Freelancing News

Sole trader triumphs after being denied tax credit

'Get real,' blasts a judge, declaring Dragons' Den-style business plans as unnecessary.

Aug 23, 2017 | Freelancing News

Universities not much support, say freelance creatives

Three-quarters of creative freelancers say the help stopped once they graduated.

Aug 22, 2017 | Freelancing News

Southampton ranked self-employed's top city

Hampshire's biggest city hosts the best conditions for freelancing -- poll.

Aug 22, 2017 | Freelancing News

Creatives reveal why they work as freelancers

Specialisation, viability and control are creative freelancers’ main drivers.

Aug 17, 2017 | Freelancing News

Allowable expenses list for freelancers published

Eight areas of costs given the all-clear as being claimable as allowable expenses.

Aug 16, 2017 | Freelancing News

Small traders get their own forum for tax talk

And help on other issues the self-employed need ‘quick and easy’ answers on.

Aug 13, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers handed official IP-Brexit guide

Reassurance (of sorts) issued to those whose designs or creations are protected.

Aug 10, 2017 | Freelancing News

Costs of freelancing to soar, freelancers warn

Almost all freelancers foresee their input costs increasing, threatening profit margins.

Aug 10, 2017 | Freelancing News

Why creative freelancers get hired – top five reasons

Clients confess what they see in self-employed creatives.

Aug 8, 2017 | Freelancing News

Probe into EU workers' impact on UK welcomed

Staff body backs a look at how the EU’s self-employed people affect Britain's labour market.

Aug 6, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to handle SEO client's bad practices?

Three acceptable ways forward for a new freelancer whose work 'wasn’t acceptable.'

Aug 1, 2017 | Freelancing News

Creative industry recruiter pinpoints top trends

Four things that freelance creatives might find 'crucial' in the rest of 2017.

Jul 31, 2017 | Freelancing News

Dependent contractor status 'would add to the confusion'

Freelance body firms up its concerns about replacing the category of 'worker.'

Jul 30, 2017 | Freelancing News

How many contracts freelance creatives have – revealed

Frequent contracts found to be a trait of gig workers -- and a potential cause of anxiety.

Jul 26, 2017 | Freelancing News

Concern over Taylor's impact on self-employed persists

Review boss's reassurance fails to ease fears that freelancers could still be hit.

Jul 23, 2017 | Freelancing News

Creative freelance probe recommends 10 actions

Government told how to recognise and support the 'invisible' workforce.

Jul 21, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can the recruiter refuse to pay my umbrella?

Legal aid for when your recruiter no longer likes the cut of your umbrella's jib.

Jul 20, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: What if my higher rate doesn't cover the weeks I informally worked?

Legal aid for a freelancer stuck on his lower rate at a time when an uplift was due.

Jul 18, 2017 | Freelancing News

'Half of workforce to be freelance by 2020'

Firms told to catch up, as one in every two workers may soon be self-employed.

Jul 17, 2017 | Freelancing News

MTD's start date for self-employed deferred

'Genuine alarm' compels officials to dilute and delay quarterly tax reporting.

Jul 13, 2017 | Freelancing News

'Dependent contractor' status: quick summary

What the Taylor Review proposes; why and how industry is responding.

Jul 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

Taylor Review unveils 'freelance-friendly' proposals

Nine-month probe into modern work criticised as 'timid,' praised as 'positive'.

Jul 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

Government rules out revisiting NI hike

Theresa May's deputy vows not to make freelancers pay more in Class 4 contributions.

Jul 11, 2017 | Freelancing News

Creative department renames, but keeps acronym

Still DCMS, say officials, but now fronted by 'Digital.'

Jul 4, 2017 | Freelancing News

Prioritise giving us sick pay, freelancers say

Self-employed want illness cover more than any other provision from the state.

Jun 30, 2017 | Freelancing News

'Freelancer-friendly' tax plan given to Tory-DUP alliance

Mindset more important than any one measure, implies a new blueprint for business soloists.

Jun 27, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Will going direct breach the non-compete clause?

Wording about bypassing is the key to getting around legal bother.

Jun 27, 2017 | Freelancing News

Creative body to report on 'undervalued' freelancers

Bonafide freelancers and 'gig economy' workers not the same thing, CIF expected to say.

Jun 26, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to buy a laptop and software for business?

'Product labels don't affect if it's an allowable cost; it's how you use it that counts.'

Jun 23, 2017 | Freelancing News

Reveal gig economy workers' pay -- report

And, says SMF, give all others who work for themselves a 'self-employed benefits package.'

Jun 22, 2017 | Freelancing News