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As an ex-Tory leader admits shame, the incumbent is begged by the bereaved to act.

Sector stalwarts join ContractorUK in pressing the PM and chancellor on their contractor commitments.

Political heavyweight Sir Vince Cable joins the many MPs landing the very same blows on the loan charge.

Government told resisting a rush job on contractor tax reform would stem labour market uncertainty.

Harvey Nash on how prep for IR35’s revamp means meetings, questions and audits (all involving you).

Bank to ‘undoubtedly’ keep engaging PSCs, but it still wants 5,000 external techies on-payroll.

PM urged to act sooner rather than later, as August’s and September’s cut-off could claim more lives.

The Insolvency Service’s CET are like a lightning bolt; scary, but unlikely to strike you down.

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

Our new PM is many things, but have you got him pegged as a rate-negotiation model? You should.

Alert issued over fake clients, and fraudulent ‘contractors’ making off with agencies’ cash.

Ex-Tory leader reminds the current leader about HMT’s ‘unfair, damaging retrospection.’

The contractor sector’s biggest endorsement yet of the PM’s appointments goes to HMT’s new boss.

The case of the doctor who did a commendable job underlines the injustice imposed, and incoming, on others who work independently.

Time (and volatility) might not be on the new Tory leader’s side, but the hope is he’ll clear the big obstacles.

‘We are analysing your feedback’ really meant ‘We are dismissing if it doesn’t meet our three aims.’

When being wise after the event still lands an airline the biggest fine yet.

Minister deluged with personal testimony after saying he welcomes being corrected by evidence.

Come 2020, it looks as if a channel open for contractors to independently contest bad IR35 decisions will close.

Loan Charge APPG tells peers that Jesse Norman’s pledge doesn’t mean what it sounds like.

A great way to learn and find work excludes almost 1milllion agency contractors, government told.

This full admission is welcome, says WTT; less so what it says about HMRC.

The three reasons clients give for not sorting your IR35 status will go as Finance Bill arrives tomorrow.

Thompson hit for internally using a pursuit animal image, even though contractors have died from being chased.

Full-timer scarcity reduced too, but ‘hiring right’ is tech start-ups’ biggest obstacle.

Counting down to disclosure needs some clarity, as HMRC has brought only opaqueness.

Slight uptick since May’s low, but a ‘cautious approach’ by hirers looks set for the summer.

Delaying April’s rules is the only way to avert more Morgan Stanleys, policy-makers told.

Chancellor caught saying ‘well done’ after new minister’s ‘callous’ performance.

A 25% siphon from your pay adds up to fraud, and may build the fraudster a buffer.

Britons contracting in Europe said to be tempted, despite HMRC’s success.

Fines for not paying you are, well; fine, but recovery costs are really where reform could come into its own.

Both prime ministerial contenders make commitments to independently probing the disguised remuneration tax.

And if they become the first of many, day-rate contract work has surely had its day.

Agents are among those who want it all now. Don’t disappoint; do it in near-real time.

Nine contractor outfits join this website in calling our next PM to nullify both the Loan Charge and IR35 reform.

What your advisers, lobbyists and publications are today telling our country’s next prime minister.

Treasury minister’s take on new stats is at odds with multiple charges that they don’t stack up.

The ins and outs of CGT, including what’s new from April 2020.

As the Holden case shows, attempts to find skeletons in your cupboard can only go so far.

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