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March saw temporary tech opportunities expand (again), but beware a stabilising, including in software development.

‘Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should.’ And other tax/life lessons that Akshata Murty’s status row can teach us.

Contractors who are directors are wating for the other shoe to drop. Here’s what we know so far.

Drilling down into the worrying reality that it’s now harder than ever to work on a contract basis -- courtesy of the taxman.

Out of the blue yet predictably, HMRC sends assessments to PSCs and their accountants -- as it tests ‘the floodgates.’

The April 1st launch of digital tax accounts is here. Don’t be a fool -- get clued up and compliant.

Dry as a bone is an understatement to describe the chancellor’s statement. And that’s being kind.

Rishi Sunak’s ‘here’s what we’ll do later’ package fails to engage contractor recruitment bosses.

The fees for criminal record checks are refreshingly, bucking the current prices trend.

Money Saving Expert agrees -- for those looking for the best mortgage deal, banking on anything less than a broker isn’t a risk worth taking.

A contactless card; someone else’s Kio Rio and even his wife’s reported dividends. The chancellor’s response following his mini-Budget has not been on the norm.

The mini-Budget untangled, with expert analysis on what the chancellor did and didn’t announce.

‘Nothing much’ new from the chancellor affecting contractors gives pause to tot up how much he’s giving, and taking away.

Rishi Sunak delivers his mini-Budget, ‘to build a stronger, more secure economy for the UK.’

Contrary to the minister’s letter, the communicating, listening, learning taxman simply didn’t make an appearance before either off-payroll rollout.

New FCSA code set to specify to Workwell/JSA and other member-umbrella companies that ‘use or lose it’ on contractor holiday pay isn’t acceptable.

In full: Workwell’s statement responding to what it’s accused of doing to a contractor when it was JSA Group.

Entries have now been sorted, scrutinised and judged by the panel to create impressive shortlists.

Details are sought from contractors, to help the Treasury move towards ‘compassionate’ from ‘failing to provide’.

Three staffing agencies have been hacked – not that any of them are letting on, to you or the ICO. Here’s what contractors can do.

Opportunities for techies on a temporary basis return ‘energetically’ to their pre-Christmas levels.

The off-payroll rules are a disaster much of the government’s own making. But as the PAC effectively got told, ‘not to worry.’

Pointing the finger, arrogant and shirking responsibility. HMRC’s appearance in front of MPs perhaps revealed more about the self-serving taxman than about IR35.

Contractors at the sharp end of the tax year face limited options, lots of HMRC notices, and little to no room for ignorance.

Contractors with Parasol, SJD, ClearSky and Nixon eat up tips on what to do, despite no confirmation of their worst fears.

What limited company suppliers should emulate from a celebrity IR35 winner who failed all three key status tests.

Nothing new in a long letter by peers to HM Treasury just underlines how much pent-up consensus on employment status there really is.

Opportunities lay ahead for freelance IT workers – here’s where, and what they pay.

Money talks for new starters, PMs and returnees, yet for some, wage competition may have nearly run its course.

The taxman has taken on more than he knows, as the private sector is a totally different beast.

1.25%, or 10%? Either way, the April hike in National Insurance has the potential to be painful.

The parent of three hacked contractor brands says details from its systems have been exposed online.

The umbrella admits it was showered by DDoS attacks, on top of the initial hack that collapsed its VoIP system.

A legal expert gauges what Google’s traffic-measuring system violating the GDPR might mean for you, and your clients.

Doubling your pay as a contractor is alluring -- less so the dozen or so costs that go with it. And then, there’s IR35.

Advisers either want the tax hike of at least 1.25% stopped or are urging action.

Hacked brolly insists it is ‘getting back to normal,’ despite admitting ‘normal’ may take a further fortnight.

The off-payroll rules changed in April, but a period of time when you’re automatically caught remains absent in the framework.

Wisdom of contractor crowds: Officials will find it hard to see your evidence as anything but powerful and persuasive.

‘Welcome Back’ says the umbrella, now accepting timesheets before refunding its margin to users.

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