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Calls for a potentially ‘desperate’ taxman to offer PSCs an amnesty don’t get an answer, possibly as Status Determination Statements will come with a post-repeal ‘hangover.’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng stuns an elated contractor sector, by sensationally revoking the ‘tainted’ off- payroll working rules of 2017 and 2021.

Kwasi Kwarteng unveils his Growth Plan, with a big surprise -- the full scale 'repeal' of IR35 reform.

Following online claims about how his association serves contractors, CEO Chris Bryce responds with what he finds unprofessional, unfair, and unjust.

Agency bosses say the appetite for temporary techies is continuing, even if such contractors’ wants and needs are changing, and occasionally clashing.

To do you right, your agent should stop you joining the long line of brolly employees switching mid-contract for the wrong reason.

In a sign all’s not well with HMRC’s new blacklist, two scheme directors say they object to their inclusion. And potentially, rightly so.

IR35 dominates a range of expectations for chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s first Budget this Friday.

The Revenue’s new weapon in the fight against tax avoidance receives a mixed review.

An MP inquiry finding numerous off-payroll failings looks ‘pointless’ because HMRC just keeps ‘dodging’ the issues.

By claiming PSCs are 90% non-compliant and then making their clients liable, HMRC pulled off a master stroke. Chancellor Kwarteng must act.

If the reports are right, contractors aren’t alone in not finding branding oneself easy. So, our new PM is already setting an example.

The umbrella company accreditation body responds to calls to publish the terms of its new four-person disputes team.

Organisations put on notice ahead of an influx of workers wanting to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Economic conditions worsening last month just as the covid bounce petered out, saw candidates, and clients, ‘play it safe.’

Unprepared hirers. Too few IDSPs. And a Home Office-caused bottleneck. What 99% of us want still looks unfit for the digital age.

Businesses in the supply chains of three insolvent promoters ‘should be exceptionally worried.’

'Other emergencies' pressing the new PM renders as unlikely a robust or rapid off-payroll review.

As recession looms, at least the type of IT contractor recruitment agent you need isn’t in doubt (assuming you like your back scratched).

Lower property price tags in July is a 13-month first. But at just 0.1%, the drop is tiny.

Technology recruiter Hays reveals what’s in store for IT contracting in the UK.

Filing VAT returns online? Even using HMRC-friendly software? Neither makes you an official MTD customer.

MPs identify September 14th or 21st as the day for ‘some very difficult financial decisions’ from the government and its new leader.

The favourite for No 10 says she won’t ignore nine ‘tragic, appalling’ losses of life over a tax policy.

Even the Bank of Auntie probably only gets visited occasionally (by PSCs trying to put down more on a property).

A home loan insulated from inflation for half a century looks just the ticket. But is it a case of looks being deceiving?

What looks ‘unsustainable’ for some employers is working out rather nicely for ‘workers of last resort.’

The non-believers of a ‘worthwhile’ IR35 review are numerous, but gaining ground are those already itemising fixes for the ‘restrictive’ off-payroll rules.

Forget Truss’s off-payroll review, a simple little admission could be all that’s needed to get contractors back to backing 'the party of business.'

Taxman points out that only businesses pushing £22.8million in turnover are at risk of his £400 sanction.

Former Treasury chief secretary vows an off-payroll review if she becomes prime minister, much to IPSE’s delight.

'Victims' of the taxman’s MSC campaign must likely wait until 2023 for a court date.

A public sector IR35 mistake of a different kind is still an opportunity HMRC probably won’t miss.

Following a string of controversial calls, the accreditation body brings in a quartet of industry heavy-hitters to have the last word.

Jenner & Co is prepping a report on whether HMRC’s IR35 tool is fit for purpose. Your contribution is wanted.

A 27-year high in inflation? Not grounds to panic (just yet), but likely a cause for action if you’re a limited company contractor with a mortgage.

With still no Single Enforcement Body emerging, IWORK, Contractor Voice and JobsAware step into the void.

Neither of the prime ministerial candidates, nor the chancellor, are addressing the HMRC policy that’s tragically taken nine lives.

‘Hirers rightly hesitating over hiring plans’ brought IT contractor demand to a more ‘normal’ level in July.

Hiring changes from the Home Office still contain a gap that urgently needs bridging.

Contrary to the business department’s claims to justify its action, now would have been the perfect time to solve the UK’s status crisis.

Do you want to be the football guru on ContractorUK and win a cash prize?

The business department is accused of deafening irony for using the effects of IR35 – ‘cost and uncertainty’ – to justify inaction.

Whitehall’s woes work wonders for late payers, as they keep reforms to fix the UK’s age-old problem off the table, somewhere in the long grass.

Amid the soaring heat, Hays explores somewhere else that’s also hot for many: the IT contractor jobs market.

Much of what’s needed to boost the UK’s flexible labour market is already on the shelf. But revoking IR35 will stay beyond reach.

In a landmark ruling for the umbrella sector, it’s officially ‘out’ with the pro-rating holiday pay formula of 12.07%, and ‘in’ with the 5.6 weeks’ calculation.

A review of the whole loan charge debacle, plus resolution for those taxpayers still with us, is the least, decent thing, our next PM should do.

In a heart-breaking development shattering a family, turning a lawyer speechless, and inspiring calls for chancellor Zahawi to intervene, another person has taken their own life over HMRC tax policy.

Right and wrong doesn’t really exist on a platform seeing itself as social. But there is a sweet spot.

Three more avoidance schemes to withdraw from if you’re a contractor get ‘named and shamed.’

