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Millions in UK ‘could slip through virus wage safety net’

Covid – 19 Sunak Urged to Urgently Close Gaps in Support for Self-Employed, (Freelance UK) The chancellor is being inundated with appeals from supp...

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Is the future of travel content “green”?

Hands up if you didn’t know a destination existed until it came across your Instagram feed? Now hands and toes up if you’ve ever decided on where t...

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The Covid-19 Crisis plan for freelancers, and the problems with it

Chancellor gives support to millions of self-employed individuals, (GOV.uk) Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants t...

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Working alone everywhere; Perceptions of Freelancing around the World

Freelance creatives work all day in their pyjamas, right? And we only work when we can be bothered. Of course, it’s much less stressful than an off...

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Updated COVID-19 UnderPinned Resource for freelancers

We have created a short PDF resource regarding Covid-19 and it’s affect on freelancers for our community to view, downloadable here. It will ...

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Will the COVID-19 lockdown break the internet?

With the UK government’s announcement on Monday 24 March of a nationwide lockdown to delay the further spread of COVID-19, a lot more of us are goi...

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Where is the help for the self-employed?

UK’s self-employed facing anxious wait for chancellor’s lifeline (Financial Times)  MPs conducting inquiries into the government’s response to the ...

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Employers should have guidelines on how to treat freelancers

I had a demoralising experience with an editor the other day. I can’t say which publication they worked for (one of the downsides of freelanc...

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COVID-19 Resource for freelancers

We have created a short PDF resource regarding Covid-19 and it’s affect on freelancers for our community to view, downloadable here. It will ...

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UnderPinned’s Virtual Office is free to use

We’re making our essential package free until September to support workers of all kinds, and to help support the people that need it most wit...

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IR35 delayed for a year due to concerns around COVID-19

IR35 reforms to be delayed for a year due to coronavirus (City A.M.) Chief treasury secretary Steve Barclay this evening announced that the IR35 ta...

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Getting better at taking (and giving) criticism

When you’re a hormone-filled teenager, a bad day can feel like the end of the world. Once you’re an adult, things calm down and your life feels mor...

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Far, far better to be safe

A lot of people are about to become very familiar with remote working for the first time in their professional careers.  Working from home isn’t a ...

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MP’s call for sick leave pay for the self-employed

Urgent calls from MPs for five million self-employed workers to be given equal sick pay rights (The Telegraph)  Politicians and trade bodies are ca...

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Is networking relevant for modern freelancers?

Traditional networking is a divisive thing, tending to split people firmly into one of two camps. You’re either a social swan, who glides around ev...

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Seven days of crowdfunding down. Twenty-three to go.

I was recently cleaning out my house in the process of moving out, and found the tracing of a memory that is unbelievably special to us.  But it al...

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How is Coronavirus going to affect gig economy workers?

​Coronavirus UK: unions warn over lack of sick pay for gig economy workers (The Guardian) The government has been accused of failing to grasp the t...

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Being a creative outside of social media

For many creatives – particularly freelancers, contractors and consultants – social media platforms are ripe with gigs and opportunitie...

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UnderPinned is live on Crowdcube. Become a part of the future of freelancing.

It’s nice to finally say it out loud. Throughout this entire process, one of the most consistent questions members of our community have asked is “...

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Many UK businesses at risk due to IR35 implementation

Businesses at risk from IR35 off-payroll tax reforms (Financial Times) More than 600 freelance workers protested in the shivering cold outside Parl...

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