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You don’t have to fake it to make it in VFX

From advertising and social media video to TV shows and movies, there’s a huge and increasing demand for VFX artists right now. And whether you’re ...

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Bong or no Bong, Brexit won’t work for creative freelancers

January 31 is Far From the Brexit Saga Cut-Off, Creative Freelancers Cautioned (Freelance UK) Creative industry freelancers are being all but told ...

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SFW: The need for coworking designed for neurodiverse people

Why aren’t we discussing the need for shared workspaces that work for neurodiverse people – and how freelancers can use them? Freelancing can...

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Sleep and the 24/7 exhibition at Somerset House

On Thursday 17th January at 23:59, I counted the day’s remaining seconds awaiting the release of Mura Masa’s new album Raw Youth Collage to h...

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Sex Work and Intersectionality

Zoe Southcott went for tea and chats with Sex Worker and Activist Pussy Willow, here’s what she discovered.   There are few sex workers ...

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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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