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Freelancing News 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


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


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


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


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


Technology 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


Freelancing 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


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


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


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


Photography 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 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


Money 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


Design 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


Freelancing 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


Design 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


Freelancing News Government enterprise boss backs 15 for 15
Female business ambassador welcomes a showcasing of the self-employed.
Aug 26, 2014 | Freelancing News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Design 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


Freelancing 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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