Edward Woodcock

Edward has been a technologist for over a decade, with the bulk of his experience in building software for the insurance and e-commerce markets. Having been a freelancer for over three years, Ed has directly gone through the biggest pains that most freelancers experience and knows first-hand what concerns them. This established in him a passion to solve these freelancer worries and improve their lives, so in 2017 he co-founded getdinghy.com, an insurance provider that specialises in freelancer insurance.
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Tax Year Dates

When is the end of the tax year? In the UK, the tax year runs from the 6th April to the 5th April the following year. These dates are the same each year. The dates for upcoming tax years are: Tax year 2019/2020 Saturday 6th April 2019 – Sunday 5th April 2020 Tax year 2020/2021 Monday 6th April 2020 –

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Your payment history is now available!

We’ve just launched a new feature in our self-service area, allowing you to view and print your payment receipts. As a freelancer, your business expenses matter and being able to keep track of them is essential. When we first launched our platform, we relied on our payments provider to issue email receipts to our customers at the time they made

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An exciting new chapter for Dinghy

Dinghy has been acquired by the Kingsbridge Group We have some really exciting news to share. Almost 12 months to the day since we launched the world’s first on-demand insurance for freelancers, Dinghy is joining the Kingsbridge family alongside Larsen Howie. You can read more in the full press release. So how does this affect Dinghy insurance policies? The simple

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What insurance do I need as a freelancer?

As a freelancer, you can make mistakes that cost your client’s money. You can insure this risk with professional indemnity insurance. If you meet with clients, work in a shared work space, or interact with anyone else while working, (waitresses, taxi drivers etc.), then you’ll need public Liability insurance. It covers you if you do something that accidentally harms them

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How much is freelance insurance?

How much is insurance for freelancer? Less than you think! From 25p a day we can provide professional indemnity insurance of £100,000 each claim. Our average freelancer pays less than £18 per month. Of course, the price depends on your level of coverage and your own situation. Every customer has different needs. Our most popular limit for freelancers is £1,000,000

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Announcing multi-trade support

It’s something that we pride ourselves on at Dinghy, that we listen to our customers, and move fast to respond to their needs. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our support for multiple professions. Did you know? Since we launched this feature, 33% of new customers have been multi-profession. When we first launched Dinghy, we’d put a lot of thought

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Is there a Dinghy refer a friend scheme?

Is there a Dinghy refer-a-friend scheme? Yes there is indeed! It’s a great way to supplement your income. Find out more here. What’s the reward for referring a friend? When you refer a friend and they buy a policy, after their third successful monthly payment both you and your friend are each eligible for £25 worth of either Amazon or

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How to supplement your income using your Dinghy referral page

Back in July of this year, we announced the launch of our proof-of-policy pages, which is a fantastic tool to prove to your clients in realtime that your business is insured. But did you know that this page also functions as a referral page from which can earn you vouchers to spend either at Amazon* or John Lewis / Waitrose†?

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Best Cafes to Work From in Bristol

As former freelancers ourselves at Dinghy, we understand the importance of getting yourself out of the house from time-to-time, away from the luring procrastinations of doing laundry or finally cleaning that little spot in the kitchen. That’s why we’re running a series of blogs of the best cafes for freelancers to work in each major city around the UK. Having

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