Two In Five Employees Have Considered Going Freelance

Against a backdrop of declining numbers of self-employed people since 2019 (a decrease of 800,000), a report published by IPSE on National Freelancers Day reveals many positives about this way of working: Almost two-fifths of employees (39%) reported that they have considered working for themselves; A third of employees (33%) believe that they could make […]

033 How To Ensure You Actually Get Paid!

Freelancing should never actually be free!  But sometimes it can be really difficult to ensure you actually get paid on time by your clients, which can then have a significant impact on your business and personal finances.  So we’re talking to Helen Arney who specialises in helping self-employed people and businesses get paid, and she […]

Details Of Taxi Drivers’ New Compliance Check From 2022

In a change that will affect thousands of self-employed taxi drivers, new compliance checks are coming into effect from April 2022.  We previously reported on the development when it was announced in July, and now more information has been published by the government.  Anyone that is a taxi-driver or operates private hire vehicle will be […]

Amazon Drivers Launch Fight For Employment Rights

Up to 3,000 Amazon drivers could be entitled to an extra £10,500 each year for the distribution of goods and deliveries that they undertake, according to law firm Leigh Day – the same company that brought about the now infamous Uber case. The law firm has launched an employee rights claim on behalf of drivers […]

Making Tax Digital Delayed By One Year

The new Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Lucy Frazer MP, has announced that part of HMRC’s flagship project Making Tax Digital will be delayed for one year, meaning that quarterly income tax reports will need to start being submitted to HMRC from April 2024 instead of 2023.  This will affect self-employed people and landlords with […]

030 Help, I’m self-employed and can’t get a mortgage!

Help, I’m self-employed and can’t get a mortgage!  True?  Luckily not so much these days.  In this podcast episode we’re dispelling lots of mortgage myths with the brilliant Gareth Love, founder of Roots Finance Group, who amongst other things is an expert in contractor mortgages.  Join us to find out what is happening in the […]

One In Four Are Considering Leaving Self Employment

Many self-employed people are still struggling to rebuild their business to where it was pre-pandemic, with one in four (23%) saying that conditions are so bad that they are considering stopping self-employment altogether.  Other insights from latest research by Aldermore Bank are: Over half (51%) of self-employed people think their financial situation has become worse […]

New Research Shows One in Five Freelancers Working a ‘Side-Hustle’

New research on the freelance jobs marketplace shows more people have turned to freelancing alongside employed jobs during the pandemic. Nearly 1 in 5 freelancers (19%) are self-employed as a side-hustle alongside an employee position. Nearly two-fifths of side-hustlers (37%) said they started  freelancing in the last 12 months. 98% of side-hustlers plan to continue […]

020 Dealing With Trauma – A Smorgasbord of Options

Recently we have seen many heart-breaking social media posts from self-employed business owners facing the prospect of closing their business through no fault of their own – because the prolonged impact of the pandemic has meant no other option.  The trauma of closing your business should not be underestimated, it is like losing part of […]