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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.

Agencies and lawyers try to put the off-payroll legislation’s tweaks into practical terms.

Dates, visibility and optimism made February marginally more buoyant for temporary techies than January.

The contractor sector’s leading tax, accounting and IR35 advisers assess the chancellor’s action and inaction.

Chancellor fails to mention the April rules, which advisers say the government has 700,000 new reasons to ‘blindingly’ press ahead with.

Rishi Sunak unveils his second Budget -- to change the UK's 'economic geography' after coronavirus.

Not actioning your sub clause (because you think you can’t substitute), doesn’t render it 'unrealistic.'

Tomorrow or the 23rd should give limited company contractors the detail they need to finalise their (hopefully) shortlisted options.

The ‘crackers’ chancellor reportedly wants to turn the IR35 screw further, by hiking tax on single-customer PSCs.

The Adams verdict will reassure the many being forced from bonafide businesses which they’ve built from scratch.

Restrictive covenants can keep a good contractor down, and from moving out of off-payroll’s way. But only if they are ‘reasonably necessary.’

Despite its narrow applicability, a ruling in favour of the TV host will still likely inspire contractors to collect more badges.

Limited company contractors caught by April’s off-payroll rules are tipped to benefit from Uber’s loss.

Not telling the Lords about Loan Charge contractors who it knew of could subject the Revenue to investigation.

Becoming a digital nomad overseas is a passport, of sorts, to temporarily leaving the UK’s covid gloom behind.

Being inside IR35 from April will be a whole lot more taxing with the five per cent deduction disallowed by HMRC.

Off-payroll paradox: 11th hour 'supporting customers' rhetoric is at odds with the deployment of a new 'specialist team.'

Being massively overlooked is the fact that HMRC enquiries into limited company workers will continue long after April 6th.

Despite talking a good game, agents quietly admit off-payroll effects will last between one year and forever.

PSCs returning to the UK should find PCR tests they must imminently pay for claimable.

April’s off-payroll rules compel professional services, banking, telecoms, oil, digital, and investment clients to no longer hire PSCs.

In light of another CJRS update by the taxman, PSC directors might be wise to check their own online activities.

Chancellor sent a ‘strongly-worded’ letter, following a stock reply boding badly for Budget 2021.

‘Not great’ for temporary techies, but ‘massively better than might have been expected’ – REC.

Off-payroll study: the ticking clock and HMRC’s track record aren’t instilling much confidence in the incoming findings.

Eight situations prove just how vital it is for PSCs to be fully fluent in April’s new rules.

An extension by the chancellor in March would make the housing market’s triple threat manageable.

Helping directors with their dividends would be irresponsible and unfair to taxpayers, claims HMT’s Jesse Norman.

The off-payroll rules will make an unwieldy mess worse. Government must revert to Taylor to avoid disaster.

Taxman’s decision to offer some leniency around Sunday’s self-assessment deadline is welcomed, broadly.

On a long list reprimanding the Revenue, peers admonish the taxman for using workers caught by disguised remuneration.

Taxman told to come up with explanations and offerings for the millions stung by both covid and IR35.

An ‘incensed’ Rebecca Seeley Harris vows a written rebuttal over HMT’s 'misunderstanding.'

MPs want Loan Charge contractors to show the taxman chasing them over the goodwill season.

There’s work to be done for Brits processing European personal data. And penalties for those who shirk it.

Chancellor looking increasingly isolated in his decision not to help limited company directors.

Two new updates to the furlough scheme are ‘easily overlooked, and obviously were by the government.’

The negative test result you’ll need from Friday to re-enter Britain compounds the difficulties facing contracting overseas.

Pandemic ‘survival’ mode snookers off-payroll comms from reaching most PSCs.

‘Reasons and channels’ prevent your internet data being trawled, even if your CJRS usage is deemed suspicious.

Or don’t and risk having tighter rules, potentially on masks, supermarkets and WfH.

Far from fertile conditions to hire people permanently played into contractors’ hands just before Christmas.

Rates are holding up amid my 20-year high for contractors, whose ‘new normal’ preference is stability.

The type of contract you’re on shouldn’t affect your place in the vaccination queue, but it might - REC.

Neither the need to make up the covid-19 deficit nor the tendency to target contractors bodes well for eight weeks’ time.

Our gut feeling is that the goose which lays the golden egg will be killed -- over a few bad apples. And an inability to learn.

A longer CJRS is tagged up as a Christmas gift to help firms through a tougher January.

What’s been on the status front, and what shan’t now repeat itself. Hopefully.

Alert over history repeating itself, partly as you ‘sold your soul to the devil’ by forming a limited company.

A ‘good but could do so much better’ assessment of HMRC belies a lot of still ‘gross’ goings-on.

Taxman will have a task accusing PSCs of gaming the system to get desirable outcomes, experts suggest.

Taxman’s tool to decide contractor IR35 status is indecisive almost a fifth of the time.

Questions about independence will likely be fired but, under wraps at HMRC, they may have been answered already.

Jesse Norman admits it’s an episode he’s never heard of before, and has no appetite to repeat.

November took the momentum out from the temp tech market’s recovery, but billings are still up.

Opinions abound, but there’s five fundamental tech areas which it’s hard to see not dominating.

Taxman says he’s checking if you’re ready to restart him probing your status. Is saying ‘no’ really an option?

An official forecast is downgraded to an ‘estimate.’ And then downgraded from that to ‘finger in the air guesswork.’

Don’t be like Duncan, says the taxman, in a familiar but now off-payroll-charged message.

A welcome approach, or ‘particularly inappropriate?’ Or is it worse -- enough to ‘push PSCs over the edge?’