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What you need to be a freelancer

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Jugglingthelot Tue 05-Jul-11 15:54:38

I have recently returned as a freelancer and it is a nightmare. There are so many rules, regulations (IR35) etc. Do you think alot of mums returning back to work realise the implications of being a freelancer?
Would really appreciate your opinion

Tee2072 Tue 05-Jul-11 15:57:25

I haven't had any issues. I registered with HMRC as self employed, got a couple of clients and I was off. Oh and took some of the HMRC free seminars on expenses and such.

TalkinPeace2 Tue 05-Jul-11 19:38:59

IR35 does not affect true freelancers
and it only applies to limited companies

being self employed is not scary
have a read through my ebay me page ...
cgi3.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=talkinpeace

fluffles Tue 05-Jul-11 19:40:35

phew, very glad to hear that IR35 doesn't apply to a sole trader as i've never heard of it grin

i'm just starting out but it seems manageable to me - register, keep accounts, pay tax, make NI contributions. think that's it isn't it?

Tee2072 Tue 05-Jul-11 19:41:56

That's what I've been doing!

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