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Better for the environment, worse for wellbeing? Studies on WFH increasingly say it’s exactly the opposite.

FCSA’s Chris Bryce says the furore about umbrellas withholding monies is easy to understand. The legal position; less so.

Standing back to take in the whole picture of the factual matrix is the unifying factor of numerous IR35 judgments.

Professional Passport CEO Crawford Temple on why, contrary to popular belief, regulation isn’t the best answer.

With the government excluding an employment bill amid ‘rife’ non-compliance, it’s left to Margaret Beels to do what ministers ‘unsurprisingly’ are shirking.

Amid more imposter companies registering with Companies House to commit fraud, one victim fears the end isn’t even in sight.

A small challenger group, or 85% of all contractor accountants? Regardless of which is proved to be the true scale, an HMRC win would have a big impact.

‘Freelance’ in many senses of the term they may be, but two HMRC-hit presenters worked very differently to IT contractors.

The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG wants ‘enlightening’ submissions on the HMRC policy added to by experts.

Fresh from clearing JSA, the compliance group is told of ‘a lot, lot more’ to come than just a holiday pay pocketing allegation.

The IR35 reform-induced trend of unwilling employment? Like PSLs and holiday pay, ministers owe it to work-seekers to intervene.

Just like CVLs, insolvencies are going in the wrong direction for the recovery effort. So let’s all hope IR35 determinations continue to turn the corner.

Log-on to an accountant’s webinar on cyber-security as a PSC, now that hackers have undone a string of contractor service providers.

The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG is set to reveal the ‘awful situation people are in.’

Despite it being 15 years overdue, and him still not ‘cutting off the head of the snake,’ the taxman’s new blacklist is being welcomed.

The game of two halves is also a game of opinions – a bit like IR35, which another Sky Sports presenter has been defeated under.

Sympathies abound but unless the law changes, brollies get regulated, or the EASI intervenes, ‘Faustian deals’ look set to continue.

March saw temporary tech opportunities expand (again), but beware a stabilising, including in software development.

‘Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should.’ And other tax/life lessons that Akshata Murty’s status row can teach us.

Contractors who are directors are wating for the other shoe to drop. Here’s what we know so far.

Drilling down into the worrying reality that it’s now harder than ever to work on a contract basis -- courtesy of the taxman.

Out of the blue yet predictably, HMRC sends assessments to PSCs and their accountants -- as it tests ‘the floodgates.’

The April 1st launch of digital tax accounts is here. Don’t be a fool -- get clued up and compliant.

Dry as a bone is an understatement to describe the chancellor’s statement. And that’s being kind.

Trade body wants a multi-organisational response to ‘strike off the clones’ and ‘pursue the perpetrators.’

The Mirror reports on the contractor sector’s new fraud, with serious implications for ‘brollies and their users’ not being prevented by the BEIS agency.

Rishi Sunak’s ‘here’s what we’ll do later’ package fails to engage contractor recruitment bosses.

The fees for criminal record checks are refreshingly, bucking the current prices trend.

Money Saving Expert agrees -- for those looking for the best mortgage deal, banking on anything less than a broker isn’t a risk worth taking.

A contactless card; someone else’s Kio Rio and even his wife’s reported dividends. The chancellor’s response following his mini-Budget has not been on the norm.

The mini-Budget untangled, with expert analysis on what the chancellor did and didn’t announce.

‘Nothing much’ new from the chancellor affecting contractors gives pause to tot up how much he’s giving, and taking away.

Rishi Sunak delivers his mini-Budget, ‘to build a stronger, more secure economy for the UK.’

Contrary to the minister’s letter, the communicating, listening, learning taxman simply didn’t make an appearance before either off-payroll rollout.

New FCSA code set to specify to Workwell/JSA and other member-umbrella companies that ‘use or lose it’ on contractor holiday pay isn’t acceptable.

In full: Workwell’s statement responding to what it’s accused of doing to a contractor when it was JSA Group.

Entries have now been sorted, scrutinised and judged by the panel to create impressive shortlists.

Details are sought from contractors, to help the Treasury move towards ‘compassionate’ from ‘failing to provide’.

Three staffing agencies have been hacked – not that any of them are letting on, to you or the ICO. Here’s what contractors can do.

Opportunities for techies on a temporary basis return ‘energetically’ to their pre-Christmas levels.

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