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 Coronavirus VAT deferral scheme > I have a couple of


Posted on 28 March 2020

Who does the Self-employed Income Support Scheme help?

On 26 March 2020 the Chancellor announced his new scheme to help people who are self-employed and have no work. It’s clear he is helping sole traders with profits up to £50K, who receive the majority of income from their sole trader business.


Posted on 26 March 2020

What’s it like when you claim Universal Credit

Sole trader Sarah Carless has been freelancing for 25 years. She’s a floor manager, so nothing daunts her! Listen to her experience of applying for Universal Credit when her work dried up because of coronavirus. … … Recorded Wednesday 25 March 2020 … Of course everyone’s experience will be slightly different, but for creative freelancers


Posted on 25 March 2020

How HMRC could help creative freelancers

[Update: Wednesday 25 March 2020 There is an amendment to the Coronavirus Bill, proposed by the Lib Dems, which would create “statutory self-employment pay” at an average of the last three years’ net profit, OR £2917 per month, whichever is lower. The government didn’t adopt the amendment, but it shows the kind of thinking that’s


Posted on 23 March 2020

Web-based training and coronavirus

Like every other business, we’re being affected by restrictions brought in to tackle the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. All our face to face training is on hold, and we’re expanding our webinar offer in consultation with key clients such as ScreenSkills, NUJ Training Wales and the Federation of Entertainment Unions. We have also made the following


Posted on 13 March 2020



Face to face training has been postponed as of 17 March 2020.

We've increased the number of webinars and online training sessions.

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