FreelanceUK News

Freelancers, the fourth SEISS grant is now available; have you got yours?

What sole traders need to know about the penultimate Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant.

May 18, 2021 | Freelancing News

Pandemic accelerates moonlighting, as one in five become 'side-hustlers'

Freelancing gets its own shot in its arm, from permies both fed up from furlough and creative since covid.

May 10, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancing in the UK in 2021: a market overview

The self-employed are on a knife edge. Fragile from covid, ready to lead the recovery, but impeded by government.

May 6, 2021 | Freelancing News

A creative freelancer's covid-19 reopening strategy

Five marketing must-dos for the self-employed to thrive in the 'new normal.'

May 3, 2021 | Marketing Checklist

What opportunities for freelance creatives are emerging from Covid-19?

How creative industries’ contracts for the self-employed will be shaped by the ‘new normal.’

Apr 15, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, HMRC self-assessment and VAT penalties are going points-based

How much the taxman’s new system will cost sole traders who pay late or submit late.

Mar 16, 2021 | Money Information

The Budget’s extension of SEISS: key takeaways of grants four and five

A welcome boost for freelancers from chancellor Sunak is not without a sting (or two) in its tail.

Mar 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

Budget 2021: Freelancers cling to SEISS grants, unsure Sunak has a vision

Chancellor thanked for giving sole traders a life raft, despite growing questions about his direction.

Mar 4, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers hope Budget 2021 doesn't carry out National Insurance threat

Half of advisers see chancellor Rishi Sunak using tomorrow’s Red Book to raid the self-employed.

Mar 1, 2021 | Freelancing News

Budget 2021 contains your fourth SEISS grant, but will there be a fifth?

The self-employed for once know what’s in store, despite fears their lifeline might soon be downgraded to a gesture.

Feb 25, 2021 | Freelancing News

IR35 experts caution UK freelance sector over HMRC’s ‘soft-landing’

Freelancers and their clients will find very little that is soft, or light, about the April 6th off-payroll rules -- experts.

Feb 19, 2021 | IR35 News

'Confusing' tax penalty waiver linked to new high in late self-assessors

'Plenty' of HMRC customers misinterpreting a deadline after a deadline has helped build a new peak in outstanding tax returns.

Feb 11, 2021 | Freelancing News

Self-employed? There’s just a few hours left to claim the third SEISS grant

Here’s a last-minute steer for covid-hit freelancers needing Self-Employed Income Support.

Jan 28, 2021 | Freelancing News

Here’s where tax returns faze freelancers, even if HMRC is delaying fines

The self-employed will embrace the Feb 28 waiver, but must still avoid six self-assessment traps.

Jan 26, 2021 | Tax Advice

Freelancers' Questions: Can EU freelancers still do work stints in London?

'It’s now both business and pleasure if you’re self-employed and visiting the UK, but very little else.'

Jan 21, 2021 | Freelancing News

Calls to help ‘excluded’ freelancers persist, as Budget 2021 looms

New Year fails to bring newly self-employed people any let-up from being left out.

Jan 18, 2021 | Freelancing News

Has covid killed the co-working space for freelancers? Far from it

An assessment of the pandemic’s impact on what even most sole-person traders want to get back to -- working together.

Jan 14, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Do I need a UTR number for my theatre art contract?

'The Revenue’s way to identify you is definitely for life, not just for Christmas or the New Year.'

Jan 12, 2021 | Money Information

Freelancers’ Questions: Are the UK’s EU freelancers hit by the Brexit deal?

Revealed: the new hoops that EU nationals freelancing in Britain must jump through to stay.

Jan 7, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, what is required to complete your tax return?

As a freelancer, you have earnings outside of PAYE, and the chances are you’ll need to file a tax return.

Jan 4, 2021 | Tax Advice

Time to Pay can aid SEISS users forced from frying pan to fire in 2021

A Revenue respite could be the Christmas gift that gives to freelancers now, and well into the New Year.

Dec 18, 2020 | Freelancing News

Why a UK Intermittents du Spectacle wouldn’t cut it for freelance creatives

Close but no cigar: a French scheme for performance workers would bring across its own issues if imported.

Dec 15, 2020 | Freelancing News

To help UK freelancers, experts mull France’s ‘Intermittents du Spectacle’

An import to help end the ‘apartheid’ Britain’s self-employed suffer under is being backed, at least in spirit.

Dec 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

Sunak under pressure to give freelance creatives something for Christmas

Covid-19: Chancellor inundated with pleas for the droves of workers that his (government and) Spending Review ‘overlooked.’

Nov 30, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to tell the client of my covid-19 concerns?

The self-employed can inoculate against awkward coronavirus conversations by mixing the practical with the tactical.

Nov 26, 2020 | Freelancing News

Spending Review 2020: Bake in covid-safe freelance-style work, Sunak urged

‘Building back better’ means adjusting for more people going the way of the under-supported remote worker, chancellor told.

Nov 24, 2020 | Freelancing News

Intellectual Property Changes: what freelancers need to do before Brexit

Acting sooner rather than later, or just now, is key for IPR freelancers facing December’s deadline.

Nov 19, 2020 | Legal

Covid-19 breaks the crisis mould by culling (not creating) freelancers

The perfect storm of self-employed pressures is scaring the entrepreneurial into staying put.

Nov 17, 2020 | Freelancing News

The Covid Cash Crunch: Freelancers, are you waiting too long to get paid?

Creative industry sole traders have comparatively generous payment terms. Is it time you closed the gap?

Nov 12, 2020 | Money Information

Just in time for Christmas, freelancers, SEISS grants get upped to 80%

How to navigate the chancellor’s improved, timely offer to the self-employed, just as HMRC probes get underway.

Nov 5, 2020 | Freelancing News