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23/01/24: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Sunset+Vine to produce ILT20. ⚫ Warner Bros. Discovery warms up for Olympics with Games programming. 🟢 Netflix makes $5 billion deal for ‘WWE Raw’ in livestreaming push. ⚫ Build A Rocket Boy lands $110 million in funding. 🟢 Spun Gold moves to Birmingham. ⚫ And much more…
Stress Awareness for Freelancers

The Hidden Side of Freelancing Survey

LIVE has partnered with Handle Freelance Solutions, The Back Lounge and UK LIVE Event Freelancers Forum to launch a survey, The Hidden Side of Freelancing 2024, to understand and identify the changes required to improve the experience of freelancers who are crucial to the success of the live music industry.
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If you are looking for your next freelance role or getting ready for what happens next, is your CV freelance friendly?
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10/01/24: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Self Assessment Tax Return Deadlines ⚫ GroupM partners with Disney, YouTube, and NBCUniversal to co-create streaming ad formats 🟢 Soundcloud gears up for sale with potential $1BN + price tag ⚫ League of Legends Worlds to return to Europe, with Finals in London’s O2 🟢 Universal Music Group acquires UK label Oriental Star Agencies ⚫ And much more…
Handle Freelance Solutions news 10th January 2024

UpliftTOGETHER in 2024

What is better than hosting an UpliftHER networking event? Agreeing to host another four events in 2024 🎉
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05/12/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Huge revenue potential sees 87% of hospitality venues plan to increase live music offering in 2024 ⚫ Film4 celebrates 14 award wins at the 2023 British Independent Film Awards 🟢 GTA 6 trailer released early by Rockstar after massive leak**.** ⚫ Ireland’s Omniplex Cinema Group Sets UK Expansion With Purchase Of Five Empire Cinema Locations 🟢 Sky Sports & TNT tie up £6.7bn Premier League rights deals ⚫ and much more…
Handle Freelance Solutions | latest news 05/12/23

Stress Awareness for Freelancers

We all have mental health and just like our physical health, we need to look after it. It is perfectly normal to feel stress and anxiety at different times in our life.
Stress Awareness for Freelancers

21/11/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Culture Secretary and creative industries to discuss AI ⚫ LIVE Music publish their 2023 Manifesto 🟢 Channel 4 streaming at record highs in October ⚫ The Rolling Stones confirm ‘EA Sports FC 24’ collaboration 🟢 Sunset+Vine to produce inaugural Baseball United event ⚫ and much more…
Handle Freelance Solutions | latest news 21/11/23

🚨 UpliftTOGETHER 07/11 is SOLD OUT 🚨

UpliftHER events promote growth and development by creating community and are specifically designed to make networking less daunting and more accessible for women. If you didn’t manage to secure a ticket to next week’s event (that we are delighted to be sponsoring!) you can still get involved 👇
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07/11/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Plans for 1.75m ft2 film and TV studio in UK’s Bedfordshire approved ⚫ Broadcast Sport Awards 2023: The winners and judges comments 🟢 Paramount to Combine Pluto TV, Channel 5’s My5 in U.K. ⚫ Whisper wins landmark EA Sports contract to deliver Esports tournaments. 🟢 Grimes makes over 200+ GrimesAI Records available for content creators to use on any platform
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How are you coping financially?

The Film and TV Charity has launched a new Financial Survey to find out how you’re navigating these turbulent times. But to help make a real impact and so the Charity can understand how to tailor its support for those working behind the scenes, they need your input! It only takes 10 mins, click here to take part now 👇
The Film & TV Charity | financial survey

24/10/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Universal Music Group enters partnership to protect artists’ rights against AI violations. ⚫ Netflix launches first live sport event. 🟢 FaZe Clan purchased by GameSquare, company behind Complexity. ⚫ Microsoft kicks off epic new Xbox marketing blitz led by theatrical ad. 🟢 Award-winning digital marketing agency to sponsor the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023. ⚫ Saudi crown prince launches Esports World Cup. 🟢 and much more…
24/10/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

