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
Osborne urged to recognise freelancers
Chancellor called to support those who are turning over more revenue on their own.
Jul 3, 2015 | Freelancing News
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