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 was the headline statistic from their Freelancer Confidence Index, which sampled a large group of UK-based freelancers in May and June 2017 Speculating on the causes…

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 creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the economy. And, with 47% of the people in these industries being freelance, it’s clear to see that the government…

What is tax investigation insurance?

Tax investigation insurance protects your business from the costs of a tax investigation. It is one of many means small business owners, contractors, freelancers and landlords should be considering to maintain financial stability. However, it is also an additional expenditure that you will need to assimilate into your overall cash flow. So you need to make sure the outlay will be worth it. What…

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 additional planning and a healthy attitude towards downtime. Here, we’ll take a look at why holidays are so important for freelancers. And, tell you how to…

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 court proceedings can begin. The Ministry of Justice are implementing these rules. They have increased the maximum time-frame within which creditors must respond to…