031 Why Self-Employed People Don’t Need An Accountant

Lots of self-employed people assume that they will need an accountant to help them to manage their finances and submissions to HMRC, but is that really the case?  No, definitely not according to Elaine Clark of CheapAccounting.co.uk and TaxBootCamp.  Now, Elaine is herself a Chartered Accountant and her business includes providing accountancy services to self-employed […]

019 Going Freelance Mid-Pandemic

We all know that unfortunately many people have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, and a number of those have since gone on to set up their own self-employed business.  Today we’re chatting to one such successful entrepreneur, Jessica Ross, about her experience of setting up her business mid-pandemic.  When we invited […]

009: Freelancing and Finding Work With a Disability, a Chat with Paralympian Liz Johnson

Today we’re privileged to be talking to Paralympian Liz Johnson about disability and the inequitable experience of disabled work-seekers who are often self-employed freelancers.  This is a really eye-opening chat as there are so many things that we ought to be aware of in relation to being inclusive.  We talk about the concept of #oneworkforce […]

Registering as self-employed if you have no NI number

If you need to register as self-employed but you don’t have a national insurance (if for example you have just relocated to the UK), usually DWP would hold face to face interviews as part of the process of allocating you a national insurance number. However, due to COVID19, the processing of national insurance number allocations […]

What is IR35?

If you’re a self-employed contractor, you may have heard of the term ‘IR35’, particularly if you work via your own limited company. IR35 has had a lot of negative coverage in the press, and has seen pushback from contractors and companies in the private sector. But what is IR35, and how does it affect you? […]