Sole Trader Training for BBC Leavers

We’ve been hearing from a number of BBC leavers asking about what’s happening to our rather well-known ‘setting up as a sole trader’ course. This is because the BBC Careerlink service, which has been buying in our courses, shut READ MORE >

Posted on 01 March 2017

Government abandons abolition of self-employed national insurance

Well. Would you Adam and Eve it.

After 2 years of toing and froing over Class 2 national insurance, the government has announced sole traders will continue to pay it after all.READ MORE >

Posted on 10 September 2018

Tools for managing your social media

If you’ve been on one of my networking for freelancers workshops, we probably discussed how to not waste time on social media.

Don’t get me wrong. Social media can be a very good way of keeping in the loop when you’re working for yourself.

But many people talk about getting sucked into social media. They intend to check their timelines for a couple of minutes, and two hours later they’re on their 20th cat video.READ MORE >

Posted on 01 August 2018

Do freelancers need a special kind of bank?

iPhone showing coconut bank website

iPhone showing Coconut Bank website

Banking is undergoing something of a quiet revolution. There are two main reasons for this:

1/ Since the financial crash of 2007/8 new banks have been encouraged to challenge the high street brands that got us into such a mess.

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Posted on 26 February 2018

Pre-budget kite-flying: VAT and self-employment

Telegraph VAT[Post Budget update: The VAT threshold will not drop from £85,000 as threatened. It looks like Chancellor Hammond was leant on by his colleagues.

However the government will READ MORE >

Posted on 06 November 2017

Sole Traders will pay Class 2 NI for another year

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Hot off the presses we hear that Class 2 National Insurance will NOT be abolished in April 2018 as planned, but will continue for READ MORE >

Posted on 03 November 2017