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

How freelance creatives are faring in London

Despite an overall dip in contracts, freelancers' pay remains pretty constant – Cogs.

Oct 3, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelance Creatives will be there, will you? September 2012

Eighth in a Freelance UK series of events for creative freelancers.

Sep 26, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers snap up tickets to their own film festival

Virtual ‘Admit One’ passes in the run-up to 7 Days in June are released.

Sep 20, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Who pays for postage, me or the client?

Expert helps a media freelancer feeling taxed by his client's stance on snail mail.

Sep 19, 2012 | Freelancing News

Osborne to unveil Autumn Statement 2012 on Dec 5

This year’s 'mini-Budget' due in the advent to Christmas.

Sep 13, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Do I still need to be self-employed?

Top tips for a creative who wants to quit self-employment but keep freelancing.

Sep 12, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to collaborate as a freelancer?

Sharing your workload doesn’t equate to having to share your profits, unequally.

Sep 5, 2012 | Freelancing News

Creatives admit to lacking business nous

Bottom-line takes a back seat to generating ideas and pleasing clients – survey.

Sep 5, 2012 | Freelancing News

Reprieve for dodgy company directors

Red tape ban does away with a better way to report rogue business owners.

Sep 3, 2012 | Freelancing News

What freelancers can learn from London 2012

Stealing a lead on the pack and other Olympic ‘must-dos’ for success off the field.

Aug 23, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Who owns the artwork, me or the client?

'By all means the client can have your artwork for future reprints – as long as they pay.'

Aug 20, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelance creatives will be there, will you? August 2012

Seventh in a FreelanceUK series of events for creative freelancers.

Aug 15, 2012 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to set up as a freelancer?

When to register with HMRC; when you pay NI and when to open a business bank account.

Aug 7, 2012 | Freelancing News

Weak economy = more odd jobbers

No shortage of people seeing record self-employment as a Good Thing, but are they right?

Jul 30, 2012 | Freelancing News