Freelancing News

Creative industry 'sidelined' in Brexit talks

A worrying 80% of firms say Britain’s creative status is heading for a bruising.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers to get future-proofed, clued up on money

Last in a Guardian series to equip freelancers financially, and for the long-haul.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is doing the US client's work there or here less taxing?

Staying in the UK to supply a New York firtm is less exciting, but more viable.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Change to IR35 triggers 30,000 slump in start-ups

April's off-payroll rules are directly blamed for the first fall in business set-ups in seven years.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Fewer self-employed declaring bankruptcy

A wave of personal insolvencies doesn’t appear to be engulfing freelancers.

Jan 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Seven-year-olds to have copyright lessons

Intellectual approach? Patent officials get down with the kids with an IP cartoon series.

Jan 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

Alert over slowing self-employment growth

Stats showing 'going it alone' isn’t a growing business should ring alarm bells, says IPSE.

Jan 25, 2018 | Freelancing News

When you pay HMRC today, is there a delay?

Be aware, because you paying isn’t always the same as the taxman getting paid.

Jan 23, 2018 | Freelancing News

Fancy a cuppa of creativity? Tea found to enrich ideas

Freelancers may need only half a cup to stir some innovation into their work.

Jan 19, 2018 | Freelancing News

IPSE to award most talented freelancers

Freelance body wants to hear from the great, the young and the newly self-employed.

Jan 18, 2018 | Freelancing News

Record number of Britons eying freelancing

Timetabled or not, an unprecedented number of workers want to 'go it alone.'

Jan 17, 2018 | Freelancing News

Taxman takes you listening to mean you're not waiting

'Unacceptable' way to count response times is blasted, after 12 minutes became four minutes.

Jan 15, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Am I alright to not register with HMRC yet?

New freelancers no longer need to register within their first three months.

Jan 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can they change my service agreement end-date?

Legal expert pits what a mistaken email said against what was initially agreed.

Jan 10, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative body sends downbeat 2018 message

The 'buffeted' government is told it can't be waited on any longer to help creative sectors.

Jan 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, what's your new year tax resolution?

Here's four to get you started, to help towards a more profitable year.

Jan 7, 2018 | Freelancing News

Small is beautiful, suggest UK freelancers

No plans to grow in 2018 are on the agenda for the bulk of single-person businesses.

Jan 4, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I claim petrol costs as a new Uber driver?

Moonlighting at night while setting up a business by day may be taxing.

Jan 3, 2018 | Freelancing News

We freelance through illness, say eight in 10

A call for freelancers to get sick pay is spluttered out again, as many have worked while unwell.

Dec 19, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: What if I'm still unpaid a year later?

'The reputable won’t require you to fork out before they recover what you're owed.'

Dec 18, 2017 | Freelancing News

Which gigs will freelancers find most profitable?

Focus on long term contracts and charging more with experience.

Dec 13, 2017 | Freelancing News

How to deal with stress as a freelancer

Follow these steps to minimise the stress that comes with being a freelancer.

Dec 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

Self-employment a career choice for over 3 in 4 freelancers

76% of freelancers have revealed they chose to go self-employed, and were not forced into this way of working.

Dec 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

How to create your ideal freelance office space at home

If you are going to work from home then you need to consider the best way to design your work space.

Nov 29, 2017 | Freelancing News

How to manage your time as freelancer

As a freelancer you may have to deal with a heavy work load - here are some tips on how to manage your time effectively.

Nov 27, 2017 | Freelancing News

Autumn Budget 2017 'disappointing' for freelance creatives

Little cheer for the chancellor, amid accusations he’s missed an opportunity.

Nov 22, 2017 | Freelancing News

Video games tax relief wins an extension

Another four years added to the 'level playing field' that digital publishers say is vital.

Nov 20, 2017 | Freelancing News

Website Tips for New Freelancers

Nurture the three online areas that newcomers to freelancing too often neglect.

Nov 14, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers to rate each other's pitches at London bootcamp

Defining, upselling and branding to be demystified at The Guardian’s 'Pitch Perfection.'

Nov 13, 2017 | Freelancing News

HMRC worker avoids jail despite tax credit fraud

Woman who stole over £40,000 from the taxman has her sentence suspended.

Nov 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

                             

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