Freelancing News

‘Don’t stop sole trading, as COVID-19 support for limited companies won’t cover you’

Self-employed freelancers risk falling between two sets of gaps, if they switch away from SEISS to CJRS.

Apr 16, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19: Sunak urged to urgently close gaps in support for self-employed

Chancellor inundated with calls from freelancers’ supporters to fix and patch the ‘complicated’ SEISS.

Apr 2, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19: Government throws self-employed freelancers a financial lifeline, of sorts

Despite a vow of cash grants for 95% of them, real concern remains about coronavirus striking down UK sole traders.

Mar 27, 2020 | Freelancing News

Johnson urgently pressed to cover self-employed income wiped out by coronavirus

PM urged by Corbyn and many others to compensate freelancers ‘devastated’ by COVID-19.

Mar 17, 2020 | Freelancing News

Budget 2020: Sunak’s 20 self-employed nods hardly lift freelancer ‘gloom’

When being heavily name-dropped by the chancellor doesn’t translate into too many tangibles.

Mar 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

The best freelance creative skills for 2020 – revealed

Discover if what you do is among the UK’s most wanted self-employed specialisms.

Feb 28, 2020 | Freelancing News

‘Fatal flaw’ to omit self-employed from Britain’s new immigration policy

The government’s ruling out of any freelance provision for 2021 entry is condemned.

Feb 25, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative freelancers' Brexit fears seem to ease, as the transition period begins

With the ‘worst of the uncertainty’ gone, an increasingly freelance-friendly visa system can come into focus.

Feb 3, 2020 | Freelancing News

Gender rate gap goes into reverse for top creative-media freelancers

Social Media, Videography and PR now pay men less handsomely than women for the very same skills.

Jan 27, 2020 | Freelancing News

January 31 is far from the Brexit saga cut-off, creative freelancers cautioned

Negotiations won’t stop next Friday, nor will questions about EU freelancing post-December 2020.

Jan 21, 2020 | Freelancing News

An overview of Holiday pay for freelancers

Cases like Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico are only the start of paid leave changing.

Jan 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelance creatives tell MPs their 2020 concerns

Free and easy-to-use template lets the self-employed have their say to up to 140 MPs.

Jan 2, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers share their wishes for New Year 2020

The legislative plan for the year ahead appears to miss much of what the self-employed need.

Dec 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancer confidence collapses as economic fears take hold

It’s the economy (stupid), no longer Brexit or IR35, that’s behind the self-employed’s record pessimism.

Dec 5, 2019 | Freelancing News

General election 2019: what self-employed freelancers are promised

The main three parties’ manifestos make many pledges. Are any aimed at you?

Nov 29, 2019 | Freelancing News

How to freelance as a non-UK citizen for an EU-based client?

Know your options in a world of tax, compliance, Brexit and IR35 reform.

Nov 26, 2019 | Freelancing News

Labour and Lib Dem 2019 manifestos pick up on creative industries’ needs

An industry wish-list can have a few of its boxes ticked off thanks to ‘Real Change’ and ‘Jo’s Plan.’

Nov 21, 2019 | Freelancing News

How freelance creatives can become ghosting-busters

Four fundamentals to help keep the frighteningly prevalent act of ghosting at bay.

Nov 15, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creative skills marketplace hands freelancers fresh Brexit advice

Guidance on what prolonged uncertainty (including a general election) means for freelancers just got updated.

Nov 7, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancing in 2020? Get ready to navigate Brexit and IR35 reform

You’ll likely want to be hands-on with next year’s mixed bag. But there’s no need to flinch.

Nov 4, 2019 | Freelancing News

‘Ghosting’ keeps creative freelancers awake at night, not just on Halloween

Fast-paced, saturated nature of the creative industry blamed for a ‘leave in the lurch’ culture.

Nov 1, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creative industies ready 'no-deal' Brexit resources for freelancers

‘A lot of work remains to be done’ on a Brexit deal, but a study is set to show that a lot of work is being lost too.

Oct 14, 2019 | Freelancing News

Survival tips from creative freelancers who’ve made it

Five University of Life lessons by self-employed art, tech, PR and media successes.

Sep 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creative sectors unsettled by ‘end freedom of movement overnight’ vow

Little support for the PM’s ‘come what may’ promise, despite the Home Office’s attempts to reassure.

Aug 27, 2019 | Freelancing News

When a freelance sole trader should set up a limited company

Perception, profits and protection. Just three of the many reasons why ‘sole trader’ may have had its day -- at least for you.

Aug 12, 2019 | Freelancing 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

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