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
A report from an All-Party Parliamentary Group calls for a review of legislation around contracting, with a focus on rights for those who fall inside... read more
A new survey by IPSE shows half of freelancers are anticipating stopping contracting after April when controversial tax reforms become law. read more
IPSE highlights some of the disproportionate problems facing female freelancers during the pandemic for International Women's Day. read more
Jon Munnery gives expert advice on what to do if you are considering closing down your limited company. read more
A new survey shows many freelancers and contractors have suffered increased stress as a result of Covid-19, with many saying Government support has... read more