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In times which are stressful, artists are apt to form groups to support one another - including unions.
There are some interesting examples from the past where this has happened in relation to once in a lifetime events, such as the Irish Potato Famine and World War 2.
Art Business Info for Artists has a new page about Artists Unions.
The page includes brief information organised according to geographical area
It includes unions from both the past and present
Those current unions recognised by the new page include:
Past Unions include:
Do let me know if there are more in your part of the world.
You can find out more on https://www.artbusinessinfo.com/artists-unions.html
NOTE: I'm still having a think about how to list other organisations which provide support for artists.
IF - in addition to employment income you earn - you earn (or aim to earn) more than £10,000 per annum from your self-employment you need to be aware that "Making Tax Digital" (MTD) is becoming MANDATORY for
DO NOT DELAY checking out what this means!!
What you need to know
Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.
The extension of scope of Making Tax Digital relevant to other groups was originally deferred after representations following initial announcement of HMRC's intentions - to make sure the system worked before it was rolled out to smaller businesses.
KEY POINTS AND TIMELINES as at July 2020
as per the Overview of Making Tax Digital.
Key points are:
Besides references to paperwork in the HMRC website above,
The UK Government this week launched a new campaign to help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the Transition period - out of the EU - on 31 December 2020.
This is a video published by the Cabinet Office.
There is a new page on the Gov.Uk website for the UK Transition
i.e. all matters relating to the transition period after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 December 2020.
If you need to keep up to date with matters relating to the transition out of the EU I suggest you sign up for the regular updates - which can be personalised to your interests
Answer a few questions to get a personalised list of actions for you, your family, and your business. Then sign up for emails to get updates when things change.
The information contained on the Transition webpage is particularly relevant to ALL ARTISTS who:
From 1 January 2021 you will need to make customs declarations to move goods into and out of the EU. You should:
Once I've read through the information I shall be
Below are two NEW very simple videos (by HMRC) about importing and exporting goods to and from the UK. These are the current rules relating to all countries outside the EU - but will also apply to the EU from 1 January 2021.
Note that the UK government plans to introduce import controls on EU goods at the border after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
In a recession, it's ESSENTIAL that you are VERY aware of the warning signs that "business is NOT as usual".
Be alert to indicators that:
What follows is a checklist of WARNING SIGNS you should always pay attention to.
Checklist of WARNING SIGNS about business health
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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