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    Self-Employment in the UK at its highest levels since records started

    Posted on 15th October 2018 by Hannah Boardman - Digital Marketing Apprentice

    Since 2001 there has been a rapid growth in self-employment. It is now estimated that 4.8 million people in the UK are self-employed. This means the number of self-employed workers now accounts for ar...

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    Freelance Freedom or Full-time Framework?

    Posted on 21st September 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Going self-employed has its rewards, but is it really right for you? The growth boom of the self-employed market, since the financial crisis of 2009, has changed the landscape and the way people view...

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  • how to get paid on time if you're a freelancer

    How to Ensure You Get Paid on Time Every Time

    Posted on 12th September 2018 by SAGE

    As a freelancer, it’s vital that you get paid for your work. Like most freelancers, you probably request payment after completing the task.So, you’ve already put in the hard work and now you n...

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  • 10 secrets about web designers

    10 facts about freelance web designers you didn’t know

    Posted on 10th September 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Web design and development is a technical skill. It requires a lot of hard work, study, research and a good web designer will have countless hours of experience under their belt.Most web designers...

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  • Co-working spaces for freelancers

    The Rise And Rise Of Co-Working

    Posted on 28th August 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Co-working continues to grow in popularity with freelancers across the UK Co-working has seen a boom in recent years, with many freelancers and micro-businesses opting-to work in communal spaces....

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    Celebrating National Photography Day

    Posted on 17th August 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    A photograph is still possibly the best way to capture a special moment in time. Time spent with your family and friends, a special event, or a professional photograph of nature, or urban landscape, o...

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  • Project Planning for Freelance Designers

    10 Tips for a busy freelance graphic designer

    Posted on 14th August 2018 by Hannah Boardman- Marketing Apprentice

    You’ve finished your design studies, and in most cases already have five or more years of industry experience behind you. Now is your chance to take ownership of your life and make your way as a fre...

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  • Why Every Freelancer’s Finances Should Be Paperless

    Posted on 13th August 2018 by Amanda Swales - Go Simple Software

    Freelancing gives you almost unlimited earning potential, putting you in control of your finances as you grow your client base and build a business that works around you. Amazing leaps and bounds in t...

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  • UK SMEs and self-employed interesting stats infographic

    Posted on 31st July 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    UK SMEs and the self-employed account for more than their fair share of the UKs economic output. We are more reliant on this sector as a nation than you may think.We have compiled some interesting...

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    Are Coworking Spaces Right for Your Freelancing Career?

    Posted on 9th July 2018 by Caunce O'Hara

    There is a lot of emphasis put on the benefits that come with freelancing. Lots of people focus on the fact you get to work at home, alone, all day long. Yet, for most coworking could be a more produc...

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  • Are you aware of National Freelancers Day?

    Posted on 28th June 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Today, IPSE marks its tenth annual National Freelancers Day, which is a coincidence, as it also marks National Insurance Awareness Day, which is observed every year on June 28th. The day was created t...

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  • UK Freelancers interesting stats infographic

    Posted on 27th June 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    The UK freelance economy is booming with more and more workers leaving their full-time jobs to work for themselves either as freelancers, contractors, or as self-employed people.We have compiled s...

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  • Top 10 Challenges Every Freelancer Faces – Part Two

    Posted on 11th May 2018 by Caunce O'Hara

    In part one of our Top 10 Challenges Every Freelancer Faces, issues such as unrealistic demands all the way to late payments were addressed. Part two tackles a few more personal problems, especially t...

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  • 5 things that private sector contractors can do to prepare for IR35

    Posted on 4th May 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    The government has expressed their view that it is unfair for a self-employed person to be paying less tax and National Insurance than a permanent employee who earns the same. Some people may agree ...

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  • Top 10 Challenges Every Freelancer Faces – Part One

    Posted on 3rd May 2018 by Caunce O'Hara

    Independence. Working your own schedule. A chance to be your own boss. We all know about the positives that come with being a freelancer, no doubt they weighed heavily on your decision to do so, but o...

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