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The contractor accountancy firms finally acknowledge being cyber-attacked, just like Brookson and Parasol.

Despite contractors of the two brollies getting fresh details, the big question for clients of SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams isn’t being answered.

The FCSA’s two other founder firms, potentially seen as ‘fat’ from IR35 reform like Giant, get hit by cybercriminals.

Festive season slowed growth for freelance techies, yet ‘short term cover’ requirements are next.

Professional freelancers’ faith in the economy, and themselves, nosedived just after the off-payroll rules hit.

Contractors specifically asked to respond to HM Treasury’s call on the brolly sector, even if it is overdue.

Clients soon compelled to a ‘by the book’ approach looks like a boon for lots of truly off-payroll workers.

Hiring managers ticking the substitution box is central to why even the government can’t get HMRC’s rules right.

The best advice on the market to help make your next 12 months of contracts a doddle.

A 90-day countdown to a new era of contractor hiring has already begun. So get your gig sorted for April 6th.

Even keeping a limited company going is no guarantee of relief, as Allam V HMRC shows.

LCAG shares its Christmas wonder: how a nod through in 2018 still has reverberations in almost 2022, with lives lost, ruined and remaining at risk.

Taking end-users at their word and accepting all’s in hand could unravel. Potentially as soon as April 2022.

Continually knocking the most viable solution today seems odd, especially with algorithms assisting so many.

Lucy Frazer is to be grilled on off-payroll matters by Lords who are known to lament the loan charge.

'Strong end to the year' for temporary techies, in terms of opportunities and rates -- REC.

The call for evidence on umbrella companies is welcome, but it’s not before time.

Nominations open to suppliers supporting contractors after a challenging period, with everything from COVID-19 to IR35 reform.

Some of the obstacles of the last 12 months may start to clear, yet IR35 isn’t going anywhere.

Paying for your own status assessment? It’s part of today’s bitter truth of being in business on your own account.

Unexpectedly, HMT gives ContractorUK readers a chance to help shape the future of brolly regulation.

The feedback form for the beta service looks likely to be mixed, as division over the risk-checker continues.

Sir Matthew Taylor’s successor is finally appointed, and it’s ‘someone with a real idea of what goes on.’

Government keeps ‘doing nothing but publishing some guidance,’ but a new Revenue three-parter is hailed as a ‘must-read.’

Add IR35 inertia into the mix, and we could see the unblocking of issues that both blight HMRC and harm contractors.

Knowing a fettered right won’t deliver is among the takeaways of a new courier case for PSCs trying to avoid IR35.

Revenue says the decision that brolly contractors working across its operations are only from FCSA members is not its to make.

October saw a ‘slowdown’ in freelance tech skills, as a ‘new recovery phase’ begins.

Rishi Sunak written to by 245 MPs asking for what the PM is being lobbied on too – a ‘further review’ of HMRC’s 'cover-up.'

A tool is similar to the ‘cut and paste’ which helped defeat Dave Clark. It’s just not dependable.

A laudable intention that’s gone totally awry, so HMRC, ministers, even peers, must remedy off-payroll’s many harms.

Foreign techies should be among the mix to fix what Brexit and covid are exacerbating.

Words get the blame in letters between a trade boss and politicians, but it’s new questions over HMRC’s umbrella usage which now need answers.

Chancellor’s moves on high-skilled migration disappoint for coming across as exclusionary and disjointed.

As the FCSA faces questions, and attacks, the feeling that Sunak missed an opportunity pervades.

IR35, umbrellas, and just about everything else the chancellor did or didn’t announce that impacts ContractorUK readers.

Personal finance expert Paul Mayhew reviews some of the Autumn Budget’s money measures.

Rishi Sunak delivers his third Budget, to build a ‘stronger economy’ and make Britain a ‘tech superpower.’

FairScore can beat back the Frankenstein monster, but it’s up to Sunak to banish it.

Covid is weighted against the contractor sector getting two big fixes it wants from the chancellor.

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