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No more sick days: why freelancing is so attractive to those of us with a chronic illness

Winter is the time for a surge in sick days with workers battling coughs and colds but, for many of the population, living with an illness is a rea...

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Labour and the Liberal Democrats reconsider IR35

Labour pledges to halt IR35 in private sector at IPSE event (Politics Home) Bill Esterson, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister, confirmed at an...

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Blow Up: Modeling in the Me Too Movement

On July 22, 2019, model Sunnaya Nash posted screenshots to her Instagram of DMs between herself and the fashion photographer, Marcus Hyde. Captione...

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Cultures of Confinement

I’m told that Shoreditch once epitomised the coolest district in the capital. Maybe I’ve lived in South East for too long, but there’s someth...

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How to get noticed as an Illustrator

I wanted to start this article with a very important and reassuring point: that it doesn’t matter when you start your career as a freelance illustr...

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How to balance freelancing and the office job

I am a freelancer and a full-time employee. People often like to say that I am moonlighting as a freelance journalist whilst I work as a Marketing ...

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The economy suffers as entrepreneurs abandon self-employment due to the IR35 tax reforms

Why tax rules mean the economy is suffering as ‘entrepreneurs’ abandon self-employment, The Telegraph  The new IR35 tax rules are forci...

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Ready for the Weekend? The freelance work-life balance

Nietzsche once wrote: ‘Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an offic...

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A Return to a Love of Letters

 From the erudite expressions of Sylvia Plath to the abrasive exclamatives of small-handed dictators, Elinor explores the history of letter writing...

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What is Screen Printing?

Most visual creatives thrive for immediate results in their work. You work on what you see and you see what you are working on. It is not about spe...

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How To Tackle The Perfect Email Pitch

With publications scaling back on in-house staff and remote working on the rise, freelance journalism is becoming an option for many who want to ma...

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UK Arts Councils won’t enforce minimum pay

Arts Councils won’t enforce minimum pay (Arts Professional) Spokespeople for Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland stated their belief i...

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Fearless: The problems for female freelancers in advertising

SSGA (State Street Global Advisors) commissioned McCann in 2017 to produce a PR stunt calling attention to their new scheme promoting gender equali...

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The Legacies Culture Leaves Behind

I have a practical outlook towards the end of my life – harvest my vital organs! Cremate the rest of my worthless giblets! To ensure that thi...

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How are the major parties going to win the self-employed vote? And other stories

Five million people are self-employed – how are the major parties going to win their vote? (Politics Home) This election offers all political...

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The Pernicious Grip of the Personal Brand

“What do you think my brand is?” a friend asked me last week, popping up on WhatsApp in the middle of the day. They had just posted a meme on Twitt...

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How to stand up for yourself as a musician

So you’ve made the jump – you’re a freelance musician! We all know how great freelancing is but, as with any career, it’s not without its fai...

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Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

IPSE: New IR35 briefing ‘cold comfort’ to concerned UK self-employed The Government’s changes to off-payroll working rules with ‘IR35’ is leaving f...

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The Pounds of Flesh: The consequences of selling your trauma as a woman of colour

What I’m about to talk about may seem like a niche topic. Odd even, when the discussion on diversity around the newsroom is still being spoken of, ...

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Halloween

It is the time of year where ‘Brain Hemorrhage’ shots, webbed accoutrements and tepid, gourd-spiced milk creep back into our peripheral vision. Whi...

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