FreelanceUK 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

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

Freelancing body warns of two-year pay freeze

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

Feb 21, 2018 | Freelancing News

‘Victimised’ BBC presenter loses IR35 appeal

A ‘life-changing’ tax debt faces a media veteran who says she’s a scapegoat.

Feb 16, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancer confidence falls again as pressures rise

Feeling the squeeze amid uncertainty, freelancers feel up against it on multiple fronts.

Feb 15, 2018 | Freelancing News

Vow not to raise self-employed NICs divides business groups

‘Watershed moment’ or ‘wasted opportunity’? Freelancers’ supporters clash over a promise not to hike Class 4.

Feb 14, 2018 | Freelancing News

Call to extend shared parental leave to freelancers

New parents who work for themselves need flexible childcare the most -- IPSE.

Feb 13, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is my overtime rate being unfairly calculated?

‘Don’t get hung up on how your agent tots up time-and-a- half, or do and find another.’

Feb 12, 2018 | Money News

Ministers agree to make vast changes to freelance work

Almost all the Taylor Review gets accepted, much to the approval of freelance groups.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Creative industry 'sidelined' in Brexit talks

A worrying 80% of firms say Britain’s creative status is heading for a bruising.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is doing the US client's work there or here less taxing?

Staying in the UK to supply a New York firtm is less exciting, but more viable.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Change to IR35 triggers 30,000 slump in start-ups

April's off-payroll rules are directly blamed for the first fall in business set-ups in seven years.

Feb 9, 2018 | Freelancing News

Fewer self-employed declaring bankruptcy

A wave of personal insolvencies doesn’t appear to be engulfing freelancers.

Jan 29, 2018 | Freelancing News

Taxpayers fob off HMRC with alien accounts

Or at least they’re trying to, alongside claims about vertigo, rabbits and a Glasgow nightclub.

Jan 24, 2018 | Money News

When you pay HMRC today, is there a delay?

Be aware, because you paying isn’t always the same as the taxman getting paid.

Jan 23, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Is an annual bonus an IR35 sign I can ignore?

'Thanks, but no thanks' might be the cleanest way out of a status muddying.

Jan 22, 2018 | IR35 News

Fancy a cuppa of creativity? Tea found to enrich ideas

Freelancers may need only half a cup to stir some innovation into their work.

Jan 19, 2018 | Freelancing News

Taxman takes you listening to mean you're not waiting

'Unacceptable' way to count response times is blasted, after 12 minutes became four minutes.

Jan 15, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Am I alright to not register with HMRC yet?

New freelancers no longer need to register within their first three months.

Jan 12, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can they change my service agreement end-date?

Legal expert pits what a mistaken email said against what was initially agreed.

Jan 10, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers, what's your new year tax resolution?

Here's four to get you started, to help towards a more profitable year. Jan 7, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I claim petrol costs as a new Uber driver?

Moonlighting at night while setting up a business by day may be taxing. Jan 3, 2018 | Freelancing News

Freelancers' Questions: What if I'm still unpaid a year later?

'The reputable won’t require you to fork out before they recover what you're owed.' Dec 18, 2017 | Freelancing News

Which gigs will freelancers find most profitable?

Focus on long term contracts and charging more with experience.

Dec 13, 2017 | Freelancing News

Get yourself on social media in 5 steps

As a freelancer, social media can help you reach new clients and it gives you a platform to display your work to them. Here is how to set up your social media profiles for your freelance business. 

Dec 13, 2017 | Marketing

                             

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