FreelanceUK 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

Freelancer training and tax: when a skills course is an allowable expense

How sole traders can get a handy tax deduction if using the new lockdown to upskill.

Nov 2, 2020 | Tax Advice

'Ignorant' reskill ads mute creatives' applause for Cultural Recovery Fund

The government’s next job could be in opposition -- if creatives’ reaction to its retraining adverts is anything to go by.

Oct 20, 2020 | Freelancing News

FreelanceUK readers, host your own event for European Freelancers Week

You’re invited! Unify with your fellow self-employed today, to show this pandemic our strength in numbers.

Oct 15, 2020 | Freelancing News

SEISS grants three and four: what self-employed freelancers need to know

Sole traders are waiting with bated breath for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme’s third and fourth phases.

Oct 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Hefty interest on self-assessors’ 12-month pay plan ‘adds insult to injury’

Tax experts reveal why the chancellor’s claim to be treating freelancers equally is in tatters.

Oct 8, 2020 | Freelancing News

Winter Economy Plan: Shock SEISS extension ‘won’t lift freelancer spirits’

Two more grants (one hugely reduced), plus no change in eligibility, equals ‘hardship’ for many self-employed.

Sep 29, 2020 | Freelancing News

Private Healthcare Insurance for freelancers

As a freelancer, you should be enjoying all of the benefits that come from leaving permanent employment. Drewberry offers private healthcare insurance for freelancers and the self-employed. 

Sep 18, 2020 | Insurance

SEISS: The ins, outs and HMRC examples of covid cash grants for freelancers

Now the taxman’s told you what ‘adversely affected’ means, his gloves will be off to any self-employed who don’t listen.

Sep 17, 2020 | Money Information

HMRC updates creative freelancers’ IR35 manual, with a win on substitution

Not having a sub clause is no longer a shoo-in for a tax inspector to deem you an employee, experts say.

Sep 15, 2020 | IR35 News

SEISS: Is ‘adversely affected’ any clearer to freelancers this time around?

If you applied for your SEISS grant on Aug 17, your ‘worse-off’ evidence must cover the preceding month.

Sep 10, 2020 | Money Information

‘There’s little freelancers can do to avoid SEISS grants being overpaid again’

Expert says it’s up to the taxman, not the self-employed, to ensure covid-19 survival cash sums are correct.

Aug 24, 2020 | Freelancing News

Why the self-employed seem to have their card marked under Sunak

Come this autumn, the chancellor will have his first chance to act on his veiled National Insurance threat.

Aug 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

How life as a creative freelancer during covid-19 lockdown has been for me

Health & Safety webinars and PPE are here. Is this finally the light at the end of the tunnel for Film and TV?

Jul 27, 2020 | Community News

Freelancers despondent at being overlooked by chancellor Sunak, again

The already excluded self-employed will find very little help in ‘Rishi’s Plan for Jobs.’

Jul 13, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative freelancers size up the 'covid labour market,' flooring many but letting others flourish

A boom for logo designers coincides with the toughest times some self-employed creatives have ever endured.

Jul 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers overlooked in creative sector’s £1.57bn covid lifeline

A mere mention of the self-employed is why over 100 MPs will meet today to push for more.

Jul 6, 2020 | Freelancing News