Freelancing News

Freelancers write-off IR35 reform as ‘unmanageable’

Regardless of what clients put in place, changing IR35 is a non-starter for most freelance company owners.

Apr 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Unfair freelancer payment terms to cost state suppliers

Officials threaten outsourcers over their treatment of self-employed subcontractors.   

Apr 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelance groups unveil 10-point manifesto

The government is ready to listen, so the self-employed’s supporters are filling its ear. 

Apr 11, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘Freedom to innovate’ gives freelancers a buzz

Study finds the happiness which the self-employed feel can’t be emulated by staff.

Apr 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

HMRC ‘learning the lessons’ of reforming IR35

Taxman hints he’s using his experience in the public sector to change IR35 in the private sector.

Apr 6, 2018 | Freelancing News

Self-employed alerted to new NIC rates for 2018/19

Changes to how much freelancers will pay in Class 2 and Class 4 are imminent.

Apr 5, 2018 | Freelancing News

Ministers fund creative sector deal with £150m

Creatives and officials sound less than unified about what their new partnership signifies.

Apr 4, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should I leave a short contract off my CV?

Knowing what to leave off your CV is as important as knowing what to put on.

Mar 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creatives back Brexit implementation period agreement

‘Much-needed certainty’ for creative firms embraced, thanks to a deal lasting until 2020.

Mar 28, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Will the recruiter weigh in if I ignore off-payroll rules?

Freelancer’s Question: Are my public sector colleagues correct to say that a freelancer running their own limited company can just carry on and ignore the off-payroll regime? Or will it fall to my agency to tell me the status of my contract, in terms of its exposure to IR35?

Mar 27, 2018 | Freelancing News

BBC ‘bullied presenters into becoming freelance companies'

As a radio host’s anguish leads to her attempted suicide, the BBC takes action.

Mar 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

BBC presenters mock ‘ridiculous’ CEST

The IR35 digital tool acquired comic status at yesterday’s select committee.

Mar 21, 2018 | Freelancing News

IR35 consultation delay puts April 2019 start in doubt

Growing consensus is that April 2020 is when IR35 is much more likely to change.

Mar 20, 2018 | Freelancing News

Britain’s creative digital exports come in at £21bn

Freelancers contributing to a space now behind 70% of all creative services exports.

Mar 16, 2018 | Freelancing News

Spring Statement seen as supporting self-employed

Chancellor credited with boosting the freelance economy -- in the long-term.

Mar 14, 2018 | Freelancing News

Twice as many self-employed mothers than in 2008

Ahead of today’s Spring Statement, officials are urged to support mums who freelance.

Mar 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers must keep confident and carry on, despite the Ackroyd case

The taxman’s IR35 win at the BBC shouldn’t scare the genuinely self-employed.

Mar 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Experts fail to fathom HMRC’s new penalty idea

A body of tax experts says it cannot fathom a new proposal for a 2.5 per cent tax-geared penalty for slightly late payments to HMRC.

Mar 8, 2018 | Freelancing News

Why BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd’s inside-IR35 status stood

An expert analysis of how a PSC at BBC News made headlines that neither party will have wanted.

Mar 6, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative industries body backs May’s Brexit speech

‘Good but could do better on the detail, especially around the self-employed.’ 

Mar 5, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Is the Blakely case really a ‘game-changer’?

'Writing is on the wall for brollies -- HMRC holds the paintbrush, and BEIS the ladder.'

Mar 2, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should I agree to give a client progress reports?

A monthly round-up is better for your stress (and status) than a ‘tracking log.’ 

Feb 28, 2018 | Freelancing News

Pipefitter 'only a worker due to parasitical brolly'

A real umbrella company would have thwarted a first of its kind bogus self-employment case.

Feb 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘First step’ to give freelancers shared parental leave taken

MP puts freelance parents at the heart of a bill to block-share maternity allowance. 

Feb 23, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancing body warns of two-year pay freeze

Profits squeeze predicted -- except for a small band of associate professionals.

Feb 21, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘Victimised’ BBC presenter loses IR35 appeal

A ‘life-changing’ tax debt faces a media veteran who says she’s a scapegoat.

Feb 16, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancer confidence falls again as pressures rise

Feeling the squeeze amid uncertainty, freelancers feel up against it on multiple fronts.

Feb 15, 2018 | Freelancing News

Vow not to raise self-employed NICs divides business groups

‘Watershed moment’ or ‘wasted opportunity’? Freelancers’ supporters clash over a promise not to hike Class 4.

Feb 14, 2018 | Freelancing News

Call to extend shared parental leave to freelancers

New parents who work for themselves need flexible childcare the most -- IPSE.

Feb 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Ministers agree to make vast changes to freelance work

Almost all the Taylor Review gets accepted, much to the approval of freelance groups.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

                             

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