018 Price With Confidence – What to Charge for Your Services

When you set up as self-employed deciding what to charge for your services is critical for the success of your business.  But how do you go about deciding your rate?  Like so many things it isn’t as straight forward as it might seem so today we’re chatting with The Pricing Queen, Sally Farrant – she […]

Budget Overview

The Chancellor’s budget yesterday was interesting in that it contradicted many expectations of amendments to self-employed tax and/or NICs despite numerous rumours.  There was a lot of significant content, and on Monday 8 March we will be publishing a podcast with special guest Angela Ferguson from Saffery Champness to discuss the key points, including: Corporation […]

Supreme Court Decides Uber Drivers are Workers Not Self-Employed

The Supreme Court has concluded that Uber drivers are not actually self-employed, despite engaging them on that basis for many years.  The decision was the final stage of a long-running battle with self-employed drivers who are seeking worker rights, and the dispute has been going since 2016.  As the Supreme Court is Britain’s highest court, […]

Construction Industry Leads the Way Towards Economic Recovery

Despite the pandemic, December 2020 was the busiest and best period for the construction industry as it was the fourth consecutive month that self-employed contractors earnings have increased.  The best performing regions were the North West (up 9.1%), the South East (up 4.1%) and the North East (up 2.6%).  Unfortunately the West Midlands saw a […]

UK Freelancers Predicted to Earn More in 2021

A new nationwide survey by online jobs marketplace PeoplePerHour reveals that 2021 is set to be an excellent year for freelance talent with increased demand, more opportunities on offer and the potential to earn more money. 60% of business owners say they plan to use more freelancers in 2021 65% of freelancers surveyed expect to […]

007: Hints & Tips in Completing Your Annual Self-Assessment Tax Return

Today we’re talking to Emily Coltman, Chief Accountant at FreeAgent about completing your annual self-assessment tax return.  Emily has many years experience of supporting self-employed people and small businesses in their accountancy requirements, and she shares with us some of her advice, hints and tips for completing your self-assessment, including: What actually is self-assessment? What […]

Decline in self-employed pension saving, even amongst the well off

A report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies shows that there has been a dramatic decline in pension savings by self-employed people, with some 3.5million working age self-employed people not saving into a pension. The research shows the proportion of working-age self-employed saving in a private pension has declined dramatically over the last two decades, […]