Government launches self-employment review
PM appoints a CEO to 'shine a light' on self-employment's opportunities and obstacles.
Jul 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
Taxman says sorry for not answering the phone
HMRC engages £45million after falling ‘well short’ on call-handling.
Jul 1, 2015 | Freelancing News
Osborne told to unveil simpler, clearer taxation
Big, small and tiny traders unified by their call for tax clarity from the chancellor.
Jun 29, 2015 | Freelancing News
Half of working adults will freelance by 2020
The self-employed are set to account for 50% of UK workers in five years.
Jun 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
Fifth of start-ups begin as second jobs
Digital males aged 25-34 are the likeliest to be freelancing while still employed.
Jun 25, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Which form to fill in so a US client can pay me?
The least taxing way for UK firms – ‘foreign entities’ – to receive their fees from the States.
Jun 24, 2015 | Freelancing News
Double-check demands for underpaid VAT, traders told
Taxman accused of breaking his own rules on how far he can go back to assess VAT.
Jun 23, 2015 | Money News
Suppliers get tough with late-paying clients
The traditional route to redress for unpaid firms is making a comeback.
Jun 22, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Any tax risk to being paid twice for one job?
Top accounting tips for a freelancer deserving brownie points for his honesty.
Jun 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Tax informants paid a record amount
New high in HMRC payouts to tax whistleblowers, who are increasingly finance professionals.
Jun 18, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Is home address vital on parcels and invoices?
Expert helps a new freelancer who feels his private residence is no one else’s business.
Jun 17, 2015 | Freelancing News
Broadband contracts to be made easier to exit
ISPs agree to let customers leave (penalty-free) if ‘speeds fall below acceptable levels.’
Jun 16, 2015 | Technology News
Five things they don't tell you about micro-businesses
RSA reveals the hidden truths about the UK’s self-employed ventures.
Jun 15, 2015 | Freelancing News
Why a plan to recover the sums freelancers are owed doesn't add up
Anti-late payment medley, led by a conciliation service, smacks of Groundhog Day.
Jun 12, 2015 | Money News
‘Universal Credit to hurt almost 1m freelancers’
Government told to reform the new benefits system so the self-employed won’t be worse off.
Jun 11, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Why’s employee tax due on self-employment?
Expert spells out the reality of being taxed like an employee minus their rights.
Jun 10, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Will a design client who employed me likely sue?
A permie turned freelancer could be taken to court by agency or client, or both.
Jun 9, 2015 | Design news
HMRC webinars to help the self-employed
Six topics on working as a freelancer to be explained by the taxman.
Jun 8, 2015 | Freelancing News
Taxman eyes businessmen in jail for evasion push
Anti-evasion officials are pressing to put 'moderately successful professionals' in prison.
Jun 5, 2015 | Money News
One-man bands still battling to protect their ideas
The UK's intellectual property regime is not serving small businesses well enough, says the FSB.
Jun 4, 2015 | Freelancing News
HMRC hits eBay sellers but halts late filing fines
Earning £100 online provokes the taxman, while incurring it pacifies him.
Jun 3, 2015 | Money News
IPSE opens Freelancer Awards 2015
£13,000 worth of prizes on offer to the top freelancers of today and tomorrow.
Jun 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: When to self-assess if I freelance and work full-time?
Expert helps a new freelancer juggle the timing of a tax return with his 9-to-5.
Jun 1, 2015 | Freelancing News
Industry bodies await 'unfair' payment power
Government to consult on how representative bodies can challenge payment terms.
May 28, 2015 | Money News
Ex-HMRC officer caught in £12,000 tax fraud
Online trader who was let go by the Revenue only to lie on his tax return is sentenced.
May 27, 2015 | Money News
Veteran freelancers offered CV masterclass
Webinar to teach the self-employed how to make their Curriculum Vitae work for them.
May 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
Doubts cast over IR35 confirmation letters
HMRC rejects accusations that it shifted the goalposts on confirmatory letters letters and IR35.
May 22, 2015 | IR35 News
‘Self-employment doesn’t cause wealth; it follows it’
Study says efforts to boost one-man bands where they were scarce have failed.
May 21, 2015 | Freelancing News
Tax experts optimistic about penalty review
Wide-ranging look at penalties considers what to do if 'life just gets in the way.'
May 20, 2015 | Money News
Rail strike action 'underlines need for better broadband'
IPSE says one-man bands would be less adrift on Monday if at least digital networks worked.
May 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Osborne plans summer Budget 2015 for July 8th
‘Working people’ to be at the heart of chancellor’s first ever Conservative Budget.
May 18, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: Will being self-employed affect my mortgage?
Becoming self-employed isn’t necessarily your lender’s business, reassures an IFA.
May 15, 2015 | Money News
Firms told how to handle client complaints
Four steps can stop accused businesses from both fuming and failing their customers.
May 14, 2015 | Freelancing News
New Tory government urged to be freelance-friendly
PM and his new ministers told to simplify taxes, cut red tape and help unpaid freelancers.
May 13, 2015 | Freelancing News
Small business-friendly measures become law
Wide-ranging act put in place to help the UK become best place to start a business.
May 12, 2015 | Freelancing News
Marketers’ commute comes in at 22% of their pay
No return on the £4,300 in unpaid time it takes a PR professional to get to work.
May 11, 2015 | Marketing/PR news
Cameron on cusp of second term as prime minister
Tories set for a convincing victory, as the death knell sounds for Clegg and Miliband.
May 8, 2015 | Freelancing News
Six pledges the parties haven’t thought through
The tax plans that must have proved too taxing for officials to work out properly.
May 7, 2015 | Freelancing News
Creatives put at heart of Lib Dem's economic plan
Nick Clegg’s party woos the creative industries with a raft of pledges not in its manifesto.
May 6, 2015 | Freelancing News
Droves of digital firms waiting on EU VAT rule exemption
'Tens of thousands' of digital suppliers hope an exemption from VAT rules emerges this month.
May 5, 2015 | Money News