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Freelancing News How to deal with stress as a freelancer
Follow these steps to minimise the stress that comes with being a freelancer.
Dec 12, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Self-employment a career choice for over 3 in 4 freelancers
76% of freelancers have revealed they chose to go self-employed, and were not forced into this way of working.
Dec 12, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News How to create your ideal freelance office space at home
If you are going to work from home then you need to consider the best way to design your work space.
Nov 29, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Working from home: the pros and cons
Find out whether working from home will suit you or not, before you make the leap.
Nov 28, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News How to manage your time as freelancer
As a freelancer you may have to deal with a heavy work load - here are some tips on how to manage your time effectively.
Nov 27, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Autumn Budget 2017 'disappointing' for freelance creatives
Little cheer for the chancellor, amid accusations he’s missed an opportunity.
Nov 23, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Hammond told how to fix Universal Credit for self-employed
Chancellor given nine ways that low-income freelancers need the system to change.
Nov 22, 2017 | Money News


Freelancing News Video games tax relief wins an extension
Another four years added to the 'level playing field' that digital publishers say is vital.
Nov 21, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Universal Credit's critics hope Hammond helps freelancers
A system that leaves the self-employed £2,600 worse off is set to be fixed this week.
Nov 20, 2017 | Money News


Money News Simple Assessments aren't so simple
A new predictive system of tax-assessing needs a critical look before you submit to it.
Nov 17, 2017 | Money News


Money News Freelancers' Questions: When is training tax-deductible?
Freelancer confused by what the rub is with training's tax rules gets the lowdown.
Nov 16, 2017 | Money News


Freelancing News Website Tips for New Freelancers
Nurture the three online areas that newcomers to freelancing too often neglect.
Nov 15, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers to rate each other's pitches at London bootcamp
Defining, upselling and branding to be demystified at The Guardian’s 'Pitch Perfection.'
Nov 14, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News HMRC worker avoids jail despite tax credit fraud
Woman who stole over £40,000 from the taxman has her sentence suspended.
Nov 13, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Eight ways to change your VAT bill unveiled
At-a-glance rundown of what the OTS is proposing on Value Added Tax, and why.
Nov 10, 2017 | Money News


Freelancing News 'Breathing space' before end of Class 2 NICs endorsed
Delaying freelancers' tax cut is right, says LITRG, as it was being 'rushed through.'
Nov 9, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: Will MTD feature in the Autumn Budget?
Expert helps a freelancer fearing an imminent digital tax account update.
Nov 8, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Hammond tipped to offer VAT reprieve
Autumn Budget expected to contain a suspension or snip to the £85,000 threshold.
Nov 7, 2017 | Money News


Money News Avoiders 'aren't the tax gap main contributors'
Revenue reminded that only 5% of what’s missing is from people ducking their liabilities.
Nov 6, 2017 | Money News


Freelancing News Government shelves £130 freelancers’ tax cut
'Unintended consequences' delays a simplification for sole traders until April 2019.
Nov 3, 2017 | Freelancing News


Marketing/PR news How freelancers can succeed, not cringe, at self-marketing
A guide on promoting oneself as a self-respecting consultant, averse to US-inspired tripe.
Nov 2, 2017 | Marketing/PR news


Freelancing News Weary freelancers set to enlist at new 'bootcamp'
'Avoiding the slump' class kicks off a new freelancing school with The Guardian.
Nov 1, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Tax simplification unit has VAT in its sights
Three ways to ease Value Added Tax's complexity said to be incoming.
Oct 31, 2017 | Money News


IR35 News 'More than just IR35 to fear at Autumn Budget'
Other anti-freelance measures, affecting take-home pay, regarded as just as likely.
Oct 30, 2017 | IR35 News


Freelancing News Creative Britain 'needs two freelance talent routes'
From inside the EU and beyond, creative freelancers must have new ways-in -- report.
Oct 27, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: Can I get tax relief on mileage included in my fee?
Top tips on claiming from HMRC, for an on-the-road freelancer on a bundled rate.
Oct 26, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News New trading allowances 'unfair to sole traders'
Micro-businesses who also freelance being hit by an exemption that’s meant to help.
Oct 25, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Alert over 'very confusing' October tax deadline
Guidance, examples and a calculator called for to cut through complexity.
Oct 23, 2017 | Money News


Technology News New scam impersonates VAT form to deliver malware
Crooks exploit HMRC's fault-finding reputation, to get you clicking on an illusion.
Oct 20, 2017 | Technology News


Money News Commuting freelancers hit by inflation's five-year high
Road, rail and food costs help push inflation to its highest level since early 2012.
Oct 19, 2017 | Money News


IR35 News Freelance company actor faces £150,000 tax bill
BBC Hustle star says he's the victim of a cash grab -- over his employment status.
Oct 18, 2017 | IR35 News


Freelancing News Hammond wants a 'bold' Autumn Budget 2017
Chancellor tipped to go big on November 22nd, making IR35 reform a firmer prospect.
Oct 17, 2017 | Freelancing News


Design news Design District London's blueprints unveiled
The capital's first purpose-built hub for creatives moves a step closer.
Oct 16, 2017 | Design news


Freelancing News 'Uppal should take on tax too, not just late payers'
A true champion of small businesses would tackle IR35 and the dividend tax, says Qdos.
Oct 13, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Taylor calls to look at self-employed taxation
Well-timed suggestion to rethink tax for independent workers wins IPSE's approval.
Oct 12, 2017 | Freelancing News


Money News Late payment tsar has his work cut out – poll
Traders unaware of the SBC, and unconvinced by the seriousness of the state's approach.
Oct 11, 2017 | Money News


Money News Freelancers' Questions: How to file accounts for a dormant company?
Top tips for when you don’t want to pay an accountant 'just to enter a zero.'
Oct 10, 2017 | Money News


Freelancing News May criticised for recycled Brexit pledges
Creative industry body regrets there being nothing new to reassure the talent-concerned.
Oct 9, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Bosses cheer Hammond for vindicating profit-makers
But a shortage of red meat is making company directors hungry for more, says the IoD.
Oct 6, 2017 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Self-employed reveal their weekly hours
Slightly fewer pulling 64-hour weeks, and twice as many doing self-employment 'light.'
Oct 5, 2017 | Freelancing News


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