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Here you can find articles, guides and resources about topics relating to freelancing, sole traders and the self-employed. From insurance (for example professional indemnity, public liability or equipment insurance), to running your freelance business and more.

You can also find the most common FAQs answered by Dinghy and an entire dictionary of common terms used in the world of freelancing, insurance and business.

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Freelancer News July: lockdown is over

Jul 28, 2021

There were three overriding news stories in July: it was hot, football wasn’t coming home after all, and lockdown ended. Southgate’s boys did us all proud by getting to the final of the European Championships, but lost out to Italy in that cruellest of tie-breakers; the penalty shootout. Freelancers quickly shifted from football fans to electric fans as a record-breaking


Do I need qualifications to be a freelancer?

Jul 22, 2021

There are some careers where the entry path is pretty defined and constricted. Take medicine for example. No one’s going to let you barge into surgery and start operating on patients without top A-levels, a medical degree, and several years of on-the-job training. But freelancing is a little different. In theory, anyone can start their own freelance business and build


Lockdown is over! How to get back to freelancing

Jul 22, 2021

Way back in March 2020, coronavirus was first declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Almost 18 months later, after three national lockdowns, with over 60 million vaccines given, Freedom Day officially arrived in England on the 19th July. Whilst coronavirus has not disappeared overnight, with many places still making masks mandatory, and with the vaccine rollout still


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