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No 10 is drawn into the retrospective row, thanks to a Lib Dem MP’s question and amendment.

Demand grew, IT talent gaps opened, but now the uncertainty is even affecting temps.

MPs could today trigger a Treasury review and report on the ‘unfair’ loan charge.

Clients are on a respite from rules-induced work, ahead of Digital dominating in 2019.

APSCo index suggests hirers found their feet following the IR35 Budget wobble.

Taylor’s recommendation to regulate all brollies, not only those for the low-paid, just got accepted.

Thanks for your support in 2018, and get ready to be at the cutting-edge of UK contracting over the next year.

Contractors who collapse will have to pay the taxman second, not fourth, from when IR35 changes.

Victorious newcomers, stalwarts still on top, and the former taxman of the moment.

Who’s won what at the 12th annual awards voted for by you.

Christmas for contractors looks set to be quiet, except for the risk-taking rate-chasers.

IPSE to spotlight the new, the young, and the best, on projects or 'side-hustles.'

The REC finds scarce freelance IT specialisms to have more than doubled.

Contractors will stick to their guns, but most of the unmoved are settlors.

Doing nothing but waiting for HMRC to agree with the Lords isn’t wise (where MTD is concerned).

‘The tide is turning,’ as over 100 MPs join peers and industry figures to denounce ‘monstrous’ legislation.

Multiple failures, and even something sinister, exposed by peers probing the ‘retrospective’ tax.

An investigation into ‘Ltd’ TV presenters points to an awful mess, with stark long-term implications.

Some peers and MPs are our modern-day Snark hunters -- and they seek fairness for contractors.

Ex-inspector says her old boss understandably wants to understand working practices.

The chancellor and his Treasury could be blurring the lines intentionally.

Taxman’s jazzy jingle is so bad it drove a drummer back to business.

Making HMRC a preferred creditor will push contractors down the ‘pay me’ pecking order.

Get the official take from the taxman if you used a scheme but don’t intend to settle.

The established are being overrun by the east on international take-home pay.

Budget 2018 bound to be behind the blunter IT contractor demand but overall, opportunities are growing.

No new guidance coming, as the rule-breakers are deliberate, and the unawares are unaware.

'Astonished' I’m even being asked if they owe tax retrospectively, chancellor dares.

Your invitation to give thanks to the people who helped you contract in the last year.

Forget giveth and taketh away, with PSCs, this chancellor is all taketh.

If T&S is anything to go by, let’s get on the IR35 reform track of tweaking, not taking issue.

‘Spreadsheet Phil’ delays full IR35 reform until 2020, and lets off PSCs with small clients.

As long as you ‘pros’ act now, the ‘cons’ of an off-payroll extension can be mitigated.

Wealth expert tots up where we are now with nest eggs, and where we could be on Monday.

Doing due diligence on umbrellas will come into its own should IR35 change again.

Hammond raiding PSCs looks likely, on top of the rash but realistic option of him reforming IR35.

Start your IR35 reform prep now by joining us on Tuesday to unpack Monday’s Red Book.

Now or never for a chancellor under the cosh, including from the 'demoralised self-employed.'

Three scenarios for Britons who work in the EU are on the table, ahead of a ‘deal of sorts.’

Evidence matters: how to show HMRC (and your client) that you’re not caught by IR35.

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