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Paying for your own status assessment? It’s part of today’s bitter truth of being in business on your own account.

Unexpectedly, HMT gives ContractorUK readers a chance to help shape the future of brolly regulation.

The feedback form for the beta service looks likely to be mixed, as division over the risk-checker continues.

Sir Matthew Taylor’s successor is finally appointed, and it’s ‘someone with a real idea of what goes on.’

Government keeps ‘doing nothing but publishing some guidance,’ but a new Revenue three-parter is hailed as a ‘must-read.’

Add IR35 inertia into the mix, and we could see the unblocking of issues that both blight HMRC and harm contractors.

Knowing a fettered right won’t deliver is among the takeaways of a new courier case for PSCs trying to avoid IR35.

Revenue says the decision that brolly contractors working across its operations are only from FCSA members is not its to make.

October saw a ‘slowdown’ in freelance tech skills, as a ‘new recovery phase’ begins.

Rishi Sunak written to by 245 MPs asking for what the PM is being lobbied on too – a ‘further review’ of HMRC’s 'cover-up.'

A tool is similar to the ‘cut and paste’ which helped defeat Dave Clark. It’s just not dependable.

A laudable intention that’s gone totally awry, so HMRC, ministers, even peers, must remedy off-payroll’s many harms.

Foreign techies should be among the mix to fix what Brexit and covid are exacerbating.

Words get the blame in letters between a trade boss and politicians, but it’s new questions over HMRC’s umbrella usage which now need answers.

Chancellor’s moves on high-skilled migration disappoint for coming across as exclusionary and disjointed.

As the FCSA faces questions, and attacks, the feeling that Sunak missed an opportunity pervades.

IR35, umbrellas, and just about everything else the chancellor did or didn’t announce that impacts ContractorUK readers.

Personal finance expert Paul Mayhew reviews some of the Autumn Budget’s money measures.

Rishi Sunak delivers his third Budget, to build a ‘stronger economy’ and make Britain a ‘tech superpower.’

FairScore can beat back the Frankenstein monster, but it’s up to Sunak to banish it.

Covid is weighted against the contractor sector getting two big fixes it wants from the chancellor.

Twelve pages lay bare all that's happened since the Morse Review to make it ‘fail to deliver’.

Adaptability is a quality many have but for some contractors, a master-servant relationship may be a bend too far.

Contractor accountant Patrick Gribben doesn’t expect a bold chancellor, especially with two big tax hikes already incoming.

Competition for techie talent is putting pay on a next level, yet it’s reserved just for contractors.

Four-part Revenue factsheet could be a substitute, or starting pistol, for umbrella company regulation measures next Wednesday.

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

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

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.’

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?

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