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
Freelancers told the late-filing excuses that won't wash
HMRC will only accept genuine reasons for missing the deadline, not exotic ones.
Jan 8, 2015 | Money News
Osborne to unveil Budget 2015 on March 18th
Chancellor chooses his words (and timing) carefully for his last red box.
Jan 6, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: What if my contract's shorter than I was told?
Lawyer gently reminds that breach of trust doesn't equate to breach of contract.
Jan 5, 2015 | Freelancing News
Bank turns its vault into free work space
Oxford is the first of four underutilised Barclays sites to open up to creatives.
Dec 23, 2014 | Freelancing News
Not all freelancers want a tax-free Christmas
Your festive break looks taxing if ringing the Revenue about self-assessment is on the cards.
Dec 22, 2014 | Freelancing News
VAT man makes MOSS more business-friendly
Chartered advisers welcome a tweak to January's VAT rules for digital suppliers.
Dec 19, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: What if the agency is withholding my fee?
Legal aid for a freelancer owed £7,200 by a recruiter reliant on unwritten clauses.
Dec 12, 2014 | Freelancing News
Changes to use-of-home deductions win approval
Equal tax footing for home-based business partners and sole traders is welcomed.
Dec 11, 2014 | Freelancing News
Conciliation service to help unpaid freelancers
Government moves to ensure freelancers get what they're owed without court action.
Dec 10, 2014 | Freelancing News
Parents who freelance 'keeping more of their money'
Self-employed couples with kids calculated to be £1,845 better off under the coalition.
Dec 9, 2014 | Freelancing News
HMRC scoops award for worst 'written tripe'
Taxman's ‘dire’ detailing of drawdown pensions are spotlighted at the Oscars for gobbledygook.
Dec 8, 2014 | Marketing/PR news
How Autumn Statement 2014 affects freelancers’ pockets
Financial adviser to freelancers says Captain 'stay the course' Osborne deserves a 21-gun salute.
Dec 5, 2014 | Money News
Autumn Statement for freelance creatives is neutral
A few pros and few cons will likely leave most freelancers unmoved, especially on tax.
Dec 4, 2014 | Freelancing News
HMRC to face critics of VAT place of supply rules
Ten small businesses caught by the January 1st rules will get to bend the taxman’s ear.
Dec 3, 2014 | Freelancing News
Autumn Statement 2014 – Freelancers' Wishlist
Three things every freelancer should be hoping to hear from the chancellor tomorrow.
Dec 2, 2014 | Freelancing News
Caution sounded over a new type of freelance company
Chancellor increasingly being told that a Freelancer Limited Company isn’t necessary.
Dec 1, 2014 | Freelancing News
Government moves to get freelancers online
Sole traders offered help to set up or strengthen their digital presence.
Nov 28, 2014 | Freelancing News
Ministers told three ways to add 1m creative jobs
Innovation charity gives the government a realistic yet ambitious target.
Nov 27, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Would commuting cost me less as a 'Ltd' company?
Expenses aid for a would-be 'Ltd' feeling stung by a new opportunity's travel bill.
Nov 26, 2014 | Freelancing News
Creative Industries Federation launches
More than 200 innovators join forces to give the creative sector a single voice.
Nov 25, 2014 | Freelancing News
HMRC offers debt recovery safeguards
Taxman agrees to 'knock a lot of the teeth out' of his power to raid accounts.
Nov 24, 2014 | Freelancing News
Free courses on digital business go live
Digital Academy launches with the backing of industry, academics and the PM.
Nov 21, 2014 | Freelancing News
Government appoints 'freelancer tsar'
First ever self-employed ambassador gets hired on National Freelancers Day.
Nov 20, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ training needs 'aren’t being met'
Government told to stop disincentivising the up-skilling of self-employed people.
Nov 19, 2014 | Freelancing News
Why freelancers should sort Self-Assessment now
The benefits to sole traders are six-fold if they don’t delay and file today.
Nov 18, 2014 | Freelancing News
HMRC's haul from individuals up by 40%
Online traders among those bearing the brunt of a 'ruthless, unforgiving' HMRC.
Nov 17, 2014 | Freelancing News
National Freelancers Day is on Wednesday
UK gears up to celebrate the 4.5million people who work for themselves.
Nov 14, 2014 | Freelancing News
Why the UK should form a Freelancer Limited Company
Freelancers deserve to sleep easier; clients want surety and HMRC could stop tweaking IR35.
Nov 13, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I avoid IR35 by moving sector?
Employment status expert disappoints a creative freelancer seeking a Plan B that's IR35-free.
Nov 12, 2014 | IR35 News