This chapter is intended for anyone thinking of working as a freelance in the UK. It addresses some of the key issues you will need to be considering and suggests various approaches.

Working as a freelance is not for everyone. It is insecure. You can never predict what you will be working on. You may not know from one day to the next whether you have got any work at all. You can never be sure how much or how little you are going to be earning. Unlike a salaried employee in an established company, you won’t get a company car, paid holidays, medical insurance or a guaranteed pension. You will have to market yourself and you will have to do all your own administration. You will be responsible for paying all your ...

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