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How to prepare for the self-assessment tax deadline on 31st Jan

Tax Deadline Survival Guide For Freelancers Who Need to Self-Assess By January 31st Have you done your tax return? If you earned more than £1,000 f...

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The Magic of Cultural Mediators

In some ways, the best work is hinged on the dizzying sensation we feel upon completion. It’s the mist that descends when you finish greedily...

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Dealing freelance-induced jealousy of friends in those cushy permanent jobs

It’s important to remind yourself of what you’re doing and why We’ve all been there. You’ve managed to get out for a well-earned post-work, post-de...

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HMRC will return billions to freelancers in tax clampdown

My Startup: UnderPinned, Prolific London Have a read of Prolific London’s interview with UnderPinned’s CEO Albert Azis-Clauson, and hear how we sta...

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We need to talk about the dark side of freelancing

Not to sound like your granddad, but over the last couple of years, freelancing has become very trendy. And nowhere is the idea sold to us more tha...

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Ditching New Year’s Resolutions For Cultural Intentions

I am here, happier, heavier and back at my desk wearing clean socks and elasticated trousers, with pockets full of empty Lindor wrappers. Betwixtma...

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Getting through your first christmas as a freelancer

Surviving your first Christmas as a freelancer There are many differences between full-time employment and freelancing—and no time is this more app...

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How are the Conservatives going to help the freelance population?

The Conservatives must keep their promise to review IR35 and support the self-employed (Politics Home) There was a lot of talk about target demogra...

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PressPad is going to #DiversifyTheMedia. You can help too

Sometimes the conversation around diversity can sound trite. The response is usually how can we be heading into the new decade and still be having ...

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What is life like for freelancers in the world’s most liveable cities?

The perennial dilemma of where to live is a topic that plagues all of us at some point in our lives. However, even more so for the growing number o...

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The Gifts of the Magi

As King Elvis prophesied in his 1964 crooning canticle, it looks like we’re having a Blue Christmas after all. Politics is the Dickensian spectre o...

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What I learnt from writing my own book, and how I did it

No matter who I talk to, everyone seems to have a dream about writing a book. And when it comes to business books, every business owner’s ears pric...

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With less than 24 hours until the election, IR35 pledges by all parties facing scrutiny

Freelancer’s Advisers Throw Parties’ IR35 Review Pledges Into Doubt (Freelancer UK) The political parties jostling to win the freelance sector’s vo...

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Affording the Hearth: The problems faced by pregnant freelancers looking for a mortgage

For the large portion of new mothers who freelance, pursuing and successfully claiming a mortgage is another stress added to the already heavy pile...

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Cultural Retreats

I’ll be the first to admit that I signed up to the short story course in part to procrastinate sitting down and writing. Truth be told, I also had ...

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Five things I’ve learned from speaking to other freelancers 

As freelancers, we can often end up a little bit in a bubble of our own thoughts and ‘self-advice’, for want of a better word. Sure, it’s great to ...

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What the Startup Mentality can teach you about being a freelancer

Before I quit the day job for the wildlife of a freelance author, I worked in the burgeoning tech startup scene in New Zealand. I loved my years in...

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Sajid Javid weighs in on the freelance problem

  Chancellor promises review of tax rule change suffocating the self-employed (The Telegraph)  Chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged to review on...

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Chasing Payments: The Emotional Tax of Freelancing

Hi! Hope you’re well! So sorry to be a pest, but I just wanted to check in again on my payment. It’s been six weeks now since I sent my...

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How I make a living writing smutty vampire novels

As a creative person, you probably believe you have a novel inside you. What if that novel ended up full of dark, brooding vampires, sexy shapeshif...

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