I have been freelancing for soon 10 years as a web developer in London, UK. I present myself as a creative web developer and I provide front-end web services. Here is what I can share for someone who wants to start as a new freelancer in the UK (not only developers).
So I had to buy one IR35 to work with one of my clients (a large company). It’s part of their requirements to do the contract. They also require the common Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. I bought the IR35 Protect (Essential) from kingsbridge.co.uk
Every year, your confirmation statement is due within 14 days of the anniversary of your company being incorporated. It cost £13 and it’s a legal requirement to confirm the records held are up to date. All those paper works are the parts freelancers don’t like, but it’s quick and easy to do.
This is a personal review of the Amex Platinum business card for UK based freelancers/contractors. It can help you to decide if you should or shouldn’t take the American Express Business Platinum when you are a freelance running a limited company with no employee.
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I am doing it! I always have been really keen to share my freelance knowledge with fellow freelancers or some friends who were thinking about jumping from the permanent stable position to the world of independent work.