FreelanceUK News

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

Sorting your taxes and duties as a freelancer who is sole trading

A helping hand with getting your ducks in a row is best to make a splash in business, and keep HMRC at bay.

Aug 30, 2019 | Money Information

Creative sectors unsettled by ‘end freedom of movement overnight’ vow

Little support for the PM’s ‘come what may’ promise, despite the Home Office’s attempts to reassure.

Aug 27, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelancers’ Questions: Is my German client right to say I must be VAT-registered?

Tax tips for when your EU client is ‘all worked up’ over you invoicing without VAT.

Aug 22, 2019 | Money Information

How media freelancers can offset IR35 uneasiness, now and from April 2021

Status rules in the public sector are on their way to the private sector. Are you ready?

Aug 19, 2019 | IR35 / IR591

Media freelancers ‘cannot rely on Hawksbee IR35 case win’

For being too close to the margin, a Talksport host’s status victory looks good for him, and probably him alone.

Aug 15, 2019 | IR35 News

When a freelance sole trader should set up a limited company

Perception, profits and protection. Just three of the many reasons why ‘sole trader’ may have had its day -- at least for you.

Aug 12, 2019 | Freelancing News

Boris Johnson warned of Brexit’s impact on creative industry freelancing

Eighty per cent of creative firms will struggle, and ten per cent face freelancer loss, PM told.

Aug 8, 2019 | Freelancing News

Will the Good Work Plan be a Good Job done for freelancers?

Regardless of your answer, it’s time government got on with its work, to address your work.

Aug 6, 2019 | Freelancing News

‘Self-employed’ taxi driver picks up both ‘worker’ and ‘employee’ status

Freelance driver fails to pass three important status tests, indicating he was in the right.

Aug 1, 2019 | Freelancing News

Creatives give guarded welcome to new culture minister Nicky Morgan

Clearly on the new DCMS secretary’s radar, freelancers face a fresh chancellor too.

Jul 30, 2019 | Freelancing News

Where freelance PR & Marketing workers are in demand, and why

Traditional has had to make way for Social, but it’s by no means all about the Twittersphere if you’re freelance.

Jul 25, 2019 | PR

Media freelancers still waiting on BBC newsreaders’ IR35 appeal

‘Being on our screens as usual, with their IR35 appeal all done, doesn’t mean they won.'

Jul 22, 2019 | IR35 News

Freelancers' Questions: Do employees who freelance get the personal allowance?

‘Mixing salary and self-employment is fine, but beware billing the client for your co-working space.’

Jul 18, 2019 | Tax Advice

Freelance photography: the skills worth capturing in 2019

Snap up one of these few photography specialisms to command up to £400 a day.

Jul 11, 2019 | Photography News

Remote freelance workers may be better off in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is the best place in Europe to work on a remote basis for remote freelance workers, study finds. Looking at various factors such as cost of living and number of co-working spaces, the top ten countries to remote work in were determined. 

Jul 10, 2019 | Working from Home

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt give 11th hour creative business vows

The prime ministerial candidates pledge fibre broadband, lower tax and no debt for student start-ups.

Jul 9, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelance writing skills are hot today, but always hotter if you have a niche

Hourly rates for writers are at £500, so can you pen quality articles with accuracy and skill?

Jul 4, 2019 | Copywriting

Graphic Design makes ‘most-Googled’ jobs list, awaits entry on UK’s most scarce

Strong appetite for the skill on show ‘everywhere’ suggests its jobs aren’t, and nor are its practitioners.

Jul 2, 2019 | Design

The digital skills it pays to have as a freelancer – at least right now

What’s hot (and what’s not) in the freelance design and digital space.

Jun 27, 2019 | Design News

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson get their creative credentials assessed

The track records of the Tory leadership hopefuls may hold clues on future policy for freelance creatives.

Jun 25, 2019 | Freelancing News

A UK freelancer's overview of Paternity Rights

How to get supported as a sole trader if you pause self-employment to become a dad.

Jun 20, 2019 | Legal

The key expenses every freelancer wants to claim; but can you?

How sole traders must treat an iPhone with HMRC if it’s also used outside of the business. The guide highlights the key expenses every freelancer wants to claim and if it's possible to actually claim those expenses. 

Jun 18, 2019 | Money Information

Freelancers’ Questions: How to strike a deal to resupply all my work for the client?

Time is indeed money for a freelancer who wants to be reasonable but also retain his IP.

Jun 13, 2019 | Legal

EU clients shun UK freelance creatives ahead of Brexit red tape

Hassle tomorrow with UK freelancers is putting off EU nations today.

Jun 11, 2019 | Freelancing News

Freelance sole traders ‘wrongly preparing for IR35 reform from April’

Officials and ‘experts’ help confuse the self-employed about incoming status rules.

Jun 7, 2019 | IR35 News