Election 2019 – Tax implications for freelancers

The 2019 general election is less than two weeks away, so I thought we’d look at some of the implications for freelancers, small companies and other tax payers.

Here’s a video explainer of what I could glean from the manifestos of the three main national parties.

Remember this covers all of the UK except Scotland, which has had its own income tax system for a couple of years now.

Problems seeing the video on Vimeo? Try here on YouTube >


Posted on 01 December 2019

Do freelancers need to ‘get ready for Brexit’?

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Update November 2019: You can watch my 20 minute presentation about no-deal Brexit and freelancers courtesy of AudioUK – recorded 25 October 2019:
David’s presentation on Vimeo >

Have you got ready for Brexit yet?  Nope – me neither. Because no one knows (at time of writing) what Brexit will look like.

However, there are some things you should think about in preparation for ‘getting ready for Brexit’. Some of it won’t cost any money, and will mean you are less likely to be caught on the hop if and when we leave the EU. 

This will be particularly important if we leave in a sudden ‘crash out’, no-deal, WTO-type scenario.


Posted on 25 October 2019

Simplifying tax for freelancers and SMEs

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You could be forgiven for thinking the government is only interested in Brexit and leadership contests at the moment.

But there are other things going on behind the scenes.


Posted on 17 July 2019

Why our Finance for Freelancers workshop is different

Tax buttons on calculator

In the run-up to this month’s Finance for Freelancers workshop in London (book here!), I saw an interesting comment on Facebook under BECTU’s ad for the course.

The suggestion was that other organisations run free courses on tax, etc., so why bother with ours.


Posted on 08 July 2019

Video demo: Monthly budget planner for freelancers

Ever wanted to know how much you have to work?

It always amazes me how few people ask themselves this question, but it’s important to set yourself a target. This gives you something to aim for, and should also stop you overworking.


Posted on 28 June 2019