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We know what it’s like to be a freelancer, so here at Freelancer News we love keeping you up to date with all the latest news, tips and advice for freelancers. We cover tips on how to get work as a freelancer, economic news which may affect the way you work and the best way to handle your accounts and finance.
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As an employee of a business, trading compliance is probably not going to keep you up a night (unless that’s your actual job). However, when you’re a self-employed freelancer, you’ve got to protect your livelihood and professional reputation.
Whether or not you can classify your labour as an allowable expense comes down to how you pay yourself from the business, and that depends on what type of business structure you have in place.
Answering this question is tricky because realistically, you don’t need a business mentor. You’re probably perfectly capable of surviving – and thriving! – without one.
Recent times have been tough to say the least. For freelancers and the self-employed it’s been a time of struggle, looking for support amidst the global health and economic crisis of COVID-19.
That’s why we make it our mission to guide aspiring freelancers and budding business owners towards the grants, policies and support avenues that are out there to help them.
Today, we turn the spotlight on the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), which has been in force since 2011 but is perhaps now more valuable than ever. Read More
The very short answer to this question is that yes, in most cases you are allowed to carry out freelance work whilst in employment.
That said, there are a number of circumstances that might mean this isn’t the case, or that there are conditions your employer expects you to adhere to.
We’ve spoken before about the many benefits of freelancing. Controlling your own time, being your own boss, and the flexibility and variety it brings to your life – just to name a few. If the current climate has taught us anything though, it’s that life as a freelancer certainly isn’t all plain sailing. Read More
Data from a Simply Business survey reveals over 40% of freelancers have done work for free. That’s a significant number of freelancers providing time and expertise for no payment. Read More
Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a government initiative to generate a fully digital, paperless tax system. Initially introduced for VAT-paying businesses, it will soon extend to taxpayers using Self Assessment – which inevitably affects freelancers!
According to research released by office supplies company Viking, the majority of UK freelancers experience feelings of loneliness on a daily basis. Read More
There are the enjoyable parts of going freelance and being your own boss. There are also the boring bits which you’d rather avoid, but sadly they’re still just as important.