Freelancing 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-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

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

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

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

‘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

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

'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

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

                             

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