Freelancers' Questions: Do sole traders get Maternity Allowance?
Tax expert helps a soon-to-be freelancing mum, wondering what she’s due.
Aug 28, 2014
Government enterprise boss backs 15 for 15
Female business ambassador welcomes a showcasing of the self-employed.
Aug 26, 2014
Self-employment growth not driven by 'odd-jobbers'
ONS credits marketers, managers and directors with the freelancing boom.
Aug 22, 2014
Banks join critics of HMRC plan to grab unpaid tax
Chancellor George Osborne warned that a raid on tax debtors' bank accounts may be unlawful.
Aug 21, 2014
Freelancers’ Questions: Will the client qualify for video game tax credit?
Expert tells a freelancer the hoops video games firms must jump through to get tax relief.
Aug 19, 2014
Nine in ten complaints against HMRC upheld
Taxman compensates thousands of people for lax treatment he tried to brush off.
Aug 18, 2014
UK hailed as 'self-employment capital' of Western Europe
Sole traders, shop-keepers and job-seekers help Britain overtake its nearest rivals.
Aug 15, 2014
Freelancers' Questions: Can I ditch this dull contract to get a better one?
Legal expert cautions a bored freelancer in receipt of a tempting offer.
Aug 14, 2014
Freelancers who are really ‘workers’ can now claim holiday pay
How a single sham substitution clause may spark a mass of backdated wage demands.
Aug 13, 2014
Why OTS's employment status review isn't ideal
Case law is already fit for purpose -- let it do its job and let one-man bands do theirs.
Aug 12, 2014
JK Rowling's rival credits creative writing course
Debut author puts her success story down to three months’ training, two hours a week.
Aug 8, 2014
OTS status review 'bound to have knock-on effect on IR35'
Experts say an (unintended) impact on IR35 is the likely result of employment status reform.
Aug 7, 2014
Companies House to set its digital data free
Doing due diligence on a potential client will soon be a lot easier for freelancers.
Aug 6, 2014
VAT-registered traders check if they can file offline
Telephone and paper VAT filing on offer to taxpayers who meet certain criteria.
Aug 5, 2014
'Control' in false self-employment is clarified
A 'useful indicator' of passing, or failing, the April legislation's control test emerges.
Aug 4, 2014
Freelancers' Questions: Can I still claim use of home if not a sole trader?
Freelancer reassured that incorporating should make working from home less costly.
Aug 1, 2014
UK opens review into employment status
Freelancers to be given a say on the dividing line between employed and self-employed.
Jul 31, 2014
Bursaries on offer to under-represented creatives
Training fees cut down for the very people who the creative sectors need to step up.
Jul 30, 2014
HMRC’s Business Record Checks still 'not working'
A supposedly 'targeted' spot check of firms' records finds even more don't need it.
Jul 29, 2014
Self-employment wins backing from two MPs
Employment minister and shadow business minister each endorse freelancing.
Jul 25, 2014