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COVID-19: Limited company contractors excluded from self-employed support package
Limited company contractors are excluded from measures unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support the UK’s self-employed through COVID-19.

COVID-19: Contractors and the Job Retention Scheme
Contractors unable to work may be able to secure relief courtesy of the Job Retention Scheme or a proposed equivalent measure for the self-employed.

Contractors’ Handbook Edition 3: invaluable guide for new and experienced contractors
The brand new Contractors’ Handbook 3rd Edition is published, providing invaluable, up-to-date guidance for all successful modern-day contractors.

Autumn Budget 2017: IPSE urges Government to seize opportunity to support contractors
With the Autumn Budget less than two months away, IPSE has outlined the measures it believes the Government can take to better support contractors.

Tax and regulatory changes needed as contractor confidence plummets, says IPSE
If the Government wants to keep the UK workforce flexible, it must reassess its tax and regulatory framework, says IPSE’s Simon McVicker.

IPSE calls for more progressive approach from Government to address employment status
IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce shares his take on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, and considers the impact on the contract sector.

Review won't burden professional contractors, Taylor tells ContractorCalculator
Matthew Taylor has told ContractorCalculator’s CEO Dave Chaplin that he has no plans to increase the burden for genuine self-employed contractors.

Contractors could be set to benefit from Government vulnerability, says IPSE chief
A Government in disarray following the General Election could spell good news for contractors in the immediate future, says IPSE chief Chris Bryce.

General Election 2017: IPSE chief calls on politicians to acknowledge self-employed
More is required of political parties to recognise and reward the self-employed, says IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce ahead of the General Election.

General Election outcome could spell major changes for UK contractors, claims IPSE
Big changes could be on the horizon for UK contractors after the General Election on 8 June, says IPSE deputy director of policy Andy Chamberlain.

Contracting in 2017: tax reform needs much consideration, warns IPSE chief executive
The Chancellor’s proposed tax system reform can’t afford to ignore the various research into self-employment, says IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce.

More than half of contractors just want a hug for Christmas!
More than half of contractors have told us that all they want for Christmas is a great big hug and to spend time with their family!

Uber outcome could be a disaster for UK PLC
Uber drivers won their UK employment tribunal. Any new case law precedents could weaken any IR35 tax defence

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 26/Aug/2016
News this week covers: rising IT contract rates; tax avoidance backlash; construction boost; digital tax concern; and clients adopt digital platforms.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 19/Aug/2016
News this week covers: HMRC tool quashed; limited company fears; public sector contests reforms; uproar over tax proposals; & tax avoidance clampdown.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 12/Aug/2016
News this week covers: IR35 RTI nightmare; PM gives boost to contractors; Report on Jobs; LEM; good news for oil and gas; and buy-to-let warning.

Will Theresa May give a boost to contractors?
Contractors have cause for optimism, after talks between Theresa May and stakeholders indicated that her leadership may bring change for the better.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 05/Aug/2016
News this week covers: public sector contractor exodus; Uber court case; PM consults with contractors; NHS scandal; PMIs; and construction warning.

Uber court case could dramatically affect your next contract
Uber drivers are challenging the company in court over their employment status, in a case that could have huge implications for contractors and IR35.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 28/July/2016
News this week covers: IR35; support PRISM’s strategic review; FCSA refutes PSC claims; Brexit impact; skills shortage concerns; and HMRC warning.

PRISM needs your help to support strategic review
PRISM needs your help to support its bid to launch a wide-ranging strategic review to ensure fairness within the tax system for contractors.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 22/July/2016
News this week covers: IR35 roundtable; non-compliance warning; contractor demand bounces back; Brexit dents confidence; & oil and gas opportunities.

Contractors could benefit from post-Brexit Government reform, expert claims
Contractors could benefit from regulatory reform following the post-Brexit arrival of Theresa May’s Government, says Andy Chamberlain of IPSE.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 15/July/2016
News this week covers: strong opposition to IR35 proposals; Report on Jobs; contracting stakeholders address PM; & contractors praised in ONS report.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 08/July/2016
News this week covers: buy-to-let warning; engineering opportunities; corporation tax proposal; PMIs; finance demand; and contracting bodies unite.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 1/Jul/2016
News this week covers: Call for strategic review of contracting sector: effects of Brexit on contractors; energy industry to need more IT contractors, HMRC IR35 tool not ready

Contractors should seize Brexit opportunities, urge contracting stakeholders
Contractors should turn Brexit challenges into opportunities, urge contracting stakeholders following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU.

Contractors face uncertainty as the UK votes to leave the UK in Brexit referendum
Contractors face both risks and benefits as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 24/Jun/2016
News this week covers: Brexit now a reality; HMRC call costs; North Sea contracts; Germany top contracting destination; and IR35 survey.

Brexit and contracting: UK200Group asks should we stay or should we go? Part II
EXCLUSIVE: UK200Group discusses potential changes to regulations and legislation impacting on contractors at EU referendum debate.

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