Freelancing News

Visual artists prepare for payback time

Creatives invited to claim their share of £4m in royalties from August 1st.

Jul 4, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to fix contract issue with MedComms client?

'An IR35 compliant contract doesn’t guarantee that the work isn’t caught by IR35.'

Jun 27, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers urged to act early on unpaid invoices

'Two to four weeks is too long to wait when money’s owed.'

Jun 27, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers consider entrepreneurial spirit key to success

New poll finds 80% of independent professionals consider entrepreneurialism essential

Jun 26, 2013 | Freelancing News

FFR launches to protect freelance conflict reporters

The new voice for freelancers; created and run by freelancers.

Jun 26, 2013 | Freelancing News

Government told to hike NI on the self-employed

Imposing higher NI rates on freelancers would give 'ordinary workers' an extra £110.

Jun 12, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers forego £92,000 in retirement funds

Why freelancers need to be the most proactive when it comes to building a nest egg.

Jun 9, 2013 | Freelancing News

Business aid centre coming to a library near you

Expert advice on ‘going it alone’ is a step closer to becoming available UK-wide.

May 27, 2013 | Freelancing News

When there's no penalty for an incorrect tax return

Reasonable care, not perfection, is required when freelancers settle up with HMRC.

May 23, 2013 | Freelancing News

We'll hire more freelancers online, say firms

The prospects of online freelancers for the rest of 2013 look brighter.

May 23, 2013 | Freelancing News

How freelancers should speak when spoken to

Introducing yourself to maximise your moment of influence, by communication guru Kay White.

May 19, 2013 | Freelancing News

'Closet freelancers' plan to ditch 9-to-5 jobs

Survey shows the lure of self-employment is too strong for most who try it.

May 17, 2013 | Freelancing News

BBC's freelancers to sit 'exit interviews'

Freelancers will no longer finish their Beeb contract with a 'lack of feedback'.

May 15, 2013 | Freelancing News

Age cap on start-up loans 'should be lifted'

Over-30s are next in line for a loan to get their business idea off the ground.

May 14, 2013 | Freelancing News

H&S exemption for self-employed gets the all-clear

Queen confirms people who work for themselves will be free from health and safety rules.

May 9, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative industry set to expose its bullies

Freelancers due to back a UK-wide push to stamp out harassment in media workplaces.

May 6, 2013 | Freelancing News

Innovators given 90-day promise on patents

Officials want your view of a 'superfast' patent processing service.

Apr 30, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative clusters 'can’t be started from scratch'

Ministers should take seven steps to turn creative clusters from an idea into a reality.

Apr 28, 2013 | Freelancing News

Tax dispute service gives resolution to most applicants

Bulk of ADR cases result in full or partial resolution – sometimes because HMRC erred.

Apr 26, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creative industry handed 10-point manifesto

Government told the UK’s creative economy is at risk and running out of time.

Apr 25, 2013 | Freelancing News

HMRC helps freelancers stuck with paperwork

Self-employed get official help on what records to keep and for how long.

Apr 23, 2013 | Freelancing News

More firms turn to marketing and media temps

Freelancers exploiting the 'massive talent shortage' in media & marketing.

Apr 10, 2013 | Freelancing News

Self-employment quitters told to email the taxman

Freelancers who ditch self-employment can now notify HMRC by email.

Apr 8, 2013 | Freelancing News

Film gang sentenced for £2.8m tax scam

Revenue stops crooks from exploiting creative industry’s showpiece tax relief scheme.

Apr 7, 2013 | Freelancing News

Politicians failing to woo the smallest traders

At least one-third of micro-businesses don’t feel understood by Whitehall.

Mar 21, 2013 | Freelancing News

Osborne 'must recognise freelancers' vital role'

'Today's Budget should correct years of inaction around freelancers.'

Mar 19, 2013 | Freelancing News

Osborne 'helped boost video gaming jobs'

Upturn in creative roles credited, in part, to measures in the last Budget.

Mar 19, 2013 | Freelancing News

When freelancers' clients move to the cloud

A checklist to help navigate the technical and legal side of creative services in the cloud.

Mar 13, 2013 | Freelancing News

HMRC refocuses avoidance effort around CGT

Clamping down on what's fruitful sees the Revenue's CGT yield almost double.

Mar 12, 2013 | Freelancing News

Why is Yahoo! banning home working?

Mobile work boss on the 'backwards' move of the forward-thinking tech giant.

Mar 12, 2013 | Freelancing News