IT professional Paul Allington and copywriter Kelly Gilmour-Grassam were last night (Thursday 12 November) crowned the UK’s Freelancers of the Year by self-employment body IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
Thursday 12 November is National Freelancers Day, IPSE’s annual event celebrating the UK’s 1.9 million people who make the brave step to work as independent professionals. The world of freelancing is becoming more colourful, diverse and important to our economy than ever before.
IPSE are hugely worried by reports that appeared at the end of last week and we are once again calling on our members to urgently raise the issue with their MP.
Twitter Chat with Intouch Accounting - 'Self-Assessment Tax Returns: What do you owe and what should you know?’
#SATR Twitter chat: Thursday 19th November: 12-1pm.
It’s not always easy to go it alone; freelancers can face lots of uncertainty and don’t receive the same benefits as a conventional employee.
The Government has been consulting on changes to the way individuals can claim tax relief for travel and subsistence. These alarming proposals might result in many freelancers no longer being able to claim back the tax on travel expenses, and are confusing in their very definition.
The UK is home to 1.9 million freelancers. These independent professionals are making a vast contribution to our economy and self-employment in the UK is more colourful, diverse and important than ever before.
Following an election held on 25 September, IT professional Matthew Searle has been appointed to IPSE's Board of Directors, who represent over 68,000 freelance and self-employed workers.
Young people in further, higher and university education now have another incentive to take the plunge and start their own business, in the form of a new membership offering from IPSE.
Jim Cassidy speaks to IPSE's new Chairman James Collings.