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December 2018


Underpinned

The taxman comes calling

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Staffing Industry News

Deliveroo riders lose landmark court battle over collective bargaining

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Recruiter

UK labour market shrugs Brexit uncertainty but causes recruitment headache

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Recruiter

Agency workers get more rights in new government proposals

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Employee Benefits

Government workplace reforms modern workforce

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October 2018

 

Underpinned

Work in progress

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Forbes

Would You Work In The Gig Economy For Life?

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Director of Finance

Hammond’s IR35 reforms meet howls of disapproval from tax experts

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Staffing Industry News

Budget 2018: Private sector IR35 reform to go ahead but delayed until 2020

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Computer Weekly

IR35 reforms: Private sector extension confirmed for April 2020 in Autumn Budget

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IT Contracting

Budget 2018 – IR35 ‘off payroll’ reform to hit private sector from April 2020

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AccountingWeb

Budget 2018: Contractors call for consultation

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City am

IR35: Campaigners welcome delay to private sector tax shake-up, but say business costs will increase

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Recruiter

Chancellor extends off-payroll rules to private sector

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Shout99

Budget: Reaction to delayed IR35 changes

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People Management
Fresh calls to protect against ‘pressured’ self-employment
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FreelanceUK
Eamonn Holmes’ £22million IR35 chase to hinge on control
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Global Recruiter
IR35 Move – Possible budget announcement criticised.
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Recruiter
Report suggests private sector off-payroll battle is over
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Staffing Industry News
Treasury finalising plans to extend off-payroll rules to private sector
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People Management
What HR needs to know about umbrellas
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Shout99
Press reports predict IR35 clampdown in Budget
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Recruitment Agency Now
FCSA appoints new chair
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Business Advice

ITV star Eamonn Holmes pursued by HMRC for unpaid tax bill worth £2m

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Staffing Industry News

TV presenter faces £2 million tax probe over freelance earnings

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Shout99

Top ITV presenter faces IR35 investigation

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People Management

Contractor’s £4,000 holiday pay claim is the ‘tip of the iceberg’

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ContractorUK

Labour under fire for anti-contracting stance

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Staffing Industry News

New FCSA Chair Appointment

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Recruitment International

FCSA appoints new chair for 2019

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Recruitment International

FCSA changes membership structure

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Recruiter

New FCSA Chair Appointment

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September 2018

 

Daily Telegraph

Self-employed warned over ‘tax-avoiding’ middle-men offering to increase your take home pay

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FreelanceUK

Government breaks promise to axe Class 2 NICS

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Recruiter

Payroll: Tax catch-up

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Staffing Industry News

Contractor wins payout from HMRC in embarrassing landmark IR35 employment case

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The Global Recruiter

IR35 Chaos: Contractor wins against HMRC.

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Recruiter

Recruiters oppose Labour’s John McDonnell’s umbrella ban

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ContractorUK

2019 Loan Charge Alert: Deadline Imminent

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ContractorCalculator

IR35: ContractorCalculator publishes summary of responses to Off-Payroll consultation

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Recruiter

Contractor wins case against HMRC for unpaid holiday

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Startup Donut

Contractor wins landmark case that challenges IR35

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August 2018


Global Recruiter

FCSA criticises HMRC advice

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Staffing Industry News

Government publishes official guidance on engaging with umbrella companies

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FreelanceUK

HMRC gets short shrift in IR35 reform consultation

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Shout99

Cautious welcome for official guidance on umbrellas

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Simply Business

HMRC IR35 consultation responses

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Shout99

Umbrella trade body offers alternative IR35 solution

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ContractorUK

What IR35 consultation respondents revealed about CES

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Staffing Industry News

Number of temporary employees decreases slightly, unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 1975

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Staffing Industry News

UK Government under pressure to delay private sector roll-out of IR35 tax reforms

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ContractorUK

HMRC handed five IR35 reform plan alternatives

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ContractorUK

Outcry over IR35 reform plan, with HMRC likened to Trump

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Interim Hub

Gigging can be a rough ride for some

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Recruitment International

FCSA responds to Unite’s attack on government and umbrella employers

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Recruitment International
FCSA proposes new solution for government consideration as off-payroll working consultation closes

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People Management

Postpone IR35 private sector rollout until after 2019, government told

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The Global Recruiter

FCSA proposal for government consideration as off-payroll working consultation closes

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July 2018


AccountingWeb

OTS report: Introduce PAYE to gig economy workers

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FreelanceUK

Gig workers proposal ‘alarmingly similar to IR35 reforms

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Recruitment Agency Now

Private sector IR35: What recruiters need to know

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Global Recruiter

Coming to terms: LEGAL FOCUS – Julia Kermode, chief executive of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), reflects on the recent trials and tribulations of the gig economy.

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Recruitment Agency Now

Controversy over HMRC’s stance on MOO

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Contractor UK

Gig worker proposal ‘alarmingly similar to IR35 reforms’

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People Management

Contractors threaten to revolt over private sector IR35 rules

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ContractorCalculator 

HMRC new Paper on Mutuality of Obligation incorrectly defines MOO, invalidating CEST

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Contractor UK

IR35 Forum members fail to endorse MOO paper

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The Register 

CEST la vie, IR35 workers: HMRC sets out stall for ignoring Mutuality of Obligation

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The Times

Freelancers in tax avoidance schemes hit with bill for £1bn

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Recruiter

Unemployment falls again with employment reaching record high

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Staffing Industry News

Number of temporary employees down 1.2%, unemployment rate falls to joint lowest since 1975

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June 2018


Recruitment Agency Now

Being seen to be compliant – Part 1

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Recruiter

To be or not to be a worker – thank is the unanswered questions

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Recruitment Agency Now

Private sector IR35: What now for recruitment?

