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Dave Chaplin
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Dave Chaplin


Dave Chaplin is a former IT contractor in the City of London, and is founder and CEO of ContractorCalculator, and author of the Contractors' Handbook.

Started in 1999, ContractorCalculator (this site) is the leading independent website for the UK contracting industry – most of whom are highly skilled knowledge workers.

Dave Chaplin has lived and breathed contracting since he first took the plunge and became ‘one of the chosen’ in 1997. He spent seven years working as an IT contractor in the City of London on critical, cutting-edge IT infrastructure and development projects for global players like HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Cable and Wireless, and many others.

Recent Contributions

ContractorCalculator CEO takes the (192m) plunge for National Freelancers Day!Mon, 23 Nov 2009

Contractor manifesto from PCG calls for ‘fairness, clarity and recognition’Mon, 23 Nov 2009

ContractorCalculator achieves fourth ABCe audit of over 100,000 visitors per month.Wed, 04 Nov 2009

IR35 special report: 10 years that shook the world of UK contractorsMon, 02 Nov 2009

Contractors a vital part of UK recovery, agree tax experts at PCG-sponsored eventThu, 15 Oct 2009

Contractors welcome U-turn that delays implementation of the Agency Workers DirectiveThu, 15 Oct 2009

Wartime IT contractors to receive comedy tribute to raise funds for Bletchley ParkWed, 12 Aug 2009

Contractor events are keeping contractors’ fingers on the pulse during tough timesThu, 16 Jul 2009

Conservatives pledge to amend or replace IR35Tue, 30 Jun 2009

Agency Workers Directive seminar reveals government threat to contractor livelihoodsFri, 26 Jun 2009

Momentum builds to exclude contractors from ‘harmful’ Agency Workers DirectiveTue, 23 Jun 2009

Contractor policy agenda advanced by key stakeholders at PCG seminarFri, 12 Jun 2009

Contractors suffering late-payment abuse by agencies & clients, reveals latest surveyThu, 07 Jan 2010

Changes in the contracting marketWed, 29 Aug 2001

Revenue attacks on contractors will failTue, 30 Jan 2007

For contractors, a specialised news channelTue, 06 Mar 2007

New managed service company calculator releasedFri, 16 Mar 2007

Managed service company legislation - contractor surveyFri, 16 Mar 2007

Contractors hit by managed service company legislationWed, 21 Mar 2007

Brown's attack on contractors could backfireMon, 26 Mar 2007

Contractors Lose Employment Rights in Court DecisionMon, 27 Oct 2008

Costs rise 10-20% for UK business if agency worker directive is passedMon, 27 Oct 2008

Capping contractors’ travel expenses benefits no oneThu, 31 Jul 2008

Contracting sector joins forces to defend contractors in treasury consultationFri, 01 Aug 2008

Impartiality of UK’s justice system undermined by government’s attempts...Mon, 27 Oct 2008

“Contractors playing Russian roulette with their tax affairs”Mon, 27 Oct 2008

Pre-Budget Report: Darling shows Labour is listening to contractors... for nowTue, 25 Nov 2008

New Contractors’ Handbook will help contractors trade their way to successTue, 06 Jan 2009

New Contractors’ Handbook empowers contractors facing tough trading conditions Tue, 16 Dec 2008

New IR35 resources for contractorsFri, 19 Dec 2008

People4Business and Contractor Calculator team up to offer contractors a better dealMon, 12 Jan 2009

Landmark ASA ruling protects digital advertisers from unproven unique website visitor claimsWed, 14 Jan 2009

‘Contractor UK’ website falls foul of advertising watchdog in landmark rulingWed, 14 Jan 2009

MP’s Early Day Motion to end IR35 is welcome, but doomed to failureTue, 24 Mar 2009

Contractor expenses: HMRC releases benchmark scale rates for contractors’ subsistenceThu, 09 Apr 2009

Lower jobless rates among contractors signals clients’ shifts in IT strategiesThu, 16 Apr 2009

Recession-beating tips for contractors to be revealed at London event on 30th AprilMon, 20 Apr 2009

Chaplin gives contractors tips on thriving through the recession to London networkersTue, 05 May 2009

Audit confirms Contractor Calculator’s growth and place at heart of UK contractingWed, 13 May 2009

