digital tax accounts are cause for much less concern than you’re being led to believe.
Disgraceful. Scandalous. Unprecedented. More of the truth about HMRC must come out today too.
4th April, 2019 | Comment
Practical tips ahead of Friday’s final deadline get issued, pending a last-minute reprieve.
4th April, 2019 | Contracting News
John Thompson faces charges of misdirection on multiple fronts, including HMRC’s Hyrax ‘victory.’
3rd April, 2019 | Contracting News
Officials insist their only point about suicide stories still stands -- consent was lacking.
2nd April, 2019 | Contracting News
Providers remain online, unphased and offering ‘glass crash helmets’ if HMRC wins, again.
1st April, 2019 | Contracting News
Letter to the chancellor seeks apology and correction for taxman’s ‘barefaced lie.’
Vacancies vault to a solid seven per cent growth, easing placements back from the brink.
29th March, 2019 | Contracting News
The contractor compliance cocktail is strong but, fortunately, IR35 and MSC can’t be mixed.
28th March, 2019 | Comment
Like the TV host, contractors will need facts, not just good fortune, to trounce the taxman.
27th March, 2019 | Comment
Revealed: five falsehoods of a report ignoring the unprecedented, the unfair and the upsetting.
The best of the contractor industry will be crowned in London for their ‘exceptional’ service to contractors.
26th March, 2019 | Contracting News
HMRC tipped to ramp up account-raiding as part of its loan charge recovery effort.
A collapse in their talks doesn’t end the unprecedented deal the BBC is getting from HMRC.
25th March, 2019 | IR35 News
‘Fiendishly complex’ levy is increasingly troubling small firms, and lining the taxman’s pockets.
25th March, 2019 | Job News
Judges join the TV star in annoyed puzzlement at a taxman in 'cloud cuckoo land.'
22nd March, 2019 | IR35 News
Better to have toughened the Prompt Payment Code than add reporting duties, chancellor told.
21st March, 2019 | Money News
Ten ‘hot’ skills; five negotiation tips and one big deal that your 16% premium wants approved.
20th March, 2019 | Comment
In passing the buck, executioner HMRC is going to make engagers the 'judge and jury.'
20th March, 2019 | IR35 News
Law firm says it’s case of comply and risk being sued. Or keep the client but face sanctions.
19th March, 2019 | Contracting News
Only one in three are putting away any cash for when contracting is over.
19th March, 2019 | Money News
Chancellor urged to cease and desist, as 60 HMRC customers are considering killing themselves.
18th March, 2019 | Contracting News
Chancellor cheered by the CIOT for more than just keeping his promise.
18th March, 2019 | Money News
Overview of the chancellor’s small offerings, including reaction to the big ‘no-show.’
14th March, 2019 | Contracting News
Hammond hit for being unhelpful, as Loan Charge, MTD and IR35 reform all get his go-ahead.
13th March, 2019 | Contracting News
Hammond hails a ‘Britain fit for the future,’ despite Brexit ‘uncertainty over the economy.’
13th March, 2019 | Comment
No changes due in today’s Spring Statement, so you can draw your dividends strategy now.
‘Frustrated’ contractors vote with their feet, saying 11th hour grovelling is too little too late.
12th March, 2019 | Contracting News
Brexit’s edge exerts a ‘chilling effect,’ resulting in a 29-month low for IT contractors.
Intervene or be reckless in the extreme, May told, amid ‘more lives being increasingly at risk.’
11th March, 2019 | Contracting News
As IR35 is reform largely set, and Brexit isn’t, contractor accountants aren’t expecting much.
Focus on fashioning the reform’s unpalatable parts, because the government’s mind looks made up.
7th March, 2019 | Comment
For the good of our economy chancellor, you can’t afford to ignore the levy’s mounting problems.
Register now to hear how Hammond’s moves will affect you and how you operate.
6th March, 2019 | Contracting News
Private sector PSCs get a 'template with tweaks' -- the 2017 rules plus a few bells and whistles.
5th March, 2019 | IR35 News
Not harsh of us to chase non-compliant PSCs, forced or not, says HMRC’s Jim Harra.
Treasury to finally invite ‘views on the detailed design’ of IR35 in the private sector.
Three new letters, and the third time Spring Statement is seen as a chance to ‘put back’ April’s tax.
4th March, 2019 | Contracting News
‘For the economy and for us, the outlook is grim, in the short and long-term.’
As the knockout blow eludes MPs, it’s Loan Charge officials who are actually inflicting the real damage.
1st March, 2019 | Comment
A day of mass protest and moving evidence culminates in claims of unconstitutional conduct.
28th February, 2019 | Contracting News
Tech-dependent Barclays, HSBC and JP Morgan dominate the UK’s top 20 hiring companies.
28th February, 2019 | Job News
With loan charge, Brexit and IR35 uncertainty, is the devil in the detail all we can rely on?
