FreelanceUK News

When you need to file a tax return – if at all

‘You must self-assess if you’re self-employed.’ Helpful? We don’t think so either.

May 29, 2019 | Money Information

A UK freelancers overview of maternity rights

How to get financially supported when you stop self-employed freelancing to have a baby.

May 23, 2019 | Legal

Intellectual Property: what freelancers need to know (Part 3)

Monetising your creations as a freelancer, including in the age of the GDPR.

May 21, 2019 | Legal

Intellectual Property: what freelancers need to know (Part 2)

Protect, differentiate and own your offering with trade marks, design rights and contracts.

May 16, 2019 | Legal

Freelancers' Questions: What if I didn't price up for a client who now won't pay?

Even the experienced make mistakes pricing up, but a tribunal could make this one especially costly.

May 14, 2019 | Money Information

Creatives urged to vote in ‘unofficial referendum’ on May 23rd

Election result tipped to show the UK’s stance on Brexit -- the 'chaos,' not the 2017 decision.

May 8, 2019 | Freelancing News

Celebrity media freelancers beat IR35 by being in business on their own account

TV's Lorraine Kelly and Kay Adams beat the taxman using a factor CEST omits.

May 3, 2019 | IR35 News

Should I register with HMRC if my income is under the personal allowance?

All newly self-employed with £1k earnings must tell the taxman, albeit no longer in the first three months.

Apr 30, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers admit to anxiety over remote working

Exclusion, loneliness and disconnectedness. And the latter isn’t just a broadband issue.

Apr 26, 2019 | Freelancing News

Atypical freelancers get EU-wide ‘gig economy’ rights

The limbo indirectly created by flexible work looks to be at an end for 3million people.

Apr 17, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creative industry tables four-point Brexit plan

Giving firms access to freelancers is part of CIF’s 'must-agrees' for a pre-October deal.

Apr 16, 2019 | Freelancing News

Sole traders glad to see green light for pensions dashboards

User-friendly interfaces should open up nest eggs to those who don’t currently have them -- FSB.

Apr 10, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers’ Questions: Are digital tax accounts for freelancers now live?

Turnover tells you if your freelance outfit is now expected to be digital for VAT purposes.

Apr 9, 2019 | Money News

Two creative sectors push for ‘rate-silent’ interviews

More money awarded to 60% of us, but the boosts may be bigger if pay was off-limits at interview.

Apr 5, 2019 | Freelancing News

Broadband users to net cash when kept offline

Your provider will automatically pay you £8 a day when your internet is down.

Apr 2, 2019 | Technology News

Music biz owner jailed for not playing by VAT rules

Instrument tuner put behind bars for orchestrating a £240k fraud.

Mar 29, 2019 | Money News

Creatives endure two-week wait to get paid

And that's on top of potentially prohibitive payment terms of up to 120 days.

Mar 28, 2019 | Money News

British internet creatives called to compete

Pit your content, app or other online creation against Europe’s top talent.

Mar 21, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: What if paying me a lot upfront makes my client uneasy?

Escrow is the solution for a freelancer whose pricey design project poses a payment problem.

Mar 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

New research highlights the risk of late payment for freelancers by region

Freelancers and small businesses are often the victims of late payments. Here, new research by Solna highlights the risk of late payment for freelancers by region, so freelancers can be selective when picking their clients. 

Mar 18, 2019 | News

What Spring Statement 2019 offers freelance creatives

And the much it doesn’t, given that experts deride it as ‘light,’ ‘short’ and ‘flat.’

Mar 14, 2019 | Freelancing News

MTD burden won’t be an excuse not to pay VAT digitally -- Stride

Minister says HMRC won’t ‘come down like a ton of bricks’ but will ‘hold the line.’

Mar 12, 2019 | Money News

Self-employed mum takes Universal Credit to court

Freelance actor left on less than a tenner a week will  fight ‘illogical’ benefits policy.

Mar 7, 2019 | Money News

Sort 'no-deal' Brexit preparations now, tiny traders urged

Despite well-intentioned advice from officials, the FSB fears it's too little, too late.

Mar 6, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers’ recruiter reports 28% surge in creative job applications

And responds with five fundamentals for freelance success in a crowded market.

Feb 28, 2019 | Freelancing News

Pilot for digital tax accounts fails to take off

Only 16,500 have joined the MTD-VAT trial, out of the 500,000 who were invited.

Feb 27, 2019 | Money News

Late self-assessors yet to receive £100 penalties

Brexit puts the brakes on fines for filing after the 31st, but ‘you’ll still be charged.’

Feb 25, 2019 | Money News

Minister vows to keep backing creative darling high-end TV

Ahead of Spring Statement, spending on top tele hits its highest level since relief was introduced.

Feb 21, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancer told client’s passport request ‘isn’t justifiable’

Expert maps out a safer route for a FreelanceUK reader to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Feb 20, 2019 | Freelancing News

'Inflation drop will boost freelancers, at least for now'

Respite from high prices is welcome, says IPSE, but not if it’s the start of an economic slide.

Feb 18, 2019 | Money News

                             

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