Start-up loans criticised for offering poor return
Not even the Dragon fronting it would accept the loan terms offered by the state’s scheme.
Dec 10, 2013 | Freelancing News
Osborne in £400m attack on disguised employment
Chancellor hits intermediaries whose contracts feign self-employment to avoid tax.
Dec 9, 2013 | Freelancing News
Autumn Statement 2013 – freelancers’ round-up
At-a-glance summary of George Osborne's main announcements.
Dec 6, 2013 | Freelancing News
Freelancers to do their bit on Small Business Saturday
Two reasons to Tweet on SBS, and even a third, as it may land you work.
Dec 5, 2013 | Freelancing News
'Many freelancers have no idea about IR35'
Engagers get let off the hook from IR35's enormous financial consequences, Lords told.
Dec 4, 2013 | Freelancing News
Osborne tipped to boost visual effects sector
New tax breaks expected to make the UK as VFX-friendly as Canada.
Dec 3, 2013 | Freelancing News
'Channel your inner Google, or hire an outsider who can'
Firms told to hire externally if creativity, strategy and innovation are lax in-house.
Dec 2, 2013 | Freelancing News
Osborne told tax avoidance rhetoric is toxic
Chancellor warned not to confuse tax planning with tax abuse.
Nov 29, 2013 | Freelancing News
IR35 investigations surge to seven-year high
HMRC enquiries into personal service companies are up four-fold on 2011-12.
Nov 28, 2013 | IR35 News
Osborne told to tackle obstacles for freelancers
Broadband, IR35 and late payment are the issues freelancers want sorted.
Nov 27, 2013 | Freelancing News
Revenue resorts to Google Street View
Assessing your assets and lifestyle is increasingly just a few clicks away for HMRC.
Nov 26, 2013 | Freelancing News
HMRC worker who fleeced tax credits jailed
Another female tax official sent down - for 18 months after swindling £93,000.
Nov 25, 2013 | Money News
Social media giants offer adverts to freelancers
Twitter and Facebook target small traders stung by rising marketing costs.
Nov 22, 2013 | Marketing/PR news
Cameron sends ‘best wishes’ to freelancers
PM joins today's show of support for freelancers across the UK.
Nov 21, 2013 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I just declare freelance earnings as ‘other income’?
Tax expert disappoints a new freelancer hoping not to register as self-employed.
Nov 20, 2013 | Freelancing News
HMRC manager jailed for taking tax staff's £165k
Revenue catches one of its own, helping herself to colleagues’ retirement cash.
Nov 19, 2013 | Freelancing News
Universal credit rules for self-employed under fire
Revise the pilot, ministers told, to stop self-employed claimants being worse off.
Nov 18, 2013 | Money News
Superfast broadband 'to enable home-working revolution'
'Faster internet access will see most Brits work from home a few days a month.'
Nov 15, 2013 | Technology News
Taxman to take questions from the self-employed
Freelancers to get the official lowdown on expenses, VAT and paperwork.
Nov 14, 2013 | Freelancing News
HMRC admits phoneline failings
'Astonished' MPs say HMRC can't even engage its own 'woefully inadequate' target.
Nov 13, 2013 | Freelancing News
Freelancers told what photo buyers really want
Photographers can download one less excuse to be behind the curve in 2013.
Nov 12, 2013 | Photography News
BBC freelancers to sit ‘control’ test amid tax concerns
Corporation wields the axe over 'controlled' freelancers who refuse to join its payroll.
Nov 11, 2013 | IR35 News
Freelancers' Questions: Are my client's requests a red flag under IR35?
Expert warns against the client company's meeting, team-building and manual.
Nov 8, 2013 | IR35 News
Taxman to offer opt-out from self-assessment
Online tax accounts to replace full returns for 1.7m self-assessors.
Nov 7, 2013 | Money News
Freelancers ‘need anonymity to name late payers’
The self-employed will be stung unless they can report payment woes in confidence – PCG.
Nov 6, 2013 | Freelancing News
New tool can value your intellectual property
Freelancers offered free software to gauge the potential commercial value of their IP assets.
Nov 5, 2013 | Freelancing News
Why the Revenue is right to rethink BRCs
HMRC is avoiding obstinacy by changing tack on paperwork probes, says ATT.
Nov 4, 2013 | Freelancing News
Register of companies 'will be open to everyone'
PM: Owners of shell companies, and all other firms, to be made public.
Nov 1, 2013 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: How to recoup start-up costs?
Expert helps an out-of-pocket freelancer, pinning his hopes on a £5,000 software project.
Oct 31, 2013 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: Can I claim a fixed sum for my home-based office?
Expenses tips for a freelancer whose home is 'wholly and exclusively' for business.
Oct 30, 2013 | Freelancing News
Home-run businesses reveal their modus operandi
Broadband-enabled spare rooms dominate, but not for sleeping or meeting.
Oct 29, 2013 | Freelancing News
'Ltd' companies lose the transparency edge over sole traders
Freelancers won't fear rivals claiming more credibility by being publicly registered.
Oct 28, 2013 | Freelancing News
HMRC changes tack on Business Record Checks
Most small traders can soon opt for advice instead of having a BRC inspector call.
Oct 25, 2013 | Freelancing News
Freelancers 'must file paper returns before Nov 1'
Only seven days to head off the prospect of up to £1600 in penalties from HMRC.
Oct 24, 2013 | Freelancing News
UK freelance event wins shadow minister's approval
Two more high-profile women throw their support behind National Freelancers Day.
Oct 23, 2013 | Freelancing News
300,000 small traders offered instant loans
Hundreds of thousands of firms can next month receive a 'huge shot in the arm'.
Oct 22, 2013 | Money News
Taxman’s haul from individuals up 38%
Enquiries into professionals who self-assess return an extra £168m for HMRC.
Oct 21, 2013 | Freelancing News
August IR35 Forum – Are changes afoot for freelancers?
Forum member Kate Cottrell says a shake-up to IR35 processes could be incoming.
Oct 18, 2013 | IR35 News
Freelancers cautioned over free will-writing offer
Solicitors' giveaway of £150 wills may not add up to freelancers with complex affairs.
Oct 17, 2013 | Money News
Self-employed feel taxed by state’s online push
'Ministers underestimated the impact of making the tax system more internet-based.'
Oct 15, 2013 | Freelancing News