Celebrating the independent profession of contractors in the UK, today marks the sixth National Freelancers Day.
Throughout the day, live and interactive discussions will take place online via the official website. London, Edinburgh and Manchester will also be host to celebrations of the day.
Now comprising almost five million professionals in the UK and tens of millions worldwide, there is no doubt that the contracting profession is going from strength to strength.
This now means that 15% of the UK’s workforce is choosing to work independently. Of course, there are highs and lows of the profession that many will be well aware of (IR35 isn’t exactly everyone’s favourite part of the job).
This year’s event, which will address both the highs and hindrances of the profession, is also urging contractors to get involved with their campaign, which aims to create a ‘freelancers utopia’.
By supporting the cause, the campaign is aiming to encourage the government to ‘unleash the full potential of Britain’s independent professionals’. You can find out more about the aim of the campaign here.
Our partners at Qdos are also taking part in the celebrations of the day by offering you a discount for your tax and business insurances.
Simply visit our shop and enter code NFD75 to receive a discount on your insurance policies.