Autumn Statement 2015 hits freelancers, helps creatives
Chancellor delivers a double-blow to the self-employed, yet boosts creative sectors.
Nov 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
Creative industry gets £40m boost
High-growth digital firms are best-placed to connect with a funding fillip.
Nov 25, 2015 | Freelancing News
London losing out in home-working stakes
High property prices may be hurting the capital's status as a home working hub.
Nov 24, 2015 | Freelancing News
Leaked proposal to hit freelance consultancies 'confirmed'
Two sources flesh out a plan to put some freelance consultancies on the payroll.
Nov 23, 2015 | Freelancing News
Self-employment up by 30,000
First uptick in freelancers’ numbers for seven months.
Nov 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Digital freelancers cautioned over EU VAT consultation
Any significant relief is 18 months away at very, very best, micro-businesses told.
Nov 18, 2015 | Money News
Creative industry bosses berate the government
Whitehall warned against prioritising STEM at the expense of creative subjects.
Nov 17, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: What if I've been paid in euros but want pounds?
Time and fees at the bank could all add up for a freelancer paid in his client's currency.
Nov 16, 2015 | Money News
Self-employed pray their kids won't freelance
Freelance mums and dads don’t want Junior to 'go it alone.'
Nov 13, 2015 | Freelancing News
Reported cap on PSC freelancing condemned
Outrage at claims that limited company freelancers will be forced onto the payroll after one month.
Nov 12, 2015 | Freelancing News
'London less into business than Liverpool'
The north east puts the most stock in what one-man bands do for the country.
Nov 11, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' confidence levels drop
A future of higher costs and more rules is making freelancers much less upbeat.
Nov 10, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: How to know if euros or pounds are preferable?
Getting paid in the currency you need is better than knowing the latest exchange rate.
Nov 9, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I sole trade for a UK-based American firm?
Reassurance for a direct-to-US client freelancer, but also red tape and a rate of up to 30%.
Nov 6, 2015 | Freelancing News
HMRC customer service 'worse than abysmal'
Scathing report reveals the Revenue is failing millions of taxpayers on multiple fronts.
Nov 5, 2015 | Money News
Generation Y eyes freelancing the most
Becoming self-employed plays strongest on the minds of millennials.
Nov 4, 2015 | Freelancing News
How Osborne can help the UK's one-man bands
Making business simpler and less taxing should top the chancellor's agenda on Nov 25.
Nov 3, 2015 | Freelancing News
Former freelancer billed his mum £400 expenses per visit
Widower's 'callous' son pocketed £120,000 by charging her his client day rate.
Nov 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
UK freelancers want to stay in EU
Most freelance workers think Britain is stronger in (not out of) Europe.
Oct 30, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Is an 'alternative' brolly worth it or worrying?
A University of Life graduate and ex-taxman advises a wary freelancer.
Oct 29, 2015 | Freelancing News
Six times as much tax lost to crime as to avoidance
Taxman told to put more effort into combating £16bn worth of illegal activity.
Oct 28, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' H&S exemption passes without a hitch
Self-employed creatives have been free from Health and Safety rules for almost a month.
Oct 27, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Do new freelancers get a tax amnesty?
No truth in the claim that the initial years are a respite from the Revenue.
Oct 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
Unpaid freelancers 'borrowing to pay for food'
One in four self-employed left out-of-pocket can’t afford their weekly shop.
Oct 23, 2015 | Freelancing News
HMRC scraps Business Records Checks
Revenue retires its paperwork probes, but those booked in will still have an inspector call.
Oct 22, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers show how they've already got it tough enough
Tax relief ban looks even more unfair against freelancers’ long list of lingering worries.
Oct 21, 2015 | Freelancing News
Government vows to hit 'sinister' recruiters
Staffing firms that rule-break with malice will be the focus of BIS's enforcement teams.
Oct 20, 2015 | Freelancing News
Osborne alerted to dwindling self-employed
Fewer freelancers for seven months in a row suggests support next month is vital.
Oct 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Digital academy unveils three (free) courses
One-man bands on a budget offered training in social media and client care.
Oct 16, 2015 | Design news
Freedom drives new freelancers, not tax breaks
It's the work they do and how they do it that motivates the self-employed.
Oct 15, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelance body backs slip into deflation
One-man bands will welcome lower prices, says IPSE.
Oct 14, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Can a client not pay if it dislikes my work?
Top legal tips for a freelancer fobbed off with excuses not to pay.
Oct 13, 2015 | Freelancing News
Late payers 'pushing suppliers into VAT arrears'
The upturn is helping stack the odds of small traders paying VAT on time against them.
Oct 12, 2015 | Money News
Six tips for freelancers to beat the bookkeeping blues
How independent workers can make 'doing the books' more liberating.
Oct 9, 2015 | Freelancing News
60-minute lowdowns on self-employment updated
Freelancers can get the taxman’s take on four essentials of freelancing.
Oct 8, 2015 | Freelancing News
Corbyn warned on self-employed
Labour's new leader advised against casting all freelancers as vulnerable.
Oct 7, 2015 | Freelancing News
Lay down late payment law, commissioner told
Existing remedies for the unpaid hailed as better than new cures.
Oct 6, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: How to treat profit from VAT Flat Rate Scheme?
Expert helps a freelancer fazed by the gains from going flat for VAT purposes.
Oct 5, 2015 | Money News
'Set government straight on self-employment'
Help change government policy on one-man bands for the better, in 20 minutes or less.
Oct 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
Taxman told his enquiries need a 'cut-off' point
Lawyers want the Revenue's time to investigate you restricted.
Oct 1, 2015 | Freelancing News