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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, 2020 | Money Information

An overview of Holiday pay for freelancers

Cases like Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico are only the start of paid leave changing.

Jan 11, 2020 | Freelancing News

Tax deadline survival guide for freelancers who need to self-assess by January 31st

Beware HMRC’s ‘file any time you wish’ claim, as it only applies to the totally prepared.

Jan 9, 2020 | Money Information

Freelancing’s best part? The self-employed are unanimous

‘It’s all about autonomy, as freelancing’s many other perks, like flexibility, all flow from it.’

Jan 6, 2020 | Day-to-Day Business

Freelance creatives tell MPs their 2020 concerns

Free and easy-to-use template lets the self-employed have their say to up to 140 MPs.

Jan 2, 2020 | Freelancing News

Freelancers share their wishes for New Year 2020

The legislative plan for the year ahead appears to miss much of what the self-employed need.

Dec 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ advisers throw parties’ IR35 review pledges into doubt

The jostling for the freelance sector’s vote this Thursday has become unedifying.

Dec 9, 2019 | IR35 News

Freelancer confidence collapses as economic fears take hold

It’s the economy (stupid), no longer Brexit or IR35, that’s behind the self-employed’s record pessimism.

Dec 5, 2019 | Freelancing News

No full-time Small Business Commissioner is the least of freelancers’ payment woes

The Tory manifesto is right to vow action against late payment, but wrong if it thinks the SBC is a panacea.

Dec 3, 2019 | Money

General election 2019: what self-employed freelancers are promised

The main three parties’ manifestos make many pledges. Are any aimed at you?

Nov 29, 2019 | Freelancing News

How to freelance as a non-UK citizen for an EU-based client?

Know your options in a world of tax, compliance, Brexit and IR35 reform.

Nov 26, 2019 | Freelancing News

Labour and Lib Dem 2019 manifestos pick up on creative industries’ needs

An industry wish-list can have a few of its boxes ticked off thanks to ‘Real Change’ and ‘Jo’s Plan.’

Nov 21, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: What now a late paying client is finding fault with my work?

Debt recovery expert helps a freelancer suddenly told of quality issues while waiting to get paid.

Nov 18, 2019 | Money Information

How freelance creatives can become ghosting-busters

Four fundamentals to help keep the frighteningly prevalent act of ghosting at bay.

Nov 15, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creative skills marketplace hands freelancers fresh Brexit advice

Guidance on what prolonged uncertainty (including a general election) means for freelancers just got updated.

Nov 7, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancing in 2020? Get ready to navigate Brexit and IR35 reform

You’ll likely want to be hands-on with next year’s mixed bag. But there’s no need to flinch.

Nov 4, 2019 | Freelancing News

‘Ghosting’ keeps creative freelancers awake at night, not just on Halloween

Fast-paced, saturated nature of the creative industry blamed for a ‘leave in the lurch’ culture.

Nov 1, 2019 | Freelancing News

Should I revive my company or keep sole trading as IR35 is changing?

‘Turnover doesn’t have a bearing on the best way to freelance; paperwork and fees might.’

Oct 28, 2019 | Tax Advice

Why freelancers should consider a rented office

A dedicated business space might work wonders for your next project’s practicalities and profitability.

Oct 25, 2019 | Working from Home

Freelancers’ Questions: Now I’m registered self-employed, when do I self-assess?

Expert solves the tax troubles of a new freelancer hoping to avoid hefty penalties.

Oct 22, 2019 | Money Information

Freelancers' Questions: Any recourse if my authorship credit was removed?

Legal aid for a freelance writer stung by an unprofitable, stop-start series of irritating events.

Oct 17, 2019 | Journalism

Creative industies ready 'no-deal' Brexit resources for freelancers

‘A lot of work remains to be done’ on a Brexit deal, but a study is set to show that a lot of work is being lost too.

Oct 14, 2019 | Freelancing News

So you want to stay self-employed? Better have a substitute

Even if your stand-in remains on the side-lines, your contractual right to them is what matters more.

Oct 10, 2019 | Legal

Freelancers’ Questions: Can we move to France, and move to freelance?

Staff team asking for relocation tips instead get a tax alert over freelancing for their employer.

Oct 7, 2019 | Tax Advice

What editorial freelancers can take from the BBC presenters’ IR35 defeat

More famous faces have fallen foul of IR35. Does their loss hold lessons for you and your clients?

Oct 3, 2019 | IR35 / IR591

Freelancing as a creative industry professional? Here’s what I’ve learned

Film & TV guru shares eight strategies to survive and then thrive as a self-employed creative.

Sep 30, 2019 | Day-to-Day Business

Can a client who stopped me defecting go back on our one-month contract?

'Your contractual ports of call to avoid hot water, when things have already gone south.'

Sep 26, 2019 | Legal

Survival tips from creative freelancers who’ve made it

Five University of Life lessons by self-employed art, tech, PR and media successes.

Sep 19, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Would my freelance business be better off VAT-registered?

‘It’s up to you, not your brother-in-law, to decide if VAT’s right for you, but he may be onto something.’

Sep 12, 2019 | Money Information

How to build your freelance profile using social media

Be human, play the long game but don't chase - if social media success as a freelancer is your aim.

Sep 1, 2019 | Marketing