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Recruitment Agency Now

Being seen to be compliant – Part 2

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Shout99
Plumber case throws spanner in works of self-employment status
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The HR Director
Pimlico Plumbers Verdict landmark result for workers
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Recruiter
Contracts & Deals: 11 – 15 June 2018
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“One of the biggest decisions ever made on workers’ rights”: Self-employed give verdict on Pimlico Plumbers ruling
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Staffing Industry News
UK plumbing engineer wins landmark employment law case
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Economia
Pimlico Plumbers loses employment case appeal
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Recruiter
Supreme Court ruling upsets flexible working apple-cart landmark case
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Law Donut

Landmark case for gig workers
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Freelance UK
Pimlico plumber wins claim he wasn’t self-employed
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Contractor UK
Pimlico plumber wins claim he wasn’t contractor

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The Times

Steer clear of ‘too good to be true’ payroll schemes

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Simply Business

7 things contractors need to know about HMRC’s controversial new proposal for IR35 reform

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TRT World

Gig Economy Round Table

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May 2018


Computer Weekly
IR35 reforms: Government invites feedback on plans to extend tax avoidance rules to private sector
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Recruiter
Recruiters must expect disruption if IR35 extends into private sector
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ContractorUK
HMRC unveils private sector IR35 reform consultation
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Staffing Industry News
Number of temporary employees increases slightly as unemployment rate falls to record low
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Recruitment International
Tackling non-compliance focus of government’s first labour market enforcement strategy
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ContractorUK
NHS ‘needs IR35 enquiry on patient care impact’
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Personnel Today
Consultation into private sector tax avoidance a ‘fatal blow’
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HR Magazine
Report urges crackdown on bad employers
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Recruitment International
Tackling non-compliance focus of government’s first labour market enforcement strategy
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HR Director
Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable
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Recruiter
This week’s contracts and deals include: FCSA, Recruitready
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Recruiter
FCSA predicts large number of legal challenges to IR35
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CLM News
Gig economy workers’ pension woes under the spotlight
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ContractorCalculator
76% of PSBs applying blanket rules: why HMRC needs to reconsider IR35 reforms
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Staffing Industry News
One-third expect legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms
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Computer Weekly
HMRC dismisses criticism of ‘perfectly good’ IR35 online assessment tool
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Onrec
Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable
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Recruitment International
Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable, shares FCSA
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Shout 99
Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable
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The Global Recruiter
Half of public sector contractors not IR35 tested says FCSA.

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Interim Hub
Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable
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Recruitment Agency Now
Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms predicted
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April 2018


Recruiter
Industry gives cautious reaction to unemployment fall
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Interim Hub
The devastating impact of IR35 on business and the UK economy
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The Independent
Are you being ripped off by the gig economy?
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ContractorUK
HMRC hits contractors’ agencies with tax bills
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March 2018


Recruiter

Industry outranged over HMRCs CEST shortcomings

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Computer Weekly

IR35 reforms: Calls for inquiry into pre-launch tests of HMRC IR35 assessment tool

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Contractor Calculator UK

Can umbrella companies deduct employer’s NI lawfully?

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Economia

BBC presenter reveals high cost of freelance contract

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The Global Recruiter

Creating Transparency: Supply Chain – Julia Kermode, chief executive of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) on supply chain compliance

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The Global Recruiter

Industry welcomes Chancellor’s statement

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ContractorUK

No ‘IR35′ in Spring Statement splits contractors’ advisers

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Staffing Industry News

Spring Budget 2018 focuses on skills development measures

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Recruiter

Chancellor’s promise of £80m for apprentices given mixed reception

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ContractorUK

IR35 consultation delay puts April 2019 start in doubt

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ContractorUK

BBC ‘bullied presenters into becoming PSCs’

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February 2018


People Management

High street firms’ minimum wage breaches may be ‘tip of iceberg’

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Business Advice

Former BBC presenter to pay HMRC over £400,000 after losing IR35 case

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Wearethecity.com

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

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ContractorUK

HMRC banishes ‘rank’ contractor loan scheme advert

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ContractorUK

Contractors’ Questions: Should I agree to give a client progress reports?

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FreelanceUK

Freelancers’ questions: Should I agree to give a client progress reports?

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ITPro

What is IR35?

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Business Advice

Former BBC presenter to pay HMRC over £400,000 after losing IR35 case

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Recruiter

Appeal case vindicates worker against recruitment agency and payroll firm

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People Management

Former BBC presenter ordered to pay £400K in unpaid IR35 tax to HMRC

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Staffing Industry

Number of temporary employees down 4.6% as unemployment rate falls

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ContractorUK

Pipefitter ‘only a worker due to parasitical brolly’

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January 2018


Onrec

FCSA restructures membership status

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Recruiter

New to the market

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Staffing Industry News

Temporary employee numbers down 2.5%, employment rate reaches record levels

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Recruiter

Fall in unemployment, drop in self-employment and tough to find skilled staff

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Recruitment International

FCSA restructures membership status

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The Global Recruiter

FCSA Restructure – Accreditation required for all members.

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The Global Recruiter

Scantec’s First – New supply chain compliance initiative with FCSA.

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Recruitment Grapevine

FCSA restructures membership status

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Business Matters

Considering freelancing in 2018?

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