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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.

Emails released under FoI rules confirm HMRC’s failure to alter its approach is its failure to achieve resolution. And it’s a failure signed off at the very top.

Clients. Agencies. Umbrellas, accountants, and even us IR35 ‘experts.’ Just like contractors, we’ve all got off-payroll angst.

A steep learning curve with turbulence, challenge and worry has defined the last four weeks.

When the ‘good news for the self-employed’ in The Times isn’t quite what it seems.

Updates on .gov in wake of IR35 reform indicate the Revenue realises the brolly situation.

How VAT gets accounted for when UK  businesses supply services to the European Union.

The threat that HMRC and its original IR35 continue to pose to PSCs just turned very real.

Courier firm gets cut off from appealing, but many are challenging the government not to sit idle.

Universal it’s not, but clients are forking out more for freelance tech skills, knowing the off-payroll rules are hurting.

Amid accounts of homelessness, death and life-changing pursuits, contractors can now tell campaigning MPs what they could cope with.

Taxing off-payroll rules just as the economy fires up? Believe it or not, the timing could hardly be better.

Firing at ‘twisters’ and ‘stone-throwers,’ a gun-toting CEO says ‘bad practice’ is in his sights too.

ContractorUK reveals the company names that made even the censors blush.

The LITRG spells out where its 11 chapters can help IR35 reform-hit PSCs to turn the page, safely.

Loudest call for freelance techies since July 2018 indicates the covid bounce back has begun.

A ‘comprehensive’ report on ‘cleaning up the contractor supply chain’ is welcomed.

A few words from CEST Explained’s author on the tool’s future, including potentially new questions in July.

Everything the taxman wants you to know about private sector IR35 reform, in his own words.

A law firm reveals what's on the minds of the new IR35 status decision-makers -- end-users.

A BBC radio show finally tuned in to a long-running problem. But the veracity of the on-air claims are worthy of scrutiny too.

The issue of underhand, years-old pocketing of contractor cash by some brollies is reignited -- on the very cusp of IR35 reform.

The new kid on the shady block is thanking their lucky stars. But it’s users who will end up far from fortunate.

The shrewd who want property won’t listen to the mainstream media, but will use an interpreter for their contract income.

An instant fix for some, but factoring is a very hard habit to shake, whether it’s invoice or recourse.

Preparation is the only way to guarantee yourself a really ‘soft landing,’ even if there is only three weeks to get sorted.

Umbrella companies and other firms issue new advice about contracting overseas.

It’s better than expected, but a corporation tax change costing £50m is racking up more critics.

The defenders of PSCs from covid will turn their efforts from blanket support, to 'pockets of support.'

Officials at Companies House are being polite, but the subtext is clear – delinquent directors are at risk again.

It was on the ‘pros’ list of the chancellor’s measures, but the SPR will feel like a ‘con’ to many PSCs.

Limited companies’ negative but improving confidence will be all but wiped out if off-payroll rules proceed, warns IPSE.

Dates, visibility and optimism made February marginally more buoyant for temporary techies than January.

The contractor sector’s leading tax, accounting and IR35 advisers assess the chancellor’s action and inaction.

Rishi Sunak unveils his second Budget -- to change the UK's 'economic geography' after coronavirus.

Tomorrow or the 23rd should give limited company contractors the detail they need to finalise their (hopefully) shortlisted options.

Restrictive covenants can keep a good contractor down, and from moving out of off-payroll’s way. But only if they are ‘reasonably necessary.’

Limited company contractors caught by April’s off-payroll rules are tipped to benefit from Uber’s loss.

Not telling the Lords about Loan Charge contractors who it knew of could subject the Revenue to investigation.

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