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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


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


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


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


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


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


Money 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


Freelancing 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


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


Money 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


Freelancing 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


Technology 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


Freelancing 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


Money 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


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


Freelancing 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


Design 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


Freelancing 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


Money 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


Freelancing 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


Money 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


Freelancing 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


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


Money News Industry bodies await 'unfair' payment power
Government to consult on how representative bodies can challenge payment terms.
May 28, 2015 | Money News


Money News Ex-HMRC officer caught in £12,000 tax fraud
Online trader who was let go by the Revenue only to lie on his tax return is sentenced.
May 27, 2015 | Money News


Freelancing News Veteran freelancers offered CV masterclass
Webinar to teach the self-employed how to make their Curriculum Vitae work for them.
May 26, 2015 | Freelancing News


IR35 News Doubts cast over IR35 confirmation letters
HMRC rejects accusations that it shifted the goalposts on confirmatory letters letters and IR35.
May 22, 2015 | IR35 News


Freelancing News ‘Self-employment doesn’t cause wealth; it follows it’
Study says efforts to boost one-man bands where they were scarce have failed.
May 21, 2015 | Freelancing News


Money News Tax experts optimistic about penalty review
Wide-ranging look at penalties considers what to do if 'life just gets in the way.'
May 20, 2015 | Money News


Freelancing News Rail strike action 'underlines need for better broadband'
IPSE says one-man bands would be less adrift on Monday if at least digital networks worked.
May 19, 2015 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Osborne plans summer Budget 2015 for July 8th
‘Working people’ to be at the heart of chancellor’s first ever Conservative Budget.
May 18, 2015 | Freelancing News


Money News Freelancers’ Questions: Will being self-employed affect my mortgage?
Becoming self-employed isn’t necessarily your lender’s business, reassures an IFA.
May 15, 2015 | Money News


Freelancing News Firms told how to handle client complaints
Four steps can stop accused businesses from both fuming and failing their customers.
May 14, 2015 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News New Tory government urged to be freelance-friendly
PM and his new ministers told to simplify taxes, cut red tape and help unpaid freelancers.
May 13, 2015 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Small business-friendly measures become law
Wide-ranging act put in place to help the UK become best place to start a business.
May 12, 2015 | Freelancing News


Marketing/PR news Marketers’ commute comes in at 22% of their pay
No return on the £4,300 in unpaid time it takes a PR professional to get to work.
May 11, 2015 | Marketing/PR news


Freelancing News Cameron on cusp of second term as prime minister
Tories set for a convincing victory, as the death knell sounds for Clegg and Miliband.
May 8, 2015 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Six pledges the parties haven’t thought through
The tax plans that must have proved too taxing for officials to work out properly.
May 7, 2015 | Freelancing News


Freelancing News Creatives put at heart of Lib Dem's economic plan
Nick Clegg’s party woos the creative industries with a raft of pledges not in its manifesto.
May 6, 2015 | Freelancing News


Money News Droves of digital firms waiting on EU VAT rule exemption
'Tens of thousands' of digital suppliers hope an exemption from VAT rules emerges this month.
May 5, 2015 | Money News


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