Recession is leading skilled workers into dream contracting careersMon, 01 Jun 2009

Recruiter body defends contractors’ rights in new Agency Workers Directive proposalsTue, 02 Jun 2009

ContractorCalculator Market Report January 2010Tue, 05 Jan 2010

How Much Will Income Shifting Tax Cost You?Mon, 27 Oct 2008

Contractors face 47% tax rise with new income shifting proposalMon, 27 Oct 2008

Survey shows UK agency workers don't want employment rightsMon, 27 Oct 2008

Income shifting proposal revived by Treasury with contractors in mindMon, 27 Oct 2008

ContractorCalculator achieves ABCe certificationMon, 27 Oct 2008

Staying in work during a contracting slowdownMon, 19 May 2008

Agency workers to enjoy rights after 12 weeksWed, 21 May 2008

Agency workers rights: how could contractors be affected?Thu, 29 May 2008

Labour Party seen as “major threat” to contractors and UK PLCMon, 27 Oct 2008

Cutting IT contractors’ rates may backfire on the banks, costing them moreFri, 13 Jun 2008

Cutting contractors’ rates will cost clients more and could backfire spectacularlyMon, 27 Oct 2008

Government likely to slash its own tax income through new attack on contractorsMon, 27 Oct 2008

Online interactive contractor tax calculators now available with latest tax dataMon, 12 Apr 2010

ABCe audit shows 11% growth as ContractorCalculator readership leaps to 126k in MarchTue, 27 Apr 2010

Government commits to replace IR35Thu, 20 May 2010

Contractors to mark National Freelancers Day 2010 with focus on potential & lifestyleMon, 07 Jun 2010

Contractor-friendly emergency budget could have a nasty tax-sting in its tailWed, 23 Jun 2010

Contracting sector faces challenge of proving its worth to private sector clientsWed, 07 Jul 2010

Contracting issues are a global challenge, shows PCG Round Table EventWed, 14 Jul 2010

Umbrella contractors to benefit from new expenses rulesThu, 29 Jul 2010

IR35 is to be reviewed, but contractors should remember it is still being enforcedFri, 30 Jul 2010

Contractors' margins to come under increased pressure from agenciesWed, 04 Aug 2010

IR35 will remain in force for some time to come, warns OTS tax director John WhitingMon, 09 Aug 2010

IR35 successor could be GAAR 'super law' on tax avoidance – a benefit to contractors?Tue, 17 Aug 2010

Vote to scrap or repeal IR35 on Treasury website, contractors urgedWed, 18 Aug 2010

New online Employment Status Tool to help contractors navigate IR35 and beyondTue, 31 Aug 2010

Effective contracting skills and experience keep contractors in well-paid contractsThu, 31 Aug 2017

Contractors may benefit from radical new approaches to PAYETue, 28 Sep 2010

ContractorCalculator achieves over 100k unique visitors during recession – ABCe auditFri, 29 Oct 2010

Contracting to become working norm - futurologist at freelancers talkWed, 24 Nov 2010

Income shifting measures could be revived, says OTS Tax Director John WhitingTue, 21 Dec 2010

Contractors warned due diligence vital as two umbrella companies go into liquidation Thu, 30 Dec 2010

Disguised employment crackdown launched in USA – will OTS or HMRC take tips from IRS?Thu, 13 Jan 2011

IR35 must remain in place until other changes to tax system make it irrelevantWed, 09 Feb 2011

Contracting work in huge demand as more workers choose to become contractorsWed, 09 Feb 2011

IR35 review: OTS says suspend IR35 or enforce it better, then merge income tax and NIThu, 10 Mar 2011

Contractor Business Record Checks campaign by HMRC: free online risk assessment toolMon, 21 Mar 2011

Budget 2011 reaction - IR35 retained, as abolition risks falling tax revenuesWed, 23 Mar 2011

Contracting sector service providers and recruiters debate the future of umbrellasWed, 30 Mar 2011

IR35 Forum will see PCG represent contractors to ensure better IR35 administrationFri, 08 Apr 2011

ContractorCalculator’s ABC audit for March confirms 130,682 unique usersSat, 30 Apr 2011

ContractorCalculator releases new iPhone app for contractorsTue, 24 May 2011

Contractors’ Handbook released as eBook for KindleMon, 01 Aug 2011

HMRC signals new direct attack on contractors, citing disguised remunerationWed, 24 Aug 2011

