FreelanceUK News

Two creative sectors push for ‘rate-silent’ interviews

More money awarded to 60% of us, but the boosts may be bigger if pay was off-limits at interview.

Apr 5, 2019 | Freelancing News

Broadband users to net cash when kept offline

Your provider will automatically pay you £8 a day when your internet is down.

Apr 2, 2019 | Technology News

Music biz owner jailed for not playing by VAT rules

Instrument tuner put behind bars for orchestrating a £240k fraud.

Mar 29, 2019 | Money News

Creatives endure two-week wait to get paid

And that's on top of potentially prohibitive payment terms of up to 120 days.

Mar 28, 2019 | Money News

British internet creatives called to compete

Pit your content, app or other online creation against Europe’s top talent.

Mar 21, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: What if paying me a lot upfront makes my client uneasy?

Escrow is the solution for a freelancer whose pricey design project poses a payment problem.

Mar 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

New research highlights the risk of late payment for freelancers by region

Freelancers and small businesses are often the victims of late payments. Here, new research by Solna highlights the risk of late payment for freelancers by region, so freelancers can be selective when picking their clients. 

Mar 18, 2019 | News

MTD burden won’t be an excuse not to pay VAT digitally -- Stride

Minister says HMRC won’t ‘come down like a ton of bricks’ but will ‘hold the line.’

Mar 12, 2019 | Money News

Self-employed mum takes Universal Credit to court

Freelance actor left on less than a tenner a week will  fight ‘illogical’ benefits policy.

Mar 7, 2019 | Money News

Sort 'no-deal' Brexit preparations now, tiny traders urged

Despite well-intentioned advice from officials, the FSB fears it's too little, too late.

Mar 6, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers’ recruiter reports 28% surge in creative job applications

And responds with five fundamentals for freelance success in a crowded market.

Feb 28, 2019 | Freelancing News

Late self-assessors yet to receive £100 penalties

Brexit puts the brakes on fines for filing after the 31st, but ‘you’ll still be charged.’

Feb 25, 2019 | Money News

Minister vows to keep backing creative darling high-end TV

Ahead of Spring Statement, spending on top tele hits its highest level since relief was introduced.

Feb 21, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancer told client’s passport request ‘isn’t justifiable’

Expert maps out a safer route for a FreelanceUK reader to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Feb 20, 2019 | Freelancing News

'Inflation drop will boost freelancers, at least for now'

Respite from high prices is welcome, says IPSE, but not if it’s the start of an economic slide.

Feb 18, 2019 | Money News

A UK freelancer’s overview of VAT

All you need to know about VAT if you’re self-employed, especially as Brexit looms.

Feb 12, 2019 | Money News

Creative recruiter pledges not to ask your rate

To stop getting pigeon-holed, freelancers are urged to keep their pay to themselves.

Feb 6, 2019 | Freelancing News

More self-assessors meet tax deadline than ever before

Some 700,000 taxpayers prove it can be done last minute, just as 700,000 prove it can't.

Feb 5, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should they pay what’s owed before I supply more?

Top tips for an audio engineer sounding regret at not getting an upfront fee.

Feb 3, 2019 | Freelancing News

Luton seeks two creative freelancers to give it ‘real buzz’

Can you curate a tribute to 1919 using ‘People, Power and Passion’ for a prize in 2025?

Jan 31, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers yet to file a tax return get 11th hour tips

'Submit,' 'contact,' and 'estimate' is among the advice if you’ve still not self-assessed.

Jan 31, 2019 | Freelancing News

Alarm as self-employed bankruptcies hit four-year high

Lots of pressures (and little support) force 1,000 sole traders to succumb to debt.

Jan 30, 2019 | Freelancing News

Ministers urged to boost female freelancer training options

A broader Apprenticeship Levy could be freelance-friendly by expanding their development opportunities.

Jan 29, 2019 | Freelancing News

Media freelancers to get new IR35 guidance from HMRC

MPs quote the BBC as saying IR35 material for all self-employed media people is incoming.

Jan 28, 2019 | IR35 News

Creative industries body wants second referendum

Undeniable cliff-edge means it’s time to go back to the people, says CIF.

Jan 25, 2019 | Freelancing News

Self-employment rise ‘could be scuppered by state policies’

Universal Credit and IR35 risk forcing freelancers to the wall, warns IPSE.

Jan 23, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal

But the PM’s withdrawal agreement is still better than no deal, the self-employed say.

Jan 15, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers failed by immigration paper, says creative body

Alert over ‘disappointing blindness’ from officials on how Brexit will hit talent-supply.

Jan 13, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Am I due full pay if my retainer is cancelled?

For one freelancer, sticking to his guns could lead to the killing of goodwill.

Jan 9, 2019 | Money

Uber drivers ruled as workers, not self-employed -- again

Third time unlucky for the ride-hailing app, as another court rejects its ‘freelance’ argument.

Jan 9, 2019 | Freelancing News

                             

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