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Freelancing News Ministers urged to back the 4.5m people now working as self-employed
Officials, banks and businesses called to support the freelance 'revolution.'
Apr 17, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Taxman ready to solve freelancers' queries
What you need to know about self-employment to be revealed online today.
Apr 16, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers' body slams TUC for attack on self-employment
War of words erupts over what the self-employment boom means for the UK.
Apr 15, 2014 | Freelancing News


IR35 News IR35 being scrapped or shelved? Don't hold your breath
Why the PSC Committee's report is an unhelpful medley of 'ifs' and 'buts.'
Apr 14, 2014 | IR35 News


Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: Can I wind down from my job, as a freelance?
Tax alert to a would-be freelancer whose kind offer may bring them inside IR35.
Apr 11, 2014 | Freelancing News


Money News HMRC takes an extra £1.8bn from VAT abusers
A more aggressive approach with smaller firms is paying dividends for the VAT man.
Apr 10, 2014 | Money News


IR35 News PSC Committee: the 16 recommendations
What the Lords inquiry into freelance companies recommends and why.
Apr 9, 2014 | IR35 News


IR35 News Lords 'slap HMRC in the face' over IR35 and PSCs
The PSC Committee's report is scathing about the taxman, not freelancers.


Apr 8, 2014 | IR35 News


Freelancing News Self-employment boom 'thanks to the over-50s'
Experienced workers credited with 70% of the increase in self-employment.
Apr 4, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Unions 'misread freelancers as wayward workers'
Freelancers' campaigner says the rise of the self-employed has caught unions off guard.
Apr 3, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News 'New model tries to duck false self-employment rules'
Taxman alerted to the first mechanism designed to bypass his onshore intermediary rules.
Apr 2, 2014 | Freelancing News


Money News Freelancers, sit tight on home-to-work travel expenses
Onus is on HMRC, or the courts, to clarify when and what freelancers can claim.
Apr 1, 2014 | Money News


Freelancing News UK video games studios win tax relief
European Commission finally approves tax breaks for games of 'cultural value.'
Mar 31, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Worker's laptop dispute ends in victory for PC buyers
The laptop buyer who refused to fold for 16 years will be applauded by consumers.
Mar 28, 2014 | Freelancing News


Technology News Broadband users still aren’t getting what they pay for
Study finds that connected Britons only get half the speed they sign up to.
Mar 27, 2014 | Technology News


Freelancing News Freelancers 'to outnumber state workers by 2018'
'Masters of their own fates' set to outstrip the number of public sector staff in four years.
Mar 26, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News UK games firms still waiting on tax relief
TIGA: Budget 2014 was disappointing for omitting a definitive update on tax breaks.
Mar 25, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers’ Questions: Is sole trading best to avoid deemed employment tax?
Expert disappoints a creative consultant hoping the solution is to sole trade for a year.
Mar 24, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Why NI changes could spell misery for freelancers
Moving Class 2 NICs into self-assessment is unreasonable and unnecessary, says ATT.
Mar 21, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Osborne boosts creative industry in Budget 2014
Creative sectors among the winners of yesterday's Budget, as are freelancers but to a lesser extent.
Mar 20, 2014 | Freelancing News


Money News Freelancers' Questions: Will Budget 2014 hit my personal finances?
'Mortgages, pensions and avoidance are where the chancellor shouldn't tinker.'
Mar 19, 2014 | Money News


Freelancing News Creative industry hoping for more tax breaks in Budget 2014
CBI among those who want the chancellor’s warm words about creatives to translate into actions.
Mar 18, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News HMRC to amend false self-employment rules
Revenue agrees to a number of changes, including a new rule to hit tax-led incorporations.
Mar 17, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Why change is coming for some agency freelancers
Sole traders being told to switch structures as the false self-employment rules loom.
Mar 14, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Budget 2014: a freelancer's checklist
What the freelance workforce should look out for from Osborne on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Creatives called to sign Freelancers Manifesto
UK’s self-employed can do their bit to get a Freelancers’ Envoy appointed.
Mar 12, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Osborne under fire over tax avoidance figures
False self-employment and other crackdowns 'greatly uncertain' in terms of yield.
Mar 11, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Osborne told what to include in Budget 2014
'Delay false self-employment rules, rename NI and hit offshore tax evaders.'
Mar 10, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Hyperlink with care, website owners urged
Court rules hyperlinks as legal, but not necessarily in all circumstances.
Mar 7, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Women drive growth in self-employment
Latest figures show double-digit growth in the stock of females freelancing.
Mar 6, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: What's the ‘pay-up first’ avoidance rule about?
Tax body says a new rule planned from April goes too far.
Mar 5, 2014 | Freelancing News


Journalism News Defamation law is finally fit for the digital age
Online writers, forum hosts and publishers given new lines of defence, and attack.
Mar 4, 2014 | Journalism News


Technology News Superfast homes 'will sell for 20% more'
Properties with poor connectivity tipped to fetch a fifth less.
Mar 3, 2014 | Technology News


Freelancing News Freelancers' Questions: Will false self-employment rules hit PSCs?
Legal aid for a freelancer fearing the new rules from April.
Feb 28, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News VAT returns phoneline 'won’t cure human rights breach'
Paper filing for some VAT firms is the only way to avoid more litigation, HMRC told.
Feb 27, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Your invite to develop an EU-wide freelance voice
Freelancers told they'll be less ignorable if they join a new online movement.
Feb 26, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers on verge of health & safety exemption
Droves of the self-employed will this week learn if their trade can cut red tape.
Feb 25, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News False self-employment rules might be too wide, HMRC admits
'You might be right,' taxman concedes to critics concerned he's overstepped the mark.
Feb 24, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Freelancers urged to use 'cash basis' scheme
Self-employed people on less than £79,000 told they can save time and money.
Feb 21, 2014 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Self-employment surge suggests 'sea-change'
PCG: More people than ever before going it alone in bad times and good times is telling.
Feb 20, 2014 | Freelancing News


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