Call to appoint minister for self-employment
Too many of us are now freelance not to have our own minister, says IPSE.
Sep 18, 2014 | Freelancing News
Minister cuts red tape for home businesses
The state' Home Business Initiative is 'much-needed recognition' of 2.9m traders.
Sep 16, 2014 | Freelancing News
Thirty traders reveal all about Business Record Checks
Small but mature services businesses put their barriers up when a HMRC inspector calls.
Sep 15, 2014 | Freelancing News
How freelancers can stay on the right side of the taxman
Five top tips to help you and your freelance business avoid HMRC’s wrath.
Sep 12, 2014 | Freelancing News
eBay trader jailed for hiding self-employed income
Taxman catches up with a money launderer and his £1.4million in turnover.
Sep 10, 2014 | Freelancing News
Ofcom to test broadband providers' treatment of small traders
Communications watchdog prowls the SME market, mulling whether to regulate.
Sep 10, 2014 | Technology News
Freelancers' expenses: what can and cannot be claimed
New infographic lets the self-employed see whether their business expenses are legit.
Sep 9, 2014 | Freelancing News
Taxman no longer limited to six-year look back
Legal experts warn that HMRC can now go back as far it wants for tax details.
Sep 8, 2014 | Freelancing News
Visual creatives can claim their share of £4m in royalties
Final month to claim for work that was published last year in the UK.
Sep 5, 2014 | Freelancing News
Start-up policies catch out at least half of MPs
Poll finds politicians' strong views about start-ups often backed up by unawareness.
Sep 4, 2014 | Freelancing News
App lets photographers check microstock sales
Keeping track of your earnings from 13 agencies is just a series of clicks away.
Sep 4, 2014 | Photography News
Freelancing body changes its name to 'IPSE'
PCG is now the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.
Sep 2, 2014 | Freelancing News
One-man bands 'need banks to change'
Freelancers' body joins the other small business champions taking on the banks.
Sep 1, 2014 | Money News
Lords to quiz industry leaders about digital skills
'Fast and furious' inquiry calls media, marketing and internet experts to give evidence.
Aug 29, 2014 | Design news
Freelancers' Questions: Do sole traders get Maternity Allowance?
Tax expert helps a soon-to-be freelancing mum, wondering what she’s due.
Aug 28, 2014 | Freelancing News
Digital creatives with an idea vie for £12,500
Start-ups can compete to turn their prototypes into commercial products.
Aug 27, 2014 | Design news
Government enterprise boss backs 15 for 15
Female business ambassador welcomes a showcasing of the self-employed.
Aug 26, 2014 | Freelancing News
Self-employment growth not driven by 'odd-jobbers'
ONS credits marketers, managers and directors with the freelancing boom.
Aug 22, 2014 | Freelancing News
Banks join critics of HMRC plan to grab unpaid tax
Chancellor George Osborne warned that a raid on tax debtors' bank accounts may be unlawful.
Aug 21, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: Will the client qualify for video game tax credit?
Expert tells a freelancer the hoops video games firms must jump through to get tax relief.
Aug 19, 2014 | Freelancing News
Nine in ten complaints against HMRC upheld
Taxman compensates thousands of people for lax treatment he tried to brush off.
Aug 18, 2014 | Freelancing News
UK hailed as 'self-employment capital' of Western Europe
Sole traders, shop-keepers and job-seekers help Britain overtake its nearest rivals.
Aug 15, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I ditch this dull contract to get a better one?
Legal expert cautions a bored freelancer in receipt of a tempting offer.
Aug 14, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers who are really ‘workers’ can now claim holiday pay
How a single sham substitution clause may spark a mass of backdated wage demands.
Aug 13, 2014 | Freelancing News
Why OTS's employment status review isn't ideal
Case law is already fit for purpose -- let it do its job and let one-man bands do theirs.
Aug 12, 2014 | Freelancing News
Digital skills start-up wins cash injection
A boost to the digital employability of young people is, fortunately, incoming.
Aug 11, 2014 | Design news
JK Rowling's rival credits creative writing course
Debut author puts her success story down to three months’ training, two hours a week.
Aug 8, 2014 | Freelancing News
OTS status review 'bound to have knock-on effect on IR35'
Experts say an (unintended) impact on IR35 is the likely result of employment status reform.
Aug 7, 2014 | Freelancing News
Companies House to set its digital data free
Doing due diligence on a potential client will soon be a lot easier for freelancers.
Aug 6, 2014 | Freelancing News
VAT-registered traders check if they can file offline
Telephone and paper VAT filing on offer to taxpayers who meet certain criteria.
Aug 5, 2014 | Freelancing News
'Control' in false self-employment is clarified
A 'useful indicator' of passing, or failing, the April legislation's control test emerges.
Aug 4, 2014 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I still claim use of home if not a sole trader?
Freelancer reassured that incorporating should make working from home less costly.
Aug 1, 2014 | Freelancing News
UK opens review into employment status
Freelancers to be given a say on the dividing line between employed and self-employed.
Jul 31, 2014 | Freelancing News
Bursaries on offer to under-represented creatives
Training fees cut down for the very people who the creative sectors need to step up.
Jul 30, 2014 | Freelancing News
HMRC’s Business Record Checks still 'not working'
A supposedly 'targeted' spot check of firms' records finds even more don't need it.
Jul 29, 2014 | Freelancing 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
Self-employment wins backing from two MPs
Employment minister and shadow business minister each endorse freelancing.
Jul 25, 2014 | Freelancing 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
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
Freelancers' faith in UK economy wanes
Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what freelancers foresee.
Jul 22, 2014 | Freelancing News