Quarter of techies go without at Christmas, or if not, what they get isn’t what they want.
14th December, 2018 | Job News
Contractors who collapse will have to pay the taxman second, not fourth, from when IR35 changes.
13th December, 2018 | Comment
Victorious newcomers, stalwarts still on top, and the former taxman of the moment.
12th December, 2018 | Contracting News
Who’s won what at the 12th annual awards voted for by you.
12th December, 2018 | Comment
Christmas for contractors looks set to be quiet, except for the risk-taking rate-chasers.
11th December, 2018 | Contracting News
IPSE to spotlight the new, the young, and the best, with projects or 'side-hustles.'
The REC finds scarce freelance IT specialisms to have more than doubled.
10th December, 2018 | Contracting News
Contractors will stick to their guns, but most of the unmoved are settlors.
7th December, 2018 | Contracting News
Doing nothing but waiting for HMRC to agree with the Lords isn’t wise (where MTD is concerned).
6th December, 2018 | Comment
‘The tide is turning,’ as over 100 MPs join peers and industry figures to denounce ‘monstrous’ legislation.
6th December, 2018 | Contracting News
Multiple failures, and even something sinister, exposed by peers probing the ‘retrospective’ tax.
5th December, 2018 | Contracting News
‘Awareness, resources and costs are all grounds to give tiny firms longer on digital tax accounts.’
4th December, 2018 | Money News
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.
3rd December, 2018 | Money News
Lawspeed's Adrian Marlowe announces his stance on the NAO probe into the BBC's usage of PSCs.
3rd December, 2018 | Industry Announcements
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.
30th November, 2018 | Comment
Charity calls IT workers to help it be a support system, as most of them feel alone.
29th November, 2018 | Job News
Some peers and MPs are our modern-day Snark hunters -- and they seek fairness for contractors.
28th November, 2018 | Comment
‘And even if MTD is postponed, tiny companies must be persuaded not pushed.’
27th November, 2018 | Money News
Chancellor finally concedes that disguised remuneration scheme users aren’t tax ‘evaders.’
26th November, 2018 | ebt
The chancellor and his Treasury could be blurring the lines intentionally.
20th November, 2018 | Comment
Taxman’s jazzy jingle is so bad it drove a drummer back to business.
16th November, 2018 | Contracting News
The official lowdown on going flat for VAT to go live next month.
15th November, 2018 | Money News
Making HMRC a preferred creditor will push contractors down the ‘pay me’ pecking order.
14th November, 2018 | Comment
Even if the alerts ring true, high-end IT contractors look unlikely to be fazed.
13th November, 2018 | Job News
Get the official take from the taxman if you used a scheme but don’t intend to settle.
12th November, 2018 | Contracting News
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.
9th November, 2018 | Contracting News
On top of ‘refining’ reform, HMRC is now looking at ‘redrafting’ its MOO paper.
8th November, 2018 | IR35 News
No new guidance coming, as the rule-breakers are deliberate, and the unawares are unaware.
8th November, 2018 | Contracting News
'Astonished' I’m even being asked if they owe tax retrospectively, chancellor dares.
7th November, 2018 | Contracting News
HMRC not collecting record revenue amounts 'could drive people out of business.'
6th November, 2018 | Money News
‘Emotions may still be running high, but the time for pondering is over.’
6th November, 2018 | IR35 News
Your invitation to give thanks to the people who helped you contract in the last year.
5th November, 2018 | Contracting News
Forget giveth and taketh away, with PSCs, this chancellor is all taketh.
2nd November, 2018 | Comment
Hammond’s IR35 haul to net more in a single year than any other measure in the entire Budget.
1st November, 2018 | IR35 News
If T&S is anything to go by, let’s get on the IR35 reform track of tweaking, not taking issue.
1st November, 2018 | Comment
‘Very bad’ Budget for contractors, as Hammond hits PSCs ‘very hard indeed.’
30th October, 2018 | IR35 News
‘Spreadsheet Phil’ delays full IR35 reform until 2020, and lets off PSCs with small clients.
30th October, 2018 | Comment
Chancellor pushes on with private sector IR35 reform, albeit only from 2020 and just for PSCs at medium or large firms.
29th October, 2018 | IR35 News
"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.
29th October, 2018 | Contracting News
Wealth expert tots up where we are now with nest eggs, and where we could be on Monday.
26th October, 2018 | Comment
Doing due diligence on umbrellas will come into its own should IR35 change again.
25th October, 2018 | Comment
Hammond raiding PSCs looks likely, on top of the rash but realistic option of him reforming IR35.
24th October, 2018 | Comment
Start your IR35 reform prep now by joining us on Tuesday to unpack Monday’s Red Book.
24th October, 2018 | Contracting News
Clients, agencies and PSCs get practical tips if the worst happens on Monday.
23rd October, 2018 | IR35 News
Now or never for a chancellor under the cosh, including from the 'demoralised self-employed.'
22nd October, 2018 | Contracting News
April deadline gets put back for some to October, just days after minister’s ‘no delay’ claim.
22nd October, 2018 | Money News
Small business minister rules out a further hiatus for digital tax accounts.
18th October, 2018 | Money News
Three scenarios for Britons who work in the EU are on the table, ahead of a ‘deal of sorts.’
