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National Freelancers Day – November 23rd 2011 – a day to celebrate the value of independent workers to the UK economy

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Wednesday 23rd November 2011 marks the third National Freelancers Day, organised by PCG.national-freelancers-day

Freelancers provide flexible solutions and are working hard with their clients to assist economic recovery.  In a drive to gain wider recognition for the contribution that freelancers, consultants and contractors make to the UK economy, PCG has declared 23rd November as National Freelancers Day.

National Freelancers Day will:

  • Highlight this flexible, agile and expert community to UK businesses, educating on how to engage and work with freelancers to help beat the credit crunch
  • Celebrate Freelancing as a valid career choice, highlighting the community and support network
  • Underpin that to unlock the full potential of freelancing, Government must recognise that freelancers are in business and entitled to clear and fair taxation laws

Jenrick IT appreciates the value of freelancing and would like to show their support by sharing the following links to spread the word.

Are you fit to freelance? Why not find out in the ‘Fit to Freelance’ quiz to test your freelancing knowledge! Simply click on the link below.


For more information on National Freelancers Day (NFD) please click on the link below.

HMRC Appeal halted by Larkstar

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Alan Brill of Larkstar Data has decided to put a stop to his appeal, as reported by the PCG below.

We regret to report that HMRC will be rubbing their hands together today, as Larkstar’s Alan Brill has decided to call a halt to his appeal.  Although Alan is keen to fight (not least because of the stress he has been subjected to over the past 7 years), with retirement now upon him he does not want to submit his family to further stress. (more…)

PCG calls for a ‘fresh’ approach to freelancing.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

PCG (Professional Contractors Group) has called on Political leaders to makeir35 a new years resolution to look at contractors in a more positive and fair light for 2010.

As we flip the calendar onto a new decade we inevitably start to reflect on the past, set goals for the future and ponder on what fate has in store for us.  Sadly, the one thing clearly evident is that we face a very uncertain future.  Despite signs that the economy is picking up with the stock market, retail and manufacturing all indicating positively (we may even officially be out of the recession) it is clear that unemployment and inflation will continue to rise and this will have repercussions on how we emerge, whether we see a double dip and ultimately how strongly we will develop as an economy. (more…)

Jenrick supports National Freelancers Day, 23rd November 2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

National Freelancers Day has been established by PCG to gain wider national-freelancers-dayrecognition for the contribution that freelancers, consultants, interims and contractors make to the UK economy:

  • Highlighting this flexible, agile and expert community to UK businesses, showing how to engage and work with freelancers effectively (more…)

Tough IR35 crackdown by HMRC is imminent, warns former tax inspector

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Jenrick IT has reason to believe that part of the government strategy to ir35revive it’s coffers for 2010 will be to re-visit IR35. HMRC will be keen to find a route to maximise return to the Treasury in light of the announcement by the government of major cuts in public expenciture.

This was backed up by a recent interview with a tax inspector…….

IR35 is likely to be high on HMRC’s agenda this autumn as, following a lull of 18 months, limited company contractors will once more be in the firing line, warns former HMRC manager and IR35 expert Kate Cottrell of Bauer & Cottrell. (more…)

PCG add to temporary workers directive debate

Friday, September 12th, 2008

In follow-up to our recent blog article regarding The Temporary Workers Directive (TWD), please find below the Professional Contractors Group’s (PCG) stance on the impending changes:

The Professional Contractors Group (PCG), which represents the UK’s freelancers, is reassuring its members that the agreement announced today regarding “agency workers” will not have any immediate impact on them. (more…)