Locals not celebs inspire us, say female traders
The rich and famous fail to dazzle women grafting in their own micro-business.
Sep 23, 2016 | Freelancing News
More people freelanced before Brexit vote
Referendum uncertainty failed to stop the ranks of the self-employed from rising.
Sep 22, 2016 | Freelancing News
MP echoes doubts over quarterly tax system
Fears the Revenue is rushing its plan for digital accounts are put to the chancellor.
Sep 21, 2016 | Freelancing News
Lifetime ISA changed to help first-time buyers
Government's 25% top-up can go towards a house deposit, Treasury confirms.
Sep 20, 2016 | Money News
Designers unveil blueprint for post-Brexit Britain
Five fundamentals if the UK design industry is to thrive without EU membership.
Sep 19, 2016 | Design news
When's good to ring the Revenue – revealed
How to cut your waiting time when phoning HMRC from 35 to under five minutes.
Sep 16, 2016 | Freelancing News
Extend R&D tax relief to sole traders, Hammond told
'One-man bands should be given the same breaks as corporates.'
Sep 15, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers get respite from unchanged inflation
Costs steadying will relieve the two-thirds ‘seriously worried’ about their bottom line.
Sep 14, 2016 | Money News
Creatives from overseas vital, government told
Brexit vote makes pipeline of international creative talent 'more important.'
Sep 13, 2016 | Freelancing News
Date set for Autumn Statement 2016
IR35, and other policies you can feedback on, set for Hammond’s first ever AS.
Sep 12, 2016 | Freelancing News
Missing cheques cost smaller traders £550m
Forgetting to pay in what's already been paid incurs firms a £740 weekly charge.
Sep 9, 2016 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: What about freelancing for a new client's rival?
Legal aid for a loyalty-conscious creative, eyeing a second income source.
Sep 8, 2016 | Freelancing News
Go with your gut; plan or mentor, traders told
Three fail-safe tips to help you endure the 'tough reality' of going it alone.
Sep 6, 2016 | Freelancing News
Cheques 'look set for the history books'
For the first time, the traditional way to pay is now the least used.
Sep 5, 2016 | Money News
London millennials primed to join the freelance ranks
Career for Life? Not us, say 18-to-34-year-olds.
Sep 2, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I turn local currency into more pounds?
Exchange tips for when you account in pounds yet invoice in everything but.
Sep 1, 2016 | Money News
Micro-businesses no longer relying on banks
Study suggests starting a tiny venture doesn't have to break the bank.
Aug 31, 2016 | Money News
Fighting HMRC pays off 'more than half the time'
Almost 60% of decisions get altered or annulled when taxpayers challenge.
Aug 30, 2016 | Money News
'Funtrepreneurs' putting £165bn into economy
Passion = £23,000 profit for one in ten of us, and that's only the initial year of trading.
Aug 26, 2016 | Freelancing News
Editorial workers 'the most satisfied creatives'
Pay and progression can get creatives down, but it'll be news to content workers.
Aug 25, 2016 | Freelancing News
Lack of details may delay LISA launch
An information shortage seems to make April 6th a tall order for the start of LISAs.
Aug 24, 2016 | Money News
Digital tax plan lost on almost half of tiny traders
And even those who know about it say HMRC isn’t providing enough information.
Aug 23, 2016 | Freelancing News
Welsh divorcee dads who freelance crave escape
Young Londoners are the least likely creative freelancers to have the holiday blues.
Aug 22, 2016 | Freelancing News
Alert over freelancers' costs increasing
Prices hike for one-person businesses amid 'uncertainty and change.'
Aug 18, 2016 | Money News
Footloose freelancers holiday more, for longer
Self-employed making the most of choosing their own hours and place of work.
Aug 17, 2016 | Freelancing News
'£10k freelancers' let off quarterly tax reporting
HMRC offers exemptions and a deferral to ease concern about digital accounts.
Aug 16, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers 'to win quarterly tax reporting waiver'
Revenue retreats on its plan to mandate digital accounts for all self-employed.
Aug 15, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' body hands PM six-point Brexit plan
Reject unnecessary red tape and reform complex tax rules to make ‘Leave’ a success – IPSE.
Aug 12, 2016 | Freelancing News
Corbyn criticises freelance contractors
Labour leader picks on a freelance consultant to make a political point about the NHS.
Aug 11, 2016 | Freelancing News
Small traders promised better banking
Freelancers' concerns seem to have been listened to (and acted on) by a banking probe.
Aug 10, 2016 | Money News
Freelancers to get official advice from HMRC
Taxman to take queries on registering, sole trading, expenses and record-keeping.
Aug 8, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I keep my details off business listings websites?
Privacy for a freelance company will come at a price, and even then it'll be only partial.
Aug 8, 2016 | Freelancing News
Government approves IR35 changes from April
Treasury lets on that Budget 2016's rewrite of IR35 in the public sector is going ahead.
Aug 5, 2016 | IR35 News
Five-fold growth in freelancer meet-ups
Freelancers and freelancing are the creative industry's biggest reason to meet.
Aug 4, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: Can I freelance at night and still have a day job?
Tax expert on what to do when you have a 9-to-5, but want to freelance on the side.
Jul 29, 2016 | Freelancing News
Put gig workers on a par with freelancers – report
'Without action, droves of the UK workforce risk being in tax and legal limbo.'
Jul 28, 2016 | Freelancing News
Plan to stem online VAT loss 'needs a rethink'
Smaller online businesses could be unfairly caught in the taxman’s evasion net.
Jul 27, 2016 | Money News
Freelancers' Questions: Should I stop work until my invoices are paid?
Debt expert has two instant ideas for a freelancer whose client never pays instantly.
Jul 26, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers' Questions: When's the best time to quit for freelancing?
Freelancing expert helps a time-poor employee get his ducks in a row so he can 'go it alone.'
Jul 25, 2016 | Freelancing News
Freelancers told how to lessen tax payments
Those with falling profits should find this month’s upfront payment more palatable.
Jul 22, 2016 | Freelancing News