FreelanceUK News

Self-employed jobs market for freelance creatives ‘not all doom and gloom’

Despite some approaching it with ‘slight trepidation,’ creative freelancing in the UK is paying out more -- even amid the ‘Great Recalibration.’

May 2, 2023 | Freelancing News

Self-employment as a freelancer? It’s on the rise again

If ONS stats are right, and their steely determination is anything to go by, freelancers look like they are on the rebound.

Apr 28, 2023 | Freelancing News

Amazon drivers’ case ‘is no Uber, but may be a catalyst for self-employed’

While its significance is still in doubt, an incoming FTT case against Amazon is billed to be interesting, expensive, and messy.

Apr 21, 2023 | Freelancing News

Why your portfolio could lose or land the next freelance gig you go for

A dated CV or portfolio is the big mistake self-employed creatives too often made in 2023’s first quarter.

Apr 18, 2023 | Freelancing News

Predictable hours legislation: a good deal for gig economy workers, at last

Freelancers are potentially among the ‘workers’ set to benefit from legislative certainty on when they’ll work, and what hours.

Apr 14, 2023 | Freelancing News

Brexit impact on freelancers and UK creative firms, ‘an absolute nightmare’

The lack of provisions in the 2020 deal is as if the government has said, ‘Hey Creatives…Nope.’

Apr 11, 2023 | Freelancing News

Freelancers with accounting periods unaligned to tax years must act

Will you be required to apportion your accounting profits in the tax year in which they arise?

Apr 4, 2023 | Money Information

Status experts grumble at Just Eat making couriers self-employed

Hungry to work off its losses, the takeaway-delivery firm’s reclassification is billed as a risk it probably feels is worth taking.

Mar 28, 2023 | Freelancing News

Spring Budget focussed on the labour market, yet ignored the self-employed

A ‘back to work’ Budget that overlooks the key route of people starting their own freelance ventures should go back to the drawing board.

Mar 27, 2023 | Freelancing News

Spring Budget 2023: Chancellor offers self-employed next to nothing

Everything ranging from ‘a complete absence’ to ‘not a huge amount’ is unveiled to freelancers by Jeremy Hunt.

Mar 16, 2023 | Freelancing News

Advisers to creative freelancers reveal Spring Budget 2023 hopes and fears

Chancellor Hunt is being overloaded by a sprawling list of demands, in a sign of just how much self-employed creatives are in need.

Mar 10, 2023 | Freelancing News

ChatGPT: how creative freelancers can make the app work for them

Far from being a threat, the tool of the moment can offer self-employed creatives a helping hand.

Feb 28, 2023 | Marketing

Freelancers reminded that labels don’t decide or alter employment status

EAT: Being part of an HMRC scheme for the self-employed doesn’t determine you as self-employed.

Feb 21, 2023 | Freelancing News

Netherlands MVV: what self-employed Britons need to know

Quite a big section of small print for UK freelancers to read, before they can successfully go Dutch.

Feb 14, 2023 | Freelancing News

Two creative heavyweights are fighting 'Oxford University’s Uberisation'

With ramifications for the gig economy, a very unexpected case could lead to securer terms for the hard-working.

Feb 10, 2023 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, here’s your 2023 marketing plan for your self-employed biz

How Google, LinkedIn, Clutch, and not too much Zoom can take your sole trader business to new heights this year.

Feb 7, 2023 | Marketing Introduction

Major Players asks creative industries freelancers to have their say

A new survey for creatives is likely to confirm the freelancing market as still lumpy, but seeing a steady flow of new opportunities.

Feb 3, 2023 | Freelancing News

Self-employed try to file at the 11th hour (and keep their cool) with HMRC

We’re busy. It’s complicated. And I can’t afford it, say freelancers ahead of their ‘mad dash’ to self-assess before midnight.

Jan 31, 2023 | Freelancing News

Freelancer tax returns are due imminently: final tips to file on time

Deadlines don’t usually faze the self-employed, but Tuesday’s cut-off will sting if you miss it.

Jan 27, 2023 | Money Information

What the delay to MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment means for freelancers

FreeAgent unpacks the government’s decision to put back MTD ITSA until April 2026 – at the earliest.

Jan 17, 2023 | Money News

HMRC probes 50,000 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme users

Taxman asks droves of sole traders to prove they were eligible for SEISS grants four and five.

Jan 13, 2023 | Freelancing News

UK freelancing ‘on track for a shot in the arm from cost of living crisis’

More creatives needing second incomes, or realising their retirement funds won’t stretch, bodes well for self-employment.

Jan 6, 2023 | Freelancing News

Due better policy, freelancers got thrown from covid to recession

All the self-employed want for Christmas is a government sympathetic to challenges tied to their unique way of working.

Dec 13, 2022 | Freelancing News

Autumn Statement 2022: where creative freelancers may see an upside

 In the current climate, the chancellor’s measures indicate that some difficult days may lie ahead for self-employed creatives.

Nov 22, 2022 | Freelancing News

Autumn Statement 2022: Chancellor Jeremy Hunt 'abandons' self-employed

‘Government doesn’t seem to value the way which freelancers work -- or the spirit that leads them to set up their own business’.

Nov 18, 2022 | Freelancing News

Autumn Statement 2022: Where the self-employed need the chancellor to help

There’s five measures to boost freelancers but, arguably, none are more important than an end to chaos, confusion, and uncertainty.

Nov 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

New PM Rishi Sunak needs to work very hard to earn the self-employed’s trust

An ex-chancellor talking trust has his work cut out, given he gave freelancers IR35 reform, and next to nothing during covid.

Nov 4, 2022 | Freelancing News

IR35 U-turn: what freelancers need now (at least at the time of writing)

An off-payroll rules reassessment is the sensible next move from the repeal that never was.

Oct 28, 2022 | IR35 News

Will GDPR replacement hit your creative industries projects?

Audio-visual is among the creative sectors to be upended if a new ‘British data protection system’ goes live.

Oct 25, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ advisers issue tax pleas ahead of Medium-Term Fiscal Plan

Clarify if not delay MTD for ITSA -- and help second-jobbers, chancellor Hunt urged.

Oct 21, 2022 | Freelancing News