Off-payroll advisers urge limited company workers to take heed of the terms, because courts are shining a light on what’s stated in the written agreement.

‘Unpredictability’ clouds the labour market, on the back of cost-fears and pent-up covid demand appearing to go in the opposite direction to skills shortages.

A very different starting 11 (with no substitution to boot) is handed to the soccer pundit, to explain why HMRC rightly blew the whistle on his status.

Hopeful, fearful, and even resigned to it not mattering. Other than being anti-Sunak, UK contracting is mixed about the top job being up for grabs.

‘Proactive transparency’ can bring brollies out of the shadows, potentially even to lance the boil that keeps getting inflamed, often by looking only at the legal position.

On the back of one-time IR35 critic Sajid Javid resigning, the Treasury boss who snubbed directors and imposed 2021’s off-payroll rules walks too, leaving Boris Johnson further in the lurch.

Contractors, the FSCA, and actual victims of Best Employment Services say eight years banned isn’t punishment enough.

Accreditation body backtracks on banning brollies from pocketing accrued pay, in what's being described as an 'open-and-shut case of the tail wagging the dog.'

But the optimism was only in the short-term, and before record-breaking inflation started to hurt.

Experts can’t find any trace of ‘IFCP’ -- apparently the UK’s ‘most prominent professional membership association for contractor providers.’

Running more than one remote contract at a time, on the sly, is a ruse with consequences we could all end up reaping.

Despite liability resting with umbrella companies in cases like ESL’s, it’s not open-season for you with your contractor expenses.

Excitement still surrounds HPVs, but the elitist universities’ list could put off the best, brightest, most exotic minds.

'Highly technical' court verdict against ESL makes its boss decide to bring his role with the umbrella compliance body to a close.

Posing as a contractor umbrella company, a promoter with ‘chutzpah’ joins the taxman’s blacklist.

‘Reasonable care, skill and diligence’ is required of PSCs. So don’t splurge, fail to file, or put doggie treats on expenses.

Lawyers, tax experts and accountants asked to give the ‘straight answers’ that the Treasury and taxman won’t.

Service providers were recognised last night for their efforts in supporting contractors. 

‘Separate yourself from the herd’ – and other top tips for contractors daunted by HMRC gearing up to test the untested.

Disqualified for eight years, not a lifetime, experts say the director of Best Employment Services ‘got off lightly.’

Soaring costs for organisations shone a favourable light last month on non-permanent hires.

Objections to Reg 80 determinations hit the Revenue, which can’t fix any ‘timeline’ for when it will respond to a single appeal.

‘Token gestures.’ ‘Forced bribes.’ Before the PM announces even a single measure, contractors aren’t biting.

Either as a business or consumer (or both), independent techies can now help shape the UK’s National Data Strategy.

The effects of Disguised Remuneration on ‘family formation, stability and breakdown’ have been the total opposite to what the taxman said they would be.

APSCo says a trio of routes for techies from abroad can’t be depended on to fill the short to medium term skills gap.

The Public Accounts Committee’s findings are cause to worry for companies, taxpayers and our economy, experts warn.

Lenders starting to test borrowers’ exposure to the cost of living crisis means lock-ins will take longer to put in place.

Some in the contractor sector admit to nursing a ‘few headaches’ – even before the four-day bank holiday weekend started.

With interest rate rises seeming far from over, remortgaging never looked so appealing -- even if it gives you a sting in the short-term.

The drawbacks of a new digital identity scheme will bite hardest where its potential is needed the most.

What MPs on the Public Accounts Committee have recommended; why, and when they want to hear how the taxman is getting on with implementation.

A ‘not doing enough’ taxman is told to stop ‘fiddling’ and find fixes for the ‘structural problems’ in his ‘poorly implemented’ off-payroll rules.

'A kaleidoscope of issues requiring a kaleidoscope of solutions,' is among the realties we tried to impress upon the UK’s DLME.

Issuing an ultimatum to walk works wonders for a contractor given umbrellas she didn’t want to use.

Contractor hiring body APSCo asks Rishi Sunak to probe an unfairness at best; an abuse at worst.

The government patting itself on the back on IR35 isn’t what’s irking contractors' fatigued advisers, who want ‘less talk more action.’

Pay premiums persist, even if demand for temporary techies was way ‘off its peak’ in April.

Better for the environment, worse for wellbeing? Studies on WFH increasingly say it’s exactly the opposite.

FCSA’s Chris Bryce says the furore about umbrellas withholding monies is easy to understand. The legal position; less so.

Standing back to take in the whole picture of the factual matrix is the unifying factor of numerous IR35 judgments.

Professional Passport CEO Crawford Temple on why, contrary to popular belief, regulation isn’t the best answer.

With the government excluding an employment bill amid ‘rife’ non-compliance, it’s left to Margaret Beels to do what ministers ‘unsurprisingly’ are shirking.

Amid more imposter companies registering with Companies House to commit fraud, one victim fears the end isn’t even in sight.

A small challenger group, or 85% of all contractor accountants? Regardless of which is proved to be the true scale, an HMRC win would have a big impact.

While advisers bicker about a bloody nose or not for the taxman, one limited company director must prepare to have her status picked apart for the fourth time.

‘Freelance’ in many senses of the term they may be, but two HMRC-hit presenters worked very differently to IT contractors.

The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG wants ‘enlightening’ submissions on the HMRC policy added to by experts.

The radio presenter is found wanting on a range of status factors, to the tune of £140,000.

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