IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and Self Employed lifted three awards, including the top prize of Trade Association of the Year at the Trade Association Forum’s (TAF) annual awards.
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IPSE has published its latest Freelancer Confidence Index, which shows independent professionals are confident in the economy and their own businesses.

With the 2014-2015 academic year just finishing, IPSE is already looking towards the next academic year with plans to attend events to provide information to students, interacting with careers advisors and rolling out tailored resources for the student community.

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IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed is pleased to announce the appointment of James Collings as its new Chairman. James has been an active member of IPSE since 2004, joining the Consultative Council in 2007 and the IPSE Board in 2008.
 
The Government announced in the Summer Budget that it would consult on restricting tax relief on home-to-work travel, writes IPSE Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, Andrew Chamberlain.
 
"I wanted to be in control of my own destiny. I wanted to work for me, answer to me and be my own boss, and I’ve never looked back" writes Julie Stewart, IPSE’s Chairman.
 
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has reacted to the news that the number of people who are self-employed fell by 131,000 compared to a year ago.
 
IPSE has reacted to changes in the UK's Consumer Price Index, which fell to 0.0 per cent in June.
 
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30/07/2015 12:33
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30/07/2015 11:46
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30/07/2015 11:34
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30/07/2015 11:25
@paul_yoza We don’t condone disguised employment, but you can have genuine commercial relt with ex-employer. We've removed article. Thanks!
30/07/2015 11:10
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30/07/2015 10:34
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30/07/2015 10:06
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30/07/2015 09:45
30/07/2015 09:30
'HMRC and self-employment: How HR can get it right.' http://t.co/BjhHlqGAxd
29/07/2015 21:00
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29/07/2015 20:00
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29/07/2015 17:15
Everything you need to know about tax. And a little bit more. http://t.co/3APlXEwtWs http://t.co/dnCsJorMtI
29/07/2015 16:40
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29/07/2015 16:00
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29/07/2015 15:37
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29/07/2015 15:13
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29/07/2015 14:12
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29/07/2015 12:46
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29/07/2015 11:58
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29/07/2015 11:30
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29/07/2015 10:47
@On_A_Journey_to Hi Neil, this is due to the ‘onshore reporting rules’ introduced in April. More details here: http://t.co/43dGH8a7CI.
29/07/2015 10:40
How to beat isolation and feeling alone when you freelance. http://t.co/XdSOIx4LUj #DontFeelAlone #FreelancerWoes
29/07/2015 10:30
Contractor mortgages – a guide to the preferred lenders. http://t.co/O3JuoLO6Gi
29/07/2015 09:59
Why contractors might have the Summer Budget blues http://t.co/wQTg3VgySv
29/07/2015 09:37
4 Strategies as a Freelancer for Winning Better Clients. http://t.co/uB9aBrJHD0 #Freelancer #WinningCients http://t.co/4pIcXiTREE
28/07/2015 19:00
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28/07/2015 18:00
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28/07/2015 17:00
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28/07/2015 16:10
Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) and what are they? http://t.co/yRsQukOObv #AgencyWorkersRegulation #Freelancers http://t.co/8e8pJjsKcx
28/07/2015 15:41
A fantastic video on 'What successful freelancers wish they’d known from the start' from @TalentedLadies http://t.co/f1QuM6LlPd
28/07/2015 15:26
Who's who? Here's the structure of IPSE from the board of directors to the management team. http://t.co/iheamttPc9 http://t.co/FQbBGmCu0p
28/07/2015 12:18
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28/07/2015 12:00
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28/07/2015 11:52
4 in 5 freelancers were working on a project when surveyed this quarter: http://t.co/oWHVzNp60J http://t.co/ySs6jXwVZy
28/07/2015 11:38
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28/07/2015 11:23
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28/07/2015 10:55
Sorry for the morbid thought, but did you know 60% of adult die without making a will? A scary statistic, no? http://t.co/GfZhiSKIAx
28/07/2015 10:00
'27 Clients From Hell You Definitely Never Want To Work With.' These are too funny. Do you have any similar stories? http://t.co/iZLv1VqobO
28/07/2015 09:38
'Contractor optimism at risk from higher costs.' http://t.co/ImYoBEowYX http://t.co/nGPZIjA8QD
28/07/2015 09:25
'Contractors seeking mortgages must act before interest rate rises, warns experts.' http://t.co/RgmpR0ijn0
27/07/2015 19:40
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27/07/2015 18:00
How to Take a Break When You're a Freelancer. (For a week or so, not for just 5 minutes) http://t.co/6QwpU55bSK http://t.co/sy1ZqYzz7V
27/07/2015 17:30
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