Beyond Redundancy: Setting up as a Sole Trader (BECTU, 2 x 2 hours)

[Please only book if you’re free on both mornings.] Format: Interactive Workshop  This online course is in 2 parts and aimed at those who have already decided to go ‘self-employed or freelance’… not for those who are ‘thinking of the options’. Setting up on your own is daunting when you’ve not done it before, doubly

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Posted on 12 April 2024

Setting up as a Sole Trader (full-day workshop with breaks)

We have a special voluntary fee pricing policy for this course. This is for people who have no access to training funds or want to delay payment until their finances are on a firmer footing. Details below. Who’s it aimed at? If you’ve been employed, are going through redundancy or just want to set up as

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Posted on 10 April 2024

Setting up as a Sole Trader (full-day workshop with breaks)

We have a special voluntary fee pricing policy for this course. This is for people who have no access to training funds or want to delay payment until their finances are on a firmer footing. Details below. Who’s it aimed at? If you’ve been employed, are going through redundancy or just want to set up as

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Posted on 10 April 2024

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

Setting up as a Sole Trader (2-morning workshop)

We have a special voluntary fee pricing policy for this course. This is for people who have no access to training funds or want to delay payment until their finances are on a firmer footing. Details below. [Please only book if you’re free on both mornings.] Who’s it aimed at? If you’ve been employed, are going

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Posted on 02 February 2024

Networking skills for freelancers (ScreenSkills, 2-part course)

Organised by ScreenSkills. Please only book if you can attend both sessions. Both sessions start at 9:30am. Part 1: Wednesday 17 January 2024, 4pm – 5pm Part 2: Thursday 18 January 2024, 4pm – 5pm In these two 1-hour webinars we look at ways to engage with people who don’t know you, and how to

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Posted on 07 November 2023

New help sheets for freelancers – agreeing work and getting paid

Anyone who’s been on one of my courses will know that I have collected together a dozen ‘help sheets’ on different topics that are useful for freelancers.

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Posted on 03 November 2023

How much should you put aside for tax?

If you’re new to being a sole trader (ie registered as self-employed), it can be a bit daunting that people pay you without making any deductions for tax and National Insurance (NI). You know you need to pay tax later, but how much do you put aside?

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Posted on 02 October 2023

Networking skills for freelancers (ScreenSkills, 2-part course)

Organised by ScreenSkills. Please only book if you can attend both sessions. Both sessions start at 9:30am. Part 1: Thursday 19 October 2023, 9:30 – 10:30 Part 2: Friday 20 October 2023, 9:30 – 10:30 In these two 1-hour webinars we look at ways to engage with people who don’t know you, and how to

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Posted on 14 September 2023

Setting up as a Sole Trader (2-morning workshop)

We have a special voluntary fee pricing policy for this course. This is for people who have no access to training funds or want to delay payment until their finances are on a firmer footing. Details below. [Please only book if you’re free on both mornings.] Who’s it aimed at? If you’ve been employed, are going through

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Posted on 13 September 2023