FreelanceUK News

Netherlands MVV: what self-employed Britons need to know

Quite a big section of small print for UK freelancers to read, before they can successfully go Dutch.

Feb 14, 2023 | Freelancing News

Two creative heavyweights are fighting 'Oxford University’s Uberisation'

With ramifications for the gig economy, a very unexpected case could lead to securer terms for the hard-working.

Feb 10, 2023 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, here’s your 2023 marketing plan for your self-employed biz

How Google, LinkedIn, Clutch, and not too much Zoom can take your sole trader business to new heights this year.

Feb 7, 2023 | Marketing Introduction

Major Players asks creative industries freelancers to have their say

A new survey for creatives is likely to confirm the freelancing market as still lumpy, but seeing a steady flow of new opportunities.

Feb 3, 2023 | Freelancing News

Self-employed try to file at the 11th hour (and keep their cool) with HMRC

We’re busy. It’s complicated. And I can’t afford it, say freelancers ahead of their ‘mad dash’ to self-assess before midnight.

Jan 31, 2023 | Freelancing News

Freelancer tax returns are due imminently: final tips to file on time

Deadlines don’t usually faze the self-employed, but Tuesday’s cut-off will sting if you miss it.

Jan 27, 2023 | Money Information

What the delay to MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment means for freelancers

FreeAgent unpacks the government’s decision to put back MTD ITSA until April 2026 – at the earliest.

Jan 17, 2023 | Money News

HMRC probes 50,000 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme users

Taxman asks droves of sole traders to prove they were eligible for SEISS grants four and five.

Jan 13, 2023 | Freelancing News

UK freelancing ‘on track for a shot in the arm from cost of living crisis’

More creatives needing second incomes, or realising their retirement funds won’t stretch, bodes well for self-employment.

Jan 6, 2023 | Freelancing News

Due better policy, freelancers got thrown from covid to recession

All the self-employed want for Christmas is a government sympathetic to challenges tied to their unique way of working.

Dec 13, 2022 | Freelancing News

Autumn Statement 2022: where creative freelancers may see an upside

 In the current climate, the chancellor’s measures indicate that some difficult days may lie ahead for self-employed creatives.

Nov 22, 2022 | Freelancing News

Autumn Statement 2022: Chancellor Jeremy Hunt 'abandons' self-employed

‘Government doesn’t seem to value the way which freelancers work -- or the spirit that leads them to set up their own business’.

Nov 18, 2022 | Freelancing News

Autumn Statement 2022: Where the self-employed need the chancellor to help

There’s five measures to boost freelancers but, arguably, none are more important than an end to chaos, confusion, and uncertainty.

Nov 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

New PM Rishi Sunak needs to work very hard to earn the self-employed’s trust

An ex-chancellor talking trust has his work cut out, given he gave freelancers IR35 reform, and next to nothing during covid.

Nov 4, 2022 | Freelancing News

IR35 U-turn: what freelancers need now (at least at the time of writing)

An off-payroll rules reassessment is the sensible next move from the repeal that never was.

Oct 28, 2022 | IR35 News

Will GDPR replacement hit your creative industries projects?

Audio-visual is among the creative sectors to be upended if a new ‘British data protection system’ goes live.

Oct 25, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ advisers issue tax pleas ahead of Medium-Term Fiscal Plan

Clarify if not delay MTD for ITSA -- and help second-jobbers, chancellor Hunt urged.

Oct 21, 2022 | Freelancing News

Self-employed? European Freelancers Week 2022 is dedicated to how you work

Whichever of the big four freelance camps you fall into, here’s your ticket to EFW 2022.

Oct 18, 2022 | Freelancing News

First SEISS case to hit the courts: an expert’s overview for freelancers

Warnings that HMRC would clawback wrongly claimed Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grants finally ring true.

Oct 14, 2022 | Freelancing News

Repealing IR35 reform will unlock the freelance future

A hurdle in the freelance game has just been lifted. Sorting your footing for April 6th 2023 is the next challenge to overcome.

Oct 4, 2022 | IR35 / IR591

Self-employed national insurance increase reversal: D-Day is January 31 2024

While it’s the NICs reversal making headlines, the Health & Social Care Levy being axed is the real saving for sole traders.

Sep 30, 2022 | Money News

The time for immigration routes to be tailored to EU freelance creatives is now

Tweaking two new visas could be just the ticket our economy needs to recover from losing 40,000 creatives.

Sep 27, 2022 | IR35 News

Your very last chance to enter IPSE's Freelancer Awards 2022? It’s today

The third, most painful truth of self-employment doesn’t have to hurt you. But you need to act now, before 5pm.

Sep 23, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers add monetary woes to a teary bank holiday commemorating the Queen

Grieving or not, the self-employed would have found yesterday difficult, financially.

Sep 20, 2022 | Freelancing News

How to understand your tax when freelancing on the side

Thinking of a second income from self-employment? There are complexities -- but they can be overcome with the right help and information.

Sep 13, 2022 | Money Information

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