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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.

Becoming a digital nomad overseas is a passport, of sorts, to temporarily leaving the UK’s covid gloom behind.

Being inside IR35 from April will be a whole lot more taxing with the five per cent deduction disallowed by HMRC.

Being massively overlooked is the fact that HMRC enquiries into limited company workers will continue long after April 6th.

PSCs returning to the UK should find PCR tests they must imminently pay for claimable.

In light of another CJRS update by the taxman, PSC directors might be wise to check their own online activities.

Chancellor sent a ‘strongly-worded’ letter, following a stock reply boding badly for Budget 2021.

Eight situations prove just how vital it is for PSCs to be fully fluent in April’s new rules.

An extension by the chancellor in March would make the housing market’s triple threat manageable.

Helping directors with their dividends would be irresponsible and unfair to taxpayers, claims HMT’s Jesse Norman.

The off-payroll rules will make an unwieldy mess worse. Government must revert to Taylor to avoid disaster.

On a long list reprimanding the Revenue, peers admonish the taxman for using workers caught by disguised remuneration.

Taxman told to come up with explanations and offerings for the millions stung by both covid and IR35.

MPs want Loan Charge contractors to show the taxman chasing them over the goodwill season.

There’s work to be done for Brits processing European personal data. And penalties for those who shirk it.

Chancellor looking increasingly isolated in his decision not to help limited company directors.

The negative test result you’ll need from Friday to re-enter Britain compounds the difficulties facing contracting overseas.

Far from fertile conditions to hire people permanently played into contractors’ hands just before Christmas.

Rates are holding up amid my 20-year high for contractors, whose ‘new normal’ preference is stability.

Neither the need to make up the covid-19 deficit nor the tendency to target contractors bodes well for eight weeks’ time.

Our gut feeling is that the goose which lays the golden egg will be killed -- over a few bad apples. And an inability to learn.

A longer CJRS is tagged up as a Christmas gift to help firms through a tougher January.

What’s been on the status front, and what shan’t now repeat itself. Hopefully.

Questions about independence will likely be fired but, under wraps at HMRC, they may have been answered already.

November took the momentum out from the temp tech market’s recovery, but billings are still up.

Opinions abound, but there’s five fundamental tech areas which it’s hard to see not dominating.

Taxman says he’s checking if you’re ready to restart him probing your status. Is saying ‘no’ really an option?

Don’t be like Duncan, says the taxman, in a familiar but now off-payroll-charged message.

MPs with a track record of holding HMRC to account get to quiz Rishi Sunak.

‘With leave to bring Judicial Review granted, we’re one step closer to contractors not being sacrificed on an altar of administrative convenience.’

An unapologetic Rishi Sunak fails to help contractor companies that indirectly lost his Treasury an ‘eye-watering’ sum of revenue.

Claiming to be ‘delivering on the priorities of the British people,’ Rishi Sunak says the economic emergency has only just begun.

New tools, new labels and new consultancies -- all should come with a health warning if you don’t wish to be an April 6th fool.

Agents’ talk of 'rhythm,' 'prep' and 'adaptability' smacks of a bounce back for temporary techies.

PSC bosses in Manchester and Liverpool asked to speak up, in a ‘make or break’ situation.

Hirers and candidates finding their covid feet helps end 13 months of stagnation.

Hearts go out to the tiniest, one-person companies, facing a ‘perfect storm.’

The top service providers to the contracting community in 2020 revealed in virtual event. 

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