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IPSE announces flexible benefits for the self-employed
IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today launched IPSE Futures – the organisation’s very own member benefit scheme designed with the UK’s 4.5million self-employed people in mind.

IPSE's Policy and External Affairs Adviser, Jordan Marshall, tackles the key points from the Queen's speech.

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed the Government agenda laid out in the Queen's speech.

After weeks of promoting, supporting, nail-biting and voting, the results for the Consultative Council Elections 2015 are in.
Thanks to all those who put themselves forward as candidates, and to all those who voted.
The results are as follows:



Plans were announced within the Budget to abolish the personal tax return, with the Chancellor describing it as too ‘complex, costly and time consuming,’ writes  Christopher Oxley, Danbro Group business development accountant.

Lorence Nye, IPSE's Economic Policy Adviser, takes a look at today's inflation figures.
Two in five self-employed people (38%) interested in taking out a mortgage are concerned they’ll never get one because they work independently.
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed the announcement that a Small Business Conciliation Service will be created to tackle late payment.

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has today reacted to the Bank of England’s Consumer Price Inflation survey, turned negative in April, falling to -0.1%.

Commenting on the report, Chris Bryce, IPSE Chief Executive, said:

You can now read some of the latest academic research into freelancing and self-employment on IPSE’s member area. New research from leading academics will be published on a regular basis.
28/05/2015 17:16
'How to save money on tax, financial planning, and #IR35 made easy' Event in Cambridge, Thursday 4th June from 6pm. http://t.co/Cd39VnFnXR
28/05/2015 17:02
The digital industry isn't a boys' club: it's all about meritocracy. http://t.co/WlenB9CLwk @WomanFreelancer http://t.co/QpoxDqqhZY
28/05/2015 15:42
What's the worst experience you've faced as a female freelancer and how did you overcome it? Email me your story! marketing@ipse.co.uk
28/05/2015 15:38
Love working for yourself? Go on follow us now! #selfemployed
28/05/2015 09:06
@MattWilsonChily Hmm I'd probably say inbound (if very high quality), but then again you need both to achieve best results.
28/05/2015 09:03
RT @Verus360: Useful summary of Queen's Speech for #SMEs: comments from @britishchambers @teamIPSE @TeamCrunch http://t.co/3kD4StC3IM | @e_
27/05/2015 15:48
'Keep track of invoices, ask for advice properly & stop the self-loathing.' Top article on being a better freelancer. http://t.co/ZeDc4eSXER
27/05/2015 15:38
EVENT: 'How to save money on tax, financial planning, and #IR35 made easy' in Cambridge, Thursday 4th June from 6pm. http://t.co/Cd39VnFnXR
27/05/2015 15:27
RT @Steven_Mitch: .@teamIPSE are searching for UK's most exciting, ambitious & enterprising self-employed. £5k to be won! http://t.co/YTkQg
27/05/2015 11:17
@jpstacey @machinestarts @accessjames Thanks for the recommendation J-P!
27/05/2015 11:16
@machinestarts Hi Chris, we should be able to help! Have you seen our IPSE Futures page? https://t.co/AnWQIiHg5N
27/05/2015 11:09
Do you need to advice on mortgages, banking & pensions? Look no further. Come to our event on the 17th June 6-9pm. http://t.co/76KkxiEiCn
27/05/2015 11:06
@oraclematt Thanks for the recommendation Matt. @captain_flymo please do let me know if I can answer any questions you may have. ^Jamie
27/05/2015 09:45
@shipsandpigs It's an issue that affects a lot of #selfemployed. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
27/05/2015 09:43
@Cheepcheepcopy Our in-house policy team devised the @IPSEwestminster manifesto. http://t.co/mH16gyGOq9
27/05/2015 09:38
