A new online, automated management service for businesses that use contractors and freelancers launches in the UK today (28 May) to help make the processes between businesses and freelancers flawless and reduce paperwork levels. Flime.com offers a new cloud-based service that enables businesses to organise and manage their freelance suppliers seamlessly, as though they were in-house staff. It ensures all finance processes are fully compliant with tax legislation and business regulations and any of the administration associated with freelance work is minimised.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Flime is already a successful international business, which has enjoyed significant success with its innovative platform in Russia, and now has its sights firmly set on growing market share throughout Western Europe in the lucrative and rapidly expanding gig economy. Flime Founder Pavel Shynkarenko said: “Freelancers and contractors play a vital role in the global economy. In the UK alone, there is an estimated two million freelancers contributing some £271 billion each year. Freelancers now represent six percent of the UK workforce 1 and these figures are only going to grow even higher.
“What businesses are telling us is that they want to continue to benefit from the flexibility and cost effectiveness of using independent freelancers and contractors; but red tape and the issue of compliance with the ever-changing legislative landscape is proving to be a real headache.
“Flime is there to help businesses overcome compliance obstacles – whether it’s dealing with IR35 taxation reform, GDPR, the Article 13 Copyright Directive, the Criminal Finances Act, changing tax rules, and so on - we’ve got your back.
“Our objective is to allow businesses to continue to reap the benefits of a truly flexible, international workforce and to concentrate on what they do best - focusing on driving their business to grow profits and market share - without having to worry about all the bureaucracy and its associated paperwork.”
The Flime platform ensures that freelancers’ invoices are 100% tax compliant, any stored freelancer data adheres to the new GDPR regulations and businesses and contractors alike can benefit by operating an instant, effective, hassle-free, cross-border payroll. Pavel concluded: “Our mission is to ultimately help the freelance economy to flourish and grow by helping businesses overcome administrative and legal challenges – essentially creating a streamlined, flawless workflow that makes outsourcing your workforce easier and admin-free.”