ContractorCalculator Whitepaper: IR35 - Better administration or enforcement?Wed, 31 Aug 2011

Contractors shun HMRC’s IR35 helpline in favour of employment law and tax expertsWed, 14 Sep 2011

HMRC’s IR35 tax yield data reveals only £219,180 was paid by contractors in 2010/11Thu, 22 Sep 2011

Agency Workers Regulations: new contractor resource to help determine AWR statusTue, 27 Sep 2011

ContractorCalculator sees 20% rise to 133,141 unique visitors, shows latest ABC auditFri, 21 Oct 2011

Full history of IR35 reviews by HMRC: 4208 investigations generated only £12m in taxTue, 25 Oct 2011

Umbrella contractors already being encouraged to incorporate because of AWRMon, 31 Oct 2011

Contracting skills support dominates webinar line-up for PCG National Freelancers DayWed, 02 Nov 2011

Contracting in 2011: its major events and the lessons for contractors in 2012Fri, 06 Jan 2012

Public sector contractors deserve praise and recognition, not to suffer a witch-huntWed, 22 Feb 2012

Can the public sector bear the cost of abolishing limited company contractors?Tue, 28 Feb 2012

Limited company contractor witch-hunt threatens local authority brain drainTue, 13 Mar 2012

Breaking news: 10,000 HMRC inspectors being hired to target ‘disguised businesses’Fri, 30 Mar 2012

HMRC’s business entity tests for contractors may already be unravellingWed, 04 Apr 2012

ContractorCalculator sees 20% rise to 156,346 unique visitors, shows latest ABC auditMon, 16 Apr 2012

HMRC’s new IR35-related business entity tests, scenarios & guidance finally launchedWed, 09 May 2012

Public sector contractors may be forced into PAYE under new ‘off-payroll’ rulesWed, 23 May 2012

New Contractors’ Handbook “takes contracting support to the next level”Mon, 11 Jun 2012

Public sector contractors may be driven out if off-payroll guidance is implementedMon, 23 Jul 2012

Contractors’ use of personal service companies “staggeringly inappropriate”, says MPTue, 09 Oct 2012

HMRC has only issued 193 IR35 letters to contractors since 1 AprilWed, 05 Dec 2012

Contractors targeted incorrectly by HMRC’s business entity tests, reveals IR35 surveyTue, 26 Feb 2013

Contracting sector unimpressed by 2013 Budget’s minimal action to promote growthThu, 21 Mar 2013

Contractors told HMRC can use retrospective law to tax/fine them at government’s whimMon, 24 Jun 2013

Oil & gas contractor rates skyrocket from shale gas developments, but concerns remainTue, 13 Aug 2013

Contractor demand at twelve-year high, with growth in all core contracting sectorsMon, 09 Sep 2013

Off-payroll rules backfire: UK contractors replaced by non-EU workers paying less taxWed, 18 Sep 2013

Off-payroll rules forcing contractors from the public sector due to poor guidanceWed, 25 Sep 2013

Contractor brain drain: off-payroll rules threaten critical public service deliveryWed, 02 Oct 2013

Off-payroll damage continues: costs spiral to replace contractors and apply rulesWed, 09 Oct 2013

Contractors still in the dark about IR35 enquiries: IR35 Forum minutesWed, 16 Oct 2013

Contractors will see IR35 statistics by end-November, HMRC tells ContractorCalculatorThu, 14 Nov 2013

Contractors celebrate National Freelancers Day – the “best one so far”Mon, 25 Nov 2013

Autumn Statement: Osborne gets tougher on tax avoidance – contractors to be targeted?Thu, 05 Dec 2013

Contracting experts clarify to Lords how contractors really work without avoiding taxWed, 18 Dec 2013

HMRC discovers extra £75m of IR35 tax yield, according to Lords’ PSC inquiry evidenceFri, 10 Jan 2014

PSCs are undefinable and ‘disguised employment’ is nonsensical, Chaplin tells LordsThu, 16 Jan 2014

The only way to fix IR35 is to make it irrelevant, ContractorCalculator tells peersTue, 21 Jan 2014

HMRC places limited company contractors outside new False Self-Employment LegislationThu, 23 Jan 2014