RT @IPSEwestminster: #QueensSpeech: We expect the announcement of an enterprise bill which could contain action to combat #latepayment.
27/05/2015 09:38
RT @IPSEwestminster: We'll be following the Queen's speech today. Hopefully we'll see some links to our manifesto: http://t.co/MJ2xvUr0Gm h…
26/05/2015 16:48
26/05/2015 16:04
Don't just wish upon a star, get your plan into action today. ://tinyurl.com/phzy8zn http://t.co/dH2hEojs6y
26/05/2015 15:15
@PolicyBee Thanks for sharing guys!
26/05/2015 15:11
@ContractorCalc Thanks for sharing that guys! #FMB
26/05/2015 15:11
@raulrj Thanks for RT'ing Raul.
26/05/2015 15:03
The #smartphone is disrupting the way small businesses are run. Via @Telegraph. http://t.co/tXG1KYkQYH #SmallBiz #SME http://t.co/GIcEiKjcEo
26/05/2015 14:57
Are you a female blogger who can share knowledge & tips on what its like being a freelancer? Email marketing@ipse.co.uk with your details.
25/05/2015 11:25
Sit back with a latte and enjoy some Bank Holiday reading: 'IPSE's Guide to Agency Conduct Regulations.' http://t.co/jNVePWRn6u
25/05/2015 11:00
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." --Anonymous #MondayMotivation http://t.co/PsqLmUJlFB
23/05/2015 13:30
Worry less about your future with our very own IPSE Futures. http://t.co/YaDStPmgsR http://t.co/1TiOFiglkH
22/05/2015 16:30
Take some much needed 'me time,' this Bank Holiday weekend. #freelance #selfemployed #work #balance http://t.co/OHVRgk0fGu
22/05/2015 11:00
Are you a member of IPSE? Refer a friend and get a £10 Amazon or ITunes voucher. Big smiles all round! http://t.co/50N5lBS2v6
21/05/2015 17:30
'Advanced CV Writing And LinkedIn Profiles For Newer Contractors' Webinar. 27th May, 2015 at 19:00-20:15. http://t.co/Q6iDZqs4pH
21/05/2015 16:45
'Money is the root of all evil.' Well, it is when you don't know how to manage it. Check out IPSE's Finance guide. http://t.co/5RmjRlysQX
21/05/2015 16:00
21/05/2015 15:41
Check out this interesting report analyzing the role of freelancers in the 21st Century British Economy. http://t.co/NPBamP9Ydo
21/05/2015 14:53
IR35, the godfather of all scary. So make sure you're insured against the cost associated with an investigation. http://t.co/jrNFkFH1uK
21/05/2015 14:21
A freelancers contract is golden. So, what are the key elements that make up a good contract? http://t.co/is2Ur61Cdl http://t.co/SaZdOkqJZq
21/05/2015 12:30
5 Reasons You Should Never Meet Your Clients at Starbucks. (Or Costa. Or Cafe Nero. Or any coffee-heavy place) http://t.co/MVW5sRD94n
21/05/2015 11:48
Articles for #freelancers, go-to companies for the important stuff, Government issues that affect you. It's all here. http://t.co/fTIoeKYzfS
21/05/2015 10:38
RT @mcdonnellve: Fantastic turn out and some great questions for the @AskBrookson and @LinesHenryLtd presenters at the @teamIPSE workshop!
21/05/2015 10:32
Here's a few tips on how to find new business leads as a freelancer. (Excuse the Lionel pun) http://t.co/S4rhDKmFM2 http://t.co/exSoSyGxuf
21/05/2015 09:59
Turn your business blog into a sales machine with these marketing tips. http://t.co/r7uI3w8ifu http://t.co/OXjGhFkirr
20/05/2015 20:00
It can sometimes feel that a freelancers work is never done. So take some time out for you. #Freelancing #NightOff http://t.co/WR0Mj7mW3t
20/05/2015 18:30
First impressions count every single day. So make the best impression you can when networking with potential clients. http://t.co/RbRcgFWfOr
20/05/2015 16:30
Fantastic article by Chris Oxley from @DanbroLtd about tackling your tax returns early. Check it out! http://t.co/HyiYUcSGbU
20/05/2015 16:21
Here are five questions to ask — and answer! — before becoming a full-time freelancer. http://t.co/leesVo7COm http://t.co/hnMLCje6Mm
20/05/2015 14:36
We wish VAT DID stand for Vodka & Tonic, but it doesn't. So here's what it actually means. http://t.co/oRXSdRxyKZ http://t.co/OfZdHaPzLM
20/05/2015 14:11
Looking for your next work gig?Here’s a list of the 15 best sites to find work as a freelancer. http://t.co/NH9o0DthkR