Freelancing News

Outsourcing nations turn hot for UK freelancers

India, China and Japan snap up online Brits for short-term, specialist projects.

Oct 5, 2014 | Freelancing News

Creatives to get 'Next Gen' Skills Academy

VFX artists, games designers and animators promised a boost worth at least £6m.

Sep 28, 2014 | Freelancing News

Minister cuts red tape for home businesses

The state' Home Business Initiative is 'much-needed recognition' of 2.9m traders.

Sep 16, 2014 | Freelancing News

Thirty traders reveal all about Business Record Checks

Small but mature services businesses put their barriers up when a HMRC inspector calls.

Sep 14, 2014 | Freelancing News

How freelancers can stay on the right side of the taxman

Five top tips to help you and your freelance business avoid HMRC’s wrath.

Sep 11, 2014 | Freelancing News

eBay trader jailed for hiding self-employed income

Taxman catches up with a money launderer and his £1.4million in turnover.

Sep 10, 2014 | Freelancing News

Visual creatives can claim their share of £4m in royalties

Final month to claim for work that was published last year in the UK.

Sep 5, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Do sole traders get Maternity Allowance?

Tax expert helps a soon-to-be freelancing mum, wondering what she’s due.

Aug 28, 2014 | Freelancing News

Government enterprise boss backs 15 for 15

Female business ambassador welcomes a showcasing of the self-employed.

Aug 26, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Will the client qualify for video game tax credit?

Expert tells a freelancer the hoops video games firms must jump through to get tax relief.

Aug 18, 2014 | Freelancing News

UK hailed as 'self-employment capital' of Western Europe

Sole traders, shop-keepers and job-seekers help Britain overtake its nearest rivals.

Aug 14, 2014 | Freelancing News

JK Rowling's rival credits creative writing course

Debut author puts her success story down to three months’ training, two hours a week.

Aug 8, 2014 | Freelancing News

Companies House to set its digital data free

Doing due diligence on a potential client will soon be a lot easier for freelancers.

Aug 6, 2014 | Freelancing News

VAT-registered traders check if they can file offline

Telephone and paper VAT filing on offer to taxpayers who meet certain criteria.

Aug 5, 2014 | Freelancing News

'Control' in false self-employment is clarified

A 'useful indicator' of passing, or failing, the April legislation's control test emerges.

Aug 3, 2014 | Freelancing News

Bursaries on offer to under-represented creatives

Training fees cut down for the very people who the creative sectors need to step up.

Jul 30, 2014 | Freelancing News

Self-employment wins backing from two MPs

Employment minister and shadow business minister each endorse freelancing.

Jul 25, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' faith in UK economy wanes

Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what freelancers foresee.

Jul 22, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancers buck the trend of weak pay growth

More than a third of the self-employed say their income is set to rise.

Jul 16, 2014 | Freelancing News

Search begins to find 15 'awesome' freelancers

Bag £5,000 in cash and a year's worth of kit, just for being self-employed and proud.

Jul 4, 2014 | Freelancing News

Rights to flexible working for all employees

Employees with 26 weeks’ service have the right to request work flexibility

Jul 2, 2014 | Freelancing News

Hundreds of freelancers head to Glastonbury

BBC sends more staff to Glasto this weekend than the World Cup in Brazil.

Jun 27, 2014 | Freelancing News

Thousands sign EU Freelancers Manifesto

'Ensure your voice is heard loud and clear in the new EU Parliament with just a few clicks.'

Jun 11, 2014 | Freelancing News

Self-employed people found in six different ‘tribes’

Freelance creatives are part of the Independents, but which tribe do you belong to?

Jun 5, 2014 | Freelancing News

Most newly self-employed say it's their choice

'We've gone it alone in the recession because we want to, not because we were forced.'

May 30, 2014 | Freelancing News

Use local elections to woo self-employed, says PCG

Policymakers told of a golden opportunity to rev up 'the engine of our economy.'

May 22, 2014 | Freelancing News

Anti-piracy deal frames creatives as the losers

Government accused of not matching its warm words for the creative industry with actions.

May 21, 2014 | Freelancing News

HMRC criticised over VAT penalty decisions

Fewer businesses fighting VAT penalties, despite 1 in 2 being quashed as incorrect.

May 19, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancer's client told to negotiate over inflated invoice

A Q&A in the FT underlines the importance for clients of agreeing terms before they engage.

May 7, 2014 | Freelancing News

Freelancers told to sign, not just work, on May Day

Campaign demanding fairer treatment for freelancers wants your support on May 1st.

Apr 30, 2014 | Freelancing News