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As the case of The Trainline two shows, HMRC remains interested in PSCs. But you can forget your accountant’s old adage.

Umbrella company says it’s back to ‘business as usual,’ although questions remain over data protection.

The residual risk of IR35 just got real (for a bit) for two PSCs, confirming retrospective challenges are still a threat.

Autumn Budget is unfortunately too soon for an overhaul of the complex, erosive HMRC policy.

Rishi Sunak called to unblock the HMRC-contractor ‘impasse’ on disguised remuneration.

Despite strong demand potentially levelling off, starting pay is at a 24-year high, even before ‘one-off financial incentives’.

Two scams are seeking to victimse agencies, workers, and umbrellas. Unfortunately, contractors are at risk from both.

The taxman will spread his wings beyond Oil, Gas and Finance, despite the ‘soft landing.’

Neither inside nor outside means it’s time to consult a non-tool, to head off ‘horribly costly’ outcomes.

Why we should all recognise Check Employment Status for Tax as only one of many means to an end.

The silver lining of the still dark cloud over UK contracting is that umbrella regulation-resisters will finally have to fold.

Ominous for October? Careless, interpreting SMEs and income tax-NICs have both been depriving the exchequer the most.

Back your boss not your two predecessors upon whose watch seven people died, LCAG advises new minister.

Even if the footy refs are winning on aggregate, the last fixture went the taxman’s way -- not that he can next play the same on MoO.

As a leading umbrella company is undone by hackers, at least a dozen other brollies are hit by 'attack of the clones.'

More than 60% of contractors are already benefiting from ‘brand value/reputation.’ Isn’t it time you prepared for Autumn too?

Not many advisers are in agreement about what the football referees’ status replay means for contractors.

Contractors can step in to help take data protection in a new direction. If that’s wise.

September 30th is a cut-off many can’t afford to ignore. Not that HMRC is making successful applications easy.

Under a sort of drop-ball decision, PGMOL will restart at the FTT because judges committed fouls on Mutuality and Control.

Revealed: Three personality-types that make engagers of IT contractors difficult, overbearing, even notorious.

Returning to a path well-trodden, the taxman is policing PSCs’ payrolls, potentially as a 'way-in’ to probing IR35.

Mid-sized clients exposed as treating off-payroll rules as a covid add-on, with most not tracking or tracing contractors for IR35.

Billings, shortages, and rates are still all but off the charts in the temp tech sector.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak accused of not understanding the tiny enterprises which the economy needs.

Umbrella contractors are the worst off, but the PM’s new 1.25% levy is set to sting almost all in UK contracting.

A lucky legislative start means many of your data transfers are now covered by ‘adequacy.’ Yet not forever, and likely not all.

Prime minister lambasted by a former fund manager for an ‘ambiguous’ WFH stance.

How the contractor-friendly bank regards you, and how many times salary it’ll lend.

Not for the first time, scheme users are being made aware by the taxman while scheme promoters look on. So contractors, it’s time to protect your position.

Ending the era of in-person hiring is a monumental decision that will help the UK deal with covid, Brexit and skills shortages.

The punishment for looting covid relief is expectantly harsh, yet dissolving is no escape.

Home Office acts on ‘feedback’ that physical checks have had their day, and commits to a ‘new digital solution.’

An off-payroll reviewer says engagers are climbing mountains to reach outside IR35 determinations.

The telco’s hack is so big it could impact you both as a customer and as a processor or subprocessor, with security-confidentiality obligations.

Answers demanded as HM Courts & Tribunal Service fluffs off-payroll legislation, taking the taxman’s haul to £135million.

The horrors of the pandemic might be subsiding but like infection, undead firms continue to pose a risk to PSC owners.

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

We hope the Labour leader joins both us and the many supporters of the mis-sold to resolve this abject tax injustice -- once and for all.

The chancellor not choosing a date is signalling to advisers that his Red Book may be deferred until Spring 2022.

Agents and candidates agree they’ve never seen anything like it, as employers ‘scream out’ for talent.

The Labour leader takes the initiative by committing to have his shadow Treasury ministers scrutinise the much-disliked HMRC policy.

The contractor-friendly lender has outdone itself with the lowest, LOWEST mortgage rate -- ever.

The taxman, the ultimate setter of deadlines, embarrassingly misses the cut-off to overturn a tribunal’s outside IR35 judgment.

Statement of Works users on official alert to ‘make sure you’re applying the rules correctly.’

Despite officials starting to realise that tech is smarter, a digital system is unlikely to be ready by September 1st.

More of the same, some of the new and a fair dose of ‘we told you so?’ It’s all part of today’s ‘pick and choose’ IT contractor jobs market.

Home Office signals digital concession has had its time, ahead of an online demo by 50 disagreeing employers.

Agency bosses: It’s not all about rates, but the pay picture for contractors has definitely now changed.

Some Olympic-style results are emerging from HMRC’s off-payroll game – but the public sector won’t win any medals for IR35 compliance.

An influential Tory backbench committee chair adds his name to a new cross-party plea to quash the loan charge.

Contractor umbrella companies say the union has got it wrong, again, although all agree ‘bad apples’ must be weeded out.

It’s nice to think lenders are watching the courts for direction on their customers’ status. Shame they aren’t.

Five fouls contractors would be wise to avoid committing, to up their game and keep agents on side.

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.