Ross Pounds

Before joining the good ship Dinghy, Ross spent five years creating content across the Kingsbridge Group. Prior to that he was a freelance writer for hire in film, music, fashion, and literature. Ross doesn't have any spare time because he has a small child, but he does enjoy reading, food, and tattoos when he gets a minute.
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Self-Assessment Tax Return for Freelancers: Making the Deadline

Let’s face it – self-assessment isn’t at the top of anyone’s to do list. But submitting your forms for the tax year 2019 / 20 is something you need to do if you work for yourself. In this blog we’ll take a look at exactly what you need to do in order to make your self-assessment return as painless as

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Insurance jargon: What do ‘claims made’ and ‘retroactive cover’ mean?

It’s sometimes said that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to insurance cover for the self-employed and freelancers, it’s more or less the opposite. Especially when we’re talking about the likes of retroactive cover, policy hibernation, and the concept of a “claims made” policy. We know you probably don’t want to spend valuable working time

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Christmas gifts for the freelancers in your life

It’s that time of year. The time to produce festive, on-brand content. The time for giving gifts, spending time with loved ones, and eating your own weight in mince pies. The odds are high that you’re either reading this on or very close to Christmas Day (and if you are, take a long, hard look at yourself) or after, so

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And the winner is…: A guide for freelance film writers

Getting noticed this Awards Season as a writer It doesn’t matter whether you’re channelling your inner Pauline Kael or you think you’ve got what it takes to become the next André Bazin – as a freelance film writer getting noticed for your writing skills and on-point criticism during awards season is almost as difficult as winning one of the little

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The General Election: Promises made to freelancers

Has there ever been a General Election with more riding on the outcome than the one taking place on 12th December 2019? Arguably not. One item has dominated the agenda more than anything else. No, not the £2bn pothole fund. We’ll give you a clue. It rhymes with ‘exit’. But we’re not here to discuss the future of our place

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HSBC’s ‘Select and Cover’ Subscription Insurance: Good or Bad?

Financial services giant HSBC has taken its first steps in the subscription insurance market, offering a new flexible insurance product that offers up to seven types of insurance cover in one subscription. Their ‘Select and Cover’ product allows customers to choose a minimum of three of the following types of cover: Mobile phone, gadget, home emergency, life, excess protection, motor

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Royal Society of Arts and Mastercard team with Dinghy to change the future of work

Dinghy are prominently featured in a new report – “The Impact Entrepreneur: Building a New Platform for Economic Security in Modern Work” – from the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. The report can be read in full here. Due to its deep understanding of the freelancing contingent,

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IR35: What do freelancers need to know?

The big question Life is full of big questions. Is free will an illusion? How do we define consciousness? How many steps do I really need to take in a day? Is my collapsible coffee cup really saving the planet – or just aiding Starbucks’ profitability? What exactly is IR35? We can’t help much with the first few, but we

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