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Government unveils new takes on the self-employed

'Hidden' changes suggest what the taxman giveth, he may quickly taketh away.

Jan 29, 2007 | Money News

Creatives urged to rethink how they're paid

Media agencies mustn't be too fond of retainers if they want long-term business.

Jan 23, 2007 | Money News

Taxman tempts inspectors with £2,000 bonus

Squeezing more money out of taxpayers has never paid so royally.

Jan 8, 2007 | Money News

UK tax system 'must support freelance workers'

Sir James Mirrlees is urged to make the UK less taxing for freelancers.

Jan 3, 2007 | Money News

75,000 Brits tip-off the taxman

New measures from HMRC, like the evasion hotline, should help - not hinder the compliant.

Dec 5, 2006 | Money News

Twice as many firms hit by late payers

More and more clients are taking their small suppliers for granted.

Nov 17, 2006 | Money News

Firms 'spend days pondering bank accounts'

Adding up the pluses & minuses of a new account is deemed 'impossible'.

Nov 9, 2006 | Money News

Race to lock in mortgaqe rates

With the Bank of England set to announce a further rise in interest rates tomorrow, freelancers are being urged to use this afternoon to secure the current range of low fixed rate mortgages.

Nov 8, 2006 | Money News

Business 'clueless' over tax penalties

Two-thirds of firms are unaware how taxing it is to miss filing deadlines.

Nov 6, 2006 | Money News

Creatives 'lack financial sense'

Agency staff accused of being too full of ideas to give any gravitas to finance.

Oct 24, 2006 | Money News

Victims of ID theft 'clueless until next year'

It takes 450 days to learn you’re a victim, and a further 300hrs to recover.

Oct 20, 2006 | Money News

Your £600,000 tax bill made 'quick & easy'

Record number of Brits log on to 'conveniently' pay off a lifetime of tax.

Oct 4, 2006 | Money News

Less form-filling for small business rate relief

But fears are raised that next year's rates will be set by local councils.

Sep 7, 2006 | Money News

Brits' identities sold for £1

Websites offer the IDs of HSBC, NatWest, Lloyds TSB and Barclays customers.

Sep 4, 2006 | Money News

Taxman wants 'draconian' new powers

Advisors condemn plans to fingerprint, search, bail and arrest tax cheats.

Aug 17, 2006 | Money News

Yo! pioneer to enrich start-ups with £8,000

Self-employed and 50+? Then you’re prey for the ex-Dragons’ Den entrepreneur.

Aug 9, 2006 | Money News

Economic woes deflate City entrepreneurs

London’s self-employed begin to lose faith in the UK economy.

Aug 4, 2006 | Money News

Taxman 'out of touch' with entrepreneurs

Even finance experts admit HM Revenue & Customs is too taxing.

Jul 31, 2006 | Money News

Taxman faces 'VAT bill of £100m'

An amber light shows for UK firms to claw back VAT overpayments.

Jul 24, 2006 | Money News

Lax payers erode small firms’ survival prospects

Survey says 80 companies are folding each working week.

Jul 19, 2006 | Money News

Self-assessors rejoice as tighter tax deadline is axed

Government U-turns its plan to cut tax filing times for the self-employed.

Jul 14, 2006 | Money News

The myths and facts about Umbrella Companies

For freelancers unsure how umbrella companies operate, Contractor Umbrella has compiled a list of common myths and facts.

Jul 12, 2006 | Money News

Cash 'not needed' for a successful start-up

Creative freelancers debate finance’s role in launching a small business.

Jun 28, 2006 | Money News

Social entrepreneurs get £33m injection

The UK’s most deprived areas are to be enriched by new business ideas.

Jun 27, 2006 | Money News

Entrepreneurs at risk from personal neglect

Put all your nest eggs in one basket for a ‘high risk’ retirement strategy.

Jun 22, 2006 | Money News

Taxman 'doing everything' to speed up VAT registration

MP warns a big rise in complaints could hurt the UK as a centre for start-ups.

Jun 19, 2006 | Money News

Women shun self-employed careers

Cash crisis blamed for fewer women deciding to ‘go it alone’ in 2006.

Jun 9, 2006 | Money News

Small firms offered cash injection of £2m

State and private investors join forces to pour millions into fledgling start-ups.

May 24, 2006 | Money News

Cash crisis hits female start-ups

Age-old problem of finance is alive and kicking women in the 21st century.

May 9, 2006 | Money News

How to avoid late payers

Ten tips to help freelancers steer clear of tardy invoice payers.

Apr 11, 2006 | Money News