Contractors excluded from proposed False Self-Employment rules by technicalityThu, 23 Jan 2014

IT contractor exodus from Barclays begins, as double-digit rate cut is threatenedThu, 13 Mar 2014

Contractors face new False Self-Employment legislation from April 2014, confirms HMRCFri, 14 Mar 2014

Contractors being forced out of Ministry of Justice by new IR35-unfriendly contractsMon, 24 Mar 2014

Contractor rates continue up, but clients’ demand for permies is slowing that growthTue, 08 Apr 2014

Contractor demand continues to increase, but candidate numbers fall sharplyMon, 12 May 2014

Contractor rates rise in Scotland due to strengthening market and skills shortagesMon, 19 May 2014

IT contractors must focus on skills to drive revenue growth, rather than cost savingsTue, 27 May 2014

Contractors see IR35 review progress, but key guidance is delayed, reports IR35 ForumWed, 04 Jun 2014

Contractor-friendly Queen’s Speech shows importance of flexible workforce, says PCGThu, 05 Jun 2014

Contractor rates growth reaches an 89-month high, as vacancies and billings increaseMon, 09 Jun 2014

Contractors stuck with IR35: Government’s response to the Lords’ PSC inquiryTue, 10 Jun 2014

Contractor hopes of IR35 reform dashed as Lords’ inquiry brushed aside by governmentWed, 11 Jun 2014

Contractor opportunities continue to grow in Scotland as candidate supply dwindlesMon, 16 Jun 2014

Contractor hiring in the SME sector to surge during next quarterWed, 18 Jun 2014

Simplifying expenses and benefits: government wants to know what contractors thinkTue, 24 Jun 2014

HMRC IR35 Contract Review Service – contractors should still steer clearWed, 25 Jun 2014

New IR35 data confirms HMRC is wasting taxpayers’ cashThu, 26 Jun 2014

Engineering, construction and IT contractors top demand league tables during JuneTue, 08 Jul 2014

Interim management contractors offered new guidance on agency selectionMon, 14 Jul 2014

Contractor growth continues, with one in five having been freelancers or contractorsWed, 16 Jul 2014

Contracting market in Scotland hits 11.5 year peak: rates up, contract numbers highMon, 21 Jul 2014

Contractors learn the big secret of the BBC “employment test”: it’s uselessTue, 22 Jul 2014

Use trial closes at interviews to help secure the contractThu, 14 Aug 2014

Contractors may benefit from OTS employment status review, which could affect IR35Thu, 31 Jul 2014

HMRC Benchmarking letters – how contractors should deal with themMon, 04 Aug 2014

Financial, accounting and IT contractors to see hiring boomThu, 07 Aug 2014

Contractor availability falls sharply: now could be the time for renewal rate risesMon, 11 Aug 2014

UK becomes Europe’s contracting capital, and fastest growing contract marketWed, 13 Aug 2014

Contractor availability in Scotland at ten-year low, demand at seven-year highMon, 18 Aug 2014

Contractors with key strategic, technical and engineering skills in greatest demandWed, 20 Aug 2014

Contractors must develop in-demand niche skills to avoid damaging their prospectsThu, 21 Aug 2014

Engineering and construction contract opportunities in Scotland increase sharplyTue, 16 Sep 2014

Contractors gain some certainty as the Scottish referendum rejects independenceFri, 19 Sep 2014

IR35 Forum minutes: business entity tests aren’t working and should be abolishedMon, 22 Sep 2014

Oil and gas contractors can help meet acute onshore skills shortages in key rolesWed, 01 Oct 2014

Contracting dominates the UK labour market, as contractor rates reach seven-year highWed, 08 Oct 2014

HMRC’s IR35 Review to be published imminently, contractors learn from the IR35 ForumWed, 08 Oct 2014

Contractors may benefit from OTS’s proposed tax competitiveness measuresMon, 13 Oct 2014

Contractor opportunities in Scotland led by oil and gas and video gamesMon, 20 Oct 2014

Contractors with technical and engineering skills in short supply, says JobsOutlookWed, 22 Oct 2014

Self-Employed BBC staff forced to pay tax as employees due to flawed employment testMon, 27 Oct 2014

HMRC abolishes the IR35 Business Entity Tests (BETs) effective from 6 April 2015Mon, 27 Oct 2014

