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Money News Freelancers, be wary of HMRC benchmark letters
The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.
Jul 28, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Self-employment wins backing from two MPs
Employment minister and shadow business minister each endorse freelancing.
Jul 25, 2014 | Freelancing News

Technology News Micro-firms feel too small to be cyber attacked
Freelancers have their ‘heads in the sand’ when it comes to PC protection.
Jul 24, 2014 | Technology News

Freelancing News Taxman revives his use of winding-up petitions
Small businesses warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.
Jul 23, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Freelancers' faith in UK economy wanes
Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what freelancers foresee.

Jul 22, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News HMRC gives up on £3bn in uncollected tax
Neglect and write-offs are how the government treats money it's owed, say MPs.
Jul 21, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: Is an estimate the same as a quote?
Expert helps a freelancer whose new client wants more than an idea of how much they'll pay.
Jul 18, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Freelancers buck the trend of weak pay growth
More than a third of the self-employed say their income is set to rise.
Jul 17, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Business broadband 'not up to speed'
Freelancers in all corners of the UK 'still struggling to connect with clients online.'
Jul 16, 2014 | Freelancing News

IR35 News HMRC unveils new IR35 guidance
Fresh IR35 guidance will clarify things for some freelancers, but alarm and unsettle others.
Jul 15, 2014 | IR35 News

Design news Lords seek views from digital freelancers
Probe into the UK’s digital prowess wants to hear from those with relevant expertise.
Jul 14, 2014 | Design news

Money News Freelancers' Questions: Can I jump from renting to buy-to-let?
Reassurance for a freelancer who doesn’t want to live in the first property he buys.
Jul 11, 2014 | Money News

Money News EU VAT rule change service to open in October
Freelancers among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.
Jul 7, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Search begins to find 15 'awesome' freelancers
Bag £5,000 in cash and a year's worth of kit, just for being self-employed and proud.

Jul 4, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: Am I caught by the false self-employment rule?
Legal aid for a freelancer stumped by the onshore intermediaries legislation.
Jul 3, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Rights to flexible working for all employees
Employees with 26 weeks’ service have the right to request work flexibility
Jul 2, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News British Business Bank assists more than 30,000 small businesses
Cable's business bank has lent nearly £800m to SMES in its first year, funding start-ups and growing UK businesses.
Jul 1, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Hundreds of freelancers head to Glastonbury
BBC sends more staff to Glasto this weekend than the World Cup in Brazil.
Jun 27, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News Freelance-friendly late payment plan 'should go further'
Legislation touted as the end game if the state is serious about helping unpaid suppliers.
Jun 20, 2014 | Money News

IR35 News Assumption, not fact, is the basis of the government's IR35 response
Freelancers won't be surprised by alarming implications in the state's reply to the PSC inquiry.
Jun 19, 2014 | IR35 News

IR35 News Government reply to PSC probe: industry responses
At-a-glance reactions to the government's PSC inquiry feedback.

Jun 17, 2014 | IR35 News

Design news Lords to investigate UK's digital skills
A Select Committee will explore ICT, skills and the UK's competitiveness.
Jun 16, 2014 | Design news

Freelancing News Start Up Loans racks up £16m in debts
State scheme found deeply in the red due to micro-firms who took funds but failed.
Jun 13, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Thousands sign EU Freelancers Manifesto
'Ensure your voice is heard loud and clear in the new EU Parliament with just a few clicks.'
Jun 12, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Government responds to PSC Committee report
Summary of what the state makes of the Lords inquiry into freelance companies.

Jun 11, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News Freelancers' Questions: Any advice now that Dr Samadian isn’t appealing?
When travel costs as a self-employed freelancer are and aren’t deductible.
Jun 9, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Self-employed people found in six different ‘tribes’
Freelance creatives are part of the Independents, but which tribe do you belong to?
Jun 6, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News No wonder HMRC isn't trusted to sell our ‘anonymised’ data
Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.
Jun 5, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Freelancers' body has hopes for Queen's Speech 2014
PCG: Address and support the millions in the country working as self-employed.
Jun 4, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News HMRC nets a record £23.9bn in tax revenue
Taxman hails his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.
Jun 3, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Two freelancers, one conman and a doubling in fees
Convicts, not freelancers, are who the costlier courts should bear down on.
Jun 2, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Most newly self-employed say it's their choice
'We've gone it alone in the recession because we want to, not because we were forced.'
May 30, 2014 | Freelancing News

Money News Britons finally freed from working for Osborne
'Chancellor deserves some credit, but paying the tax he levies still takes almost five months.'
May 29, 2014 | Money News

Marketing/PR news Advert-fuelled car scheme set to launch
Cash–conscious PR lovers who can drive will likely take a shine to a new car rental scheme.
May 27, 2014 | Marketing/PR news

Money News Taxman trebles his use of debt collection firms
A more aggressive HMRC has doubled its total spend on three times as many bailiffs.
May 23, 2014 | Money News

Freelancing News Use local elections to woo self-employed, says PCG
Policymakers told of a golden opportunity to rev up 'the engine of our economy.'
May 22, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News Anti-piracy deal frames creatives as the losers
Government accused of not matching its warm words for the creative industry with actions.
May 21, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancing News HMRC criticised over VAT penalty decisions
Fewer businesses fighting VAT penalties, despite 1 in 2 being quashed as incorrect.
May 20, 2014 | Freelancing News

Journalism News Online news archives at risk of censorship
Freelance journalists face having their stories removed if they feature a defendant.
May 19, 2014 | Journalism News

Freelancing News US games firms 'courting' UK programmers
Fears of a 'brain drain,' as 80% of video games jobs advertised in the UK are for overseas.
May 16, 2014 | Freelancing News

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