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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. 

Insolvency pandemic protections are right. But do the new rules strike the wrong balance?

Another government-imposed shutdown thanks to coronavirus provokes as many as it pleases.

Six technology specialisms contractors ought to wish they had this Christmas (and beyond).

The future for umbrella businesses looks bright, based on both yesterday’s IR35 meeting and the government’s wider activities.

Covid lull replaced by a 40% spike in enquires, including the thousands of firms HMRC now deems ‘high-risk.’

The second biggest fine a firm has got for flouting data law should be a warning to all.

An unwieldy IR35 reform consequence that HMRC doesn’t intend for, and is going to snuff out, is creating quite the furore.

‘It’s all about the irreducible minimum,’ the Revenue is likely to argue, in a bid to banish the ‘brand’ argument.

To commemorate World Mental Health Day, us and Samaritans urge you to check in on your fellow contractors, and others -- SJD.

September’s slew of unconventional jobs activity coincides with expectations still weighing heavily on the government.

Self-isolation at home and tax uncertainty away looms for Britons with Polish contracts.

What PSC contractors can leverage in the chancellor’s covid-induced fiscal package.

A sea change is here. Alongside a taxman who’ll keep chasing and schemes that’ll keep targeting. But hold on to your old ways -- and you’ll struggle.

Rishi Sunak, the clock is ticking to stop the mass closure of small incorporated business. Only you can provide the vital economic aid they need to survive.

Worse than just 'irrelevant,' the chancellor’s package for UK contracting is condemned as 'ill-winded'.

Getting back to work is the goal of most (even the government’s). This scheme looks like a punt that misses.

Consistency was one of IR35 reform’s silver linings. But without many noticing, it’s now been removed.

Despite the unsurprising move, UK contracting fears it could mean support for PSCs is even further off.

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