Contractors underpin new ‘lean’ workforce strategies adopted by contracting clientsTue, 28 Oct 2014

Contractor skills shortages and falling availability drive sustained prospectsMon, 10 Nov 2014

Contract opportunities grow as skills shortages worsen in key contracting disciplinesWed, 19 Nov 2014

National Freelancers Day 2014 is being celebrated today - #NFD2014Wed, 19 Nov 2014

National Freelancers Day 2014: contracting tsar hints at plans to benefit contractorsThu, 20 Nov 2014

Oil and gas contractors must focus on niche skills as contract market softensWed, 03 Dec 2014

How the Autumn Statement 2014 will affect contractors: umbrellas and tax avoidanceThu, 04 Dec 2014

Contracting market softens as yearend approaches, but demand sustained for key skillsMon, 08 Dec 2014

Finance and financial IT contractor prospects looking strong for 2015, shows surveyTue, 09 Dec 2014

Contract market in Scotland continues to grow, outpacing permanent hiringMon, 15 Dec 2014

Contractor travel and subsistence tax relief threatened by government consultationTue, 16 Dec 2014

Contractors using subcontractors face nightmare from draft HMRC legislationTue, 23 Dec 2014

Review of IR35 administration by HMRC says nothing about its effectivenessTue, 06 Jan 2015

IR35 Forum Administration Review highlights no progress on administering IR35Wed, 07 Jan 2015

Contractor demand in Scotland ends 2014 with solid performance, focusing on EdinburghMon, 19 Jan 2015

OTS Employment status review key questions: ContractorCalculator’s responseMon, 02 Feb 2015

Contract market stabilises but skills shortages persist, shows latest Report on JobsMon, 09 Feb 2015

IR35 2013-14 tax yield collapses, pushing HMRC compliance into the redThu, 12 Feb 2015

Contracting market softens in Scotland, with better prospects in the wider UK marketMon, 16 Feb 2015

Contracting pays, as an increased proportion of contractors earns more than employeesWed, 25 Feb 2015

No ‘quick wins’ for contractors from OTS employment status reportTue, 03 Mar 2015

Contractors face long haul for employment status clarity, says OTS reviewThu, 05 Mar 2015

HMRC publishes estimates of IR35 costs and Exchequer risks using flawed assumptionsThu, 12 Mar 2015

IR35 Forum to keep contractors in the dark about future meetingsMon, 16 Mar 2015

Contractors in Scotland face mixed prospects, as contract market remains softWed, 18 Mar 2015

Contractors should mainly benefit from Budget 2015, say contracting expertsThu, 19 Mar 2015

IR35 could become irrelevant if OTS Employment Status Review solutions are adoptedWed, 25 Mar 2015

Contractors with tech skills in short supply: now is an ideal time to go contractingMon, 30 Mar 2015

Contractor client event finalises speaker line-up to cover key contracting issuesThu, 26 Mar 2015

HMRC IR35 case capacity revealed as only 250: the war on disguised employment is overFri, 27 Mar 2015

HMRC to abolish expenses tax relief for local travel to encourage running to workWed, 01 Apr 2015

Contractor skills shortages worsen, driving up rates in core contracting disciplinesMon, 13 Apr 2015

Contract market in Scotland softens further: should contractors look south for work?Mon, 20 Apr 2015

Contracting pays: over two thirds of clients pay contractors more than permiesWed, 22 Apr 2015

Contractor numbers grow to 1.88m: IPSE research confirms IPro increase is structuralMon, 27 Apr 2015

Election 2015: what the parties have planned for contractorsWed, 06 May 2015

Contractors with niche skills in demand, as candidate shortages worsenTue, 12 May 2015

Contract market recovers in Scotland, suggesting contractors should stay putMon, 18 May 2015

Contractors in IT and engineering are sought after, as key skills get harder to findWed, 20 May 2015

Digital and big data contractors increasingly in demand to fill widening skills gapsThu, 21 May 2015

Contractor availability reaches seven-month low, providing a contract-rich marketMon, 08 Jun 2015

Oil and gas contractors targeting the North Sea should hold their nerve, says AGCCThu, 11 Jun 2015

Contract market in Scotland at two speeds, as oil and gas lags finance and gamingMon, 15 Jun 2015

