Freelancer tips posts

Becoming a freelancer is an exciting adventure – arm yourself with all the advice, answers and jargon you'll need with these relevant blog posts from fellow freelancers and self-employment experts.

13 April 22
6 minute read

What is an umbrella company? And should you use one?

Umbrella companies act as the middle man between you and a client or recruitment company. Learn who they're suitable for and the pros and cons of using one.

21 March 22
4 minute read

What is the retirement age in the UK?

Understanding when you can stop working will help you work out how much pension you need to retire, especially if you're self-employed. Find out what you need to think about here.

22 December 21
6 minute read

A guide to National Insurance for the self-employed

Freelancers and the self-employed pay their National Insurance contributions a little differently to people employed by a company. Read our guide to the ins and outs of how National Insurance works for the self-employed.

16 December 21
5 minute read

How to complete your Self Assessment tax return

If you earn money that’s subject to Income Tax you’ll need to complete a Self Assessment tax return, here are our top tips for making the process less taxing.

02 November 21
6 minute read

How much to charge as a freelancer

Set your rates confidently with our practical guide to charging the right fees as a freelancer, contractor or consultant.

22 October 21
3 minute read

Differences between company structures in the UK

Sole trader vs. limited company? Self-employed vs. sole trader? Understanding the difference between business structures will help you decide which is right for you.

03 September 21
6 minute read

Mistakes to avoid when freelancing

Making mistakes as a freelancer can cost you time and money. Learn the most common pitfalls from freelancers and their tips to avoid them.