FreelanceUK 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

Freelancers claw back IR35-lost pay, just as financial hardship hardens

Charging the highest average day rate since records began is paling into insignificance by costs running amok.

Mar 29, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers left out in the cold at Spring Statement 2022

Despite a smattering of relief from the chancellor, much of the self-employed will be ‘worse off, and at the worst possible time.’

Mar 24, 2022 | Freelancing News

Spring Statement 2022: Self-employed braced for no tax respite from Rishi Sunak

Freelancers don’t fancy their chances of getting any relief from the chancellor tomorrow.

Mar 22, 2022 | Freelancing News

Why freelancers need to increase their rates now

If you're a freelancer, there’s a good chance you’re not charging as much as you should. Find out why freelancers need to increase their rates now.

Mar 21, 2022 | Money News

The hot creative skills of 2022, which freelancers won’t want to be without

Performance, planning, crafting and analytics. Just some of the specialisms sought-after from the self-employed.

Mar 18, 2022 | Freelancing News

Debt: a guide for indebted sole traders and freelancers in arrears

Revealed: the options that freelancers in financial distress should look at – but ideally before money is owed.

Mar 15, 2022 | Money

Why paternity and maternity leave should be extended to freelancers

Government should give the self-employed the same level of parental rights as employees.

Mar 11, 2022 | Freelancing News

Where to pay tax if I work for an American company from Britain?

Top tips for one of the USA’s 51million contingent workers, potentially paying the wrong taxman.

Mar 4, 2022 | Money Information

Can you do an Adrian Chiles and win on IR35 using 'in-business'?

Experts and HMRC are alike – putting too much stock in factors, when it’s actually being a bonafide business that really counts.

Mar 1, 2022 | IR35 News

HMRC counts 100,000 online Time to Pay users, ahead of April 1st cut-off

The clock is ticking for freelancers who want to set up a payment plan with the flexible, inflexible taxman.

Feb 28, 2022 | Freelancing News

Adrian Chiles' IR35 win 'should reassure freelancers who pitch'

Even bids for work that don’t land can highlight your in-business credentials, as BBL v HMRC demonstrates.

Feb 22, 2022 | Freelancing News

How the self-employed sector can recover in 2022

The return of freelance work is underway, but it’ll take government action for self-employment to truly flourish again.


Feb 17, 2022 | Freelancing News

A freelancer's guide to expenses

Revealed: the most common expenses which self-employed sole traders may claim a deduction for from HMRC.

Feb 11, 2022 | Tax Advice

Boris Johnson criticised for overlooking self-employed as ‘in-work’

PM under fire, for fudging both the numbers and his covid-support offering to freelancers.

Feb 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

Be sure on employment status before you begin, given Long V Brain in Hand

Freelancers must be confident in advance of committing, despite nobody's status ever being fixed.

Feb 4, 2022 | Freelancing News

Glitches, scammers, and latecomers make ‘Pay Your Tax Bill Day’ drag

Eventful for the wrong reasons: freelancers who filed should be relieved if yesterday’s deadline passed without incident.

Feb 1, 2022 | Freelancing News

Use Google Analytics as an EU freelancer? Then it’s now time you switch

Creatives will contribute to the expected move towards traffic-measuring software that doesn’t violate the EU GDPR.

Jan 28, 2022 | Technology News

File before Jan 31 despite HMRC penalty waiver, self-assessors urged

Accountants warn freelancers against putting too much stock in a delay to when tax fines kick in.

Jan 25, 2022 | Freelancing News

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, 2022 | Money Information

Top 10 freelancing tips for self-employed people in 2022

Experts share nuggets of wisdom with FreelanceUK, so your next 12 months’ freelancing can be golden.

Jan 13, 2022 | Freelancing News

Shrewd or Scrooge-like? Accountants assess the Christmas self-assessors

HMRC can count on 2,828 ‘festive filers’ not needing its new penalty waiver, as for them tax trumped turkey.

Jan 11, 2022 | Money News

Freelancers, the UK downplays the creative industries at its peril

Institutions, journalists, and crucially policymakers need to stop leaving out our powerhouse sector just because it’s different.

Jan 6, 2022 | Freelancing News