Changes to the tax legislation, which controls off-payroll working situations like freelancing, will come into effect from 6 April – here Design Week breaks the issue down.
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Our best business advice from the year includes insight into LEGO and Duolingo’s in-house teams, dealing with criticism and tips for designers on working and living throughout the pandemic.
The Treasury has announced its plan to give the self-employed parity with employees — but you’ll have to wait until June to get it. Full analysis and breakdown here.
LEGO has enchanted all ages with sets from the magical worlds of Harry Potter to the sci-fi settings of Star Wars. We speak to the people behind the bricks.
As has been proven throughout the coronavirus pandemic so far, the UK’s designers are ready and willing to do their bit for their communities, be that through awareness-spreading campaigns, innovative
As the UK government eases lockdown measures, we speak to designers about what they’ve learned during this time and what returning to work might look like.
While the design industry has suffered during the pandemic, there are some bright spots for those looking for work – particularly among freelance and digital sectors.
Economic repercussions of the global virus outbreak on companies are likely to be “severe”. Could “agile” supply chains be the answer?
Ragged Edge, DixonBaxi and Altogether discuss the highs and lows of designing in lockdown, what has worked — and what hasn’t.
Our guide to the creative-centered services have been set up in light of coronavirus – offering design inspiration, skill development and careers advice.
Working from home, freelancers’ rights, disrupted supply chains and ongoing postponements are some of the creative industry’s concerns as coronavirus continues its spread.
We speak to the design studios who have done it to find out how they got in front of clients and onto pitch lists in their formative years.
SMEs can expect more help than previously stated under new “unprecedented” business loan plan, as PM Boris Johnson encourages Brits to tap into their inner “Blitz Spirit” to get through
As design businesses consider an eventual return to the studio, we explore the legal information that employers and employees need to know.
Bigger clients mean bigger audiences, but with that can also come more criticism – we asked designers how they feel about critique on the public stage.
What was welcome news for some has proved to be a poor support package for others — the self-employed with personal service companies feel particularly neglected.
As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we talk to the heads of art and design about harnessing the creativity of illustrators, graphic designers and product designers.
We surveyed readers to find out how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting designers and how businesses have interacted with the help on offer from the government.
As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we talk to a graphic designer at the Royal Mint about designing new coins, Paddington Bear and the value of
Even before COVID-19, design studios were looking to implement virtual reality solutions, but lockdown has added renewed relevance to the effort.
Design Week caught up with Design Council chief creative officer Cat Drew to talk about how design thinking can help brands and businesses coming to terms with the effects of