Freelancers' Questions: Can I insure against lost project time?
Legal aid for a freelancer feeling stung by shoddy time-keeping.
Sep 4, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Am I due tax relief or reimbursements?
Expert helps a duped agency freelancer work out what he may (or may not) be owed.
Sep 3, 2015 | Freelancing News
Gambling-addicted tax advisers jailed for fraud
Two accountants who bet they could secretly fiddle clients' tax returns lose to HMRC.
Sep 2, 2015 | Freelancing News
Why freelancers should bother with a contract
Five reasons in favour of not proceeding unless you’ve got it in writing.
Sep 1, 2015 | Freelancing News
Tax receipts hit record high
Latest count of cash flowing into the exchequer shows the highest numbers ever.
Aug 28, 2015 | Money News
Gaming firms reminded on consumer protection
ASA ruling is a reminder for app-based games to play by the rules.
Aug 27, 2015 | Marketing/PR news
Freelancer Limited Company plan revived
Tax giant backs bringing the FLC back to life amid ‘uncertain times’ for freelancing.
Aug 26, 2015 | Freelancing News
UK films win higher rate of tax relief
Chancellor shows himself to be a fan of British films, with a little help from the EU.
Aug 24, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelance group doubts 'bogus self-employment' claims
To state that half a million Brits are trapped freelancers is an oversimplification, says FCSA.
Aug 21, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: How to claim mileage when driving to a client?
Only one set of HMRC rates when on the road as a business, sole trader or not.
Aug 20, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' body warns on rising travel fares
'Ongoing rise in road and air fares will majorly concern the self-employed.'
Aug 19, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Whose payment terms dictate; mine or the client’s?
The last piece of paper in the chain tends to have the final say about payment day.
Aug 18, 2015 | Freelancing News
Tax enquiry length increases to three months
Stress, cost and duration all going in the wrong direction for investigated taxpayers.
Aug 17, 2015 | Money News
'Flexible workforce will only grow with support'
Second successive fall in self-employment doesn't bode well for the 2m jobs target.
Aug 14, 2015 | Freelancing News
Four reasons to fight for the freelance workforce
It may be hard work, but its freelancers' job to speak up about unintended consequences.
Aug 13, 2015 | Freelancing News
Late payment tsar looks unconvincing to freelancers
A potentially toothless tsar who's quick and cheap won't fill the unpaid with confidence.
Aug 12, 2015 | Money News
Third of workforce will soon be 'gigging'
Professionals having portfolios of part-time work is said to be a growing trend.
Aug 11, 2015 | Freelancing News
Call for 'extra push' against EU VAT rules
Lobbyist launches letter-writing campaign ahead of a major meeting next month.
Aug 10, 2015 | Freelancing News
Alert over 'advice gap' for self-employed
Support for one-man bands is buckling under their sheer weight, says debt charity.
Aug 7, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Does a ‘co.uk’ domain have trade mark rights?
Designer reassured that registering a domain isn’t the same as registering a trade mark.
Aug 5, 2015 | Freelancing News
Sole traders 'relying on mum or mates'
Two thirds of the self-employed depend on friends and family to run their business.
Aug 4, 2015 | Freelancing News
Media and Marketing lead temporary jobs uptick
Fewer placements bodes well for marketers and media types looking for work.
Aug 3, 2015 | Freelancing News
Small Business Commissioner to aid unpaid freelancers
The much-criticised small business conciliation service is launched under a new name.
Jul 31, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: What to make of my contract's indemnity?
Legal aid for a freelancer feeling stung by a clause committing him to make good any loss.
Jul 30, 2015 | Freelancing News
Self-employed warned of imminent tax deadline
Most sole traders must make the first payment on account by this Friday.
Jul 29, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Does this IPR clause waive my rights?
Solicitor senses room to negotiate but warns a freelancer against being too demanding.
Jul 28, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancer optimism at risk from higher costs
The picture for bullish one-man bands is ‘not completely rosy,’ says IPSE.
Jul 27, 2015 | Freelancing News
Taxman takes on the hidden economy
You'll get no sympathy from HMRC if you fail to register or declare, freelancers warned.
Jul 24, 2015 | Freelancing News
Home-based office costs £2,000 a year to run
The weekly allowance for use of home as an office looks inadequate if research is right.
Jul 23, 2015 | Freelancing News
Self-employed back on stand-by for H&S exemption
Being freed from health and safety laws is once again around the corner for most freelancers.
Jul 22, 2015 | Freelancing News
HMRC publishes IR35 consultation
What IR35 aspects the Revenue wants your response to by September.
Jul 20, 2015 | IR35 News
Osborne used 'tax imbalances' to meet £5bn target
Only with the likes of the dividend tax hike can the chancellor keep his party's promise.
Jul 17, 2015 | Money News
Support the dwindling self-employed, ministers told
Employment easing due to fewer freelancers suggests action is needed, says IPSE.
Jul 16, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers on £10,000 lose under Budget 2015
Tax firm tots up Osborne's numbers to find most self-employed are better off.
Jul 15, 2015 | Freelancing News
Small suppliers ignoring prompt payment advice
Not even a third of small suppliers chase big clients in the first week of being unpaid.
Jul 14, 2015 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Can my company pay to kit out my office?
The least taxing way for freelancers to furnish a room dedicated to business.
Jul 13, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelance creatives unscathed by Summer Budget 2015
One-man bands who are self-employed sole traders will regard yesterday as a let-off.
Jul 9, 2015 | Freelancing News
Self-employment tsar puts IR35 in his sights
David Morris MP wants to tackle the 'unnecessarily complicated' Intermediaries legislation.
Jul 8, 2015 | IR35 News
Alert over shortage of female creatives
Government is concerned at the under-representation of women in the creative industry.
Jul 7, 2015 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: How to get paid if the client has been taken ill?
Debt recovery expert reminds that being sympathetic doesn’t mean rolling over.
Jul 6, 2015 | Freelancing News