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Are the costs of freelancing about to rise?

The costs of freelancing are set to rise in the immediate future. This is according to 92% of freelancers surveyed by The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). It [...]

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Do creative freelancers need more Government protection?

An influential report from the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) – which surveyed 700 creative freelancers – has recommended the government do more to offer them protection. The [...]

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A Complete Guide to Becoming a Contractor

Becoming a contractor can be a rewarding experience both in terms of both salary and work/life balance. However, there’s a whole range of preparations that you’ll need to put in [...]

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Automating freelance business processes

Automating freelance business processes is crucial for saving time and staying focused on your core product or service. In today’s digital age, there’s a whole host of handy tools and [...]

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What is tax investigation insurance?

Tax investigation insurance protects your business from the costs of a tax investigation. It is one of many means by which small business owners, contractors, freelancers and landlords should be [...]

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Holidays for freelancers: Preparing yourself and your finances

Taking holidays for freelancers can be a complex yet rewarding experience. Everyone needs a break every now and again. But, when you’re running your own business, taking a holiday requires [...]

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FreeAgent Mobile: freelancer finances on-the-go

The FreeAgent Mobile app has been around since 2015, but has just had a clear up. It now has far more functionality to help dynamic freelancers on-the-go. Here, we’ll take a look at some of [...]

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Debt collection just got harder for the self-employed

Debt collection for the self-employed will be seriously affected by the new Pre-Action Protocol rules. These will come into effect in October 2017 and almost double the window of time before [...]

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Why contractors could be the answer to the skills shortage

The UK is currently facing a professional skills shortage. It’s estimated that there are around 750,000 vacancies in the UK at present. This figure has been increasing since 2011, and is [...]

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Overcome your freelancer fears with FreeAgent

FreeAgent can help you face your freelancer fears and get started in the industry. Even if you don’t have extensive accountancy experience or time for administration. This innovative [...]