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.

New customer quotes have been paused

Why have we paused providing new business quotes? We have recently decided to change our insurance provider in order to expand our product range and ensure that our prices remain competitive. This was not an easy decision to make given the strong support we have had from our existing provider since our launch, but it was one that we felt was in the best long-term interests

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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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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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Best Cafes to Work From in London – 2019 Edition

Update: as new cafes open up, old ones close down, and existing ones change their rules, we have accordingly updated this post to reflect the state of London cafes in 2019 since its original publication last year. Being a freelancer affords a lot of flexibility. Unlike the average desk worker, you aren’t necessarily tied to one location. Instead, you can

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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 £10 worth of either Amazon or

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