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Covid may be passing, but the traps laid at almost every step of going forward for your next contract remain ready to ensnare.

Alongside ‘supply and demand,’ another dynamic is dominating the contractor labour market -- ‘cause and effect,’ ever since April 6th.

Different roles require different approaches – and different documents, from your ‘off-payroll-ready’ portfolio.

It applies to individuals not companies, but Breathing Space looks set to do a brisk business.

CEST puts it at 56%; we put it at 72%. But the chunk of not caught rules is as low as 26%. And some job ads carry no status whatsoever.

Peer accuses the Revenue’s top officer of being the disliked Biblical tax collector, notorious for washing his hands of a grave decision.

The self-employed for once are the more straightforward applicants, not putting client HR managers at risk of jail time.

Judge signals taxpayer ignorance of tax law is definitely an excuse, where that ignorance came from the tax authority.

Despite a long list of ways to apparently reduce your tax fine, the room for manoeuvre is actually very small.

Five underhand tactics to beware when contractor recruitment agencies go bad.

PM’s sympathy for loan charge contractors isn’t enough for 76 MPs pressing for 'fair resolution.'

The tech recruiter says a contractor hiring increase of 17% comes despite off-payroll 'concerns.'

The strange, ‘complex’ case of the contractor outside IR35, put inside IR35; who disagreed, only to rubbish a sub clause which a judge backed.

June saw more appetite for temporary techies than at any time in the last 23 years, but ‘unpredictability’ looms.

'Juicy fines' tipped to bite contractors’ agencies and umbrellas breaching April’s KID requirement.

Physical Right to Work checks are the stuff of a bygone age. Government must keep them digital from September 1st.

The April rules have helped bring the UK’s supply chains to crisis point, says the RHA.

Experts say a genuine right to send another in your place still proves self-employment, albeit not in isolation.

The taxman likes killing two birds with one stone, so beware your furlough probe turning into an IR35 investigation.

‘Fractured’ situation hits agency temps, as tribunals are left to sort out who is owed what and who was a ‘worker’ when.

Thankfully the European Commission has added the UK to an elite club -- no major surprise, yet it was touch-and-go for a bit.

The sheer weight of CJRS interventions could be seized upon to keep denying directors help, fears Forgotten Ltd.

Even by the taxman’s own figures, Check Employment Status for Tax is still not fit for purpose -- advisers.

Taxman forced to reveal that at just a little over its halfway point, his IR35 tool swallowed a lot -- almost £2million.

Pandemic or not, either your limited company’s distribution to yourself was due or it wasn’t.

The pandemic is sharpening the double-edged sword of work that can be done anywhere, ‘potentially cheaper’ and by the ‘equally skilled.’

Offshore teams and tech have come on enormously, yet nimble IT contractors needn’t be fazed.

Studies, surveys and snapshots? Keep ‘em coming. But three channels will provide the real answer – and soon.

Why that covid-19 cash injection your company got could have rendered your dividend illegal.

The government postponing the return of physical checks for the second time bodes well for a 'permanent digital solution.'

Don’t let long wait times at the Revenue put you off – start today, says the LITRG.

Stats indicate departments have more B2B openings than pre-reform. All the signs suggest companies will follow suit.

Umbrella director gets off with a year’s disqualification for every month he channelled out an unsubstantiated £37million.

Get your client’s view of things, and get it early, regardless of which set of off-payroll rules affect you.

It’s not business-as-usual. But limited company contracting is far from on its knees.

A Nationwide IT contractor who worked as a project manager falls short by 'fine margins.'

‘Client put me outside IR35 -- I’m alright Jack.’ But are you, really?

A Single Enforcement Body is welcomed, but not unreservedly and with qualms over when.

Contractors are shoulder to shoulder with staff when it comes to the grounds to refuse extending their arms.

At least two reliefs from stamp duty could help keep the inevitable post-holiday blues at bay.

Not since May 1998 has appetite for technology skills on a temp basis been so 'huge.'

Two studies put one in three contractors as not caught by the ‘damning’ April 6th rules.

Taxman accused of 'doing all he can to hold on to people’s money, in defiance of Morse.'

A multi-million pound worker compensation bill could compel droves of employers – and self-employed individuals – to act.

The Guardian asks to hear from the excluded; The Times ‘misses the elephant in the room’ and The Sun is seen as a warning.

Ideas to regulate brollies are flowing thick and fast, with many saying the ultimate solution rests with end-users.

Respected advisory firm’s ‘reform can be managed’ comment positioned to MPs as proof off-payroll reform is being welcomed.

MVL, dormancy, striking off. Don’t say you haven’t got options in the post-IR35 reform world.

Signs the government is potentially open to acting against brollies indicates 'all is not lost.'

HMT has an opportunity to provide much-needed clarity and reassurance to the contractor sector.

