FreelanceUK News

Tax bills omit payment-on-account in new HMRC glitch

Peace of mind is why you best double-check what the Revenue demands this tax season.

Jan 16, 2019 | Money 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

How home-based freelancers can claim energy costs from HMRC

Turning up the heating this cold snap needn’t bite if you go ‘fair, reasonable’ or ‘flat.’

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

Two million self-assessors ignore 'file early' alerts

Leaving it to the last-minute is the stressful, risky preference for 25% of HMRC customers.

Jan 11, 2019 | Money 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

Freelancers' Questions: Where are we now with IR35 reform?

Next month is from when freelancers should start to have some certainty.

Jan 8, 2019 | IR35 / IR591

'On the first day of Christmas...I did my tax return'

Some 2,500 people followed up Turkey and mince pieces with a self-assessment form.

Jan 6, 2019 | Money News

‘Digital nomads’ connect the most with urban Europe

Multi-factor analysis of where footloose freelancers thrive finds EU cities on top.


Jan 3, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is using the client’s equipment an IR35-risk?

One of the lesser factors of IR35 status is too much of a grey area for CEST to cope.

Jan 3, 2019 | IR35 News

Government told it should thank the self-employed

The record employment rate is down to victims of IR35 and Universal Credit, reminds IPSE.

Dec 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers to reveal their habits to make an app smarter

Software firm's survey asks self-employed people to share 'pain points.'

Dec 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers to vie for freelancing accolades

IPSE to spotlight the new, the young, and the best, on projects or 'side-hustles.'

Dec 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative firms to have their say on post-Brexit visa system

Clients, agencies and suppliers urged to help make immigration rules 'fit for purpose'.

Dec 11, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, what if digital tax accounts aren’t delayed?

You doing nothing on MTD but waiting for HMRC to agree with the Lords isn’t wise.

Dec 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelance trade body echoes Lords' call to delay MTD

‘Awareness, resources and costs are all grounds to give tiny traders longer on digital tax accounts.’

Dec 6, 2018 | Money News

'Creativity' still has meaning in online job adverts, finds Nesta

It seems ubiquitous, but 'creativity' as a requirement isn't being diluted by baristas -- study.

Dec 5, 2018 | Freelancing News

Self-assessors warned on HMRC credit card ban

Early birds who last year dodged HMRC’s ‘customer-unfriendliness’ will now be caught too.

Dec 4, 2018 | Money News

Three must-dos for freelancers who divvy, track and print

Tools of the trade have come a long way for the self-employed. Are you equipped for 2019?

Dec 3, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Why haven't I heard back from contracts I applied for?

Four issues can face freelancers who don’t hear back when they go forward for work.

Dec 2, 2018 | Freelancing News

Enviable freelance jobs ‘tend not to pay big bucks’

Disconnect found between what’s lucrative as a freelancer and what’s alluring.

Nov 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Will my company hiring me as a sole trader nullify IR35?

'Taking yourself on via your own 'Ltd' as self-employed could come with heavier HMRC consequences.'

Nov 28, 2018 | IR35 News

Creative industry bosses clash over Brexit withdrawal agreement

As creative groups, thinkers and advisers disagree, uncertainty seems to be the only certainty.

Nov 28, 2018 | Freelancing News

Lords want digital tax accounts for small traders delayed

‘And even if MTD is postponed, small business owners must be persuaded not pushed.’

Nov 27, 2018 | Money News

Treble bad! Freelance drummer hits HMRC for ‘rubbish’ hold music

Taxman’s jazzy jingle is so bad it drove a drummer back to his business mindset.

Nov 25, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Will I have to insure against a wrong outside IR35 decision?

Expert cautions a freelancer worried that agencies or clients might insist on cover by April 2020.

Nov 15, 2018 | IR35 / IR591

Freelance body warns of ‘worrying labour trend’

Concern as unemployment’s first rise since January coincides with a 58,000 fall in freelancers.

Nov 15, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Will a partnership be immune to IR35 reform?

Strength in numbers via a LLP isn’t necessarily a cloak to keep HMRC off your back.

Nov 13, 2018 | IR35 News

Taxman to talk Flat Rate VAT

The lowdown on going flat for VAT to go live tomorrow (and in December).

Nov 13, 2018 | Money News