Freelancing News

'Channel your inner Google, or hire an outsider who can'

Firms told to hire externally if creativity, strategy and innovation are lax in-house.

Dec 1, 2013 | Freelancing News

Osborne told tax avoidance rhetoric is toxic

Chancellor warned not to confuse tax planning with tax abuse.

Nov 28, 2013 | Freelancing News

Cameron sends ‘best wishes’ to freelancers

PM joins today's show of support for freelancers across the UK.

Nov 20, 2013 | Freelancing News

Taxman to take questions from the self-employed

Freelancers to get the official lowdown on expenses, VAT and paperwork.

Nov 13, 2013 | Freelancing News

HMRC admits phoneline failings

'Astonished' MPs say HMRC can't even engage its own 'woefully inadequate' target.

Nov 12, 2013 | Freelancing News

HMRC changes tack on Business Record Checks

Most small traders can soon opt for advice instead of having a BRC inspector call.

Oct 24, 2013 | Freelancing News

Taxman’s haul from individuals up 38%

Enquiries into professionals who self-assess return an extra £168m for HMRC.

Oct 20, 2013 | Freelancing News

HMRC told not to move NI date for freelancers

Charity says low income freelancers will be hit hard by the Revenue’s proposal.

Oct 13, 2013 | Freelancing News

How to write emails that don’t irritate

The subtle art of topping and tailing your emails as a freelancer, by Kay White.

Oct 10, 2013 | Freelancing News

Innovative creatives vie for £30,000 bursaries

Freelancers with an artistic streak called to excite and show off.

Oct 9, 2013 | Freelancing News

'Tax rules should adjust to freelance creatives'

Ministers told to act on creative freelancers being inadequately recognised by HMRC.

Oct 3, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creatives lead project site’s top categories

Three out of five of Elance’s biggest communities are earning off their creativity.

Oct 2, 2013 | Freelancing News

UK to celebrate freelancing on Nov 21

Twenty-four hours will be dedicated to freelancers and the flexible workforce.

Sep 29, 2013 | Freelancing News

When your micro-business wants to advertise

Top tips from the FPB on how to make the most of your ad spend.

Sep 19, 2013 | Freelancing News

Ministers urged to do more for creative firms

The coalition's offering to the creative industry is mixed, says UK music boss.

Sep 18, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative recruiter tots up freelancers' pay rates

Revealed: How much freelancers in London can command for creative skills.

Sep 16, 2013 | Freelancing News

Taxman to improve his manuals for freelancers

HMRC moving to will boost the user-friendliness of its content.

Sep 13, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to avoid deadlock with my new business partner?

Expert helps two creative freelancers fearing a fall out over Plan B.

Sep 11, 2013 | Freelancing News

Prince Charles backs creative and digital firms

More start-ups will this week join the thousands to have benefitted from a royal's support.

Sep 8, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to resolve wedding photo work dispute?

Legal aid for a freelance snapper feeling stung by a bride & groom.

Aug 15, 2013 | Freelancing News

Fake film-makers sentenced for £6m tax fraud

Creative gang claiming to have spent millions making Bollywood movies is busted.

Aug 6, 2013 | Freelancing News

Call for views on simplifying NI for self-employed

Freelancers invited to help the taxman reduce their administrative burden.

Jul 31, 2013 | Freelancing News

Why I should be hired instead - a freelancer's checklist

Ten USPs for freelancers to mention when competing against staff or agencies.

Jul 30, 2013 | Freelancing News

Self-employed advised to claim to pay less tax

Sole trading freelancers on lower incomes can apply to reduce this month's tax take.

Jul 23, 2013 | Freelancing News

Taxman changes tack on distressed companies

Visiting a business to seize its assets is HMRC's preferred method of enforcement.

Jul 21, 2013 | Freelancing News

Simplified expenses now in place for freelancers

Sole trading freelancers have a new way to expense mileage and use of home.

Jul 18, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative firms 'at odds over their intellectual property'

Knowing the importance of IP doesn’t mean there’s a system, or person, to protect it.

Jul 14, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative England gets a shot in the arm

Government approves fresh funds to help creative firms reach their full potential.

Jul 11, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative freelancers 'name and shame' rogue agencies

FreelanceUK readers invited to shop the rogues and salute the reputable.

Jul 11, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative industry told to be fairer to interns

Employers handed one less excuse to mistreat aspiring creative workers.

Jul 9, 2013 | Freelancing News