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Twelve pages lay bare all that's happened since the Morse Review to make it ‘fail to deliver’.

Adaptability is a quality many have but for some contractors, a master-servant relationship may be a bend too far.

Contractor accountant Patrick Gribben doesn’t expect a bold chancellor, especially with two big tax hikes already incoming.

Competition for techie talent is putting pay on a next level, yet it’s reserved just for contractors.

Four-part Revenue factsheet could be a substitute, or starting pistol, for umbrella company regulation measures next Wednesday.

As the case of The Trainline two shows, HMRC remains interested in PSCs -- just forget your accountant’s old adage.

Umbrella company says it’s back to ‘business as usual,’ although questions remain over data protection.

Autumn Budget is unfortunately too soon for an overhaul of the complex, erosive HMRC policy.

Rishi Sunak called to unblock the HMRC-contractor ‘impasse’ on disguised remuneration.

Despite strong demand potentially levelling off, starting pay is at a 24-year high, even before ‘one-off financial incentives’.

Two scams are seeking to victimse agencies, workers, and umbrellas. Unfortunately, contractors are at risk from both.

The taxman will spread his wings beyond Oil, Gas and Finance, despite the ‘soft landing.’

Why we should all recognise Check Employment Status for Tax as only one of many means to an end.

The silver lining of the still dark cloud over UK contracting is that umbrella regulation-resisters will finally have to fold.

Ominous for October? Careless, interpreting SMEs and income tax-NICs have both been depriving the exchequer the most.

Back your boss not your two predecessors upon whose watch seven people died, LCAG advises new minister.

Even if the footy refs are winning on aggregate, the last fixture went the taxman’s way -- not that he can next play the same on MoO.

As a leading umbrella company is undone by hackers, at least a dozen other brollies are hit by 'attack of the clones.'

More than 60% of contractors are already benefiting from ‘brand value/reputation.’ Isn’t it time you prepared for Autumn too?

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.

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