FreelanceUK News

How new prime minister Liz Truss can help the self-employed bounce back

It’s time for Truss to break the mold; radically change IR35, and keep her word to thousands of freelancers.

Sep 6, 2022 | Freelancing News

Financial fears sink freelancer confidence to levels not seen since covid

Economic woes are clouding the self-employed’s outlook -- for both the UK and their own one-person businesses.

Sep 5, 2022 | Freelancing News

As an employer, is hiring a freelancer the same as hiring a contractor?

Taking on a self-employed sole trader sounds the same as taking on a contractor. But beware the differences.

Aug 23, 2022 | IR35 / IR591

What freelancers need to know about Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss

The two rivals for No 10 have avoided setting out their stall on self-employment. But very soon, one of them won’t be able to duck freelance policies any longer.

Aug 9, 2022 | Freelancing News

Best core skills for freelancing -- according to five award-winning creatives

Winners of YunoJuno accolades reveal what it takes to survive and thrive as a creative freelancer in 2022.

Aug 5, 2022 | Freelancing News

Why our next prime minister must openly support the self-employed

Trans rights, tax cuts and spending. Not unimportant, but not what everyone in our increasingly flexible workforce is waiting for policy on.

Jul 19, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Who owns the IP rights in a freelancer situation?

Legal aid for an award-winning freelance floral designer, stung by new client representatives displaying copyright ignorance.

Jul 12, 2022 | Legal

Freelancers, are you all set for Base Period Reform and MTD for income tax?

Two big tax changes for the self-employed will be most palatable to those sole traders who prep now.

Jul 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

Now’s the time to banish the scourge of late payments to the self-employed

The UK must take action on freelancers being paid late and, courtesy of New York State, a blueprint already exists.

Jul 5, 2022 | Money News

Freelancers, are you missing the co-working productivity boost?

Office. Home. Coffee shop. All of them lose out to a collaborative coworking space if it’s optimum performance you and your clients want.

Jul 1, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers foresaw today's financial headwinds back in January

Confidence index casts the self-employed as soothsayers, as most knew after New Year that the economy was tanking.

Jun 28, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, have your say on data, storage, and those pesky platform outages

Despite its tech undertones, a call to shape our national data strategy is among the latest offerings from the UK's culture department.

Jun 24, 2022 | Technology News

The big productivity debate is settled: freelancers do go the extra mile

Study shows the self-employed put in an extra 150 hours, versus those stuck with a rigid 9-to-5.

Jun 21, 2022 | Freelancing News

On National Freelancers Day, the freelance-curious say flexibility is the draw

Autonomy. Being your own boss. A better work-life balance. Being self-employed has ‘many, many’ perks.

Jun 16, 2022 | Freelancing News

New York State just did for self-employed freelancers what Britain must do too

The ground-breaking ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ bill has key protections that must be unlocked for the UK’s self-employed as well.

Jun 13, 2022 | Freelancing News

Drivers for Uber Switzerland lose self-employed status

Federal court’s ruling deemed ‘a situation that UK firms engaging sole traders should keep an eye on.’

Jun 10, 2022 | Freelancing News

Future of Work Review has potential, if it doesn’t kick the can down the road

The self-employed will be watching the words of Matt Warman MP, but it’s action that’s really needed.

May 31, 2022 | Freelancing News

Eight in ten accountants fluff when to register with HMRC for self-employment

Online poll shows that not even advisers to freelancers know when to tell the taxman that trading is underway.

May 24, 2022 | Freelancing News

Why agile freelancers on top-tier rates are the future of work

The real-time changing of the guard within the labour market is a change that looks irreversible.

May 20, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, the issues with umbrella companies are clear; the fixes less so

Brollies might not emerge from the many shortcomings workers are finding with them. Unless government steps in.

May 10, 2022 | Freelancing News

Creative industries workers pocketing 15% pay premiums

Like full-timers, freelancers with creative skills are (thankfully) commanding much more money than a year ago.

May 6, 2022 | Freelancing News

Solopreneurs, don’t get prosecuted for wrongly claiming Work From Home aid

Freelancers working from home must run an eligibility-check to avoid falling foul of new government rules.

May 3, 2022 | Working From Home News

Freelancers, don’t do a Boris Becker if bankrupt – instead play it straight

How the self-employed can avoid matching the financial double fault of the former men’s world No. 1 tennis player.

Apr 26, 2022 | Money News

IR35: How freelancing fared during HMRC’s off-payroll rule soft-landing

The grace period ending must quicken client processes, explanations, and time to hire which -- for some -- has doubled.

Apr 22, 2022 | IR35 / IR591

Freelancers' Questions: What does HMRC mean by 'foreign income'?

'Flexibility’ may be why the revenue-hungry taxman has not defined ‘foreign income’ in legislation.

Apr 19, 2022 | Tax Matters

8 ways to reduce the impact of rising fuel bills when working from home

With prices rising so much, there’s certainly a sense of panic across the nation as people worry about their future bills. WondaPay explains 8 ways to reduce the impact of rising fuel bills when working from home.

Apr 13, 2022 | Working from Home

Freelancers get alerts on unsolicited texts after spam marketer fined £80,000

The data watchdog rules that your mobile isn’t someone else’s advertising platform if you’ve not given them your consent.

Apr 12, 2022 | Marketing/PR News

IR35: the one-year-old off-payroll rules are dire for self-employment

Writing exclusively for FreelanceUK, IPSE’s CEO urges Boris Johnson to relent -- or risk extending economic uncertainty for the UK’s self-employed.

Apr 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

Bankruptcy as a freelancer: a guide for bankrupt self-employed sole traders

Wiping the slate clean is one way to deal with problem debt. But caution is advised, as is reaching out for advice.

Apr 5, 2022 | Money Information

Freelancers who owe January’s tax can still duck fines, if they act today

The Time To Pay penalty-free is almost over, so ring the Revenue now but don’t forget the paperwork (or your patience).

Apr 1, 2022 | Freelancing News