Almost ten well-established contractor sector businesses say they’d sign their names to the Poyser-Seeley Harris plan.

Your mate down the pub who closed his company and run will be hoping he didn’t do so in the last three years.

International travel transferring from illegal to a three-tier system, with colours, looks appealing. But appearances can be deceptive.

Except for technical-types typically sole trading, contractors are glum about their business, more so than about the economy -- IPSE.

The government must use its June RTW review to bring the UK’s outdated employing process into the 21st century.

Taxman ‘buckles down’ on a suspected CJRS rip-off and in the same loop, an alleged multi-million-pound scam.

Agents back an 11th hour extension, but say virtual checks are so much better they should be here to stay.

An audit, of sorts, to work out how 48,000 mini umbrellas have sprung up so quickly begins.

Last night’s story of 'Britain’s Ghost Companies' should compel the taxman to take no more of this pernicious fraud.

Emails released under FoI rules confirm HMRC’s failure to alter its approach is its failure to achieve resolution. And it’s a failure signed off at the very top.

The taxman is trying to blow the whistle on the Match of the Day presenter, but experts say he’s got an open goal -- his brand.

Clients. Agencies. Umbrellas, accountants, and even us IR35 ‘experts.’ Just like contractors, we’ve all got off-payroll angst.

A steep learning curve with turbulence, challenge and worry has defined the last four weeks.

When the ‘good news for the self-employed’ in The Times isn’t quite what it seems.

Updates on .gov in wake of IR35 reform indicate the Revenue realises the brolly situation.

How VAT gets accounted for when UK  businesses supply services to the European Union.

The threat that HMRC and its original IR35 continue to pose to PSCs just turned very real.

Courier firm gets cut off from appealing, but many are challenging the government not to sit idle.

The digital system works, government told, so reverting to physical checks with covid still lingering is ‘nonsensical.’

Universal it’s not, but clients are forking out more for freelance tech skills, knowing the off-payroll rules are hurting.

Amid accounts of homelessness, death and life-changing pursuits, contractors can now tell campaigning MPs what they could cope with.

Chatting is recommended to help keep the weight of formal disagreements to a mere ‘deluge.’

Taxing off-payroll rules just as the economy fires up? Believe it or not, the timing could hardly be better.

Taxman takes on board two errors he made, but is warned: ‘I shall keep nit-picking.’

Firing at ‘twisters’ and ‘stone-throwers,’ a gun-toting CEO says ‘bad practice’ is in his sights too.

ContractorUK reveals the company names that made even the censors blush.

The LITRG spells out where its 11 chapters can help IR35 reform-hit PSCs to turn the page, safely.

Loudest call for freelance techies since July 2018 indicates the covid bounce back has begun.

A ‘comprehensive’ report on ‘cleaning up the contractor supply chain’ is welcomed.

A few words from CEST Explained’s author on the tool’s future, including potentially new questions in July.

Everything the taxman wants you to know about private sector IR35 reform, in his own words.

Contentious reforms to the Intermediaries legislation are finally here. But what do they mean for you?

A law firm reveals what's on the minds of the new IR35 status decision-makers -- end-users.

Agencies have had to ‘pick their battles’ to succeed in preparing end-users for Tuesday’s ‘big difference’ – SThree.

A BBC radio show finally tuned in to a long-running problem. But the veracity of the on-air claims are worthy of scrutiny too.

Ominous warning implies that 25 errors in a single Revenue webinar could be just the tip of the iceberg.

The issue of underhand, years-old pocketing of contractor cash by some brollies is reignited -- on the very cusp of IR35 reform.

Top adviser to contractors sullied by the Revenue, for taking too much ‘reasonable care’ in his assessment of official advice to agencies.

The new kid on the shady block is thanking their lucky stars. But it’s users who will end up far from fortunate.

The shrewd who want property won’t listen to the mainstream media, but will use an interpreter for their contract income.

An admired financial heavyweight will be the first to hit late payers with beefed-up powers.

An instant fix for some, but factoring is a very hard habit to shake, whether it’s invoice or recourse.

Preparation is the only way to guarantee yourself a really ‘soft landing,’ even if there is only three weeks to get sorted.

Umbrella companies and other firms issue new advice about contracting overseas.

Off-payroll workers on cusp of a possible sea change, as blanketing and banning starts getting reviewed and reversed.

It’s better than expected, but a corporation tax change costing £50m is racking up more critics.

The defenders of PSCs from covid will turn their efforts from blanket support, to 'pockets of support.'

Officials at Companies House are being polite, but the subtext is clear – delinquent directors are at risk again.

It was on the ‘pros’ list of the chancellor’s measures, but the SPR will feel like a ‘con’ to many PSCs.

Limited companies’ negative but improving confidence will be all but wiped out if off-payroll rules proceed, warns IPSE.