Sole traders 'relying on mum or mates'
Two thirds of the self-employed depend on friends and family to run their business.
Aug 4, 2015
Media and Marketing lead temporary jobs uptick
Fewer placements bodes well for marketers and media types looking for work.
Aug 3, 2015
Freelancers' Questions: What to make of my contract's indemnity?
Legal aid for a freelancer feeling stung by a clause committing him to make good any loss.
Jul 30, 2015
Self-employed warned of imminent tax deadline
Most sole traders must make the first payment on account by this Friday.
Jul 29, 2015
Freelancers' Questions: Does this IPR clause waive my rights?
Solicitor senses room to negotiate but warns a freelancer against being too demanding.
Jul 28, 2015
Freelancer optimism at risk from higher costs
The picture for bullish one-man bands is ‘not completely rosy,’ says IPSE.
Jul 27, 2015
Taxman takes on the hidden economy
You'll get no sympathy from HMRC if you fail to register or declare, freelancers warned.
Jul 24, 2015
Home-based office costs £2,000 a year to run
The weekly allowance for use of home as an office looks inadequate if research is right.
Jul 23, 2015
Self-employed back on stand-by for H&S exemption
Being freed from health and safety laws is once again around the corner for most freelancers.
Jul 22, 2015
Support the dwindling self-employed, ministers told
Employment easing due to fewer freelancers suggests action is needed, says IPSE.
Jul 16, 2015
Freelancers on £10,000 lose under Budget 2015
Tax firm tots up Osborne's numbers to find most self-employed are better off.
Jul 15, 2015
Freelancers' Questions: Can my company pay to kit out my office?
The least taxing way for freelancers to furnish a room dedicated to business.
Jul 13, 2015
Freelance creatives unscathed by Summer Budget 2015
One-man bands who are self-employed sole traders will regard yesterday as a let-off.
Jul 9, 2015
Alert over shortage of female creatives
Government is concerned at the under-representation of women in the creative industry.
Jul 7, 2015
Freelancers' Questions: How to get paid if the client has been taken ill?
Debt recovery expert reminds that being sympathetic doesn’t mean rolling over.
Jul 6, 2015
Osborne urged to recognise freelancers
Chancellor called to support those who are turning over more revenue on their own.
Jul 3, 2015
Government launches self-employment review
PM appoints a CEO to 'shine a light' on self-employment's opportunities and obstacles.
Jul 2, 2015
Taxman says sorry for not answering the phone
HMRC engages £45million after falling ‘well short’ on call-handling.
Jul 1, 2015
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
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