Survive and Thrive as a Freelancer (NUJ Training Wales): WEBINAR

Many people enjoy what a freelance life can offer. Choice and flexibility. But with these comes the need to be organised and on top of your finances. Already working in a rapidly changing media environment, with no guarantee of ‘a job’ in the industry, now more than ever freelance journalists find themselves in a precarious

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Posted on 14 April 2020

Freelancers and the Coronavirus Loan Schemes

The loan schemes are aimed at people who run businesses, where there is a problem with cashflow because of the pandemic. This technically includes freelancers who are sole traders, in partnerships or run their own limited companies. All are types of business in the UK. There are two main loan schemes: The Coronavirus Business Interruption

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Posted on 13 April 2020

Freelancers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

If you have been receiving income through payroll systems, under PAYE, the new Job Retention Scheme might help you. But there are a number of restrictions which means freelancers could miss out. The scheme is supposed to work in the following way:

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Posted on 13 April 2020

What help is at hand? WEBINAR

With ongoing uncertainty over the government attempts to support jobs and income, this webinar will help you understand what help is available for freelancers and answer your questions. Updated with the latest government guidance, it will look at the different types of freelancing – PAYE, sole trader and Personal Services Company – and clarify what

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Posted on 07 April 2020

Coronavirus support schemes: media lifeline or media headache? (WEBINAR)

The lockdown to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak has brought much of the media industry to a standstill and it has hit hardest at freelances who have found their work disappearing and who may miss out on Government support. This free webinar will bring together legal, financial and industry experts to look at the key issues

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Posted on 03 April 2020

Business Skills for Resilient Freelancers (WEBINAR)

We’ll be touching on the following, including any specific advice from government for freelancers. Money management – Splitting personal and business finance Types of freelancer: PAYE vs self-employed Planning finances Support for freelancers from the government  This is part of  a programme of webinars and online support arranged by ScreenSkills/ITF for freelancers. Check out the

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Posted on 02 April 2020

VAT deferral for businesses

If you’re running a VAT registered business of any type, you’ll be aware that the government is allowing you to defer paying any VAT payment that was due between 20 March and 30 June 2020. Here is a link to the scheme description on gov.uk: Coronavirus VAT deferral scheme > I have a couple of

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Posted on 28 March 2020

Finance update for TV Freelancers (WEBINAR)

We’ll be looking at the implications of the announcements from Chancellor Rishi Sunak for TV freelancers. David Thomas will present some background and try to answer as many questions as possible.  

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Posted on 27 March 2020

Freelancers and the Self-employed Income Support Scheme

On 26 March 2020 the Chancellor announced his new scheme to help people who are self-employed and have no work or reduced income. On 29 May he announced a second grant, available from 17 August, modelled on the first, but at a lower rate. He is helping sole traders only but with strict eligibility criteria:

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Posted on 26 March 2020

Business Skills for Resilient Freelancers (WEBINAR)

We’ll be touching on the following, including any specific advice from government for freelancers. Money management – Splitting personal and business finance Types of freelancer: PAYE vs self-employed Tax and NI for freelancers Record keeping without pain Planning like a business Agreeing work and getting paid on time How to avoid running out of money This

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Posted on 24 March 2020

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