FreelanceUK News

MPs make Universal Credit ‘freelancer-friendly’

A ‘creaking system’ penalising the self-employed is being re-jigged to be ‘pro-business.’

May 14, 2018 | Money News

Half of traders say mobile reception is still poor

‘Can you hear me now?’ Business folk come forward to avoid network not-spots.

 

 

 

May 14, 2018 | Technology News

BBC host in IR35 battle ‘forced to use a limited company’

A £900k IR35 case hears that news presenters had little choice but to be 'Ltd.'

May 10, 2018 | IR35 News

Call to extend tax-free training to freelancers

'Giving sole traders tax breaks on new skills will boost their undereducated, youngest ranks.'

May 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Should I copy the wording in their job ad?

‘Au natural,’ rather than the sincerest form of flattery, is best for freelancer applications.

May 8, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: What if an Upwork freelancer we paid didn’t do the work?

How an out-of-pocket overseas client can tackle an errant online freelancer.

May 2, 2018 | Freelancing News

BBC makes 'hardship payments' to IR35-hit presenters

Broadcaster hands cash to around 15 of its 'Ltd' freelancers hit by ‘devasting’ HMRC demands.

May 1, 2018 | IR35 News

Why the sub-contractor prompt pay plan doesn’t go far enough

A new Carillion-inspired package is good, but it could do better for freelancers’ cashflow.

Apr 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Does GDPR require freelancers to register?

What freelancers who keep a log of their clients need to do before a month today.

Apr 25, 2018 | Freelancing News

Call to fix three IR35 reform issues before any rollout

The ICAEW reveals what needs resolving now to stop a spread of issues to the private sector.

Apr 24, 2018 | IR35 News

Boost freelancer pensions with 30% bonus, says RSA

Flat-rate treatment for all, including sole traders, hailed as too big a prize to ignore.

Apr 23, 2018 | Money News

Businessmen end ‘de-listing’ battle with Google

A first of its kind win for one of two businessmen whose conviction will be ‘forgotten.’

Apr 17, 2018 | Technology News

Freelancers write-off IR35 reform as ‘unmanageable’

Regardless of what clients put in place, changing IR35 is a non-starter for most freelance company owners.

Apr 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Unfair freelancer payment terms to cost state suppliers

Officials threaten outsourcers over their treatment of self-employed subcontractors.   

Apr 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelance groups unveil 10-point manifesto

The government is ready to listen, so the self-employed’s supporters are filling its ear. 

Apr 11, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘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

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

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

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

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

                             

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