I have recently started freelancing as a self employed digital designer. I haven’t told HMRC yet – what do I need to do to register with them and how do I pay my tax and national insurance? One of the first things you should do when starting a new self employed business is register with… Read More


How do you ensure you get paid on time as a freelancer and consultant? Here are 9 tips to help you get paid. Freelancing and consulting can be awesome – you are your own boss, master of your own time and space. But you need to be a ‘jack of all trades’ and manage many… Read More


Question: “I am a business consultant contractor / freelancer operating through a limited company and I have been recommended to use FreeAgent. What is so good about this system and is it the best one for contractors like me?” Answer: As we are FreeAgent accountants and we work with a lot of contractors and freelancers like yourself… Read More


Question: “I have recently started self-employment as a freelance copywriter. I expect to be earning roughly £30,000 per year with about £5,000 of expenses. Can you help me understand what a normal full years tax bill is likely to be and also any National Insurance I will need to pay. I don’t have any other… Read More


Allowable expenses for the self employed We thought it would be useful to go through some of the most common allowable expenses that you can claim when you are a self employed freelancer. This advice is for Sole Traders not Limited Companies. This guide does not cover every type of business expense, just the ones… Read More