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.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 20/Jan/2012
News this week includes Scotland’s contract market; financial IT boost; SMEs and contracting; prospects for oil and gas; and marketing spend increase.
IT and engineering contractor demand keeps Scottish contract market buoyant
IT and engineering contractor demand helps keep the Scottish contract market from a marked contraction with Aberdeen leading on temp billings & pay
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 13/Jan/2012
News this week includes contractor demand increases; AWR impact imminent; financial IT prospects; deal-making in HMRC disputes; and new FCSA member.
Contractor demand in core contracting disciplines ends 2011 on a high
Contractor demand in engineering and IT continued to grow in December 2011, according to the latest reports from KPMG/REC and Monster.
Contracting in 2011: its major events and the lessons for contractors in 2012
Contracting’s major events of 2011 were dominated by IR35 & the Agency Workers Regulations, offering important lessons for contractors in 2012.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 06/Jan/2012
News this week includes HMRC record checks review; benefits of economic uncertainty; AWR warning; skills shortages in 2012; & support for UK science.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 23/Dec/2011
News this week includes financial services contracting boost from Vickers; AWR profile to rise; premium rates for m-commerce; HMRC denies everything.
ContractorCalculator Market Report January 2012
Contractors in core contracting disciplines continue to do well despite weakening economic conditions, and this looks set to continue through 2012.
Contractors planning to use ESC C16 should do so before £25K cap starts in March 2012
Contractors planning to retire or find a permanent job and close their company via ESC C16 should do so before a new cap of £25,000 starts in April 20
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 16/Dec/2011
News this week includes new IR35 ruling; contractor demand picks up; JSA joins FCSA; oil & gas sector praised; and public money for aerospace sector.
Key facts overlooked in JLJ Services IR35 ruling: contractor ‘sets record straight’
Contractor John Spencer reveals in this exclusive interview with ContractorCalculator how key facts were overlooked in the JLJ Services IR35 ruling.
Contractor avoids £141,000 tax bill with partial victory in IR35 tribunal ruling
Contractor John Spencer’s company JLJ Services failed to win its IR35 case outright, but IR35 was found to apply in only 4 of the 7 years in dispute.
New IR35 ruling: Partial victory for JLJ Services v HMRC
Contractor John Spencer’s company JLJ Services failed to win its IR35 case outright against HMRC but reduced its £140,000 tax bill.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 09/Dec/2011
News this week includes a no surprises 2012 Budget; mixed contract market indicators; equally mixed economic indicators; & tough City contract market.
No nasty surprises for contractors in 2012 Budget? Draft Finance Bill looks promising
Contractors look set for a relatively trouble-free 2012 Budget and, if the draft Finance Bill is to be believed, some may even be better off.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 02/Dec/2011
News this week includes mildly positive Autumn Statement; VAT deadline; CV advice; AWR update; top rate tax impact; and manufacturing slowdown.
ContractorCalculator Market Report December 2011
Contractors across several contracting disciplines will continue to find ongoing opportunities in sectors forecasting growth and skills shortages.
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