Self-employment ambassador promises to tackle ‘unnecessarily complicated’ IR35Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Contractors increasingly targeted by clients keen to access their strategic skillsWed, 24 Jun 2015

Contractor challenges to be focus of new government review, announces Prime MinisterThu, 02 Jul 2015

Contractors benefit as skill shortages persist in core sectors, such as engineeringWed, 08 Jul 2015

IR35 “effectiveness” review by HMRC announced by Chancellor in Summer BudgetWed, 08 Jul 2015

Contractors & small business owners to pay 7.5% more tax on dividends from April 2016Wed, 08 Jul 2015

Contractor dividends, expenses and IR35 targeted by Chancellor’s Summer BudgetWed, 08 Jul 2015

Dividend Tax rules change 2016 – new calculator publishedTue, 14 Jul 2015

Family businesses hit hardest by new Dividend Tax changeWed, 15 Jul 2015

Contractor demand sustained long-term, as skills shortages linked to educationThu, 16 Jul 2015

IR35 Intermediaries Legislation discussion document shows the taxman is out of ideasFri, 17 Jul 2015

Contractor availability in Scotland declines sharply, worsening skills shortagesMon, 20 Jul 2015

Contract opportunities grow in core contracting disciplines as skills shortages worsenWed, 22 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne’s income tax and NI merger plans will not affect dividendsThu, 23 Jul 2015

Contractor prospects in Scotland improve, offering increased contract opportunitiesMon, 17 Aug 2015

HMRC clarification of Dividend Tax changes will cost most contractors another £1250Wed, 19 Aug 2015

Contractors to get greater service choices, as CMME acquires Contractor FinancialsFri, 21 Aug 2015

Contractors to plug skills gaps as employers hiring optimism falls to three-year lowWed, 09 Sep 2015

Contractors may be closer to learning IR35 & expenses outcomes from Autumn StatementThu, 10 Sep 2015

Contractors can offer cost-effective solution to North Sea oil and gas efficiency bidMon, 14 Sep 2015

Contractors gain fresh Parliamentary representation, as new APPG formedWed, 16 Sep 2015

Contractors using loan schemes the target of HMRC’s latest tax avoidance SpotlightThu, 17 Sep 2015

Contractor skills shortages threaten Scotland’s economic growthMon, 21 Sep 2015

Contractor demand set to benefit from buoyant economic climate, says REC JobsOutlookWed, 23 Sep 2015

IT contractors have increasing niche role opportunities in buoyant market, says studyThu, 24 Sep 2015

Contractor travel and subsistence expenses rules face wide-ranging Treasury reviewMon, 28 Sep 2015

Dividend Tax changes here to stay despite protests by contractors and business ownersThu, 01 Oct 2015

Contractor candidate shortages worsen, impacting on key infrastructure projectsThu, 08 Oct 2015

Contractors not unusual for using dividend pay strategies, shows HMRC surveyWed, 14 Oct 2015

Contractor shortages in Scotland worsen, generating opportunities for wider UKTue, 20 Oct 2015

Contractors set for sustained demand due to improving economy, says REC JobsOutlookWed, 21 Oct 2015

Limited company contractors major contributors to 2013-14 Tax Gap, claims HMRC reportMon, 26 Oct 2015

Contractor number increases not driven by recession, confirms researchWed, 28 Oct 2015

Rangers lose EBT tax case - door opens for HMRC to target contractors with APNsThu, 05 Nov 2015

Contractor numbers and the contracting landscape in the UK and EuropeThu, 26 May 2016

IT contractors benefit from increasing demand growth, outperforming permanent hiresWed, 11 Nov 2015

Contractor skills shortages worsen, suggesting now is a good time to go contractingThu, 12 Nov 2015

Contractors face draconian IR35 crackdown, with new test forcing 90% into PAYESat, 07 Nov 2015

Contractors celebrate National Freelancers Day 2015 - #NFD2015Wed, 11 Nov 2015

NFD 2015 a resounding success, as IPSE launches new thinktank and policy conferenceMon, 16 Nov 2015

Contractor prospects improve as clients seek capacity to gain from growing economyTue, 24 Nov 2015

AS 2015: IR35 unchanged. Expenses restrictions for contractors go aheadWed, 25 Nov 2015

