FreelanceUK News

Freelancers, the UK downplays the creative industries at its peril

Institutions, journalists, and crucially policymakers need to stop leaving out our powerhouse sector just because it’s different.

Jan 6, 2022 | Freelancing News

How will the coronavirus pandemic impact your tax return in 2022?

Key dates and deadlines for your self assessment and how covid19 might impact what you need to submit. 

Jan 6, 2022 | Money News

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme discriminated against mums - verdict

‘Staggeringly arrogant’ HM Treasury shocks legal experts, ‘dragging its heels’ to reimburse 70,000 female freelancers.

Dec 10, 2021 | Freelancing News

Top 10 in-demand freelance skills for 2022

We've compiled a list of the top 10 in-demand skills freelancers should take note of for 2022

Dec 9, 2021 | Running Your Business

Freelancers, don’t join the 6,000-plus SEISS investigations by HMRC

A 'head in the sand' approach will put you on the unenviable receiving end of the taxman’s new taskforce.

Dec 7, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, how well did you do in 2021, and can you improve in 2022?

A performance review for sole traders by GoSimpleTax, to help ensure next year is even more profitable.

Dec 3, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ guide to Payment on Account

Everything you need to know about a Payment on Account. A freelancers guide provided by TaxScouts

Dec 1, 2021 | Tax Advice

HMRC says covid scams against self-employed are winding down

With SEISS closed, bogus claim forms are disappearing. But ahead of tax return season, 'crooks are adjusting their sights.'

Nov 26, 2021 | Freelancing News

How to start a freelance business in 2022

There are a few things to consider when starting up a freelance business, but it can be very rewarding once set up.

Nov 25, 2021 | Start Ups

Remembering lockdown, female freelancers reveal covid's silver lining: time

The 'Stay Home' order was put to good use by mums who freelance, even if they did 'nothing.'

Nov 19, 2021 | Freelancing News

Why now's the time to extend Statutory Sick Pay to sole traders

Covid caused a shift the government must respond to -- if the UK is to bolster its next generation of freelancers.

Nov 16, 2021 | Freelancing News

The truth about being a self-employed mum during covid-19

Ten things this terrible pandemic taught us freelancers who juggle careers with kids and why, paradoxically, we might be better off for it.

Nov 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

Autumn Budget 2021: Good for creatives, could be much better on freelancers

Chancellor’s warm words on the self-employed don't match his actions, despite boosters in creative sectors.

Oct 28, 2021 | Freelancing News

Government under fire for omitting creatives' movement from Brexit deal

Peers say the sheer existence of creative sectors is in doubt, due to December’s deal and poor engagement ever since.

Oct 27, 2021 | Freelancing News

Autumn Budget 2021: predictions for freelancers and the self-employed

Creating a package to boost sole traders, in wake of the ultimate leveller, looks like an impossible task for the chancellor.

Oct 22, 2021 | Freelancing News

IPSE Freelancer Awards 2021 go off with a bang (and a pop at covid)

The best of the UK’s 'vital' self-employed sector is applauded, following a 'horrible year for those with no safety net.'

Oct 19, 2021 | Freelancing News

Five measures can boost freelancers at Autumn Budget, chancellor told

Rishi Sunak recommended to step in for the self-employed on mortgages, VAT, adoption and HMRC.

Oct 15, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers not waiting on SEISS revival at Autumn Budget 2021

The end of the Self-Employment Support Scheme coincides with the start of potentially ‘thousands’ being probed over the HMRC grants.

Oct 12, 2021 | Freelancing News

European Freelancers Week is here. How will you cheer on self-employment?

One week, one voice, to condemn freelancer marginalisation -- and amplify self-employment in your own unique style.

Oct 8, 2021 | Freelancing News

Appoint a Freelance Commissioner at Spending Review, chancellor urged

Rish Sunak asked (again) to create an office dedicated to checking policy for impacts on the self-employed.

Oct 5, 2021 | Freelancing News

Making Tax Digital for many freelancers delayed until April 2024

A government decision to shelve quarterly tax accounts for droves of the covid-affected is widely endorsed.

Sep 28, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers cut their pay by £48 as IR35 bites, and work grows scarcer

Covid is keeping clients from firing on all cylinders, but it’s ‘off-payroll’ that’s creating a pinch.

Sep 24, 2021 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, the National Insurance increase is a shock but not a fatal one

The self-employed will likely live to trade another day, even if tax policy is looking anything but freelance-friendly.

Sep 21, 2021 | Freelancing News

Class 4 NICs hike, 'a taxing sign of things to come for self-employed'

The outlook for sole traders darkens, amid government 'making it almost impossible to work as a freelancer.'

Sep 14, 2021 | Freelancing News

Self-employed national insurance hike 'won’t be just a short-term sting'

Advisers to freelancers sound sympathetic to the PM’s plan, but that’s not to say it won’t hurt sole traders.

Sep 7, 2021 | Freelancing News

Deadline looms for fifth, final Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant

Sole traders have just a few weeks left to claim covid aid -- but themselves, and before October 1st.

Sep 3, 2021 | Section 660a

High Street accountants 'still worth their salt for freelancers'

If qualified and regulated, generalists in the locality are still sound if you’re self-employed – AAT.

Aug 24, 2021 | Freelancing News

Pay-as-you-freelance tax pay plan for self-employed ‘requires telepathy’

Accountants can’t tell if an HMRC plan to change sole trader tax payments will help or hinder, but freelancers already seem against it.

Aug 9, 2021 | Freelancing News

Working through an umbrella company with Optimum Pay Group

Working under an umbrella company can be incredibly beneficial for freelancers that want the independence of being self-employed with employee perks. 

Aug 9, 2021 | Day-to-Day Business

‘Tumble dryer of misinformation’ may put freelance projects in a spin

Messy records can be freelancers’ undoing, just as they were for architect Dan Marcal, legal expert warns.

Aug 6, 2021 | Freelancing News