Did you know that almost five million people in the UK are self employed? The number is ever growing – and particularly among parents. In most cases, parents turn to self employment and freelancing to give them more flexibility and, ideally, more time with their children. Here you can find more about how to get a freelance job, what it's really like to be a freelancer and legal issues to consider.
Have you ever considered going freelance? Of the UK’s 1.88 millionfreelancers, 40% are women and the vast majority of those who started out recently are new mothers.** The benefits are numerous. Being your own boss means you can work how you want, when you want – and freelancers’ job satisfaction is generally extremely high as a result. Before you take the plunge, though, there are a few things you need to know: read more
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