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Freelancers reveal the negative side of self-employment

Generally speaking, freelancers love freelancing. The freedom and control that freelancing brings is precious for hundreds of thousands of independent British workers, but at the same time it can be a very difficult job.
The common misconception that freelancers pop out for coffee whenever they like and still earn fistfuls of cash isn’t true for most people.
With the ‘gig economy’ under review and the government eyeing the flexible sector for a tax cash grab, some freelancers have revealed the dark and dirty side of self-employment.
Physical, emotional and financial tolls are all part of daily life for freelancers, but there are things that can be done to soften the hardship.

At the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme that could cost some small businesses thousands of pounds a year.

The Flat Rate Scheme was initially designed to simplify record keeping and get more small businesses paying VAT.

The government is now worried about abuse of the system so the scheme’s advantages are being watered down. But in tackling abuse of the scheme the Chancellor will increase bills and bureaucracy for thousands of innocent companies as well.

Do business owners still need to know maths?

The word maths is enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone who struggled with the subject at school.
But today, when technology makes day to day calculations easier for everybody, do business owners still need to be good at maths?

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