Gig workers fight back over unfair tax plans – comment for BBC News

Many self-employed people face a higher tax bill from 2020 when the IR35 rule is extended to the private sector. It will force thousands of contractors and freelancers to pay…

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Healthy chocolatiers & drag artists: here are the new side hustlers – story for Scottish Mail

Iona Bain Welcome to Side Hustle Britain - where a quarter of us now make extra income for all sorts of weird and wonderful activities, from making healthy chocolate to…

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The self-employed dream is on the rocks. Here’s why

Iona Bain Self-employment is booming in Scotland. Newly-published statistics show that 322,900 Scots worked for themselves last year, one of the highest numbers ever recorded. The figures from the Scottish…

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A guide to getting your dogsbody rebate worth ££££s

Iona Bain So I've talked about why the current unpaid internships debate is wrong-headed. But did you know that you might be able to claim back money from past internships? Welcome…

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Why Isas, not pensions, should be gen Y’s first port of call

Disclaimer: This is what we like to (politely) call a “heritage” blog. That means we haven’t updated the information here since publication (although we have tidied up the format). A…

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