AS 2015: contracting’s stakeholders react to the T&S relief and IR35 ‘silence’Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Oil and gas contractors should hold their nerve and seek out North Sea opportunitiesWed, 02 Dec 2015

IT contractor fortunes profit from skills shortage and sector growth, shows HaysWed, 09 Dec 2015

Contractor travel and subsistence restrictions go ahead, confirms Finance Bill 2016Wed, 09 Dec 2015

IR35 will not change until at least April 2017, confirms HMRC to IR35 ForumWed, 16 Dec 2015

Oil and gas contractors should target juniors for contracts, as operators shed staffThu, 14 Jan 2016

Finance and IT contractor demand set to recover during 2016, following festive blipThu, 21 Jan 2016

Contractor clients urged to support fight against contractor T&S restrictionsMon, 25 Jan 2016

Contractors are ‘catalysts for business innovation and growth’: REC JobsOutlookThu, 04 Feb 2016

Contractors will benefit from global demand, driven by increasing talent shortfallWed, 03 Feb 2016

IR35 Forum: HMRC still evaluating discussion document responses before rule changesMon, 01 Feb 2016

Contractor prospects impacted by Brexit fears, warns REC’s Green, as skill gaps widenTue, 09 Feb 2016

Oil and gas contractors offer options to value-destroying headcount cuts, says DNV GLMon, 08 Feb 2016

IT contractors to benefit from rising cross-sector demand: Tech Nation 2016Thu, 18 Feb 2016

Is IR35 going to be changed in the 2016 Budget?Tue, 15 Mar 2016

Budget 2016: Contracting’s stakeholders react to tax avoidance crackdownThu, 17 Mar 2016

IR35 public sector reform guidance poses more questions than answers for contractorsMon, 21 Mar 2016

Contractor prospects not weakened by EU referendum concerns: REC JobsOutlookTue, 29 Mar 2016

Contractor flexibility underpinned the UK’s labour market during recessionWed, 30 Mar 2016

IR35 rules to hit private sector with 54% dividend taxFri, 01 Apr 2016

Contracting stakeholders raise concern over T&S changes and public sector IR35 reformTue, 12 Apr 2016

Contracting bodies urged to support fight against public sector IR35 reformsThu, 14 Apr 2016

Online contractor accounting officially mainstream following Queen’s Award winThu, 21 Apr 2016

Public sector tax attack could force contractors out of Government clientsWed, 20 Apr 2016

Supervision, direction or control is widely misunderstood, says ContractorCalculatorThu, 21 Apr 2016

Public sector IR35 reforms called into question after HMRC figures proven wrongMon, 25 Apr 2016

HMRC wins first MSC case in Tax Tribunal: Christianuyi Ltd & Ors v Revenue & CustomsThu, 28 Apr 2016

Umbrella contractors can still claim travel and subsistence – here’s howMon, 09 May 2016

Contractor billings accelerate as clients look to hedge EU referendum outcomeWed, 11 May 2016

Contractors key to IT sector delivering on demands for innovationMon, 16 May 2016

Contractor T&S changes: Who is liable for unpaid tax and NICs?Mon, 23 May 2016

IR35 public sector consultation releasedFri, 27 May 2016

IR35 public sector consultation ‘a done deal’, warn contracting expertsTue, 31 May 2016

Contractors urged to carry on innovating at National Freelancers Day 2016 #NFD16Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Contracting popularity continues to grow as contingent staff flood European marketWed, 15 Jun 2016

Umbrella contractors can’t open limited companies to claim T&S reliefWed, 22 Jun 2016

Contractors face uncertainty as the UK votes to leave the UK in Brexit referendumFri, 24 Jun 2016

Contractors should seize Brexit opportunities, urge contracting stakeholdersMon, 27 Jun 2016

Contractor placements continued to rise prior to EU referendum voteMon, 11 Jul 2016

HMRC’s planned IR35 tool is impossible, claims expertTue, 12 Jul 2016

HMRC IR35 research reveals strong resistance to rule changesThu, 14 Jul 2016

Help us fight new IR35 reforms - please take this survey NOW!Thu, 14 Jul 2016

Industry shares concerns at IPSE roundtable event on IR35Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Public sector IR35 rule changes are going ahead, confirms HMRCTue, 26 Jul 2016

