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Freelancers’ Questions: What now a late paying client is finding fault with my work?

Debt recovery expert helps a freelancer suddenly told of quality issues while waiting to get paid.

Nov 18, 2019 | Money Information

How freelance creatives can become ghosting-busters

Four fundamentals to help keep the frighteningly prevalent act of ghosting at bay.

Nov 15, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creative skills marketplace hands freelancers fresh Brexit advice

Guidance on what prolonged uncertainty (including a general election) means for freelancers just got updated.

Nov 7, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancing in 2020? Get ready to navigate Brexit and IR35 reform

You’ll likely want to be hands-on with next year’s mixed bag. But there’s no need to flinch.

Nov 4, 2019 | Freelancing News

‘Ghosting’ keeps creative freelancers awake at night, not just on Halloween

Fast-paced, saturated nature of the creative industry blamed for a ‘leave in the lurch’ culture.

Nov 1, 2019 | Freelancing News

Should I revive my company or keep sole trading as IR35 is changing?

‘Turnover doesn’t have a bearing on the best way to freelance; paperwork and fees might.’

Oct 28, 2019 | Tax Advice

Why freelancers should consider a rented office

A dedicated business space might work wonders for your next project’s practicalities and profitability.

Oct 25, 2019 | Working from Home

Freelancers’ Questions: Now I’m registered self-employed, when do I self-assess?

Expert solves the tax troubles of a new freelancer hoping to avoid hefty penalties.

Oct 22, 2019 | Money Information

Freelancers' Questions: Any recourse if my authorship credit was removed?

Legal aid for a freelance writer stung by an unprofitable, stop-start series of irritating events.

Oct 17, 2019 | Journalism

Creative industies ready 'no-deal' Brexit resources for freelancers

‘A lot of work remains to be done’ on a Brexit deal, but a study is set to show that a lot of work is being lost too.

Oct 14, 2019 | Freelancing News

So you want to stay self-employed? Better have a substitute

Even if your stand-in remains on the side-lines, your contractual right to them is what matters more.

Oct 10, 2019 | Legal

Freelancers’ Questions: Can we move to France, and move to freelance?

Staff team asking for relocation tips instead get a tax alert over freelancing for their employer.

Oct 7, 2019 | Tax Advice

What editorial freelancers can take from the BBC presenters’ IR35 defeat

More famous faces have fallen foul of IR35. Does their loss hold lessons for you and your clients?

Oct 3, 2019 | IR35 / IR591

Freelancing as a creative industry professional? Here’s what I’ve learned

Film & TV guru shares eight strategies to survive and then thrive as a self-employed creative.

Sep 30, 2019 | Day-to-Day Business

Can a client who stopped me defecting go back on our one-month contract?

'Your contractual ports of call to avoid hot water, when things have already gone south.'

Sep 26, 2019 | Legal

Survival tips from creative freelancers who’ve made it

Five University of Life lessons by self-employed art, tech, PR and media successes.

Sep 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Would my freelance business be better off VAT-registered?

‘It’s up to you, not your brother-in-law, to decide if VAT’s right for you, but he may be onto something.’

Sep 12, 2019 | Money Information

How to build your freelance profile using social media

Be human, play the long game but don't chase - if social media success as a freelancer is your aim.

Sep 1, 2019 | Marketing

Sorting your taxes and duties as a freelancer who is sole trading

A helping hand with getting your ducks in a row is best to make a splash in business, and keep HMRC at bay.

Aug 30, 2019 | Money Information

Creative sectors unsettled by ‘end freedom of movement overnight’ vow

Little support for the PM’s ‘come what may’ promise, despite the Home Office’s attempts to reassure.

Aug 27, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Is my German client right to say I must be VAT-registered?

Tax tips for when your EU client is ‘all worked up’ over you invoicing without VAT.

Aug 22, 2019 | Money Information

How media freelancers can offset IR35 uneasiness, now and from April 2021

Status rules in the public sector are on their way to the private sector. Are you ready?

Aug 19, 2019 | IR35 / IR591

Media freelancers ‘cannot rely on Hawksbee IR35 case win’

For being too close to the margin, a Talksport host’s status victory looks good for him, and probably him alone.

Aug 15, 2019 | IR35 News

When a freelance sole trader should set up a limited company

Perception, profits and protection. Just three of the many reasons why ‘sole trader’ may have had its day -- at least for you.

Aug 12, 2019 | Freelancing News

Boris Johnson warned of Brexit’s impact on creative industry freelancing

Eighty per cent of creative firms will struggle, and ten per cent face freelancer loss, PM told.

Aug 8, 2019 | Freelancing News

Will the Good Work Plan be a Good Job done for freelancers?

Regardless of your answer, it’s time government got on with its work, to address your work.

Aug 6, 2019 | Freelancing News

‘Self-employed’ taxi driver picks up both ‘worker’ and ‘employee’ status

Freelance driver fails to pass three important status tests, indicating he was in the right.

Aug 1, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creatives give guarded welcome to new culture minister Nicky Morgan

Clearly on the new DCMS secretary’s radar, freelancers face a fresh chancellor too.

Jul 30, 2019 | Freelancing News

Where freelance PR & Marketing workers are in demand, and why

Traditional has had to make way for Social, but it’s by no means all about the Twittersphere if you’re freelance.

Jul 25, 2019 | PR

Media freelancers still waiting on BBC newsreaders’ IR35 appeal

‘Being on our screens as usual, with their IR35 appeal all done, doesn’t mean they won.'

Jul 22, 2019 | IR35 News