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Is Freelancing the right fit for Fashion Design Students?

Fashion design students don’t think highly of freelancing. But are they right to do so? According to a 2018 research report published by Consultancy UK, 30% of UK-based freelancers choose to be freelancers because it “allows them to control their destiny”. But does this statement apply to those working in...

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NG27 vs the National Gallery: ‘Bogus’ self-employment, the arts, and the public purse

Brought to prominence by high-profile claims against the likes of Uber and Deliveroo, the issue of  ‘sham or ‘bogus’ self-employment has become a common feature of discussions weighing up the pros and cons of the ‘gig economy’. Involving situations where an employer is able to evade providing the employment benefits...

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The Future of Work

I am learning how to play the guitar. It’s purely for my own enjoyment but every few weeks I go to the house of a teacher. She plays something beautifully, I play it back adequately, and then she tries to teach me to play better before settling for mediocrity. She...

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Featured / Parenting

The Parenting Trap - Does freelancing really work for parents?

Juggling work and parenting is tough. Deborah Talbot looks at whether freelancing is a better option for parents and what – if any - statutory benefits they should get. Becoming a parent can offer many unexpected challenges for people’s working lives. Employment practices still favour ‘nine to five,’ Monday to...

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Quick Reads

Ten Books Every Freelancer Should Read

As a proponent of lifelong learning and a freelancer, I can truly advocate for the use of books. Reading the right book will provide you with an inexpensive and time efficient education that can help you develop both personally and professionally. But it can be difficult knowing where to start...

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