FreelanceUK News

Solopreneurs, don’t get prosecuted for wrongly claiming Work From Home aid

Freelancers working from home must run an eligibility-check to avoid falling foul of new government rules.

May 3, 2022 | Working From Home News

Freelancers, don’t do a Boris Becker if bankrupt – instead play it straight

How the self-employed can avoid matching the financial double fault of the former men’s world No. 1 tennis player.

Apr 26, 2022 | Money News

IR35: How freelancing fared during HMRC’s off-payroll rule soft-landing

The grace period ending must quicken client processes, explanations, and time to hire which -- for some -- has doubled.

Apr 22, 2022 | IR35 / IR591

Freelancers' Questions: What does HMRC mean by 'foreign income'?

'Flexibility’ may be why the revenue-hungry taxman has not defined ‘foreign income’ in legislation.

Apr 19, 2022 | Tax Matters

8 ways to reduce the impact of rising fuel bills when working from home

With prices rising so much, there’s certainly a sense of panic across the nation as people worry about their future bills. WondaPay explains 8 ways to reduce the impact of rising fuel bills when working from home.

Apr 13, 2022 | Working from Home

Freelancers get alerts on unsolicited texts after spam marketer fined £80,000

The data watchdog rules that your mobile isn’t someone else’s advertising platform if you’ve not given them your consent.

Apr 12, 2022 | Marketing/PR News

IR35: the one-year-old off-payroll rules are dire for self-employment

Writing exclusively for FreelanceUK, IPSE’s CEO urges Boris Johnson to relent -- or risk extending economic uncertainty for the UK’s self-employed.

Apr 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

Bankruptcy as a freelancer: a guide for bankrupt self-employed sole traders

Wiping the slate clean is one way to deal with problem debt. But caution is advised, as is reaching out for advice.

Apr 5, 2022 | Money Information

Freelancers who owe January’s tax can still duck fines, if they act today

The Time To Pay penalty-free is almost over, so ring the Revenue now but don’t forget the paperwork (or your patience).

Apr 1, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers claw back IR35-lost pay, just as financial hardship hardens

Charging the highest average day rate since records began is paling into insignificance by costs running amok.

Mar 29, 2022 | Freelancing News

Freelancers left out in the cold at Spring Statement 2022

Despite a smattering of relief from the chancellor, much of the self-employed will be ‘worse off, and at the worst possible time.’

Mar 24, 2022 | Freelancing News

Spring Statement 2022: Self-employed braced for no tax respite from Rishi Sunak

Freelancers don’t fancy their chances of getting any relief from the chancellor tomorrow.

Mar 22, 2022 | Freelancing News

Why freelancers need to increase their rates now

If you're a freelancer, there’s a good chance you’re not charging as much as you should. Find out why freelancers need to increase their rates now.

Mar 21, 2022 | Money News

The hot creative skills of 2022, which freelancers won’t want to be without

Performance, planning, crafting and analytics. Just some of the specialisms sought-after from the self-employed.

Mar 18, 2022 | Freelancing News

Debt: a guide for indebted sole traders and freelancers in arrears

Revealed: the options that freelancers in financial distress should look at – but ideally before money is owed.

Mar 15, 2022 | Money

Why paternity and maternity leave should be extended to freelancers

Government should give the self-employed the same level of parental rights as employees.

Mar 11, 2022 | Freelancing News

Where to pay tax if I work for an American company from Britain?

Top tips for one of the USA’s 51million contingent workers, potentially paying the wrong taxman.

Mar 4, 2022 | Money Information

Can you do an Adrian Chiles and win on IR35 using 'in-business'?

Experts and HMRC are alike – putting too much stock in factors, when it’s actually being a bonafide business that really counts.

Mar 1, 2022 | IR35 News

HMRC counts 100,000 online Time to Pay users, ahead of April 1st cut-off

The clock is ticking for freelancers who want to set up a payment plan with the flexible, inflexible taxman.

Feb 28, 2022 | Freelancing News

Adrian Chiles' IR35 win 'should reassure freelancers who pitch'

Even bids for work that don’t land can highlight your in-business credentials, as BBL v HMRC demonstrates.

Feb 22, 2022 | Freelancing News

How the self-employed sector can recover in 2022

The return of freelance work is underway, but it’ll take government action for self-employment to truly flourish again.


Feb 17, 2022 | Freelancing News

A freelancer's guide to expenses

Revealed: the most common expenses which self-employed sole traders may claim a deduction for from HMRC.

Feb 11, 2022 | Tax Advice

Boris Johnson criticised for overlooking self-employed as ‘in-work’

PM under fire, for fudging both the numbers and his covid-support offering to freelancers.

Feb 8, 2022 | Freelancing News

Be sure on employment status before you begin, given Long V Brain in Hand

Freelancers must be confident in advance of committing, despite nobody's status ever being fixed.

Feb 4, 2022 | Freelancing News

Glitches, scammers, and latecomers make ‘Pay Your Tax Bill Day’ drag

Eventful for the wrong reasons: freelancers who filed should be relieved if yesterday’s deadline passed without incident.

Feb 1, 2022 | Freelancing News

Use Google Analytics as an EU freelancer? Then it’s now time you switch

Creatives will contribute to the expected move towards traffic-measuring software that doesn’t violate the EU GDPR.

Jan 28, 2022 | Technology News

File before Jan 31 despite HMRC penalty waiver, self-assessors urged

Accountants warn freelancers against putting too much stock in a delay to when tax fines kick in.

Jan 25, 2022 | Freelancing News

Can I reimburse myself for business expenses I paid for personally?

‘Better to be a sole trader, if you want to claim for a subscription and an email account without HMRC issues.’

Jan 14, 2022 | Money Information

Top 10 freelancing tips for self-employed people in 2022

Experts share nuggets of wisdom with FreelanceUK, so your next 12 months’ freelancing can be golden.

Jan 13, 2022 | Freelancing News

Shrewd or Scrooge-like? Accountants assess the Christmas self-assessors

HMRC can count on 2,828 ‘festive filers’ not needing its new penalty waiver, as for them tax trumped turkey.

Jan 11, 2022 | Money News