Binita Walia: practice in a recession

Trade Secrets Episode 10: Binita Walia on practising in the current climate. Binita Walia used to work predominantly on architectural glass commissions for both private and public clients. In this int… Continue Reading Binita Walia: practice in a recession

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Ursula Kelly: working full time and being an artist

Trade Secrets Episode 6: In this interview artist Ursula Kelly talks on keeping her practice going in the capital. Artist and printmaker Ursula Kelly talks about how she manages to keep her practice g… Continue Reading Ursula Kelly: working full time and being an artist

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Why plan your career?

Unless you know very clearly where you want to be and how you’re going to get there, you’ll be lucky to arrive at all without a bit of planning, and a career path is no different. This doesn’t mean yo… Continue Reading Why plan your career?

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What is self-employment?

Being self-employed basically means that you work for yourself instead of for a company – so you’ll be responsible for paying your own income tax to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If you we… Continue Reading What is self-employment?

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Tax returns and Self Assessment

If you are registered as Self Employed once a year you will need to fill in a tax return – or Self Assessment form, in the HMRC jargon – to let HMRC know how much you have earned, how much your deduct… Continue Reading Tax returns and Self Assessment

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Loans and finance

Loans, overdrafts, credit cards, mortgages, micro-loans are all forms of ‘debt finance’: money is borrowed from a lender then repaid over a period of time, usually with interest. The total amount repa… Continue Reading Loans and finance

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Setting up a business

Despite the benefits, registering as a business should not be rushed into unless you have started to sell work, or be paid fees for any other freelance work such as undertaking workshops, commissions… Continue Reading Setting up a business

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Fees for new graduates

Many people and arts organisations recommend that artists assign themselves an hourly wage and then consider the total time it took to make the work to reach an artists fee; the idea being that if you… Continue Reading Fees for new graduates

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National Insurance

Employees and self-employed people must also pay National Insurance (NI) as well to pay for benefits and pensions. NI, separate from income tax, pays specifically for unemployment benefits for yoursel… Continue Reading National Insurance

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Online fee calculators

There are a number of specialist and non-specialist websites and online resources that can help you to calculate a daily rate, or continue to provide issues to consider when coming up with one. Calcul… Continue Reading Online fee calculators

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