Workshops are best, of course. All that joshing and chat.
But in the days of Covid-19 we’re
- expanding our webinars
- increasing the number of free templates and help sheets
Below you will find lots of free stuff to help get you organised. We’re constantly updating relevant financial advice as it becomes available.
Keep positive. This too shall pass.
Advice & support:
Not sure what sort of freelancer you are?
We’ve drawn up a handy guide to the three types of freelancer and the financial support available to each type:
The government support schemes:
The government support schemes are being updated regularly. Download the latest version of our guide here:
1-minute guide to government support
Shows freelancer types, includes Universal Credit/ESA
For registered sole traders/partnerships with a year or more trading:
- Self-employment Income Support Scheme >
- Self-employment Scheme Eligibility Checker >
- How HMRC works out trading profits >
For employers and bigger businesses:
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme >
- Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme >
- Bounce Back Loans – suited to sole traders and small companies >
For smaller businesses – incl sole traders and ltd company freelancers:
Martin Lewis, the ‘money saving expert’, has a very good explanation of how sole traders and company directors could use bounce back loans, and where to get them:
Self-employed Income Support Scheme indicator:
If you’re a sole trader and you’re wondering what 80% of monthly profits averaged over three years looks like, we’ve thrown together this online indicator tool:
For production and entertainment freelancers:
Apple ‘Numbers’ format spreadsheets:
Business help sheets and advice:
A grid to help you plan your time when staying in:
Keep well. Keep positive!
Available courses are listed below:
For creative people going through redundancy and wanting to set up a business of their own.
From 10:00 until 5pm
At BECTU HQ, Clapham