Increase freelancer productivity

How companies can help increase freelancer productivity

Even if you’re self-employed, there are numerous steps your clients can take that will help increase freelancer productivity. Companies often use freelancers as strategic assets to support their existing processes and staff, with an additional specialist skill set. However, businesses operate in different ways, and some common practices or oversights can easily sap a freelancer’s…

4 top tips for increasing freelancer productivity

There are many ways you can increase your freelancer productivity and your operational efficiency with it. When you’re working solo, the phrase “time is money” really rings true. After all, the buck stops with you. If you’re able to make yourself more productive, you can increase your overall profitability without putting in extra hours. We’ve prepared this…

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…

HMRC delays Making Tax Digital

HMRC’s implementation of the Making Tax Digital initiative has received much criticism from Government officials and the self-employed. The initiative was due to go live from April 2018. However, extensive concerned feedback from both self-employed workers and Government officials has pushed back its launch. What is the new implementation schedule? From 2019, only businesses generating…

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…

3 financial tips for becoming an international freelancer

Becoming an international freelancer is an effective means of diversifying your operations. In today’s digital world, working across borders is easier than ever. Your client can benefit from your specific expertise or local connections, while you can make your services available to a whole new market. But, snapping out of the status quo and setting yourself up…

How to spring clean your business finances

With Self Assessment tax returns out of the way and summer right around the corner, spring is an ideal time to take a closer look at your business finances. Whether you’re a freelancer, contractor, small business owner or landlord, it can be all too easy to take your eye off your finances when you’re focusing…

Why do a third of freelance journalists need state benefits?

New research from The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) has found that 36% of freelance journalists are claiming some form of state benefit or tax credit. This is compared to just 17% of full-time journalists. Among the most frequently cited reasons for claiming state benefits or tax credits was clients’ propensity to…