Uber court case could dramatically affect your next contractMon, 01 Aug 2016

IR35 reforms will decimate Government projects, survey showsWed, 03 Aug 2016

Britain’s post-Brexit recovery relies on contractors as permanent placements plummetTue, 09 Aug 2016

Will Theresa May give a boost to contractors?Thu, 11 Aug 2016

Will IR35 reforms kill off limited company contracting?Tue, 16 Aug 2016

Could you benefit from a Government review of flexible working?Thu, 08 Sep 2016

100+ BBC presenters could face huge tax bills following mass IR35 clampdownFri, 07 Oct 2016

ContractorCalculator exclusive: How we exposed HMRC IR35 blitz on 100+ BBC presentersTue, 11 Oct 2016

80% of self-employed don’t want employment rights, reveals surveyTue, 25 Oct 2016

97% of contractors much happier than employees, says new survey – find out whyWed, 26 Oct 2016

Uber outcome could be a disaster for UK PLCFri, 28 Oct 2016

Uber ruling is good for contractors with important lessons to learn, say expertsTue, 01 Nov 2016

Autumn Statement 2016: Major IR35 reforms to go ahead – contractors hit by cash grabWed, 23 Nov 2016

IR35 public sector reforms: draft legislation threatens public sector car crashTue, 06 Dec 2016

More than half of contractors just want a hug for Christmas!Fri, 16 Dec 2016

Dewhurst vs CitySprint – The key IR35 lessons contractors can learnThu, 12 Jan 2017

Beat IR35: The ultimate guide to IR35 - new book OUT NOWMon, 16 Jan 2017

Paying for IR35 assessments now a thing of the past, thanks to, 24 Feb 2017

HMRC IR35 tool creates farce as contractors now move from La La Land to Limbo LandFri, 03 Mar 2017

Spring Budget 2017 for contractors: Chancellor sustains attack on contractorsWed, 08 Mar 2017

Is HMRC facilitating tax avoidance with its own IR35 CEST status tool?Fri, 07 Apr 2017

NHS locum doctors avoid IR35 by being lured to the private sectorThu, 18 May 2017

IR35 reforms: the threat to contractor accountantsMon, 22 May 2017

Under the bonnet of the HMRC IR35 toolThu, 01 Jun 2017

Review won't burden professional contractors, Taylor tells ContractorCalculatorFri, 14 Jul 2017

What is a ‘dependent contractor’? – The Taylor ReviewTue, 18 Jul 2017

Warning: Umbrella companies making advance gross payments aren’t compliant with lawThu, 03 Aug 2017

IR35: Addison Lee ruling reinforces that working conditions override written contractMon, 07 Aug 2017

Will the IR35 reforms hit the private sector soon?Wed, 13 Sep 2017

PRISM calls on Government to not extend IR35 reforms to private sectorThu, 21 Sep 2017

IR35 lesson: Latest Addison Lee ruling proves working conditions override paperworkFri, 29 Sep 2017

APSCo IR35 Reforms survey highlights damage caused by HMRCThu, 05 Oct 2017

IR35: New judicial review against NHSI due to incorrect IR35 assessmentsTue, 17 Oct 2017

HMRC deliberately omitted key IR35 case law from CEST tool, reveals NHS webinarTue, 31 Oct 2017

NHS survey: patient care services in crisis as IR35 reforms take their tollThu, 09 Nov 2017

Contractors’ Handbook Edition 3: invaluable guide for new and experienced contractorsThu, 16 Nov 2017

Autumn Budget 2017: IR35 private sector rollout – consultation announcedWed, 22 Nov 2017

Private sector IR35 reforms set for April 2019, infers latest HMRC Forum minutesMon, 05 Feb 2018

HMRC wins first IR35 case in seven years against BBC presenter Christa AckroydWed, 14 Feb 2018

Spring Statement 2018: does no IR35 update mean April 2019 changes are off the cards?Tue, 13 Mar 2018

BBC pay fiasco highlights mess created by public sector IR35 reformsTue, 20 Mar 2018

Hammer blow for HMRC as contractor wins latest IR35 caseMon, 26 Mar 2018

HMRC still wrongly claiming all contractors caught by MOO, reveals IR35 Forum minutesThu, 29 Mar 2018

HMRC’s CEST figures, obtained by FOI, indicate widespread wrongful tax treatmentWed, 25 Apr 2018