Freelancing News

Government launches self-employment review

PM appoints a CEO to 'shine a light' on self-employment's opportunities and obstacles.

Jul 2, 2015 | Freelancing News

Taxman says sorry for not answering the phone

HMRC engages £45million after falling ‘well short’ on call-handling.

Jun 30, 2015 | Freelancing News

Osborne told to unveil simpler, clearer taxation

Big, small and tiny traders unified by their call for tax clarity from the chancellor.

Jun 28, 2015 | Freelancing News

Half of working adults will freelance by 2020

The self-employed are set to account for 50% of UK workers in five years.

Jun 26, 2015 | Freelancing News

Fifth of start-ups begin as second jobs

Digital males aged 25-34 are the likeliest to be freelancing while still employed.

Jun 24, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Which form to fill in so a US client can pay me?

The least taxing way for UK firms – ‘foreign entities’ – to receive their fees from the States.

Jun 23, 2015 | Freelancing News

Suppliers get tough with late-paying clients

The traditional route to redress for unpaid firms is making a comeback.

Jun 21, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Any tax risk to being paid twice for one job?

Top accounting tips for a freelancer deserving brownie points for his honesty.

Jun 18, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is home address vital on parcels and invoices?

Expert helps a new freelancer who feels his private residence is no one else’s business.

Jun 17, 2015 | Freelancing News

Five things they don't tell you about micro-businesses

RSA reveals the hidden truths about the UK’s self-employed ventures.

Jun 15, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Why’s employee tax due on self-employment?

Expert spells out the reality of being taxed like an employee minus their rights.

Jun 9, 2015 | Freelancing News

One-man bands still battling to protect their ideas

The UK's intellectual property regime is not serving small businesses well enough, says the FSB.

Jun 4, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: When to self-assess if I freelance and work full-time?

Expert helps a new freelancer juggle the timing of a tax return with his 9-to-5.

May 31, 2015 | Freelancing News

‘Self-employment doesn’t cause wealth; it follows it’

Study says efforts to boost one-man bands where they were scarce have failed.

May 20, 2015 | Freelancing News

Osborne plans summer Budget 2015 for July 8th

‘Working people’ to be at the heart of chancellor’s first ever Conservative Budget.

May 17, 2015 | Freelancing News

New Tory government urged to be freelance-friendly

PM and his new ministers told to simplify taxes, cut red tape and help unpaid freelancers.

May 12, 2015 | Freelancing News

Cameron on cusp of second term as prime minister

Tories set for a convincing victory, as the death knell sounds for Clegg and Miliband.

May 8, 2015 | Freelancing News

Six pledges the parties haven’t thought through

The tax plans that must have proved too taxing for officials to work out properly.

May 6, 2015 | Freelancing News

Creatives put at heart of Lib Dem's economic plan

Nick Clegg’s party woos the creative industries with a raft of pledges not in its manifesto.

May 6, 2015 | Freelancing News

Experts spell out what your CV font says about you

'Times New Roman is for the lazy; Helvetica is for the honest and Comic Sans is for clowns.'

May 1, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I freelance in the UK as a foreign citizen?

Expert helps a wannabe self-employed Spaniard stumped by costs, tax and accounting.

Apr 28, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to keep my UK clients but live in Italy?

Top tips for a freelancer who may emigrate but who wants to take his clients with him.

Apr 23, 2015 | Freelancing News

What the political parties plan for freelancers

The 'freelance-friendly' pledges of Cameron, Clegg, Farage, Bennett and Sturgeon.

Apr 21, 2015 | Freelancing News

Miliband refuses to speak to freelancers

Labour leader lets his party's slight on the self-employed continue.

Apr 19, 2015 | Freelancing News

Lib Dem manifesto: what’s in it for freelance creatives

What Nick Clegg and his party are pledging to win your vote.

Apr 17, 2015 | Freelancing News

Tory manifesto: what’s in it for freelance creatives

What David Cameron and his party are promising to win your vote.

Apr 16, 2015 | Freelancing News

Labour manifesto – key points for freelance creatives

What Ed Miliband and his party are promising in return for your vote.

Apr 14, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Budget tax break may be lost

Self-employed warned that the end of Class 2 NICs may have a sting in its tail.

Apr 8, 2015 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: How to get paid the other half of my fee?

Top tips for a freelancer facing a client who's taken his work and won't respond.

Apr 2, 2015 | Freelancing News

Osborne's 2015 Budget backs the self-employed

Chancellor says freelancers are precisely who he’s set out to support.

Mar 19, 2015 | Freelancing News

                             

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