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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

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