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Taxman gets some of the claims of an ‘IR35-compliant’ solutions firm taken offline.

Feeling the squeeze amid uncertainty, contractors feel up against it on multiple fronts.

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A few forces against IT contractors are overrun by those in favour of them.

More than a dozen types of IT contractor are proving hard for agencies to source.

A call to action is among the departing thoughts of an IR35 Forum founding member.

Who said what, and what’s afoot with the off-payroll rules and IR35’s future.

Thanks to Carillion, a new power is set to see contractors' client-debtors taken to court.

One of the world’s first ever freelance coders, and the 'grandmother of the web.'

Armed with a barrister and attacking broadly, an increasingly stubborn HMRC is a warning to all.

Waiting 120 days for an end-user to pay points to trouble; not just tardiness.

Intellectual approach? Patent officials get down with the kids with an IP cartoon series.

Revealed: a three-in-one winner; the most votes ever and painfully, a double-loss.

Who won what at the 11th annual awards voted for by ContractorUK readers.

Spring Statement’s first tip-offs affect house-buyers and investor-business types.

Replacing HMRC’s carrot and stick with ‘publicity’ and ‘details’ is advised to close the tax gap.

Contractor body wants to hear from the great, the young and the new, ahead of a showdown in London.

Bolt-on number 4 for the Warrington contractor accountant seems to add up.

‘Unacceptable’ way to count response times is blasted, after 12minutes became four minutes.

Companies House shares its ‘flagrant 50’ -- the applicants rejected for rudeness.

It’s over to you to decide if your previous company’s closure should be more taxing.

Why at this time of year testing the market or playing hardball can be fatal.

Is reforming the reform the only way the Conservatives can win back the trust of the UK’s two million contractors?

But January is jolting clients into action, thanks to ‘new year, new job’ resolutions.   

Despite IR35, an IT market analyst says state bodies must hire beyond their four walls.

Brexit and IR35 gave a traditionally cold month for IT contractors an extra iciness.

Here’s four to get you started, to help towards a more profitable year.

‘Digital tax accounts destined for the same bungled fate if three areas are ignored.’

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at ContractorUK!

Six areas that will majorly evolve; even dominate the IT landscape over the next year.

March 13 is the next date for your diary, but ‘major new policy’ isn’t the intention.

Contract IT recruiter goes from fired for misconduct to hired by Lord Sugar.

Site operators urged to insist on six characters or more, or they’re ‘reckless, if not idle.

But will Lord Sugar choose the ex-TEKSystems recruiter as his business partner?

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