New UK tax laws could put 45,000 freelancers out of business

Up to 45,000 freelancers in the UK could be driven out of business by restrictions on tax relief for work travel. That's according to new research conducted by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.

IPSE's findings show that tens of thousands of freelancers who operate their businesses through limited companies may be forced to stop taking on contracts if the Government pushes ahead with proposed limitations to tax relief.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.