17th October, 2018 | Comment
Taxman’s push to bypass ‘important’ safeguards on materials he’d like is being resisted.
16th October, 2018 | Money News
Expected announcements on personal tax and pensions to pinch most if you pay at 40%.
15th October, 2018 | Money News
Package with a bold claim is welcomed, but biting late payers is still seen as the ultimate solution.
MPs, ministers and HMRC position IR35 reform on October 29th as a long shot.
12th October, 2018 | IR35 News
Brief overview of the economic landscape and a background into the current market.
12th October, 2018 | Market News
Alerts go out to a taxman who’s increasingly fighting with a barrister, but losing.
11th October, 2018 | IR35 News
IPSE tells the chancellor to put providers and barristers in the crosshairs instead.
11th October, 2018 | ebt
Evidence matters: how to show HMRC (and your client) that you’re not caught by IR35.
10th October, 2018 | Comment
Slump in candidate availability suggests now should be a less competitive time to jump ship.
9th October, 2018 | Contracting News
UK-EU uncertainty may kick the IR35 reform can down the road to Spring Statement 2019.
8th October, 2018 | IR35 News
The 'can’t get more freelance than me' TV presenter is 'next on the taxman’s chopping block.'
Watch-list of where the chancellor could taketh away doesn’t bode well for tiny traders.
4th October, 2018 | Contracting News
Eight reasons why you must register quickly to soon self-assess (includes if you’re a new PSC).
4th October, 2018 | Money News
Being less of an expert just to land the job is a requirement for one in three self-employed.
3rd October, 2018 | Job News
The chancellor omitting IR35 to conference doesn’t mean he’ll omit it on Budget day.
2nd October, 2018 | IR35 News
'Pretty confident' legal fight against HMRC retrospection calls on contractors for cash.
2nd October, 2018 | Contracting News
The prospect of off-payroll rules for all keeps on-contract numbers firmly in the red.
1st October, 2018 | Contracting News
Treasury minister says modernising Class 2, not axing it as promised, shows government support.
1st October, 2018 | Money News
Treasury disappoints those hoping for no IR35 reform, by scheduling an early Budget.
28th September, 2018 | Contracting News
The taxman takes on more of your disguised remuneration gripes.
27th September, 2018 | Comment
What the taxman has to say about 14 of your disguised remuneration gripes.
26th September, 2018 | Comment
John McDonnell omitting the umbrella ban pledge isn’t cause to think it’s been shelved.
25th September, 2018 | Contracting News
‘Hugely significant, landmark settlement could be a catalyst for many more.’
25th September, 2018 | IR35 News
Female PSC boss uses taxman’s CEST decision against him -- to grant her permie-style rights.
24th September, 2018 | IR35 News
One rule for the BBC and another for us is a dangerous premise to extend IR35 reform on.
20th September, 2018 | Comment
A ‘both good and bad’ immigration package is tabled for post-Brexit Britain.
20th September, 2018 | Job News
Registering an intention to settle with HMRC is a window that's closing, fast.
19th September, 2018 | Comment
‘Help is available,’ reassures a group serving HMRC’s ‘unrepresented’ customers.
18th September, 2018 | Contracting News
Four steps to help beat the blues if you’re in a team of one.
Corporation 'hopeful' of an HMRC settlement over its presenters’ IR35 liabilities.
17th September, 2018 | IR35 News
Contractors called to act on a trio of different issues threatening their livelihoods.
17th September, 2018 | Contracting News
Kinky costumes join the list of expenseable items, at least for one self-employed taxpayer.
14th September, 2018 | Money News
Run a company singlehandedly? Work on your own? ‘You’re not alone.’
13th September, 2018 | Contracting News
Comfortable growth for tech contractors is outshone by permie demand and scarcity.
12th September, 2018 | Contracting News
Despite 'many' and 'strong' pointers to the BBC employing her, one PSC isn't giving up.
11th September, 2018 | IR35 News
Calling time on the taxman’s 30-day clock is denounced as likely to hurt companies’ cashflow.
11th September, 2018 | Money News
10th September, 2018 | Market News
Buoyant, modern sectors are making a historical hotspot for contractors a shoo-in.
5th September, 2018 | Comment
Blatant bias of HMRC lurks behind figures purporting to show CEST passing the test.
3rd September, 2018 | Comment
A passive-aggressive query tops the table of irritating things people say on email.
31st August, 2018 | Contracting News
Brolly avoidance guide is launched to approval, but bosses say it's not rocket science.
30th August, 2018 | Contracting News
HMRC's five-minute response target almost missed, and its 10-minute wait volume almost exceeded.
30th August, 2018 | Money News
VAT-registered companies handed fresh guidance on what to do from April 2019.
29th August, 2018 | Money News
The rise of AI and the self-employed is why one proposal has become eight.
28th August, 2018 | Contracting News
Chancellor tipped to use Budget 2018 to make pensions more taxing for top earners.
28th August, 2018 | Money News
Bounty payments totalling almost £350k go to people HMRC says should keep quiet.
24th August, 2018 | Money News
Apps are changing financial services’ reputation from rate-enhancer to life-enricher. Are you benefiting?
23rd August, 2018 | Comment
Digital, micro and young businesses called to compete in a national contest.
23rd August, 2018 | Contracting News