FreelanceUK News

Why now's the time to extend Statutory Sick Pay to sole traders

Covid caused a shift the government must respond to -- if the UK is to bolster its next generation of freelancers.

Nov 16, 2021 | Freelancing News

The truth about being a self-employed mum during covid-19

Ten things this terrible pandemic taught us freelancers who juggle careers with kids and why, paradoxically, we might be better off for it.

Nov 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

Autumn Budget 2021: Good for creatives, could be much better on freelancers

Chancellor’s warm words on the self-employed don't match his actions, despite boosters in creative sectors.

Oct 28, 2021 | Freelancing News

Government under fire for omitting creatives' movement from Brexit deal

Peers say the sheer existence of creative sectors is in doubt, due to December’s deal and poor engagement ever since.

Oct 27, 2021 | Freelancing News

Autumn Budget 2021: predictions for freelancers and the self-employed

Creating a package to boost sole traders, in wake of the ultimate leveller, looks like an impossible task for the chancellor.

Oct 22, 2021 | Freelancing News

IPSE Freelancer Awards 2021 go off with a bang (and a pop at covid)

The best of the UK’s 'vital' self-employed sector is applauded, following a 'horrible year for those with no safety net.'

Oct 19, 2021 | Freelancing News

Five measures can boost freelancers at Autumn Budget, chancellor told

Rishi Sunak recommended to step in for the self-employed on mortgages, VAT, adoption and HMRC.

Oct 15, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers not waiting on SEISS revival at Autumn Budget 2021

The end of the Self-Employment Support Scheme coincides with the start of potentially ‘thousands’ being probed over the HMRC grants.

Oct 12, 2021 | Freelancing News

European Freelancers Week is here. How will you cheer on self-employment?

One week, one voice, to condemn freelancer marginalisation -- and amplify self-employment in your own unique style.

Oct 8, 2021 | Freelancing News

Appoint a Freelance Commissioner at Spending Review, chancellor urged

Rish Sunak asked (again) to create an office dedicated to checking policy for impacts on the self-employed.

Oct 5, 2021 | Freelancing 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

                             

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