FreelanceUK News

Spending Review 2020: Bake in covid-safe freelance-style work, Sunak urged

‘Building back better’ means adjusting for more people going the way of the under-supported remote worker, chancellor told.

Nov 24, 2020 | Freelancing News

Intellectual Property Changes: what freelancers need to do before Brexit

Acting sooner rather than later, or just now, is key for IPR freelancers facing December’s deadline.

Nov 19, 2020 | Legal

Covid-19 breaks the crisis mould by culling (not creating) freelancers

The perfect storm of self-employed pressures is scaring the entrepreneurial into staying put.

Nov 17, 2020 | Freelancing News

The Covid Cash Crunch: Freelancers, are you waiting too long to get paid?

Creative industry sole traders have comparatively generous payment terms. Is it time you closed the gap?

Nov 12, 2020 | Money Information

Just in time for Christmas, freelancers, SEISS grants get upped to 80%

How to navigate the chancellor’s improved, timely offer to the self-employed, just as HMRC probes get underway.

Nov 5, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancer training and tax: when a skills course is an allowable expense

How sole traders can get a handy tax deduction if using the new lockdown to upskill.

Nov 2, 2020 | Tax Advice

'Ignorant' reskill ads mute creatives' applause for Cultural Recovery Fund

The government’s next job could be in opposition -- if creatives’ reaction to its retraining adverts is anything to go by.

Oct 20, 2020 | Freelancing News

FreelanceUK readers, host your own event for European Freelancers Week

You’re invited! Unify with your fellow self-employed today, to show this pandemic our strength in numbers.

Oct 15, 2020 | Freelancing News

SEISS grants three and four: what self-employed freelancers need to know

Sole traders are waiting with bated breath for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme’s third and fourth phases.

Oct 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Hefty interest on self-assessors’ 12-month pay plan ‘adds insult to injury’

Tax experts reveal why the chancellor’s claim to be treating freelancers equally is in tatters.

Oct 8, 2020 | Freelancing News

Winter Economy Plan: Shock SEISS extension ‘won’t lift freelancer spirits’

Two more grants (one hugely reduced), plus no change in eligibility, equals ‘hardship’ for many self-employed.

Sep 29, 2020 | Freelancing News

Private Healthcare Insurance for freelancers

As a freelancer, you should be enjoying all of the benefits that come from leaving permanent employment. WPA offers private healthcare insurance for freelancers and the self-employed. 

Sep 18, 2020 | Insurance

SEISS: The ins, outs and HMRC examples of covid cash grants for freelancers

Now the taxman’s told you what ‘adversely affected’ means, his gloves will be off to any self-employed who don’t listen.

Sep 17, 2020 | Money Information

HMRC updates creative freelancers’ IR35 manual, with a win on substitution

Not having a sub clause is no longer a shoo-in for a tax inspector to deem you an employee, experts say.

Sep 15, 2020 | IR35 News

SEISS: Is ‘adversely affected’ any clearer to freelancers this time around?

If you applied for your SEISS grant on Aug 17, your ‘worse-off’ evidence must cover the preceding month.

Sep 10, 2020 | Money Information

‘There’s little freelancers can do to avoid SEISS grants being overpaid again’

Expert says it’s up to the taxman, not the self-employed, to ensure covid-19 survival cash sums are correct.

Aug 24, 2020 | Freelancing News

Why the self-employed seem to have their card marked under Sunak

Come this autumn, the chancellor will have his first chance to act on his veiled National Insurance threat.

Aug 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

How life as a creative freelancer during covid-19 lockdown has been for me

Health & Safety webinars and PPE are here. Is this finally the light at the end of the tunnel for Film and TV?

Jul 27, 2020 | Community News

Freelancers despondent at being overlooked by chancellor Sunak, again

The already excluded self-employed will find very little help in ‘Rishi’s Plan for Jobs.’

Jul 13, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative freelancers size up the 'covid labour market,' flooring many but letting others flourish

A boom for logo designers coincides with the toughest times some self-employed creatives have ever endured.

Jul 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers overlooked in creative sector’s £1.57bn covid lifeline

A mere mention of the self-employed is why over 100 MPs will meet today to push for more.

Jul 6, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19: SEISS freelancers can still work but must stay 'adversely affected'

A voluntary job may be best, because for the first time ever too much profit is actually a bad thing.

Jun 26, 2020 | Freelancing News

Two vital tactics for creative freelancers looking for work, as lockdown lifts

Out of 30 client-finding tips we’ve got, there’s a duo, if not a trio, that creatives can’t do without.

Jun 18, 2020 | Freelancing News

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