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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

Freelancers' Questions: Can EU freelancers still do work stints in London?

'It’s now both business and pleasure if you’re self-employed and visiting the UK, but very little else.'

Jan 21, 2021 | Freelancing News

Calls to help ‘excluded’ freelancers persist, as Budget 2021 looms

New Year fails to bring newly self-employed people any let-up from being left out.

Jan 18, 2021 | Freelancing News

Has covid killed the co-working space for freelancers? Far from it

An assessment of the pandemic’s impact on what even most sole-person traders want to get back to -- working together.

Jan 14, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Do I need a UTR number for my theatre art contract?

'The Revenue’s way to identify you is definitely for life, not just for Christmas or the New Year.'

Jan 12, 2021 | Money Information

Freelancers’ Questions: Are the UK’s EU freelancers hit by the Brexit deal?

Revealed: the new hoops that EU nationals freelancing in Britain must jump through to stay.

Jan 7, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, what is required to complete your tax return?

As a freelancer, you have earnings outside of PAYE, and the chances are you’ll need to file a tax return.

Jan 4, 2021 | Tax Advice

Time to Pay can aid SEISS users forced from frying pan to fire in 2021

A Revenue respite could be the Christmas gift that gives to freelancers now, and well into the New Year.

Dec 18, 2020 | Freelancing News

Why a UK Intermittents du Spectacle wouldn’t cut it for freelance creatives

Close but no cigar: a French scheme for performance workers would bring across its own issues if imported.

Dec 15, 2020 | Freelancing News

                             

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