Freelancing News

Revealed: Labour's plan for the creative industries

Blueprint to bring jobs and growth to UK creativity comes at an important moment – Harman.

Feb 19, 2013 | Freelancing News

Simpler tax system for freelancers 'is a good idea gone bad'

'Cash-basis plan is so poorly framed that few self-employed people will take it up.'

Feb 13, 2013 | Freelancing News

ONS posts YouTube video on self-employment

Bean-counters light up video giant with stats, charts and graphs on the self-employed.

Feb 7, 2013 | Freelancing News

UK creatives to drum up business in Hollywood

Government backs creative industry push to get more business from across the pond.

Feb 4, 2013 | Freelancing News

So freelancers, what are your five words for 2013?

'All is not lost if you've already broken your New Year's resolution.'

Feb 3, 2013 | Freelancing News

Clock is ticking for self-employed direct sellers

Taxman gives consultants one month to come forward.

Jan 31, 2013 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: What makes a good freelancer?

Five top tips for successful creative freelancing in 2013.

Jan 23, 2013 | Freelancing News

Being bored at work 'can boost creativity'

Doing the mundane first makes you better at being creative afterwards – study.

Jan 9, 2013 | Freelancing News

Creatives in their late 20s to get start-up loans

Scheme for starting a freelance business extends to 25 to 30-year-olds.

Jan 7, 2013 | Freelancing News

Uncertainty in 2012 'favoured freelancers'

Media and Marketing is a growing business – as long as you are freelance.

Jan 2, 2013 | Freelancing News

What to buy a freelancer for Christmas

Five festive gifts to raise a smile of any freelancer on the receiving end.

Dec 20, 2012 | Freelancing News

'Twice as many online jobs for freelancers in 2013'

Demand for freelance creatives already up 58% - and set to grow further next year.

Dec 17, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can my client get creative industry tax relief?

Tax expert on the 'super deduction' on offer for creative firms from April.

Dec 16, 2012 | Freelancing News

Why the simple income tax plan for freelancers is too complex

Cash basis plan for the self-employed is misleading, burdensome & anti-business.

Dec 11, 2012 | Freelancing News

Osborne praised for creative industry boost

Chancellor endorsed for giving skills and video games a shot in the arm.

Dec 9, 2012 | Freelancing News

What Autumn Statement 2012 offers freelancers

At-a-glance guide, with expert views, to Osborne's offerings for one-person businesses.

Dec 6, 2012 | Freelancing News

Slow things down to save time and money

Respond rather than react – it takes practice but it’s worth it, says comms guru Kay White.

Dec 4, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to get a mortgage as a freelancer?

'Base your mortgage on a multiple of your gross contract rate – not what branch staff say.'

Nov 27, 2012 | Freelancing News

Creative boss offers Osborne a blueprint

Three-point plan to make Britain 'Great' again, or risk becoming the next Finland.

Nov 26, 2012 | Freelancing News

Demand leaps for online marketers, niche writers

Sheer number of 'connect & engage' channels turns out more work for freelancers.

Nov 20, 2012 | Freelancing News

How to write proposals that entice and engage

Pitching freelancers need the right energy, style and length with their invites and emails.

Nov 14, 2012 | Freelancing News

Don’t copy the self-employed artist who didn’t register for VAT

'Relying on a judge to loosen HMRC’s grip on VAT rules isn’t a risk worth taking.'

Nov 5, 2012 | Freelancing News

Time to turn off the beer duty escalator

Binge drinking is serious – but so too is a 42% duty hike on your Friday night pint.

Nov 1, 2012 | Freelancing News

OTS boss admits tax system will never be simple

Driving out complexity – entirely - is impossible, reveals tax simplifier John Whiting.

Oct 30, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Should I form a limited company or is time against me?

Going 'Ltd' seems impractical for one freelancer facing his client's payroll.

Oct 24, 2012 | Freelancing News

Top tips for freelancers about to file their tax return

Freelancers who self-assess on paper face fines if they don't take imminent action.

Oct 24, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to tackle copyright when hiring a freelancer?

Expert: It falls to the client, and the contract, to keep the freelancer’s rights in proportion.

Oct 18, 2012 | Freelancing News

HMRC finalises 'improved' Business Record Checks

Oh no not another letter? Firms already struggling with paperwork face a BRC by post.

Oct 17, 2012 | Freelancing News

'All aboard to set up a new business'

An idea and ambition the only fare needed to board Start-up Britain's double-decker bus.

Oct 15, 2012 | Freelancing News

Alistair Campbell to keynote at National Freelancers Day

Ex-spin doctor turned freelancer to give opening address at PCG event.

Oct 15, 2012 | Freelancing News