Freelancers and Rishi Sunak’s ‘Winter Economy Plan’

The Chancellor’s statement today (Thursday 24 September) is a response to the fact that COVID-19 is not going away. He talked about a “permanent adjustment” to the economy and a need to deal with a “new normal”. He needed to replace existing support with something more sustainable. So what do his new measures mean for

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Posted on 24 September 2020

Digital banking for businesses: pros and cons

I get a lot of questions about digital banks on my sole trader courses. Are they any good? Are they better/cheaper than high street banks?

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Posted on 11 September 2020

Beyond redundancy: 6-point guide for creative people

Losing a job through no fault of your own can be hard. But redundancy isn’t the end, it’s the start of the next stage in your life.  I’ve been through redundancy (twice!) and have been training people how to set up on their own for 15 years. Below are some tips and advice. We cover

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Posted on 01 September 2020

Beyond Redundancy: Setting up as a Sole Trader (Webinar)

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 and want to set up as self-employed, this

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Posted on 24 August 2020

Beyond Redundancy: Setting up as a Sole Trader (Webinar)

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 and want to set up as self-employed, this

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Posted on 16 July 2020

Beyond Redundancy: Setting up as a Sole Trader (Webinar)

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 and want to set up as self-employed, this

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Posted on 17 June 2020

Freelancing as a limited company: when is it right?

There are a number of factors that cause people to shift to limited company structures. It’s important to consider all of them before taking the plunge.

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Posted on 15 May 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

Beyond Redundancy: Setting up as a Sole Trader (London)

Who’s it aimed at? If you’ve been employed, are going through redundancy and want to set up as self-employed, this is the course you can’t afford to miss.  It’s particularly aimed at creative people, production folk and anyone who feels like running for the hills when they hear the words ‘tax return’. No previous knowledge of self-employment is

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Posted on 28 October 2019

Have you got a tax hangover?

If you were one of the many people who left everything to the 31st January tax return deadline, you might now be recovering from what I call the tax hangover. It’s caused by a mixture of adrenaline, that feeling of wooziness because you’re not quite sure if you did everything right, coupled with relief that

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Posted on 12 February 2019