What's still wrong with the IR35 digital tool
Eight areas where the ESS falls down and needs fixing.
Mar 30, 2017 | IR35 News
Freelancers' Questions: How to do a one-off freelance project as an employee?
Sole trading looks the best option for a web designer in receipt of a £7,000 offer.
Mar 29, 2017 | Freelancing News
Cheques to go through within one working day
Digital imaging boosts the prospects (and clearing times) of paper payments.
Mar 28, 2017 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Should a sole trader join an umbrella company?
Payroll expert cautions a freelancer on the receiving end of a recruiter's advice.
Mar 27, 2017 | Freelancing News
SMEs 'using four freelancers for every one employee'
Little wonder why Hammond tried to monetise freelancers, says PeoplePerHour.
Mar 24, 2017 | Freelancing News
'Reasonable care' clause put into new IR35 legislation
Final set of April 6th rules outlaws clients from making blanket IR35 assessments.
Mar 23, 2017 | IR35 News
Taylor Review told not to think 'one-size-fits-all'
Top academic says genuine freelancers mustn’t pay the price for outlawing the fakes.
Mar 22, 2017 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: How to guarantee my freelance work?
Legal aid for a sole trader stuck on what should go into a promise of quality.
Mar 21, 2017 | Freelancing News
Making Tax Digital delay 'does not go far enough'
Chancellor’s concession is welcomed, but reservations remain over MTD’s cost, timing and use.
Mar 20, 2017 | Freelancing News
Freelancers’ Questions: How to invoice and work together as freelancers?
A partnership looks best for a freelance duo wanting to offer clients a single service.
Mar 17, 2017 | Freelancing News
Hammond cancels NI hike on self-employed
Chancellor shreds his plan to raid freelancers from 2019.
Mar 16, 2017 | Freelancing News
New guide unveiled on Flat Rate VAT changes
Get the official word on whether you’re a limited cost trader, and likely to pay more VAT.
Mar 15, 2017 | Money News
NIC hike 'to hit low-wage self-employed parents'
New figures said to show high paid freelancers as far from the only losers of Budget 2017.
Mar 14, 2017 | Freelancing News
PM steps in over Hammond's NIC hike
Theresa May's intervention is welcomed, yet up to £700 more in Class 4 is still incoming.
Mar 13, 2017 | Freelancing News
Hammond raids self-employed at Budget 2017
Class 4 NICs hike feared to be the first in a series of attacks on freelancers.
Mar 9, 2017 | Freelancing News
'Be cautious with freelancer tax changes'
Ministers urged to take care with any changes today to self-employed taxation.
Mar 8, 2017 | Freelancing News
New IR35 tool lets workers test their status
Freelancers who are 'Ltd' among those now able to check their status for tax.
Mar 7, 2017 | IR35 News
Last-minute Budget wishes sent to Hammond
Freelance sector wants MTD clarity, no knee-jerk policy-making and help on IR35.
Mar 6, 2017 | Freelancing News
Budget 2017 tipped to tackle self-employed taxation
Plans to overhaul how much freelancers pay HMRC are expected on Wednesday.
Mar 2, 2017 | Freelancing News
Clarify legal tax planning, Hammond urged
Chancellor told Budget 2017 should bring traders clarity on what’s allowed and authentic.
Feb 28, 2017 | Freelancing News
Small Business Commissioner due in October
Scepticism about the late payments tsar remerges, just as its debut is set in stone.
Feb 27, 2017 | Freelancing News
Hammond told to back self-employed at Budget 2017
Chancellor urged to define self-employment and factor-in the risks they take.
Feb 24, 2017 | Freelancing News
Creative industries sign new anti-piracy code
Rights-holders team up with search giants to demote infringing content.
Feb 23, 2017 | Freelancing News
What to do if you're declared inside IR35 on April 6th
Five steps that freelancers who want to fight will take if clients rule against them.
Feb 22, 2017 | IR35 News
Apps are absent at two-thirds of taxpaying traders
No tax software inside most small ventures will make MTD a hard slog.
Feb 21, 2017 | Money News
Self-employed's reality not matching expectation
Less profit; more irregular work and later pay than you expect, freelancers warn.
Feb 20, 2017 | Freelancing News
Rethink Flat Rate VAT changes, HMRC urged
Freelancers seen in the collateral from a clampdown on a popular VAT scheme.
Feb 17, 2017 | Money News
Self-employed come under attack, twice
Freelance bodies refute suggestions Budget 2017 should bruise the self-employed.
Feb 16, 2017 | Freelancing News
Public sector IR35 changes – a freelancer's overview
What April's off-payroll rules mean; when they apply and who's affected.
Feb 15, 2017 | Freelancing News
'Don’t automatically accept automatic tax penalties'
Charity says your excuse for being fined £100 may be reasonable enough to have it overturned.
Feb 14, 2017 | Money News
Self-employed plumber actually a 'worker,' court rules
Another gig economy giant is told it owes more rights than it gave one of its 'freelancers.'
Feb 12, 2017 | Freelancing News
Rewrite rulebook to boost freelancers, says RSA
The 'right type' of self-employment can only come after an overhaul – report.
Feb 10, 2017 | Freelancing News
Less than a third of small firms shun PR
Most know the value of public relations, but a chunk is in need of direction.
Feb 9, 2017 | Marketing/PR news
Revealed: six business models of the future
Half a dozen new ways for commerce to flow are already changing industries.
Feb 8, 2017 | Freelancing News
‘Ltd’ freelancers get new guidance for public gigs
Four documents you must read if you freelance in the public sector via a limited company.
Feb 7, 2017 | Freelancing News
Freelancers face £280 bill to make their tax digital
HMRC hints at a let-off, saying your digital account will only cost you hundreds, not thousands.
Feb 6, 2017 | Money News
Freelance body backs new offence targeting late payers
IPSE welcomes criminal convictions for those keeping invoice payment times secret.
Feb 3, 2017 | Freelancing News
Invoice before March,'Ltd' freelancers urged
Public sector one-person firms told how to avoid changes to IR35 biting early.
Feb 2, 2017 | Freelancing News
'Open new childcare scheme to freelancers first'
MPs say self-employed mums must be at the front of the queue for tax-free aid.
Jan 31, 2017 | Freelancing News
MPs call to enhance freelancers' maternity money
New report recommends equalising mums' maternity pay, at least for six weeks.
Jan 30, 2017 | Freelancing News