Labour hit for downbeat view of self-employment
UK freelancer tsar is sad about how self-employment is seen by Labour MPs.
Mar 6, 2015 | Freelancing News
OTS employment status review tries to avoid IR35
Tax unit makes at least 45 mentions of the rule it's restricted from exploring.
Mar 5, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Any truth to client’s claim about the law?
Lawyer and a freelancer stumped about ‘a rule’ restricting freelance hours.
Mar 4, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: What now that HMRC says I’m inside IR35?
Legal expert spells out the options for a locum caught by the Intermediaries legislation.
Mar 3, 2015 | IR35 News
UK's creative potential going untapped – report
Government, educators and industry told ‘not enough being done’ to stimulate us.
Mar 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelance suppliers win 30-day payment term
A tightening up to a payment code is welcomed by small traders, even if it is only voluntary.
Feb 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: What must I do now I’m freelance?
The tax lowdown on doing a bit of self-employed work when you’ve still got a 9-to-5.
Feb 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
Tax return penalty guide handed to self-employed
Aid is on offer to freelancers stung for not self-assessing correctly.
Feb 25, 2015 | Freelancing News
Revenue might remove £100 automatic penalty
Being fined for filing your tax return 'a day or two' late may soon become a thing of the past.
Feb 24, 2015 | Money News
Digital absorbs half of UK’s advertising budget
The UK is hailed as the first country to fork out 50% of its advertising spend online.
Feb 23, 2015 | Marketing/PR news
Government receives ‘wake-up call’ on digital
Ministers’ actions from May will make or break the UK’s digital future – report.
Feb 20, 2015 | Design news
More than 80% of new freelancers are female
The UK has women to thank for its ongoing boom in new self-employment.
Feb 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Micro-businesses to tune into Btube
Enterprise gets its own channel on the world’s largest video sharing site.
Feb 18, 2015 | Freelancing News
Bigger cash prize on offer for top garden photos
Annual photography contest stumps up more money to help secure more entrants.
Feb 17, 2015 | Photography News
Free WiFi on trains connects with IPSE
UK's freelancers body sees a digital upgrade to the rail network as a positive signal.
Feb 15, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Is a single client OK and how to broach time off?
IR35 is the underlying fear of a freelance consultant needing a break from his only customer.
Feb 13, 2015 | IR35 News
Taxman's IR35 enquiry yield falls 61%
IR35 investigations last year netted a paltry £430,000 for the Revenue.
Feb 12, 2015 | IR35 News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I claim set-up or relocation costs?
Half of the relief he’d like is possible for a creative in London from Toronto.
Feb 11, 2015 | Freelancing News
Marketers handed guide on social media measurement
Get the most out of social by following these seven key principles, says the IPA.
Feb 10, 2015 | Marketing/PR news
Tax returns still being left to the last-minute
Alerts to file early are having an impact, but only on some self-assessors.
Feb 9, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: What if I can't pay VAT and corporation tax?
Pointed advice for a creative at the sharp end of limited company freelancing.
Feb 6, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancing isn't second-best, insist creatives
Almost all digital/creative freelancers want nothing to do with a 9-to-5.
Feb 5, 2015 | Freelancing News
Companies House reassures freelancers after £9million mistake
State agency says it's got better since being told its error caused a company to collapse.
Feb 4, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: How to get back into sports journalism?
Top tips for a young reporter hoping to get off the sidelines by scoring with an agency.
Feb 3, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Must their invoice be paid even if we're closed?
Debt expert warns a freelancer that a liability may still exist, contractually if not practically.
Feb 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ prospects set to plateau in 2015
Take-home pay is one of the few positives for the increasingly cautious freelance workforce.
Jan 30, 2015 | Freelancing News
Tax officer jailed for fleecing HMRC out of £86,000
A month behind bars for every year she stole from the public purse goes to a female tax official.
Jan 29, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers’ Questions: Am I entitled to a paid holiday?
Top tips for a freelancer in the dark about her right to have a rest from work.
Jan 28, 2015 | Freelancing News
Youthful staff yearn to quit for freelancing
'We'd rather be doing business on our own than working for someone else's.'
Jan 27, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: What if the client threatens to ignore my notice period?
Top tips for a freelancer who expected extension, not taunts about termination.
Jan 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
UK’s creative industries valued at £76.9bn
Government update shows the creative economy at a new high.
Jan 23, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers 'cautiously optimistic' about 2015
Rising costs for the self-employed fail to dampen how they see their prospects.
Jan 22, 2015 | Freelancing News
HMRC nets record sum of extra CGT and VAT
Investigations into small businesses collect more additional tax than ever before.
Jan 21, 2015 | Money News
Creative Industries Federation wants policy ideas
Start-ups and individuals who want to help ‘start doing’ are invited to sign-up.
Jan 20, 2015 | Freelancing News
New freelancers' tax deadline is ten days earlier
No later than the 21st if you're new to self-assessing, the Revenue reminds.
Jan 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Event to demystify self-assessing as a freelancer
Financial masterclass to include timely advice on how to do your tax return.
Jan 16, 2015 | Money News
HMRC releases IR35 Contract Review data
What the IR35 Review says about the 'slow, cumbersome and mistrusted' Contract Review Service.
Jan 15, 2015 | IR35 News
Taxman releases IR35 Helpline figures
What the IR35 Review says about the increasingly quiet HMRC phone service.
Jan 13, 2015 | IR35 News
Advertising sector told of its 'holy grail' for 2015
'TV-style content on whatever screen it appears on' is this year's quest for ad experts.
Jan 12, 2015 | Marketing/PR news
IR35 Forum Administration Review: at-a-glance
The 32 recommendations on IR35, and which of them HMRC accepts/rejects.
Jan 9, 2015 | IR35 News