Freelancers: common issues and questions

Rebecca Aris interviews George Buckland and Sarah Hodgson

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WORD recruitment

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Rebecca Aris speaks with George Buckland of WORD recruitment and accountant Sarah Hodgson on the common concerns and issues that arise regarding working as a freelancer, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry.

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Freelancers share common issues and questions – ranging from pay disputes to whether to carry professional indemnity insurance.

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Rebecca Aris of pharmaphorum speaks to recruiter, George Buckland, and chartered accountant, Sarah Hodgson, about how to limit the potential for dispute, how best to resolve a dispute, what you need to think about regarding operating as a limited company contractor or a self- employed worker and just what you need to know about the recent AWR legislation.

To listen to the full interview, please click on the play button below.

Quicklinks

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00:15 – Main points of dispute that arise with freelancers.

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01:09 – How to avoid disputes with.

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01:59 – How to resolve disputes with freelancers.

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03:16 – Pros and cons of working with self-employed or limited companies.

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05:36 – Insurance considerations for freelancers.

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07:05 – What freelancers need to know regarding the recent AWR legislation.

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About the interviewees:

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George Buckland

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George Buckland has over 10 years of experience as a recruitment consultant in the publishing sector. He runs WORD recruitment limited representing talent to the medical, science &amp, technology publishing industry.

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Sarah Hodgson

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Sarah Hodgson has run her practice in Islington, North London for 15 years, and has gained huge experience in working with freelancers and how best to support them and structure their tax affairs through the various changes in legislation..

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What common issues and concerns do you see arising with freelancers?