Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Should I accept emails as being my contract?

The legal lowdown for an ex-creative, re-engaged via his inbox as a freelancer.

May 7, 2017 | Freelancing News

Hermes off to court over drivers' self-employed status

Courier giant accused of labelling drivers as freelancers to deny them of rights.

May 4, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to fill in my first corporation tax return?

Pitfalls and pointers for a brave new ‘Ltd’ freelancer, trying to tot up tax alone.

May 4, 2017 | Freelancing News

MPs accuse 'gig economy' giants of exploitation

Business body sticks up for self-employment amid claims it is used to deny rights.

May 3, 2017 | Freelancing News

Tories and Labour vow to freeze VAT

But talk of 'working families' and a vow to hike company tax will unsettle micro-business.

May 1, 2017 | Freelancing News

National freelancers' support centre called for

Independent creatives need a non-London base when at the risky stage, says CIF.

Apr 27, 2017 | Freelancing News

Government shelves Making Tax Digital

But whether the online quarterly accounts will return or be retired is unclear.

Apr 26, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Should I set up a limited company instead?

Expert helps a freelancer with designs on incorporating her graphics business.

Apr 26, 2017 | Freelancing News

We're down -- but not out in 2018, say micro-firms

Tiny traders overwhelmingly plan to keep at it, despite economic worries.

Apr 24, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: What if I’m terminated as TUPE doesn’t cover me?

'Difficult' choice for a long-serving agency temp, faced with the bench or a tribunal.

Apr 19, 2017 | Freelancing News

Taylor 'wants to define self-employment in law'

Modern work review chief sounds receptive to calls to set self-employment in stone.

Apr 17, 2017 | Freelancing News

Brexit wish-list for creatives given to ministers

Lib Dems pitch 10 policy ideas to help creative sectors overcome EU exit challenges.

Apr 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Should I VAT register to use projects website?

Reassurance for a creative unregistered for VAT but facing VAT on a site's service fee.

Apr 4, 2017 | Freelancing News

Why SMEs use online freelancers – revealed

Regional talent shortages top the list of reasons that firms favour freelancers over staff.

Apr 2, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to do a one-off freelance project as an employee?

Sole trading looks the best option for a web designer in receipt of a £7,000 offer.

Mar 28, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Should a sole trader join an umbrella company?

Payroll expert cautions a freelancer on the receiving end of a recruiter's advice.

Mar 26, 2017 | Freelancing News

SMEs 'using four freelancers for every one employee'

Little wonder why Hammond tried to monetise freelancers, says PeoplePerHour.

Mar 23, 2017 | Freelancing News

Taylor Review told not to think 'one-size-fits-all'

Top academic says genuine freelancers mustn’t pay the price for outlawing the fakes.

Mar 21, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: How to guarantee my freelance work?

Legal aid for a sole trader stuck on what should go into a promise of quality.

Mar 21, 2017 | Freelancing News

Making Tax Digital delay 'does not go far enough'

Chancellor’s concession is welcomed, but reservations remain over MTD’s cost, timing and use.

Mar 19, 2017 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: How to invoice and work together as freelancers?

A partnership looks best for a freelance duo wanting to offer clients a single service.

Mar 16, 2017 | Freelancing News

Hammond cancels NI hike on self-employed

Chancellor shreds his plan to raid freelancers from 2019.

Mar 15, 2017 | Freelancing News

NIC hike 'to hit low-wage self-employed parents'

New figures said to show high paid freelancers as far from the only losers of Budget 2017.

Mar 13, 2017 | Freelancing News

PM steps in over Hammond's NIC hike

Theresa May's intervention is welcomed, yet up to £700 more in Class 4 is still incoming.

Mar 12, 2017 | Freelancing News

Hammond raids self-employed at Budget 2017

Class 4 NICs hike feared to be the first in a series of attacks on freelancers.

Mar 9, 2017 | Freelancing News

'Be cautious with freelancer tax changes'

Ministers urged to take care with any changes today to self-employed taxation.

Mar 7, 2017 | Freelancing News

Last-minute Budget wishes sent to Hammond

Freelance sector wants MTD clarity, no knee-jerk policy-making and help on IR35.

Mar 5, 2017 | Freelancing News

Budget 2017 tipped to tackle self-employed taxation

Plans to overhaul how much freelancers pay HMRC are expected on Wednesday.

Mar 1, 2017 | Freelancing News

Clarify legal tax planning, Hammond urged

Chancellor told Budget 2017 should bring traders clarity on what’s allowed and authentic.

Feb 27, 2017 | Freelancing News

Small Business Commissioner due in October

Scepticism about the late payments tsar remerges, just as its debut is set in stone.

Feb 26, 2017 | Freelancing News