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‘Client put me outside IR35 -- I’m alright Jack.’ But are you, really?

A Single Enforcement Body is welcomed, but not unreservedly and with qualms over when.

Contractors are shoulder to shoulder with staff when it comes to the grounds to refuse extending their arms.

At least two reliefs from stamp duty could help keep the inevitable post-holiday blues at bay.

Not since May 1998 has appetite for technology skills on a temp basis been so 'huge.'

Taxman accused of 'doing all he can to hold on to people’s money, in defiance of Morse.'

Ideas to regulate brollies are flowing thick and fast, with many saying the ultimate solution rests with end-users.

Respected advisory firm’s ‘reform can be managed’ comment positioned to MPs as proof off-payroll reform is being welcomed.

MVL, dormancy, striking off. Don’t say you haven’t got options in the post-IR35 reform world.

Signs the government is potentially open to acting against brollies indicates 'all is not lost.'

HMT has an opportunity to provide much-needed clarity and reassurance to the contractor sector.

Almost ten well-established contractor sector businesses say they’d sign their names to the Poyser-Seeley Harris plan.

Your mate down the pub who closed his company and run will be hoping he didn’t do so in the last three years.

International travel transferring from illegal to a three-tier system, with colours, looks appealing. But appearances can be deceptive.

Except for technical-types typically sole trading, contractors are glum about their business, more so than about the economy -- IPSE.

The government must use its June RTW review to bring the UK’s outdated employing process into the 21st century.

An audit, of sorts, to work out how 48,000 mini umbrellas have sprung up so quickly begins.

Last night’s story of 'Britain’s Ghost Companies' should compel the taxman to take no more of this pernicious fraud.

Emails released under FoI rules confirm HMRC’s failure to alter its approach is its failure to achieve resolution. And it’s a failure signed off at the very top.

Clients. Agencies. Umbrellas, accountants, and even us IR35 ‘experts.’ Just like contractors, we’ve all got off-payroll angst.

A steep learning curve with turbulence, challenge and worry has defined the last four weeks.

When the ‘good news for the self-employed’ in The Times isn’t quite what it seems.

Updates on .gov in wake of IR35 reform indicate the Revenue realises the brolly situation.

How VAT gets accounted for when UK  businesses supply services to the European Union.

The threat that HMRC and its original IR35 continue to pose to PSCs just turned very real.

Courier firm gets cut off from appealing, but many are challenging the government not to sit idle.

Universal it’s not, but clients are forking out more for freelance tech skills, knowing the off-payroll rules are hurting.

Amid accounts of homelessness, death and life-changing pursuits, contractors can now tell campaigning MPs what they could cope with.

Taxing off-payroll rules just as the economy fires up? Believe it or not, the timing could hardly be better.

Firing at ‘twisters’ and ‘stone-throwers,’ a gun-toting CEO says ‘bad practice’ is in his sights too.

ContractorUK reveals the company names that made even the censors blush.

The LITRG spells out where its 11 chapters can help IR35 reform-hit PSCs to turn the page, safely.

Loudest call for freelance techies since July 2018 indicates the covid bounce back has begun.

A ‘comprehensive’ report on ‘cleaning up the contractor supply chain’ is welcomed.

A few words from CEST Explained’s author on the tool’s future, including potentially new questions in July.

Everything the taxman wants you to know about private sector IR35 reform, in his own words.

A law firm reveals what's on the minds of the new IR35 status decision-makers -- end-users.

A BBC radio show finally tuned in to a long-running problem. But the veracity of the on-air claims are worthy of scrutiny too.

The issue of underhand, years-old pocketing of contractor cash by some brollies is reignited -- on the very cusp of IR35 reform.

The new kid on the shady block is thanking their lucky stars. But it’s users who will end up far from fortunate.

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