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ContractorCalculator Market Report April 2012
Contractors in the core contracting disciplines of engineering, IT & interim management continue to experience sustained demand and positive outlooks.

Breaking news: 10,000 HMRC inspectors being hired to target ‘disguised businesses’
Exclusive: Buried in the post-Budget Finance Act are plans for 10,000 extra HMRC inspectors to enforce new rules targeting ‘disguised businesses’.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 30/Mar/2012
News this week includes new IR35 HMRC business test; energy sector skills shortage; GAAR takes shape; ongoing AWR impact; late payment; & HMRC update.

IR35 Forum reveals HMRC to publish IR35 Business Test in April 2012
Contractors learn from the latest IR35 Forum that HMRC intends to publish online its new IR35 Business Test and IR35 risk scenarios in April 2012.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 23/Mar/2012
News this week is led by the 2012 Budget with its ominous IR35 & anti-avoidance message; Scotland’s market on a high; PCG survey; & HMRC P35 move.

Budget 2012: PSC anti-avoidance measures unlikely to apply to most contractors
The Chancellor’s unexpected personal service company anti-avoidance measures announced in the Budget 2012 shouldn’t affect most contractors.

Budget 2012: IR35 reinforcement clouds otherwise positive Budget for contractors
Contractors are facing a reinforced IR35 in 2012, and the Government has promised to introduce new anti-avoidance measures for PSCs in 2013.

IR35 to be reinforced with PSC anti-avoidance measures from 2013
Contractors face new personal service company anti-avoidance measures in the 2013 Finance Bill according to the 2012 Budget.

Budget 2012 and contractors: what’s known on IR35 and other tax changes
Budget 2012 pre-announcements mean contractors already know many of the Chancellor’s plans – here is a round-up of what could be expected from 12:30.

AWR makes it easier for contractors to work direct for clients, cutting out agencies
Elevate’s Dan Collier shows how contractor hiring and resourcing models have evolved to benefit contractors since the Agency Workers Regs came in.

Tech’ skills alone are no longer enough for clients, says IT contractor Houldcroft
Clients are increasingly demanding much more than just technical skills from their IT contractors, according to contractor Darren Houldcroft

IR35 risk profiles likely to be the future of HMRC compliance campaign
IR35 risk profiles are likely to be the drivers of HMRC’s IR35 compliance campaign, once the full results of the IR35 Forum’s work are revealed.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 16/Mar/2012
News this week includes contractor witch-hunt extended; online demand surge; EBTs in HMRC’s sights; general tax disclosure facility; & rates forecast.

Limited company contractor witch-hunt threatens local authority brain drain
A BBC FOI request has extended the limited company contractor witch-hunt to local authorities, potentially widening the public sector brain drain.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 09/Mar/2012
News this week includes turbulent contracting markets; PCG launches ad campaign; AWR impact on hiring and claims forecast; & positive economic news.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 02/Mar/2012
News this week includes more on the public sector contractors row; the OTS on IR35; widening gender pay gap; static IT rates; and oil & gas prospects.

IR35 Changes in April 2012 should lead to ‘substantive progress’, says OTS
Contractors need “substantive progress” on IR35 administration, says the Office of Tax Simplification in its small business tax review final report.

ContractorCalculator Market Report March 2012
Contractors are facing highly volatile markets for their services, and those who adopt and apply sales and marketing skills will stay in contract.

Can the public sector bear the cost of abolishing limited company contractors?
Government abolition of limited company contractors would cost it up to 20% more per worker and force key talent out of the public sector.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 24/Feb/2012
News this week includes ongoing public sector contractors row; silence from IR35 Forum; HMRC makes smart smartphone changes; and 2012 Budget calls.

Public sector contractors deserve praise and recognition, not to suffer a witch-hunt
Genuine contractors shouldn’t be subject to a government and media witch-hunt, because the tool to identify & tax disguised employees is there – IR35.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 17/Feb/2012
News this week includes PCG “slap-down” of hysteria about one-person limited companies; social media marketing for contractors; and HMRC extends ADR.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 10/Feb/2012
News this week includes a bumper crop of mostly positive economic data for contractors; ESC C16 deadline; & HMRC starts new anti-tax-cheat campaign.

Contractor ESC C16 options for tax efficient limited company closure by 1 March 2012
Contractors have time to close their contracting business tax efficiently using ESC C16 before new rules and a £25k cap come into force on 1 March.

Plenty of rules for us; no rules for them
Contractors could be forgiven for assuming HMRC only targets the public over tax avoidance, while the political elite are left to get on with it.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 03/Feb/2012
News this week includes demand growth in IT, engineering and oil & gas; ESC C16 rule change; construction & manufacturing growth; & new expenses app.

Project management contractor does it ‘by the book’, literally, to win first contract
Project management contractor Ken Burrell won his first contract, and just secured his first renewal, by acquiring & applying new contracting skills.

Good contracting prospects in UK’s oil and gas sector, reveals latest salary guide
UK oil and gas contractors are predicted to enjoy a buoyant 2012 with increasing sector growth, according to The Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide 2012.

ContractorCalculator Market Report February 2012
Contractors received a PR boost in Davos and have a target rich contract market if they can pick the winning sectors of the UK’s two-speed economy.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 27/Jan/2012
News this week includes IT growth spurt; oil and gas investment; contracting news from Davos; tax return and VAT deadlines; and weak manufacturing.

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