Finance for Freelancers (FEU – London)


This popular workshop for journalists, writers, musicians and actors shows you how to keep within the regulations and not waste time, whilst making the most of your finances.

From 10:30 until 16:30

At Musicians' Union

60-62 Clapham Road London SW9 OJJ

Federation of Entertainment Unions

Workshop content

There are some big changes coming up in the way freelancers will deal with the tax office. This workshop aims to get you into the right financial habits before the changes come.  

Full of tips, discussion and practical exercises, this workshop will help you understand, organise and plan your finances more successfully. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and will receive handouts and links to useful spreadsheets and templates. It includes:

  • Making the most of your money
  • Types of freelancing
  • How tax works and how Making Tax Digital will affect you
  • Getting organised to manage your finances
  • VAT: important issues for freelances
  • Improving the process of getting paid
  • Planning for success
  • How not to run out of cash.

Who should attend

Freelancers who wish to improve the way in which they handle their finances. No financial training or experience is assumed.

Expected learning outcomes

The workshop aims to provide you with a better understanding of how to plan and organise your finances. You will more clearly understand the importance of good record keeping and how to maintain cash flow along with issues surrounding tax and national insurance.

Posted on 17 April 2018