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Managing a side-hustle

Our research shows that 320,000 people in the UK have a so-called ‘side hustle’ – a second self-employed job. Ishita Ranjan is one of them. But how does she manage this busy lifestyle?

Freelancer Confidence Index Q2 2019

The survey measures overall trends in the market for freelancers in order to identify inflationary pressures, business confidence, and an overview of freelancers’ perception of general economic conditions for Q2 of 2019.

John Charcol: Guide Buy-To-Let For The Self-Employed

In this guide, you’ll find all the information you need on financing your buy-to-let purchase as a self-employed professional, calculating things like your rental yield and capital appreciation, the tax implications that come with purchasing a buy-to-let and other costs you may want to consider. As well as how to choose the right buy-to-let property.

Taking Time off as a Freelancer

This report explores how much time the UK’s freelancers are taking off work, how this impacts their wellbeing and productivity and what measures they can adopt to effectively prepare for a holiday.

Managing your time as a freelancer

Freelancing can be a great way to expand your skill set and do what you love. But when you start being your own boss, you also need to learn how to manage your time effectively.

John Charcol Guide to Self-Employed Mortgages

It is true that the old ‘self-certification’ mortgages no longer exist, however, as long as you have enough financial history and a qualified accountant, getting a mortgage shouldn’t be any more hard work than if you were a ‘PAYE’ employed. In this guide, we’ll run through everything you need to know, prepare and do when applying for a mortgage as an independent professional.

The Freelance Project and Gig Economies of the 21st Century

This report examines the role of highly-skilled freelancers doing project and gig work in the 21st Century British Economy. It builds on research put together by Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), in 2012 on the use of freelancers, and how effective they are in adding value for both small firms and large corporations.