FreelanceUK News

Making Tax Digital for many freelancers delayed until April 2024

A government decision to shelve quarterly tax accounts for droves of the covid-affected is widely endorsed.

Sep 28, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers cut their pay by £48 as IR35 bites, and work grows scarcer

Covid is keeping clients from firing on all cylinders, but it’s ‘off-payroll’ that’s creating a pinch.

Sep 24, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, the National Insurance increase is a shock but not a fatal one

The self-employed will likely live to trade another day, even if tax policy is looking anything but freelance-friendly.

Sep 21, 2021 | Freelancing News

Class 4 NICs hike, 'a taxing sign of things to come for self-employed'

The outlook for sole traders darkens, amid government 'making it almost impossible to work as a freelancer.'

Sep 14, 2021 | Freelancing News

Self-employed national insurance hike 'won’t be just a short-term sting'

Advisers to freelancers sound sympathetic to the PM’s plan, but that’s not to say it won’t hurt sole traders.

Sep 7, 2021 | Freelancing News

Deadline looms for fifth, final Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant

Sole traders have just a few weeks left to claim covid aid -- but themselves, and before October 1st.

Sep 3, 2021 | Section 660a

High Street accountants 'still worth their salt for freelancers'

If qualified and regulated, generalists in the locality are still sound if you’re self-employed – AAT.

Aug 24, 2021 | Freelancing News

Pay-as-you-freelance tax pay plan for self-employed ‘requires telepathy’

Accountants can’t tell if an HMRC plan to change sole trader tax payments will help or hinder, but freelancers already seem against it.

Aug 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

Working through an umbrella company with Optimum Pay Group

Working under an umbrella company can be incredibly beneficial for freelancers that want the independence of being self-employed with employee perks. 

Aug 9, 2021 | Day-to-Day Business

‘Tumble dryer of misinformation’ may put freelance projects in a spin

Messy records can be freelancers’ undoing, just as they were for architect Dan Marcal, legal expert warns.

Aug 6, 2021 | Freelancing News

IPSE to award freelancers who went 'above and beyond' during covid-19

The UK’s freelancing body will showcase the self-employed in eight categories, most of which are 'key' to freelance creatives.

Jul 15, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, not even you independents are alone as a job scam victim

Dodgy agents; ghost jobs and pay packs that don’t pay. A new portal wants the self-employed to report such abuse.

Jul 13, 2021 | Freelancing News

Five SEISS grants combined offer £36,570 per freelancer – minister

The Treasury’s Jesse Norman deploys some numbers to defend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Jul 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

‘Covid-hit’ events sector cheers end of restrictions on freelance creatives

Supporters of self-employed people working for concerts, theatres and venues embrace 'light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.'

Jul 5, 2021 | Freelancing News

Expert hopes freelancer fights IR35 case amid mutuality ruling

Project manager Robert Lee lost to HMRC on multiple fronts, but it’s his ‘MoO’ defeat which will bother freelancers the most.

Jun 22, 2021 | IR35 News

SEISS grant five and the key changes freelancers should beware

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme unfortunately has two stings in its tail.

Jun 18, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, the fourth SEISS grant is now available; have you got yours?

What sole traders need to know about the penultimate Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant.

May 18, 2021 | Freelancing News

Pandemic accelerates moonlighting, as one in five become 'side-hustlers'

Freelancing gets its own shot in its arm, from permies both fed up from furlough and creative since covid.

May 10, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancing in the UK in 2021: a market overview

The self-employed are on a knife edge. Fragile from covid, ready to lead the recovery, but impeded by government.

May 6, 2021 | Freelancing News

A creative freelancer's covid-19 reopening strategy

Five marketing must-dos for the self-employed to thrive in the 'new normal.'

May 3, 2021 | Marketing Checklist

What opportunities for freelance creatives are emerging from Covid-19?

How creative industries’ contracts for the self-employed will be shaped by the ‘new normal.’

Apr 15, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, HMRC self-assessment and VAT penalties are going points-based

How much the taxman’s new system will cost sole traders who pay late or submit late.

Mar 16, 2021 | Money Information

The Budget’s extension of SEISS: key takeaways of grants four and five

A welcome boost for freelancers from chancellor Sunak is not without a sting (or two) in its tail.

Mar 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

Budget 2021: Freelancers cling to SEISS grants, unsure Sunak has a vision

Chancellor thanked for giving sole traders a life raft, despite growing questions about his direction.

Mar 4, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers hope Budget 2021 doesn't carry out National Insurance threat

Half of advisers see chancellor Rishi Sunak using tomorrow’s Red Book to raid the self-employed.

Mar 1, 2021 | Freelancing News

Budget 2021 contains your fourth SEISS grant, but will there be a fifth?

The self-employed for once know what’s in store, despite fears their lifeline might soon be downgraded to a gesture.

Feb 25, 2021 | Freelancing News

IR35 experts caution UK freelance sector over HMRC’s ‘soft-landing’

Freelancers and their clients will find very little that is soft, or light, about the April 6th off-payroll rules -- experts.

Feb 19, 2021 | IR35 News

'Confusing' tax penalty waiver linked to new high in late self-assessors

'Plenty' of HMRC customers misinterpreting a deadline after a deadline has helped build a new peak in outstanding tax returns.

Feb 11, 2021 | Freelancing News

Self-employed? There’s just a few hours left to claim the third SEISS grant

Here’s a last-minute steer for covid-hit freelancers needing Self-Employed Income Support.

Jan 28, 2021 | Freelancing News

Here’s where tax returns faze freelancers, even if HMRC is delaying fines

The self-employed will embrace the Feb 28 waiver, but must still avoid six self-assessment traps.

Jan 26, 2021 | Tax Advice

                             

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