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The entrepreneur is assured of his day in court to fight the government’s lockdown.

Tech hiring downturn eases in line with lockdown lifting, but ‘we’re not in the clear yet.’

There’s no secret to Accelerated Payment Notices reducing. The taxman has just run out of targets.

A conditions-based contractor amnesty would let the taxman protect and serve, and avoid a painful rerun.

Reputational damage, EAS penalties and retrospective claims by off-payroll workers. The risks of not sorting KIDs shouldn’t be sniffed at.

A Loan Charge successor could mimic IR35 reform by making the supply chain responsible  -- former tax inspector.

Capital Gains Tax : How it will be scrutinised and potentially hiked as soon as Autumn Budget 2020.

Cancel your ‘test’ Jesse Norman. I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again.

What changes PSCs can expect (or just hope for) in the official preparations for off-payroll reform.

And expecting any official measures to close or underpin it, is like waiting for Godot.

An evolving market for technology skills means evolving demand for its temporary practitioners – Hays.

Sir Keir Starmer’s template-reply to people who’ve lost their livelihoods wins him new followers.

While it may not cover all their costs, brollies are backing Sunak for his £1,000 job retention bonus.

For people who’ve set up their own company, the news from the chancellor’s summer economic update couldn’t be less summery.

Furlough bonus, VAT cut and stamp duty holiday. Yet no respite from IR35 reform, or the reissuing of already discredited off-payroll statements.

Rishi Sunak delivers his covid-imposed plan for jobs, which excludes anything new on IR35.

Largest monthly rise in tech contract opportunities will be cheered, but comes with caveats.

Where demand and the money is in the technology sector’s 'new normal.'

A voluntary settlement offer is among the options being looked at in wake of NC31’s no-vote.

Fifty MPs, a letter by the bereaved and a pledge of suicide all fails to stop the state in its tracks, in a ‘sad,’ ‘shameful’ night in the Commons.

‘Confine the charge to taxpayers who knew the loan was taxable, but remove it if they declared to HMRC.’

The contractor workforce’s intentions were clear on covid’s eve. This pandemic looks set to cement them.

More so than anyone else in this already fearful year of covid-19, Loan Charge contractors face a very real, immediate and dreaded choice.

Your return to ‘normal’ poses risks that are anything but. The prepared will know their protection options.

Prime minister urged to intervene amid a ‘100% certainty’ of HMRC’s tax taking more human lives.

Reasonable care guidance plus a three-part SDS equals being off-payroll rules-ready.

To mark the now very much incoming off-payroll rules in the private sector, heed this advice for agencies and contractors -- APSCo.

It’s intimidating and inequitable too. But with the April 2021 launch still scheduled, it’s also unlikely to change.

I’m not a lobbyist. I’m a daughter, sister and mother. And I’m a wife to a husband in despair at a draconian demand for money we never even had.

Virtual onboarding. Staff needing remote access. Platform patches. New e-gov portals. It all bodes well for IT contractors.

Six things that whoever writes your CV (other than you) can’t afford to miss, whether they charge or not.

Minister whose stance mirrors HMT’s terms for Sir Amyas Morse is accused of mistaking ‘normal families’ for ‘political lobbyists.’

First sign of green shoots springs up amid freezes; uncertainty and competition.

Taxman lifts the covid-19 hold on investigations, despite only ‘a review’ in place for rejected furlough claims.

To furlough or not to furlough? That’s the question troubling contractors, and brollies.

Forget COVID, it’s actually IR35 that will cause PSCs severe (administrative) headaches.

It’s had devastating effects, but coronavirus is now being beaten back by humans, and governments, being understanding.

By not including the public sector, the IR35 resolution risks insulting covid-19’s ultimate risk-takers.

Taxman showing his flexible side with a three-month break isn’t to be sniffed at.

Never in its 22-year history has a gauge of IT contractor demand sank so far into the red.

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