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Lessons freelancers can learn from the coronavirus pandemic

Times are tough and there are still some bumps in the road ahead yet, but as we look to the future, here are some of the most valuable lessons freelancers can learn from coronavirus pandemic. 

Jun 4, 2020 | Day-to-Day Business

What benefits can an accountant offer me as a freelancer?

Whether you are a self-employed freelancer or you operate through a limited company, there are many benefits to seeking professional help from an accountant. Here, we look at the benefits that an accountant can offer a freelancer. 

May 31, 2020 | Your Accounts

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme gets extended, but with two big caveats

Offering less to the eligible and nothing new to the vulnerable, SEISS phase two is bringing ‘forgotten’, collapsing freelancers to tears.

May 31, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative industry freelancers implore Sunak to extend (and expand) the SEISS

Chancellor faces groundswell of support for boosting self-employed’s covid cash before it runs out.

May 21, 2020 | Freelancing News

Coronavirus-hit freelancers anxiously wait on SEISS portal launch

Wednesday can’t come soon enough for the self-employed yet for many, it’s still far from payday.

May 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19 lockdown: How parents who are self-employed can homeschool their kids

Top tips from a creative mum-of-two on freelancing from home with your children in tow.

Apr 27, 2020 | Working From Home News

‘Don’t stop sole trading, as COVID-19 support for limited companies won’t cover you’

Self-employed freelancers risk falling between two sets of gaps, if they switch away from SEISS to CJRS.

Apr 16, 2020 | Freelancing News

Five reasons you may still need cheques and why

The paper cheque does still play a part in money transactions in both business and for private individuals.

Apr 14, 2020 | Your Accounts

Covid-19: Sunak urged to urgently close gaps in support for self-employed

Chancellor inundated with calls from freelancers’ supporters to fix and patch the ‘complicated’ SEISS.

Apr 2, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19: Government throws self-employed freelancers a financial lifeline, of sorts

Despite a vow of cash grants for 95% of them, real concern remains about coronavirus striking down UK sole traders.

Mar 27, 2020 | Freelancing News

How to freelance while you are employed

In this guide, we look at how to freelance while you are working as an employee. This includes creative freelancer jobs such as article writing and graphic design. 

Mar 23, 2020 | Start Ups

Johnson urgently pressed to cover self-employed income wiped out by coronavirus

PM urged by Corbyn and many others to compensate freelancers ‘devastated’ by COVID-19.

Mar 17, 2020 | Freelancing News

Budget 2020: Sunak’s 20 self-employed nods hardly lift freelancer ‘gloom’

When being heavily name-dropped by the chancellor doesn’t translate into too many tangibles.

Mar 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative industry boss warns of mass IR35-induced conflict from April

Confusion. Complexity. And confrontation -- on five fronts. It’s all imminent, says PACT.

Mar 10, 2020 | IR35 News

The best freelance creative skills for 2020 – revealed

Discover if what you do is among the UK’s most wanted self-employed specialisms.

Feb 28, 2020 | Freelancing News

‘Fatal flaw’ to omit self-employed from Britain’s new immigration policy

The government’s ruling out of any freelance provision for 2021 entry is condemned.

Feb 25, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancer confidence ‘fallen off a cliff’ over IR35 tax changes

The few with faith in their one-person empire seem not to have clients cancelling freelancer hiring.

Feb 18, 2020 | IR35 News

How to pay tax as an Italian freelancer for a London-based company?

No cure for his ‘big fear,’ but a new freelancer may qualify for a small liability this first time around.

Feb 6, 2020 | Money Information

Creative freelancers' Brexit fears seem to ease, as the transition period begins

With the ‘worst of the uncertainty’ gone, an increasingly freelance-friendly visa system can come into focus.

Feb 3, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: How to freelance in the UK as an EU citizen after Brexit?

Between today and December it’s ‘as you were,’ but after that, it’s uncertain.

Jan 30, 2020 | Running Your Business

Gender rate gap goes into reverse for top creative-media freelancers

Social Media, Videography and PR now pay men less handsomely than women for the very same skills.

Jan 27, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: How much is the late payment fee, if I didn’t set a ‘pay-by’ date?

Debt collection expert helps a forgetful freelancer trying for 7-day terms, following fob-offs.

Jan 23, 2020 | Money Information

Everything freelancers need to know about IR35 (but were afraid to ask!)

The top FAQs on IR35; since 2000, as of 2017 and from April 6th 2021.

Jan 22, 2020 | IR35 / IR591

January 31 is far from the Brexit saga cut-off, creative freelancers cautioned

Negotiations won’t stop next Friday, nor will questions about EU freelancing post-December 2020.

Jan 21, 2020 | Freelancing News

A freelancer's guide to expenses

Expert guidance on the most common costs that self-employed people can offset, as well as the categories capital, business or private in which the expenditure of a freelancer falls within. 

Jan 20, 2020 | Tax Advice

A UK freelancer’s overview of VAT

All you need to know about VAT if you’re self-employed, especially as Brexit looms.

Jan 19, 2020 | Money News

Freelancing’s hardest part? That’s not as easy, say self-employed creatives

Unlike what freelancers love, what they fear and loathe tends to vary. But these five grate the most.

Jan 17, 2020 | Running Your Business

Can I reimburse myself for business expenses I paid for personally?

‘Better to be a sole trader, if you want to claim for a subscription and an email account without HMRC issues.’

Jan 14, 2020 | Money Information

An overview of Holiday pay for freelancers

Cases like Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico are only the start of paid leave changing.

Jan 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

Tax deadline survival guide for freelancers who need to self-assess by January 31st

Beware HMRC’s ‘file any time you wish’ claim, as it only applies to the totally prepared.

Jan 9, 2020 | Money Information

                             

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