How freelancers should speak when spoken to
Introducing yourself to maximise your moment of influence, by communication guru Kay White.
May 20, 2013
'Closet freelancers' plan to ditch 9-to-5 jobs
Survey shows the lure of self-employment is too strong for most who try it.
May 17, 2013
BBC's freelancers to sit 'exit interviews'
Freelancers will no longer finish their Beeb contract with a 'lack of feedback'.
May 15, 2013
Age cap on start-up loans 'should be lifted'
Over-30s are next in line for a loan to get their business idea off the ground.
May 14, 2013
H&S exemption for self-employed gets the all-clear
Queen confirms people who work for themselves will be free from health and safety rules.
May 10, 2013
Freelancers' Questions: What's in the General Anti-Abuse Rule?
'Taxation no longer a game of indulging in an ingenious scheme to lower your liability.'
May 9, 2013
Creative industry set to expose its bullies
Freelancers due to back a UK-wide push to stamp out harassment in media workplaces.
May 7, 2013
Get your freelance business shipshape for the new tax year
What's in an hour? 60 minutes can put your business on track for the next 12 months.
May 3, 2013
Self-employed's debt level rises by £10,000
Credit-reliant freelancers finding business tough urged to seek help and advice.
May 2, 2013
Innovators given 90-day promise on patents
Officials want your view of a 'superfast' patent processing service.
Apr 30, 2013
Creative clusters 'can’t be started from scratch'
Ministers should take seven steps to turn creative clusters from an idea into a reality.
Apr 29, 2013
Tax dispute service gives resolution to most applicants
Bulk of ADR cases result in full or partial resolution – sometimes because HMRC erred.
Apr 26, 2013
Creative industry handed 10-point manifesto
Government told the UK’s creative economy is at risk and running out of time.
Apr 25, 2013
HMRC helps freelancers stuck with paperwork
Self-employed get official help on what records to keep and for how long.
Apr 23, 2013
Freelancers' Questions: How to supply a non-EU client?
Invoicing is the only change an expanding UK-based freelance translator needs to make.
Apr 19, 2013
Freelancers' Questions: How to boost my credibility as a freelance business?
Expert tips for freelancers lacking a professional 'look and feel.'
Apr 15, 2013
Freelancers' Questions: How to fill in tax return if payment was staggered?
'When you complete work, not when you get paid, is the deciding factor for HMRC.'
Apr 12, 2013
More firms turn to marketing and media temps
Freelancers exploiting the 'massive talent shortage' in media & marketing.
Apr 11, 2013
Self-employment quitters told to email the taxman
Freelancers who ditch self-employment can now notify HMRC by email.
Apr 9, 2013
Film gang sentenced for £2.8m tax scam
Revenue stops crooks from exploiting creative industry’s showpiece tax relief scheme.
Apr 8, 2013