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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.

‘Increasingly reliant’ Treasury tipped to launch a VAT plan to protect a 79% surge.

Leaving it to the last-minute is the stressful, risky preference for a quarter of HMRC customers.

‘The April charge is the sort of taxation that led to the birth of the Magna Carta.’

Peace of mind is why you best double-check what the Revenue demands this tax season.

Techies or traders looking for opportunities could do much worse than Berkshire's county town.

Save your outrage for HMRC’s ‘external consultant,’ as ‘Sir CEO’ is de rigueur.

No 10 is drawn into the retrospective row, thanks to a Lib Dem MP’s question and amendment.

Demand grew, IT talent gaps opened, but now the uncertainty is even affecting temps.

MPs could today trigger a Treasury review and report on the ‘unfair’ loan charge.

APSCo index suggests hirers found their feet following the IR35 Budget wobble.

Taylor’s recommendation to regulate all brollies, not only those for the low-paid, just got accepted.

Thanks for your support in 2018, and get ready to be at the cutting-edge of UK contracting over the next year.

The big announcement of 2018 will have reverberations for many years to come.

Clients are on a respite from rules-induced work, ahead of Digital dominating in 2019.

Quarter of techies go without at Christmas, or if not, what they get isn’t what they want.

Contractors who collapse will have to pay the taxman second, not fourth, from when IR35 changes.

Victorious newcomers, stalwarts still on top, and the former taxman of the moment.

Who’s won what at the 12th annual awards voted for by you.

Christmas for contractors looks set to be quiet, except for the risk-taking rate-chasers.

IPSE to spotlight the new, the young, and the best, on projects or 'side-hustles.'

The REC finds scarce freelance IT specialisms to have more than doubled.

Contractors will stick to their guns, but most of the unmoved are settlors.

Doing nothing but waiting for HMRC to agree with the Lords isn’t wise (where MTD is concerned).

‘The tide is turning,’ as over 100 MPs join peers and industry figures to denounce ‘monstrous’ legislation.

Multiple failures, and even something sinister, exposed by peers probing the ‘retrospective’ tax.

‘Awareness, resources and costs are all grounds to give tiny firms longer on digital tax accounts.’

Early birds who last year dodged HMRC’s ‘customer-unfriendliness’ will now be caught too.

Hammond’s talk about helping families hasn’t translated into alleviation.

Lawspeed's Adrian Marlowe announces his stance on the NAO probe into the BBC's usage of PSCs.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation announces its take on the latest migration figures.

An investigation into ‘Ltd’ TV presenters points to an awful mess, with stark long-term implications.

Charity calls IT workers to help it be a support system, as most of them feel alone.

Some peers and MPs are our modern-day Snark hunters -- and they seek fairness for contractors.

‘And even if MTD is postponed, tiny companies must be persuaded not pushed.’

Chancellor finally concedes that disguised remuneration scheme users aren’t tax ‘evaders.’

The chancellor and his Treasury could be blurring the lines intentionally.

Taxman’s jazzy jingle is so bad it drove a drummer back to business.

The official lowdown on going flat for VAT to go live next month.

Making HMRC a preferred creditor will push contractors down the ‘pay me’ pecking order.

Even if the alerts ring true, high-end IT contractors look unlikely to be fazed.

Get the official take from the taxman if you used a scheme but don’t intend to settle.

The established are being overrun by the east on international take-home pay.

Budget 2018 bound to be behind the blunter IT contractor demand but overall, opportunities are growing.

On top of ‘refining’ reform, HMRC is now looking at ‘redrafting’ its MOO paper.

No new guidance coming, as the rule-breakers are deliberate, and the unawares are unaware.

'Astonished' I’m even being asked if they owe tax retrospectively, chancellor dares.

HMRC not collecting record revenue amounts 'could drive people out of business.'

‘Emotions may still be running high, but the time for pondering is over.’

Your invitation to give thanks to the people who helped you contract in the last year.

Forget giveth and taketh away, with PSCs, this chancellor is all taketh.

Hammond’s IR35 haul to net more in a single year than any other measure in the entire Budget.

If T&S is anything to go by, let’s get on the IR35 reform track of tweaking, not taking issue.

‘Very bad’ Budget for contractors, as Hammond hits PSCs ‘very hard indeed.’

‘Spreadsheet Phil’ delays full IR35 reform until 2020, and lets off PSCs with small clients.

Chancellor pushes on with private sector IR35 reform, albeit only from 2020 and just for PSCs at medium or large firms.

"To increase compliance with existing off-payroll working rules (IR35) in the private sector..."

As long as you ‘pros’ act now, the ‘cons’ of an off-payroll extension can be mitigated.

Wealth expert tots up where we are now with nest eggs, and where we could be on Monday.

Doing due diligence on umbrellas will come into its own should IR35 change again.

Hammond raiding PSCs looks likely, on top of the rash but realistic option of him reforming IR35.

Start your IR35 reform prep now by joining us on Tuesday to unpack Monday’s Red Book.

Clients, agencies and PSCs get practical tips if the worst happens on Monday.