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Signs of a flexible taxman (once you settle) are pleasing; less so his other new clawback power.

Tie-ups with foreign taxmen are paying dividends for a Revenue raising seven times as much.

‘Creditable’ freelancer defeats HMRC’s £124k tax bill, without Substitution and with Mutuality.

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.

Be aware of all rules, especially any that put you inside IR35, or you too will be bitten.

TV conman is left £150k out of pocket, by judges who ‘didn’t buy his hopeless claims.’

Treasury turns down 160 MPs fighting for contractors, in a ‘ridiculous whitewash.’

Massive jump in FTT cases, as taxpayers push back a ‘more aggressive’ taxman.

Another April 2020 change will add to the admin-compliance burden, but PSCs might actually like this one.

PSCs will agree 2017's ‘lessons haven’t been learned’ but, for 2020, decisions have been taken.

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.

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.

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.

Practical tips ahead of Friday’s final deadline get issued, pending a last-minute reprieve.

John Thompson faces charges of misdirection on multiple fronts, including HMRC’s Hyrax ‘victory.’

Officials insist their only point about suicide stories still stands -- consent was lacking.

Providers remain online, unphased and offering ‘glass crash helmets’ if HMRC wins, again.

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.

The contractor compliance cocktail is strong but, fortunately, IR35 and MSC can’t be mixed.

Like the TV host, contractors will need facts, not just good fortune, to trounce the taxman.

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.

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.

‘Fiendishly complex’ levy is increasingly troubling small firms, and lining the taxman’s pockets.

Judges join the TV star in annoyed puzzlement at a taxman in 'cloud cuckoo land.'

Better to have toughened the Prompt Payment Code than add reporting duties, chancellor told.

Ten ‘hot’ skills; five negotiation tips and one big deal that your 16% premium wants approved.

In passing the buck, executioner HMRC is going to make engagers the 'judge and jury.'

Law firm says it’s case of comply and risk being sued. Or keep the client but face sanctions.

Only one in three are putting away any cash for when contracting is over.

Chancellor urged to cease and desist, as 60 HMRC customers are considering killing themselves.

Chancellor cheered by the CIOT for more than just keeping his promise.

Overview of the chancellor’s small offerings, including reaction to the big ‘no-show.’

Hammond hit for being unhelpful, as Loan Charge, MTD and IR35 reform all get his go-ahead.

Hammond hails a ‘Britain fit for the future,’ despite Brexit ‘uncertainty over the economy.’

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.

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.’

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.

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.

Private sector PSCs get a 'template with tweaks' -- the 2017 rules plus a few bells and whistles.

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.

‘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.

A day of mass protest and moving evidence culminates in claims of unconstitutional conduct.

Tech-dependent Barclays, HSBC and JP Morgan dominate the UK’s top 20 hiring companies.

With loan charge, Brexit and IR35 uncertainty, is the devil in the detail all we can rely on?

The ‘guinea pig’ probe into one PSC, to decide on IR35 for all PSCs, wins two advisers’ backing.

An offence with huge implications for contracting just got its own widget for whistle-blowers.

A question that the Revenue last year dodged is finally answered -- by contractors it hired.

Small companies give HMRC the cold shoulder for its invitation to digitise VAT.

Four ‘false news’ examples on IR35 get picked apart by a recruitment lawyer.

As HMRC signs off its ‘guinea pig’ model, it’s end-users who continue to rule the IR35 roost.

Hammond hears that it’s time his warm words translated into reformist actions.

Clients have a single decision to make whereas agencies face a laundry list, plus a bed of nails.

Crowds of commuters getting taken in about tax liabilities has put their towns on the map.

Protest organisers call you to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with MPs fighting retrospection.

Status expert warns of IR35 investigations having ‘unrelated’ beginnings.

MPs get a preview of how HMRC’s tax has turned people’s lives upside down.

Sir Ed Davey’s APPG wants you to come forward to outline the ‘reality of your situation.’

What private sector preparations for the 2020 rules should look like right now.

Labour leader challenges Hammond and May to share their self-assessment forms.

If PSCs had their way, they might do what one adviser suggests -- cut recruiters out.

‘Ditch the salary threshold, extend visas to three years and exempt scarce occupations.’

‘Wait and see’ mode until Brexit completes has put the brakes on contract billings.

Divisiveness, change and removal. It’s all gone on, but now it’s time to move on.

A lot of off-payroll rule uncertainty looms, but there isn’t a lot of will to stem it. Or is there?

Government told that small VAT-registered companies need ‘no deal’ scenarios.

A muddled IR35 policy is why the broadcaster still hasn’t fixed its dog’s breakfast, says the PAC.

Contractors, it’s time to remove HMRC’s ability to be judge, jury and executioner.

Taxpayers on less than £30k are offered an automatic, ‘no questions asked’ arrangement.

Chancellor to get to his feet two weeks pre-Brexit, a few weeks post-IR35 consultation.

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‘Have you tried turning it off and on again?’ is often an ask too far.

Aside to small fluctuations contractors will welcome, the big move looks like less IR35-inspired hiring of permies.

Leaf-turning by a blinkered, intransigent HMRC is an unlikely prospect -- at least on IR35.

A cross-party group of peers and MPs will probe the April tax’s impact on contractors.

FSB: It’s right to review what could ruin the self-employed, ‘retrospective’ or not.

Revenue uses November IR35 Forum to exonerate engagers who don’t decide IR35 case-by-case.

IT workers are all but the best at getting things off their chest, just not at home.

Woolly underwear and other outlandish items fail to make the cut.

Knowing yourself is the key to exploiting fierce competition, sharp appetite and rising rates.

CGT not being taken off you doesn’t make you a victim (although you may be).

Too busy, too short and too cold. Revenue reveals what won’t fly (includes witches).

QC tweets against the ‘spin’ of a taxman who he says should be ‘soul-searching’.

Brexit, plus political, economic turmoil equals a subdued technology sector.

Why techies with ‘experiance’ and ‘specialized’ skills are probably still on the bench.

Shortlist you for a detail-orientated environment? Probably not if you can’t spell.

No-deal, so no transition period in the year IR35 toughens, is a growing prospect.