FreelanceUK News

Why BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd’s inside-IR35 status stood

An expert analysis of how a PSC at BBC News made headlines that neither party will have wanted.

Mar 6, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative industries body backs May’s Brexit speech

‘Good but could do better on the detail, especially around the self-employed.’ 

Mar 5, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Is the Blakely case really a ‘game-changer’?

'Writing is on the wall for brollies -- HMRC holds the paintbrush, and BEIS the ladder.'

Mar 2, 2018 | Freelancing News

PR firm forced to remove ‘misleading’ advert

Watchdog pounces on getting your employee to endorse you using their ex-employer’s name. 

Mar 1, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should I agree to give a client progress reports?

A monthly round-up is better for your stress (and status) than a ‘tracking log.’ 

Feb 28, 2018 | Freelancing News

How to Use the Internet to Build Freelance Professionalism

The internet has become integral to the way business is conducted, and freelance business is no different. In order to stay competitive, freelancers must use the internet to advertise, reach out to clients, and even to keep their own working environment running smoothly.

Feb 27, 2018 | Running Your Business

Pipefitter 'only a worker due to parasitical brolly'

A real umbrella company would have thwarted a first of its kind bogus self-employment case.

Feb 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘First step’ to give freelancers shared parental leave taken

MP puts freelance parents at the heart of a bill to block-share maternity allowance. 

Feb 23, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ confidence wobble confirmed

Second study finds financial issues dragging on self-employed people’s optimism.Second study finds financial issues dragging on self-employed people’s optimism.

Feb 22, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancing body warns of two-year pay freeze

Profits squeeze predicted -- except for a small band of associate professionals.

Feb 21, 2018 | Freelancing News

Online tax appeals show higher success rate

Contesting the taxman’s claims digitally has the edge over doing it manually.

Feb 20, 2018 | Freelancing News

More staff than last year looking to ‘go it alone’

Freelancers will see new entrants in the self-employed sector -- albeit not yet.

Feb 19, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘Victimised’ BBC presenter loses IR35 appeal

A ‘life-changing’ tax debt faces a media veteran who says she’s a scapegoat.

Feb 16, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancer confidence falls again as pressures rise

Feeling the squeeze amid uncertainty, freelancers feel up against it on multiple fronts.

Feb 15, 2018 | Freelancing News

Vow not to raise self-employed NICs divides business groups

‘Watershed moment’ or ‘wasted opportunity’? Freelancers’ supporters clash over a promise not to hike Class 4.

Feb 14, 2018 | Freelancing News

Call to extend shared parental leave to freelancers

New parents who work for themselves need flexible childcare the most -- IPSE.

Feb 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is my overtime rate being unfairly calculated?

‘Don’t get hung up on how your agent tots up time-and-a- half, or do and find another.’

Feb 12, 2018 | Money News

Ministers agree to make vast changes to freelance work

Almost all the Taylor Review gets accepted, much to the approval of freelance groups.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative industry 'sidelined' in Brexit talks

A worrying 80% of firms say Britain’s creative status is heading for a bruising.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers to get future-proofed, clued up on money

Last in a Guardian series to equip freelancers financially, and for the long-haul.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is doing the US client's work there or here less taxing?

Staying in the UK to supply a New York firtm is less exciting, but more viable.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Tax returns prove too much for 746,000 self-assessors

Deadline, what deadline? Droves are still to settle up, and staring at £100 fines.

Feb 9, 2018 | Money News

Change to IR35 triggers 30,000 slump in start-ups

April's off-payroll rules are directly blamed for the first fall in business set-ups in seven years.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

'Marketing consultant' handed 18-month jail term

Attempt to rob his firms of £140,000 returns real consequences for a fake marketer.

Feb 1, 2018 | Marketing/PR News

Late payments tsar to get tough, 'if need be'

'Three strikes and you're out' approach mooted by the small business commissioner.

Jan 31, 2018 | Money News

Small business gets £100 tax penalty cancelled

Not being a 'flesh and blood human being' is why the taxman has come unstuck.

Jan 30, 2018 | Money News

Fewer self-employed declaring bankruptcy

A wave of personal insolvencies doesn’t appear to be engulfing freelancers.

Jan 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Seven-year-olds to have copyright lessons

Intellectual approach? Patent officials get down with the kids with an IP cartoon series.

Jan 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

Alert over slowing self-employment growth

Stats showing 'going it alone' isn’t a growing business should ring alarm bells, says IPSE.

Jan 25, 2018 | Freelancing News

Taxpayers fob off HMRC with alien accounts

Or at least they’re trying to, alongside claims about vertigo, rabbits and a Glasgow nightclub.

Jan 24, 2018 | Money News