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‘Freedom to innovate’ gives freelancers a buzz

Study finds the happiness which the self-employed feel can’t be emulated by staff.

Apr 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

HMRC ‘learning the lessons’ of reforming IR35

Taxman hints he’s using his experience in the public sector to change IR35 in the private sector.

Apr 6, 2018 | Freelancing News

Self-employed alerted to new NIC rates for 2018/19

Changes to how much freelancers will pay in Class 2 and Class 4 are imminent.

Apr 5, 2018 | Freelancing News

Ministers fund creative sector deal with £150m

Creatives and officials sound less than unified about what their new partnership signifies.

Apr 4, 2018 | Freelancing News

Budget 2018 'backed into December by Brexit forecast'

A squeeze on the Budget looms, as it’s set to coincide with costing our exit from the EU.

Apr 3, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should I leave a short contract off my CV?

Knowing what to leave off your CV is as important as knowing what to put on.

Mar 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creatives back Brexit implementation period agreement

‘Much-needed certainty’ for creative firms embraced, thanks to a deal lasting until 2020.

Mar 28, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Will the recruiter weigh in if I ignore off-payroll rules?

Freelancer’s Question: Are my public sector colleagues correct to say that a freelancer running their own limited company can just carry on and ignore the off-payroll regime? Or will it fall to my agency to tell me the status of my contract, in terms of its exposure to IR35?

Mar 27, 2018 | Freelancing News

BBC ‘bullied presenters into becoming freelance companies'

As a radio host’s anguish leads to her attempted suicide, the BBC takes action.

Mar 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

Cash no longer king for creatives

Money isn’t talking (as loud) to creative types, who now crave flexible hours.

Mar 23, 2018 | Freelancing News

Self-employment stabilising welcomed

The age-old appeal of ‘going it alone’ is consistently resonating with 15% of the workforce.

Mar 22, 2018 | Freelancing News

BBC presenters mock ‘ridiculous’ CEST

The IR35 digital tool acquired comic status at yesterday’s select committee.

Mar 21, 2018 | Freelancing News

IR35 consultation delay puts April 2019 start in doubt

Growing consensus is that April 2020 is when IR35 is much more likely to change.

Mar 20, 2018 | Freelancing News

Taxman to take VAT Flat Rate Scheme questions

Webinar will demystify last year’s still hazy changes to a VAT simplification scheme.

Mar 19, 2018 | Freelancing News

Britain’s creative digital exports come in at £21bn

Freelancers contributing to a space now behind 70% of all creative services exports.

Mar 16, 2018 | Freelancing News

Spring Statement seen as supporting self-employed

Chancellor credited with boosting the freelance economy -- in the long-term.

Mar 14, 2018 | Freelancing News

Twice as many self-employed mothers than in 2008

Ahead of today’s Spring Statement, officials are urged to support mums who freelance.

Mar 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers must keep confident and carry on, despite the Ackroyd case

The taxman’s IR35 win at the BBC shouldn’t scare the genuinely self-employed.

Mar 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Unpaid freelancers urged to ‘check, chase, choose’

The Small Business Commissioner issues his first advice since being appointed.

Mar 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Experts fail to fathom HMRC’s new penalty idea

A body of tax experts says it cannot fathom a new proposal for a 2.5 per cent tax-geared penalty for slightly late payments to HMRC.

Mar 8, 2018 | Freelancing News

Why BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd’s inside-IR35 status stood

An expert analysis of how a PSC at BBC News made headlines that neither party will have wanted.

Mar 6, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative industries body backs May’s Brexit speech

‘Good but could do better on the detail, especially around the self-employed.’ 

Mar 5, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Is the Blakely case really a ‘game-changer’?

'Writing is on the wall for brollies -- HMRC holds the paintbrush, and BEIS the ladder.'

Mar 2, 2018 | Freelancing News

PR firm forced to remove ‘misleading’ advert

Watchdog pounces on getting your employee to endorse you using their ex-employer’s name. 

Mar 1, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should I agree to give a client progress reports?

A monthly round-up is better for your stress (and status) than a ‘tracking log.’ 

Feb 28, 2018 | Freelancing News

How to Use the Internet to Build Freelance Professionalism

The internet has become integral to the way business is conducted, and freelance business is no different. In order to stay competitive, freelancers must use the internet to advertise, reach out to clients, and even to keep their own working environment running smoothly.

Feb 27, 2018 | Running Your Business

Pipefitter 'only a worker due to parasitical brolly'

A real umbrella company would have thwarted a first of its kind bogus self-employment case.

Feb 26, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘First step’ to give freelancers shared parental leave taken

MP puts freelance parents at the heart of a bill to block-share maternity allowance. 

Feb 23, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ confidence wobble confirmed

Second study finds financial issues dragging on self-employed people’s optimism.Second study finds financial issues dragging on self-employed people’s optimism.

Feb 22, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancing body warns of two-year pay freeze

Profits squeeze predicted -- except for a small band of associate professionals.

Feb 21, 2018 | Freelancing News

                             

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