Category: Individual members

New IR35 rules: time to act

Important information about the new tax rules for people operating through a Personal Service Company, and businesses that use them.

In April 2021 new tax rules are being introduced which will affect individuals who operate under their own limited company, as well as medium-sized and large private sector businesses that engage their services. These businesses will face greater responsibility in determining the individual’s employment status under IR35 rules. Stephen Allender, Senior Tax Manager from Shorts

Member spotlight: Hannah Hassack

Social media expert, Hannah talks networking, misconceptions and using social to develop profiles, opportunities and your next big career move.

Can you tell us a bit about your journey to becoming a freelancer? Before I took the leap to freelancing, I worked across a mix of verticals, always in the same niche – social media marketing. I was lucky enough to gain experience agency-side, and then in-house in the entertainment, charity, professional services and healthcare

A new approach to agency working

Little Mesters is building a network of creative and digital freelancers in Sheffield.

‘Little Mester’ refers to a master crafter working on a specific part of a production process, and this is exactly what you can expect from the newest digital marketing agency to launch in Sheffield. Little Mesters brings together experienced freelancers from the creative and digital industries to work on its clients’ projects. Rather than having

Member spotlight: Neil Hale

The digital marketing expert tells us about his work and why the lockdown has given him confidence in his recent decision to go freelance.

Can you tell us a bit about your journey to becoming a freelancer? I moved to Sheffield in 2005 to study Business and Marketing at Sheffield Hallam University. As part of my degree, I completed a placement year with a local eCommerce retailer BuyBrandTools in a digital marketing role before returning to the company as