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Contractors can step in to help take data protection in a new direction. If that’s wise.

September 30th is a cut-off many can’t afford to ignore. Not that HMRC is making successful applications easy.

Revealed: Three personality-types that make engagers of IT contractors difficult, overbearing, even notorious.

Returning to a path well-trodden, the taxman is policing PSCs’ payrolls, potentially as a 'way-in’ to probing IR35.

Billings, shortages, and rates are still all but off the charts in the temp tech sector.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak accused of not understanding the tiny enterprises which the economy needs.

Umbrella contractors are the worst off, but the PM’s new 1.25% levy is set to sting almost all in UK contracting.

A lucky legislative start means many of your data transfers are now covered by ‘adequacy.’ Yet not forever, and likely not all.

How the contractor-friendly bank regards you, and how many times salary it’ll lend.

Not for the first time, scheme users are being made aware by the taxman while scheme promoters look on. So contractors, it’s time to protect your position.

Ending the era of in-person hiring is a monumental decision that will help the UK deal with covid, Brexit and skills shortages.

The punishment for looting covid relief is expectantly harsh, yet dissolving is no escape.

An off-payroll reviewer says engagers are climbing mountains to reach outside IR35 determinations.

The telco’s hack is so big it could impact you both as a customer and as a processor or subprocessor, with security-confidentiality obligations.

The horrors of the pandemic might be subsiding but like infection, undead firms continue to pose a risk to PSC owners.

We hope the Labour leader joins both us and the many supporters of the mis-sold to resolve this abject tax injustice -- once and for all.

The chancellor not choosing a date is signalling to advisers that his Red Book may be deferred until Spring 2022.

The Labour leader takes the initiative by committing to have his shadow Treasury ministers scrutinise the much-disliked HMRC policy.

The contractor-friendly lender has outdone itself with the lowest, LOWEST mortgage rate -- ever.

Despite officials starting to realise that tech is smarter, a digital system is unlikely to be ready by September 1st.

More of the same, some of the new and a fair dose of ‘we told you so?’ It’s all part of today’s ‘pick and choose’ IT contractor jobs market.

Agency bosses: It’s not all about rates, but the pay picture for contractors has definitely now changed.

Do you want to be the football guru on ContractorUK and win a cash prize?

Some Olympic-style results are emerging from HMRC’s off-payroll game – but the public sector won’t win any medals for IR35 compliance.

An influential Tory backbench committee chair adds his name to a new cross-party plea to quash the loan charge.

Contractor umbrella companies say the union has got it wrong, again, although all agree ‘bad apples’ must be weeded out.

It’s nice to think lenders are watching the courts for direction on their customers’ status. Shame they aren’t.

Five fouls contractors would be wise to avoid committing, to up their game and keep agents on side.

It applies to individuals not companies, but Breathing Space looks set to do a brisk business.

CEST puts it at 56%; we put it at 72%. But the chunk of not caught rules is as low as 26%. And some job ads carry no status whatsoever.

Peer accuses the Revenue’s top officer of being the disliked Biblical tax collector, notorious for washing his hands of a grave decision.

The self-employed for once are the more straightforward applicants, not putting client HR managers at risk of jail time.

Despite a long list of ways to apparently reduce your tax fine, the room for manoeuvre is actually very small.

Five underhand tactics to beware when contractor recruitment agencies go bad.

PM’s sympathy for loan charge contractors isn’t enough for 76 MPs pressing for 'fair resolution.'

June saw more appetite for temporary techies than at any time in the last 23 years, but ‘unpredictability’ looms.

Physical Right to Work checks are the stuff of a bygone age. Government must keep them digital from September 1st.

Experts say a genuine right to send another in your place still proves self-employment, albeit not in isolation.

The taxman likes killing two birds with one stone, so beware your furlough probe turning into an IR35 investigation.

Thankfully the European Commission has added the UK to an elite club -- no major surprise, yet it was touch-and-go for a bit.

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