10/10/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Guild Esports teams up with Stormzy and Adidas to supercharge diversity in football ⚫ Wasserman reaches deal to acquire CSM Sport & Entertainment 🟢 Big Brother’s ITV launch was the show’s highest since 2012 ⚫ Songtradr acquires Bandcamp from Fortnite maker Epic Games 🟢 2028 Euros hosting rights to be awarded to Republic of Ireland and the UK ⚫ $200M backed Multimedia Music acquires catalog of film and tv composer Christopher Lennertz 🟢 and much more…
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27/09/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Deal! WGA, AMPTP Reach Historic Contract Agreement to End 146-Day Writers Strike: ‘This Deal Is Exceptional’ ⚫ Vivendi plans to sell See Tickets and festival businesses 🟢 Freelancers, together we can stop late payments and non-payment! ⚫ Hiscox launches a ‘disastrous’ debut campaign by Uncommon 🟢 Idris Elba: Actors in video games like Phantom Liberty are ‘sign of the times’ ⚫ Mustard Media brings home the trophy for Best Marketing Campaign 🟢 and much more…
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FREELANCERS: Together we can stop late payments

If you have been paid late, couldn’t be paid weekly, experienced overly complicated onboarding and compliance, or struggled to get a quick resolution to any issues, share your experience in complete confidence. They are many reasons why freelancers get paid late and we will never name and shame a company that relies on freelancers. Complete the anonymous form below and we’ll do the rest.
Freelancers - together we can stop late payments and non-payment

13/09/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Tonic Rider on why peer support is important for backstage workers after festival season ⚫ The merging of WWE and UFC is complete, forming the TKO group 🟢 ITV secures the exclusive right to broadcast the Oscars ⚫ The client red flags every freelancer should be aware of 🟢 BMW PGA Championship to be the first TV production to be powered entirely by green hydrogen ⚫ Mustard Media nominated for 4 awards 🟢 and much more…
Handle Freelance Solutions 13/09/23

Self-Assessment tax returns for freelancers – dates for your diary

For UK-based freelancers, it’s crucial to be aware of the important tax deadlines to avoid any potential penalties. The last tax year started on 6 April 2022 and ended on 5 April 2023. Just Google “how to get paid on time freelancers” and the countless pages of advice and guidance about dealing with late payments highlights the size of the issue.
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30/08/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Taylor Swift becomes first female artist to reach 100m monthly Spotify listeners ⚫ Gaming: Rocket Science to open Wales office. 🟢 Super League set for ‘UK£20m a year’ Sky Sports TV rights extension ⚫ Marching on with Sports Interactive (SI) after 21 years so far 🟢 Star Wars: Ahsoka’s Premiere Episode Draws 14 Million Views ⚫ Reading and Leeds festival review – Billie Eilish and the Killers thrill at bucket-hatted blowout 🟢 and much more…
Handle Freelance Solutions - 30/08/23

PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Far too many outsourced payroll solutions are rigid, lack flexibility and lack personality – we decided that this just isn’t good enough for the creative freelancers and industries we support. But don’t just take our word for it!
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15/08/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 ‘Suits’ Continues To Dominate Nielsen Streaming Top 10 ⚫ From Beyoncé to Harry Styles, demand for big-name UK gigs is booming 🟢 Women’s World Cup: England’s quarter-final win over Colombia earns 7.2m peak audience for ITV ⚫ DAZN aligns with Canal Plus on French market entry ahead of Ligue 1 tender 🟢 NASA’s Images Of Space Will Be Broadcast On Outernet’s Huge Screens In Central London ⚫ The 8 steps to making your company attractive to freelancers 🟢 and much more…
Handle Freelance Solutions 15/08/23

The 8 steps to making your company attractive to freelancers

Freelancers remain in hot demand and the best freelancers often have multiple offers on the table, so how can you ensure that you are the first pick? We asked our community for the most important things they are looking for… and in no particular order:
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03/08/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 FAC & Amazon Music reveal expanded Step Up Fund for 2023 ⚫ Power Up: London’s Science Museum launches interactive exhibit celebrating 50 years of video games🟢 The Drum – Career development for creators: how to support freelance talent⚫ Marcus Ryder named CEO of Film & TV Charity…
03/08/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

20/07/23: LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS FOR FREELANCERS

