Self-employed roles in production – updated list

Just before Christmas HMRC published an updated list of the job roles that are typically considered self-employed in film and broadcast production. This is a welcome clarification, and has been the result of long discussions between BECTU and others. It’s been organised into handy sections such as ‘post-production’, ‘special FX’, ‘audio’, ‘production management’, etc.. My

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Posted on 13 January 2020

How do IR35 changes affect creative freelancers? (Q&A)

You may have heard that the government is changing the way that organisations determine the status of people they might hire to work for them – people like freelancers and contractors. This is commonly called the IR35 or ‘intermediaries’ legislation.

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Posted on 13 January 2020

Election 2019 – Tax implications for freelancers – UPDATED

[Updated on 16 December 2019, after the election results.] This blog was put together to look at the implications of the main UK-wide party manifestos for freelancers, small companies and other tax payers. The video explainer below shows aspects of the three manifestos. I thought I’d leave it there, even though we now know it’s

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Posted on 01 December 2019

Simplifying tax for freelancers and SMEs

You could be forgiven for thinking the government is only interested in Brexit and leadership contests at the moment. But there are other things going on behind the scenes.

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Posted on 17 July 2019

Why our Finance for Freelancers workshop is different

In the run-up to this month’s Finance for Freelancers workshop in London (book here!), I saw an interesting comment on Facebook under BECTU’s ad for the course. The suggestion was that other organisations run free courses on tax, etc., so why bother with ours.

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Posted on 08 July 2019

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