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

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.

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.'

June saw more appetite for temporary techies than at any time in the last 23 years, but ‘unpredictability’ looms.

Physical Right to Work checks are the stuff of a bygone age. Government must keep them digital from September 1st.

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.

Thankfully the European Commission has added the UK to an elite club -- no major surprise, yet it was touch-and-go for a bit.

Pandemic or not, either your limited company’s distribution to yourself was due or it wasn’t.

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.

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.

‘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.'

Taxman accused of 'doing all he can to hold on to people’s money, in defiance of Morse.'

Ideas to regulate brollies are flowing thick and fast, with many saying the ultimate solution rests with end-users.

Respected advisory firm’s ‘reform can be managed’ comment positioned to MPs as proof off-payroll reform is being welcomed.

MVL, dormancy, striking off. Don’t say you haven’t got options in the post-IR35 reform world.

Signs the government is potentially open to acting against brollies indicates 'all is not lost.'

HMT has an opportunity to provide much-needed clarity and reassurance to the contractor sector.

Almost ten well-established contractor sector businesses say they’d sign their names to the Poyser-Seeley Harris plan.

Your mate down the pub who closed his company and run will be hoping he didn’t do so in the last three years.

International travel transferring from illegal to a three-tier system, with colours, looks appealing. But appearances can be deceptive.

Except for technical-types typically sole trading, contractors are glum about their business, more so than about the economy -- IPSE.

The government must use its June RTW review to bring the UK’s outdated employing process into the 21st century.

An audit, of sorts, to work out how 48,000 mini umbrellas have sprung up so quickly begins.

Last night’s story of 'Britain’s Ghost Companies' should compel the taxman to take no more of this pernicious fraud.

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