27th February, 2019 | Comment
The ‘guinea pig’ probe into one PSC, to decide on IR35 for all PSCs, wins two advisers’ backing.
26th February, 2019 | IR35 News
An offence with huge implications for contracting just got its own widget for whistle-blowers.
26th February, 2019 | Contracting News
A question that the Revenue last year dodged is finally answered -- by contractors it hired.
25th February, 2019 | Contracting News
Small companies give HMRC the cold shoulder for its invitation to digitise VAT.
25th February, 2019 | Money News
Four ‘false news’ examples on IR35 get picked apart by a recruitment lawyer.
22nd February, 2019 | IR35 News
As HMRC signs off its ‘guinea pig’ model, it’s end-users who continue to rule the IR35 roost.
21st February, 2019 | Comment
Hammond hears that it’s time his warm words translated into reformist actions.
21st February, 2019 | Money News
Clients have a single decision to make whereas agencies face a laundry list, plus a bed of nails.
20th February, 2019 | Comment
Crowds of commuters getting taken in about tax liabilities has put their towns on the map.
20th February, 2019 | Money News
Protest organisers call you to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with MPs fighting retrospection.
19th February, 2019 | Contracting News
Status expert warns of IR35 investigations having ‘unrelated’ beginnings.
18th February, 2019 | IR35 News
MPs get a preview of how HMRC’s tax has turned people’s lives upside down.
18th February, 2019 | Contracting News
Sir Ed Davey’s APPG wants you to come forward to outline the ‘reality of your situation.’
14th February, 2019 | Contracting News
What private sector preparations for the 2020 rules should look like right now.
13th February, 2019 | Comment
Labour leader challenges Hammond and May to share their self-assessment forms.
13th February, 2019 | Money News
If PSCs had their way, they might do what one adviser suggests -- cut recruiters out.
12th February, 2019 | IR35 News
‘Ditch the salary threshold, extend visas to three years and exempt scarce occupations.’
12th February, 2019 | Job News
‘Wait and see’ mode until Brexit completes has put the brakes on contract billings.
11th February, 2019 | Contracting News
Divisiveness, change and removal. It’s all gone on, but now it’s time to move on.
8th February, 2019 | Comment
A lot of off-payroll rule uncertainty looms, but there isn’t a lot of will to stem it. Or is there?
7th February, 2019 | Comment
Government told that small VAT-registered companies need ‘no deal’ scenarios.
7th February, 2019 | Money News
A muddled IR35 policy is why the broadcaster still hasn’t fixed its dog’s breakfast, says the PAC.
6th February, 2019 | IR35 News
Contractors, it’s time to remove HMRC’s ability to be judge, jury and executioner.
5th February, 2019 | Comment
Taxpayers on less than £30k are offered an automatic, ‘no questions asked’ arrangement.
4th February, 2019 | Contracting News
Chancellor to get to his feet two weeks pre-Brexit, a few weeks post-IR35 consultation.
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1st February, 2019 | Contracting News
‘Have you tried turning it off and on again?’ is often an ask too far.
1st February, 2019 | TechZone
Aside to small fluctuations contractors will welcome, the big move looks like less IR35-inspired hiring of permies.
31st January, 2019 | Contracting News
Leaf-turning by a blinkered, intransigent HMRC is an unlikely prospect -- at least on IR35.
30th January, 2019 | Comment
A cross-party group of peers and MPs will probe the April tax’s impact on contractors.
30th January, 2019 | Contracting News
FSB: It’s right to review what could ruin the self-employed, ‘retrospective’ or not.
29th January, 2019 | Contracting News
Revenue uses November IR35 Forum to exonerate engagers who don’t decide IR35 case-by-case.
28th January, 2019 | IR35 News
IT workers are all but the best at getting things off their chest, just not at home.
25th January, 2019 | Job News
Woolly underwear and other outlandish items fail to make the cut.
24th January, 2019 | Money News
Knowing yourself is the key to exploiting fierce competition, sharp appetite and rising rates.
23rd January, 2019 | Comment
CGT not being taken off you doesn’t make you a victim (although you may be).
22nd January, 2019 | Comment
Too busy, too short and too cold. Revenue reveals what won’t fly (includes witches).
22nd January, 2019 | Money News
QC tweets against the ‘spin’ of a taxman who he says should be ‘soul-searching’.
21st January, 2019 | Contracting News
Brexit, plus political, economic turmoil equals a subdued technology sector.
21st January, 2019 | Job News
Why techies with ‘experiance’ and ‘specialized’ skills are probably still on the bench.
18th January, 2019 | Job News
Shortlist you for a detail-orientated environment? Probably not if you can’t spell.
17th January, 2019 | Comment
No-deal, so no transition period in the year IR35 toughens, is a growing prospect.
17th January, 2019 | Contracting News