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Furlough bonus, VAT cut and stamp duty holiday. Yet no respite from IR35 reform, or the reissuing of already discredited off-payroll statements.

Rishi Sunak delivers his covid-imposed plan for jobs, which excludes anything new on IR35.

Largest monthly rise in tech contract opportunities will be cheered, but comes with caveats.

Where demand and the money is in the technology sector’s 'new normal.'

A voluntary settlement offer is among the options being looked at in wake of NC31’s no-vote.

Fifty MPs, a letter by the bereaved and a pledge of suicide all fails to stop the state in its tracks, in a ‘sad,’ ‘shameful’ night in the Commons.

‘Confine the charge to taxpayers who knew the loan was taxable, but remove it if they declared to HMRC.’

The contractor workforce’s intentions were clear on covid’s eve. This pandemic looks set to cement them.

More so than anyone else in this already fearful year of covid-19, Loan Charge contractors face a very real, immediate and dreaded choice.

Your return to ‘normal’ poses risks that are anything but. The prepared will know their protection options.

Prime minister urged to intervene amid a ‘100% certainty’ of HMRC’s tax taking more human lives.

Reasonable care guidance plus a three-part SDS equals being off-payroll rules-ready.

To mark the now very much incoming off-payroll rules in the private sector, heed this advice for agencies and contractors -- APSCo.

It’s intimidating and inequitable too. But with the April 2021 launch still scheduled, it’s also unlikely to change.

I’m not a lobbyist. I’m a daughter, sister and mother. And I’m a wife to a husband in despair at a draconian demand for money we never even had.

Virtual onboarding. Staff needing remote access. Platform patches. New e-gov portals. It all bodes well for IT contractors.

Six things that whoever writes your CV (other than you) can’t afford to miss, whether they charge or not.

Minister whose stance mirrors HMT’s terms for Sir Amyas Morse is accused of mistaking ‘normal families’ for ‘political lobbyists.’

First sign of green shoots springs up amid freezes; uncertainty and competition.

Taxman lifts the covid-19 hold on investigations, despite only ‘a review’ in place for rejected furlough claims.

To furlough or not to furlough? That’s the question troubling contractors, and brollies.

Forget COVID, it’s actually IR35 that will cause PSCs severe (administrative) headaches.

It’s had devastating effects, but coronavirus is now being beaten back by humans, and governments, being understanding.

By not including the public sector, the IR35 resolution risks insulting covid-19’s ultimate risk-takers.

Taxman showing his flexible side with a three-month break isn’t to be sniffed at.

Never in its 22-year history has a gauge of IT contractor demand sank so far into the red.

Freelancer Financials homes in on Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus help for householders. But as it’s from the chancellor, it’s not free.

It’s a debt you’ve got to pay back. But for some contending with covid-19, the new BBL scheme will be a lifeline.

Simon Dolan to take the government to court over the UK's coronavirus shutdown.

Pandemic isn’t cause to pause pressing disguised remuneration customers to pay what we say they owe, taxman signals.

Get the bill passed quickly while not insulting ‘switched on’ peers? Seems like a no-brainer for the government.

It’s too long a way back for many engagers so, perversely, it’s the unprepared who are now unburdened.

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

It’s tempting to take the path of least taxation. But contractors have been here before.

Facing an eventual take-home dent of 40%, it’s reasonable for off-payroll ‘Ltd’ contractors to not limit their options.

It doesn’t have to be ‘umbrellas or perish,’ assuming that us PSC-dependent providers take actions.

Sunak’s ‘contractor-friendly’ ER policy is balanced against the 'chaos, insult and decimation' of his off-payroll rules proceeding.

Coronavirus dominates the ‘Getting it done’ Budget, under which ER reduces and IR35 reforms from April.

All but certain that ‘inexperienced’ Rishi Sunak will remove ER; forge ahead with IR35 reform.

For PSCs who have to navigate it, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget will probably be a traffic light.

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