FreelanceUK News

Freelancer training and tax: when a skills course is an allowable expense

How sole traders can get a handy tax deduction if using the new lockdown to upskill.

Nov 2, 2020 | Tax Advice

'Ignorant' reskill ads mute creatives' applause for Cultural Recovery Fund

The government’s next job could be in opposition -- if creatives’ reaction to its retraining adverts is anything to go by.

Oct 20, 2020 | Freelancing News

FreelanceUK readers, host your own event for European Freelancers Week

You’re invited! Unify with your fellow self-employed today, to show this pandemic our strength in numbers.

Oct 15, 2020 | Freelancing News

SEISS grants three and four: what self-employed freelancers need to know

Sole traders are waiting with bated breath for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme’s third and fourth phases.

Oct 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Hefty interest on self-assessors’ 12-month pay plan ‘adds insult to injury’

Tax experts reveal why the chancellor’s claim to be treating freelancers equally is in tatters.

Oct 8, 2020 | Freelancing News

Winter Economy Plan: Shock SEISS extension ‘won’t lift freelancer spirits’

Two more grants (one hugely reduced), plus no change in eligibility, equals ‘hardship’ for many self-employed.

Sep 29, 2020 | Freelancing News

Private Healthcare Insurance for freelancers

As a freelancer, you should be enjoying all of the benefits that come from leaving permanent employment. Drewberry offers private healthcare insurance for freelancers and the self-employed. 

Sep 18, 2020 | Insurance

SEISS: The ins, outs and HMRC examples of covid cash grants for freelancers

Now the taxman’s told you what ‘adversely affected’ means, his gloves will be off to any self-employed who don’t listen.

Sep 17, 2020 | Money Information

HMRC updates creative freelancers’ IR35 manual, with a win on substitution

Not having a sub clause is no longer a shoo-in for a tax inspector to deem you an employee, experts say.

Sep 15, 2020 | IR35 News

SEISS: Is ‘adversely affected’ any clearer to freelancers this time around?

If you applied for your SEISS grant on Aug 17, your ‘worse-off’ evidence must cover the preceding month.

Sep 10, 2020 | Money Information

‘There’s little freelancers can do to avoid SEISS grants being overpaid again’

Expert says it’s up to the taxman, not the self-employed, to ensure covid-19 survival cash sums are correct.

Aug 24, 2020 | Freelancing News

Why the self-employed seem to have their card marked under Sunak

Come this autumn, the chancellor will have his first chance to act on his veiled National Insurance threat.

Aug 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

How life as a creative freelancer during covid-19 lockdown has been for me

Health & Safety webinars and PPE are here. Is this finally the light at the end of the tunnel for Film and TV?

Jul 27, 2020 | Community News

Freelancers despondent at being overlooked by chancellor Sunak, again

The already excluded self-employed will find very little help in ‘Rishi’s Plan for Jobs.’

Jul 13, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative freelancers size up the 'covid labour market,' flooring many but letting others flourish

A boom for logo designers coincides with the toughest times some self-employed creatives have ever endured.

Jul 12, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers overlooked in creative sector’s £1.57bn covid lifeline

A mere mention of the self-employed is why over 100 MPs will meet today to push for more.

Jul 6, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19: SEISS freelancers can still work but must stay 'adversely affected'

A voluntary job may be best, because for the first time ever too much profit is actually a bad thing.

Jun 26, 2020 | Freelancing News

Two vital tactics for creative freelancers looking for work, as lockdown lifts

Out of 30 client-finding tips we’ve got, there’s a duo, if not a trio, that creatives can’t do without.

Jun 18, 2020 | Freelancing News

Lessons freelancers can learn from the coronavirus pandemic

Times are tough and there are still some bumps in the road ahead yet, but as we look to the future, here are some of the most valuable lessons freelancers can learn from coronavirus pandemic. 

Jun 4, 2020 | Day-to-Day Business

What benefits can an accountant offer me as a freelancer?

Whether you are a self-employed freelancer or you operate through a limited company, there are many benefits to seeking professional help from an accountant. Here, we look at the benefits that an accountant can offer a freelancer. 

May 31, 2020 | Your Accounts

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme gets extended, but with two big caveats

Offering less to the eligible and nothing new to the vulnerable, SEISS phase two is bringing ‘forgotten’, collapsing freelancers to tears.

May 31, 2020 | Freelancing News

Creative industry freelancers implore Sunak to extend (and expand) the SEISS

Chancellor faces groundswell of support for boosting self-employed’s covid cash before it runs out.

May 21, 2020 | Freelancing News

Coronavirus-hit freelancers anxiously wait on SEISS portal launch

Wednesday can’t come soon enough for the self-employed yet for many, it’s still far from payday.

May 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19 lockdown: How parents who are self-employed can homeschool their kids

Top tips from a creative mum-of-two on freelancing from home with your children in tow.

Apr 27, 2020 | Working From Home News

‘Don’t stop sole trading, as COVID-19 support for limited companies won’t cover you’

Self-employed freelancers risk falling between two sets of gaps, if they switch away from SEISS to CJRS.

Apr 16, 2020 | Freelancing News

Five reasons you may still need cheques and why

The paper cheque does still play a part in money transactions in both business and for private individuals.

Apr 14, 2020 | Your Accounts

Covid-19: Sunak urged to urgently close gaps in support for self-employed

Chancellor inundated with calls from freelancers’ supporters to fix and patch the ‘complicated’ SEISS.

Apr 2, 2020 | Freelancing News

Covid-19: Government throws self-employed freelancers a financial lifeline, of sorts

Despite a vow of cash grants for 95% of them, real concern remains about coronavirus striking down UK sole traders.

Mar 27, 2020 | Freelancing News

How to freelance while you are employed

In this guide, we look at how to freelance while you are working as an employee. This includes creative freelancer jobs such as article writing and graphic design. 

Mar 23, 2020 | Start Ups

Johnson urgently pressed to cover self-employed income wiped out by coronavirus

PM urged by Corbyn and many others to compensate freelancers ‘devastated’ by COVID-19.

Mar 17, 2020 | Freelancing News