FreelanceUK 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

What Spring Statement 2019 offers freelance creatives

And the much it doesn’t, given that experts deride it as ‘light,’ ‘short’ and ‘flat.’

Mar 14, 2019 | Freelancing 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

Pilot for digital tax accounts fails to take off

Only 16,500 have joined the MTD-VAT trial, out of the 500,000 who were invited.

Feb 27, 2019 | Money 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

Think-tank echoes creatives’ concerns over Brexit immigration plan

Ministers told to redesign the UK temporary work package to avoid ‘great harm.’

Feb 14, 2019 | Freelancing 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

Call for VAT traders to get better ‘no-deal’ Brexit guidance

Ministers told to delay MTD if they can’t be specific on VAT, ‘post-crashing out.’

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-assessors get creative about missing the tax deadline

Too busy, too short and too cold. Revenue reveals what won’t fly (includes witches).

Jan 24, 2019 | Money 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

Revenue reveals craziest expenses claims

Woolly underwear and other outlandish items fail to make the cut.

Jan 22, 2019 | Freelancing News

Post-Brexit VAT cut floated amid record high in receipts

'Increasingly reliant' Treasury tipped to launch a VAT plan to protect a 79% surge.

Jan 20, 2019 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I expense an iMac?

A freelancer cautious about HMRC can include the computer’s full cost, not just half of it.

Jan 17, 2019 | Freelancing News