A new system of flexible benefits aimed specifically at self-employed people has been introduced by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). The new pension, life assurance and private medical healthcare schemes under the IPSE Futures banner have been designed with the UK's 4.5 million self-employed people in mind and are available at group rates, thus offering substantial savings compared to the fees charged to individuals. (more…)
Taking the career step to become a freelancer is a very exhilarating and rewarding one. Not only do you have more flexibility and freedom to work the hours you want to, but you can really hone in on specific skills that you feel you are your strongest and enjoy the most. However, with any career change there are always financial aspects which must be taken into consideration and the actual cost it takes to become a freelancer must be taken into account or there is a chance you that will fall at the first hurdle. (more…)