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries, including: 🟢 Netflix adds 5.9m subscribers after sharing crackdown ⚫ TikTok and FIFA partner to boost Women’s World Cup visibility 🟢 Graham Norton steps up as Wheel of Fortune spins again ⚫ GamesAid raise an incredible £23,000 at Develop:Brighton…
Handle Freelance Solutions 20/07/23 news

Do Freelancers Get Holiday Pay? A Comprehensive Guide on UK Holiday Entitlements

Whether you’re a freelancer, a business owner, or an employee, understanding the basics of holiday allowance is crucial. This guide looks at the different categories of employment in the UK, including full-time and part-time employees, temporary workers, freelancers, contractors, and those on PAYE or zero-hours contracts, to clarify what summer holidays mean for pay.
DO FREELANCERS GET HOLIDAY PAY? A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON UK HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS

Join us in supporting The Film and TV Charity

Supporting the brilliant people working behind the scenes has never been more important. But the The Film and TV Charity can’t do it alone.
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04/07/23: Latest Industry News for Freelancers

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries. 🟢 Live Music Industry to Return From Covid Slump in 2023 ⚫ Ashes: Women’s Test follows men’s in breaking Sky Sports records 🟢 Renovation of East London studios expands capital’s film and TV industry…
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Why do freelancers get paid late?

49% of freelancers have felt stressed or anxious because of not getting paid on time (source:IPSE). Just Google “how to get paid on time freelancers” and the countless pages of advice and guidance about dealing with late payments highlights the size of the issue.
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15/06/23: Latest Industry News for Freelancers

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries. 🟢 Netflix is reportedly getting ready to stream its first-ever sporting event ⚫ Channel 4 unveils ground-breaking new series of idents to reflect modern Britain 🟢 TNT Sports – The future name for BT Sport…
Handle Freelance Solutions - 15/06/23 newsletter

31/05/23: Latest Industry News for Freelancers

🟢 Post-pandemic demand for UK film and TV studio space expected to climb ⚫ Mystery Glastonbury act The ChurnUps baffle ticket-holders – but who are the secret band? 🟢 ATP Media overhauls production with Gravity Media ⚫ Cyberpunk’s director and other former CD Projekt Red devs form new studio, Blank…
Handle Freelance Solutions Newsletter 31/05/23

18/05/23: Latest Industry News for Freelancers

Your fortnightly digest of the UK’s production, entertainment, and creative industries.
Handle Freelance Solutions Newsletter 18/05/23

EXCLUSIVE TRAINING: BPI members only 17.05.23

Freelancers remain in hot demand and when they have multiple offers on the table how can you ensure that you are the first pick? From last minute cancellations, confusion over IR35, invoicing delays and lengthy onboarding, to basic recognition. Are you providing the best freelancer experience?
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READ: Creative Review 11/04/23

Our team hand pick the latest creative news, events, and insight from the UK’s creative industries.
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READ: Creative Review 04/04/23

Our team hand pick the latest creative news, events, and insight from the UK’s creative industries.
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READ: we support LIVE

LIVE (Live music Industry Venues and Entertainment) is the voice of the UK’s live music and entertainment business.
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DOWNLOAD: The Voice of the freelancer 2023

Freelancers remain in hot demand and when they have multiple offers on the table how can you ensure that you are the first pick?
The voice of the freelancer 2023

READ: IR35 in the public sector explained

The UK government introduced important reforms to IR35 legislation on 6th April 2021. These changes, among other things, moved the responsibility for determining whether a contract is inside or outside of IR35 to the end-client, rather than the contractor. So what happened next?
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WATCH: The Handle App

All of our solutions are driven by people – supported by the best in-class tech. The Handle Freelance App has been designed to make onboarding effortless and dramatically reduces the time it takes for your freelance talent and line managers to authorise timesheets. Ensuring that your talent is paid on time and accurately.
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NEWS: PROUD TO BE AN INDUSTRY FRIEND OF THE FILM AND TV CHARITY

Every year the Film and TV Charity support thousands of people in film, TV and cinema to address and overcome personal and professional obstacles. Some have needed to rebuild their confidence, get past a crisis, develop a new skill, or realise a dream project, whilst others have needed more practical support, such as an emergency grant, or access to mental health support.
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