Fiddling with your National Insurance

Figures below were correct as of 8 March 2024 More changes to National Insurance (NI) were announced by the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday (6 March 2024). As it happens, I was training at Channel 4 that day, so we were able to look at how NI was at the beginning of the day, and

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Posted on 08 March 2024

What does the new Health and Social Care Levy mean for freelancers? Answer: NOTHING!

[Big update: The Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced on 22 September 2022 that this new levy for the NHS has been abolished. As of 6 November 2022 National Insurance increases have therefore been reversed. (They applied only between July-October 2022.) This blog is now of historical interest only!] The Westminster government invented a new tax

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Posted on 09 September 2021

Budget: March 2021 – Coronavirus support for freelancers

There are three types of freelancer in the creative industries. This post looks at how announcements made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 3 March 2021 affect each type. It focuses on coronavirus support. For an outline of each type of freelancer, go here > Read about announced tax changes in my separate post > Sole

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Posted on 03 March 2021