FreelanceUK 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

Freelancers' Questions: Do employees who freelance get the personal allowance?

‘Mixing salary and self-employment is fine, but beware billing the client for your co-working space.’

Jul 18, 2019 | Tax Advice

Freelance photography: the skills worth capturing in 2019

Snap up one of these few photography specialisms to command up to £400 a day.

Jul 11, 2019 | Photography News

Remote freelance workers may be better off in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is the best place in Europe to work on a remote basis for remote freelance workers, study finds. Looking at various factors such as cost of living and number of co-working spaces, the top ten countries to remote work in were determined. 

Jul 10, 2019 | Working from Home

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt give 11th hour creative business vows

The prime ministerial candidates pledge fibre broadband, lower tax and no debt for student start-ups.

Jul 9, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelance writing skills are hot today, but always hotter if you have a niche

Hourly rates for writers are at £500, so can you pen quality articles with accuracy and skill?

Jul 4, 2019 | Copywriting

Graphic Design makes ‘most-Googled’ jobs list, awaits entry on UK’s most scarce

Strong appetite for the skill on show ‘everywhere’ suggests its jobs aren’t, and nor are its practitioners.

Jul 2, 2019 | Design

The digital skills it pays to have as a freelancer – at least right now

What’s hot (and what’s not) in the freelance design and digital space.

Jun 27, 2019 | Design News

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson get their creative credentials assessed

The track records of the Tory leadership hopefuls may hold clues on future policy for freelance creatives.

Jun 25, 2019 | Freelancing News

A UK freelancer's overview of Paternity Rights

How to get supported as a sole trader if you pause self-employment to become a dad.

Jun 20, 2019 | Legal

The key expenses every freelancer wants to claim; but can you?

How sole traders must treat an iPhone with HMRC if it’s also used outside of the business. The guide highlights the key expenses every freelancer wants to claim and if it's possible to actually claim those expenses. 

Jun 18, 2019 | Money Information

Freelancers’ Questions: How to strike a deal to resupply all my work for the client?

Time is indeed money for a freelancer who wants to be reasonable but also retain his IP.

Jun 13, 2019 | Legal

EU clients shun UK freelance creatives ahead of Brexit red tape

Hassle tomorrow with UK freelancers is putting off EU nations today.

Jun 11, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelance sole traders ‘wrongly preparing for IR35 reform from April’

Officials and ‘experts’ help confuse the self-employed about incoming status rules.

Jun 7, 2019 | IR35 News

Freelancers’ Questions: How to handle clients who cancel projects?

‘Signed Ts&Cs can save sole traders from customers who pull out, but don’t skimp.’

Jun 4, 2019 | Clients

How to stay happy as a new freelancer

Leave your comfort zone, visit hubs and stop work -- among other tips to keep smiling through self-employment.

May 31, 2019 | Day-to-Day Business

When you need to file a tax return – if at all

‘You must self-assess if you’re self-employed.’ Helpful? We don’t think so either.

May 29, 2019 | Money Information

A UK freelancer's overview of maternity rights

How to get financially supported when you stop self-employed freelancing to have a baby.

May 23, 2019 | Legal

Intellectual Property: what freelancers need to know (Part 3)

Monetising your creations as a freelancer, including in the age of the GDPR.

May 21, 2019 | Legal

Intellectual Property: what freelancers need to know (Part 2)

Protect, differentiate and own your offering with trade marks, design rights and contracts.

May 16, 2019 | Legal

Freelancers' Questions: What if I didn't price up for a client who now won't pay?

Even the experienced make mistakes pricing up, but a tribunal could make this one especially costly.

May 14, 2019 | Money Information

Creatives urged to vote in ‘unofficial referendum’ on May 23rd

Election result tipped to show the UK’s stance on Brexit -- the 'chaos,' not the 2017 decision.

May 8, 2019 | Freelancing News

Celebrity media freelancers beat IR35 by being in business on their own account

TV's Lorraine Kelly and Kay Adams beat the taxman using a factor CEST omits.

May 3, 2019 | IR35 News

Should I register with HMRC if my income is under the personal allowance?

All newly self-employed with £1k earnings must tell the taxman, albeit no longer in the first three months.

Apr 30, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers admit to anxiety over remote working

Exclusion, loneliness and disconnectedness. And the latter isn’t just a broadband issue.

Apr 26, 2019 | Freelancing News