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Covid-19 saw priorities shift. But KID could see agencies on the block, as it’s now an in-force requirement.
Check. Map. Choose. And other advice to keep your clients and your contractor company data-savvy.
As banks ban PSCs, it’s time to explore how else to contract. Fortunately, the options aren’t that limited.
Staying overnight as a contractor? Read the review of a consultant whose had more meals away than he can remember.
Exercising your maternity or paternity rights as an umbrella or limited company worker.
Cases like Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico are only the start of paid leave changing.
'Don't be afraid' and other recommendations to help get your client to pay on time.
Step-by-step guide for contractors on managing business disputes effectively.
Spot the mis-match, and other tips for taking on a new supplier or client.
Top 10 considerations for one-person companies who take on the self-employed.
Tips on how to avoid burning your fingers, this Shrove Tuesday and beyond.
In an ideal world, a contractor’s skills would be the only thing they were judged on. The harsh reality is that how you look is just as important as your CV.
'Ideal Contractor' checklist: You're not just about technical skills.
Trudging in to same imagination-stunting corporation day in day out for years on end not float your boat? Then contracting could be for you.
More pay? In theory, yes, but all things considered, the difference in take home pay may not be so marked, but there are lots of other benefits - including side-stepping office politics.
Variety is the spice of life: changing roles blows the dust from neglected corners of your brain and enliven dodgy patches of the CV.
Motivated by money? Certainly ... among other things.
The IT Coach offers an 'un-ostrich-like' strategy for uncertain times.
Contractors can compete by working faster, smarter and by paying attention to clients' problems.
Last in line for everything and the difficulties of being an 'outsider'.
'Take the money and run' doesn't always compensate for the downsides.
Beyond the financial rewards, we explore what motivates a freelance to do their utmost for a client.
The insult 'money grabbing blaggers' has been said of them, but there is honour among contractors.
Few contractors make the positive decision to go long-term. It just happens.
Contractors warned that sweet success does not depend on sugar-coated titles.
Nothing ominous, it’s probably just a KYC procedure hitting a ‘barrera del idioma.’
GDPR has been thrown in the air by Brexit, although some of your data duties can be pinned down now.
Part one of two on what IT contractors need to do to get GDPR-compliant.
Are you a controller, processor or sub-processor? If so, it’s T-minus 40 days.
Ex-Revenue officer advises an IT contractor whose client has got the fear.
Reassurance for a contractor fearing 'part and parcel' due to receiving employee perks.
Three must-ask questions for contractors wanting to spare end-users of blushes, and fines.
Five fundamentals to help you stay outside IR35 as a contractor, now and post-2020.
Expert helps a contractor afraid that his Plan B customer is about to take the products and run.
Where Hammond’s unveilings help (and hurt) temporary consultants beyond just the short-term.
'Much greater chance of contractors recovering cash from a company if it still exists.'
Experts disappoint a Plan B contractor eying rights and recourse over an extra fee that was never his.
'Terminating a service when you haven’t been paid for it isn’t necessarily a step too far.'
Expert helps a new contractor who feels his private residence is no one else's business.
What consultants who keep a log of their clients need to do before a month today.
Ten areas to clue up on right now for the good (or bad) of your contracting prospects.
A monthly round-up is better for your stress (and status) than a ‘tracking log.’
New contractors no longer have just three months to register as self-employed.
Just 20 days to jump through the tightest self-assessment hoops yet.
Hatch your very own ‘SRBP’ so, among other benefits, you too can shout ‘IBOMOA.’
Not an IR35 bypass, but a very attractive route for profit-sharing with a spouse.
IPSE’s Chris Bryce talks prototypes, back-ups and build-times with The Code Guy.
What BPSS is; why it’s necessary and how contractors should apply for it.
The final exploration of DOTAS, including where it’s heading in the future.
WTT Consulting continues to guide contractors through DOTAS, and sizes up its impact today.
What the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes is; why it matters and where it’s going.
Tick off the nine areas where chancellor Hammond could hit contractors in today’s Budget.
Expert helps a contractor fearing an imminent digital tax account update.
A guide on promoting oneself as a self-respecting consultant, averse to US-inspired tripe.
What the Taylor Review proposes; why and how industry is responding.
Everything you need to know about voting in today's general election 2017.
Too many variables to solve a software worker's query, but his current model is tested.
Your definitive guide to yesterday's big reveals on tech, VAT, the ESS and IR35.
Overview of the overlooked stealth tax, facing brolly contractors from April 6th.
Who enforces the cap; where it’s set and what it means for your daily rate.
Next year's tax clampdown has already got one public PSC weighing up his options.
The lowdown on why agencies want you to opt out, and how to get them to stop.
Lawyer spells out the only contractor arrangement that immigration rules permit.
Top tips on whether you pass, fail or have to bother checking for SDC at all.
Debt transfer is a problem twice over for one would-be sole trader.
Ex-taxman disappoints a contractor hoping 11 years is too far back for HMRC to go.
Lawyering up looks best for a web app developer caught in a three company tie-up.
The legal but least taxing way to take on other contractors for a big project.
Former taxman disappoints a contractor believing trusts to be coming into their own.
A six-month stint isn’t allowed for an aspiring IT specialist on a General Visa.
