Monday 23rd November sees the very first National Freelancers Day. This has been the brainchild of the Professional Contractors Group in a bid to celebrate the work that is done by contractors and the important contribution that they make to the UK economy. PCG was originally set up to provide a voice for contractors during the implementations of the contentious IR35 tax rule. The group now has 18,500 members across all sectors and continues to speak up and fight for all contractor rights.

Now, in the run up to this important day, PCG has launched the ‘Spirit of Freelancing’ campaign. The aim is to celebrate work as a contractor or freelancer by hearing about the experiences of the people who are out there working in this way. As such, contractors are being asked to contribute by providing their story, anecdote, one-liner or even an artistic piece such as a photograph or drawing which sums up their experiences. It doesn’t matter whether these are injected with humour or deadly serious, as long as they are real. These contributions can be sent to

Managing director of PCG, John Brazier, said: “As National Freelancers Day approaches, we are asking freelancers and client organisations to let us know what freelancing means to them and we would like as many people to get involved to mark the day and capture the spirit of freelancing.”

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