Tax clarity for a contractor confused about his 'limited' options.
Contractor told he's in touch with a scheme based in 'barge pole' territory.
Building your contracting identity is easier with these tried and tested techniques.
Two steps to consider taking ahead of the proposed changes to status and expenses.
Practical steps to take to help ensure your contracting future is free from SDC.
Legal tips for an unpaid 'Plan B' contractor fobbed off with excuses.
Bullet point briefing on whether you can claim tax relief on expenses from April.
A few facts should help one contractor guard against too many more sleepless nights.
The ins, outs and even the ethics of claiming benefits while you're on the bench.
Legal aid for an IT freelancer whose contract is silent about time off.
Pens or plaques are perfect presents for customers of Plan B.
Five quick-wins to make on the networking giant, even if you think social media sucks.
The last piece of paper in the chain tends to have the final say about payment day.
Web designer reassured that owning a domain isn’t the same as owning a trade mark.
Final word before today's deadline on whether agencies' must report contractor pay details.
Official guidance seems to solve a query about one-man bands going direct.
Top accounting tips for an IT contractor due to earn brownie points for honesty.
A permie turned contractor could be taken to court by agency or client, or both.
Expert spells out the reality of being taxed like an employee minus their rights.
Techie gets top tips on going into and out of business with a fellow contractor.
Cash expert separates the choices from the compulsory when it comes to invoicing.
Not being willing to meet you renders your accountant replaceable.
Immigration lawyer lets down a visa holder hoping to make a client out of his employer.
Top tips for an IT engineer wanting a fix to the intrusions of the pre-work process.
Top tips for an IT contractor unsure that his vetting firm is up to scratch.
The main areas for contractors of Osborne's offerings, analysed and at-a-glance.
The four hoops an aspiring IT contractor must jump through to have his own brand.
Being in the UK, and being in IT, doesn’t permit STS migrants to 'go contracting'.
Tax investigations expert agrees that 'non-DOTAS' doesn’t mean 'non-risky.'
Solicitor lets down a wannabe UK techie wanting a workaround to immigration rules.
Expert helps a contractor whose 'Plan B' client wants more than just an idea on costs.
Former taxman assesses whether a provider's claims are likely to stack up.
'Non-compliance with HMRC's incoming power may risk a higher tax bill later on.'
Legal aid for a freelancer stumped by the onshore intermediaries legislation.
IT freelancers are among the search giant's users who now have a right to be forgotten.
Expert warns a would-be consultant that his kindness may cost him under IR35.
Expert demystifies rules from next month that target false self-employment.
'Control' under the EAA means less than that needed to establish IR35.
Legal aid for a contractor stuck on the draft proposals to tax false self-employment.
Expert helps two IT contractors fearing a fall out over their back-up business.
Expert tips for a contractor wanting a direct-to-client relationship.
What's in an hour? 60 minutes can put your business on track for the next 12 months.
Expert helps a contractor lacking a professional 'look and feel' for his business.
Hefty tax breaks on offer to ‘at-home’ contractors, especially with a non-exclusive business room.
Business contracts can easily become overdue for review, whether you’re on Plan A; B or A+.
Forming his own company isn't worth it for one contractor facing the payroll of his client.
Tax aid for a part-time techie, full-time mum who doesn’t need to register with the Revenue.
Sharing your workload doesn’t equate to having to share your profits, unequally.
Money-chasing expert on the old client trick of 'we need your invoice to be amended.'
Tax tips for a contractor hoping to put Plan B in his limited company's name.
Some contractor businesses may be sitting on a valuable break for R&D.
'Contractors aren’t obliged about tax on the earnings of self-employed people they take on online.'
Expert tips for self-employed people who sit on freelance income before registering with HMRC.
As a contractor, your light bulb moment is set to dimmer without a confidentially agreement in place.
Expert reassures an enterprising permie yet to tell his employer about freelancing on the side.
Legal aid for when third-party goods that contractors supply aren’t up to scratch.
Why staying silent could leave you exposed to significant claims, by technology lawyer Richard Nicholas.
IT lawyer Richard Nicholas on the art of getting others to keep your secrets.
Legal warning to an aspiring IT contractor showing his employer’s work as his own.
What IT contractors should consider before taking legal action against a rival.
What new anti-corruption rules mean for contractors, by IT lawyer Richard Nicholas.
Legal aid for an IT contractor accused of bullying an employee.
Part 1 of what diligent freelancers can do to ensure their contractual chain is financially sound.
Checking the financial health of limited companies in the contractual chain.
Legal expert warns contractors to be careful what they promise to deliver.
Legal aid for a contractor whose tenancy agreement prohibits business use.
IT contractors see contacts as 'theirs,' but clients and courts won't always agree.
It will soon be illegal to discriminate on age, but contractors are unlikely to benefit.
How can you rid yourself of agents and still be gainfully employed?
Considering the better money and flexible lifestyle it's a surprise more permies aren't turning to contracting. But there's a good reason why they stay where they are.
Making the most of opportunity requires guts, risk and hard work. Do you have what it takes?
Adopting flexible working and keeping in control of finances smoothes contractors' relationships.
Forget the pension, there's a whole world waiting to be explored, say IT contractors.
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