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With more than 21,000 members, IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, are looking for a bright, all round Marketing Executive.
 
85% of small businesses have suffered from late payment in the last two years, and it is high time that government takes stronger action to tackle this scourge, writes Jordan Marshall, Policy Adviser at IPSE, the association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
The last few weeks have been rather busy at 10 Dean Farrar Street to say the least writes Louis Clark, Public Relations Manager at IPSE.
 

This week, we launched our first ever IPSE manifesto, setting out our stall for the General Election in 2015 with a whole range of policies to help independent professionals and the self-employed, writes George Anastasi, Policy Development Manager at IPSE.

You're unique as a freelancer, and your client base is another aspect of your business that makes you a special snowflake; nobody else in the world has the same customer make-up, writes Jon Norris.
 
Optimism has returned to the UK. The economy is the strongest it has been for the best part of a decade and unemployment continues to fall.
Benedict Smith takes a look at how self-employment has fared throughout the apparent decline of the British manufacturing industry. 
 
Caroline Baldwin takes a look at the next technology trends with the potential to shake things up for freelancers.
 
East London's Tech City is home to the largest start-up cluster in the world. Cecilia Bond talks to the man at the helm. 
 
Technology start-ups could provide fruitful opportunities for freelancers, said Tech City UK’s CEO Gerard Grech.
Louis Clark, IPSE's Pubic Relations Manager, analyses the importance of the UK's booming technology industry. 
 
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13/09/2014 10:00
Are you a #Manchester based #freelancer? Why not come to our next Women's Freelance Network event on Tues 23 Sept: http://t.co/Fc2AouBpZO
12/09/2014 16:26
New blog from @JordanIPSE - it's not too late to end late payments http://t.co/yWMJGF4Jtl
12/09/2014 15:55
RT @IPSEwestminster: Consultation is open for the EU Small Business Act - Register your views for better EU enterprise policy here http://t…
12/09/2014 15:00
Are you a #Manchester based #freelancer? Why not come to our next Women's Freelance Network event on Tues 23 Sept: http://t.co/8TNgBsHvzl
12/09/2014 14:28
@montreuxcanary Hi David. Our contract templates for members are here: http://t.co/fFZmbxvutQ Did you not find what you are looking for?
11/09/2014 12:46
@levensTech It's a pleasure. Glad you got it sorted! Louis
11/09/2014 09:46
RT @ClearSkyAcc: Simon McVicker of @teamIPSE on why independent professionals are Britain's secret economic weapon: http://t.co/BDkc5AoJht
11/09/2014 08:51
@levensTech Hi John, are you able to call our membership advice team on 0208 759 1946? Thanks.
10/09/2014 16:42
RT @EfipUpdate: Brilliant: "micro-entrepreneurs require infrastructure to improve connectivity"  #IPSEmanifesto @teamIPSE http://t.co/MzkgV
10/09/2014 12:10
RT @EuroFreelancers: This is set to resound in the EU: @teamIPSE manifesto for a microbusiness utopia: http://t.co/p4VLFR4TgU #selfemployed
10/09/2014 11:55
RT @HadleysComment: Gt insight also from @AnneFairweather @SimonMcVicker - employer & @teamIPSE perspective on hiring trends in pub affairs…
10/09/2014 10:50
Work in #techcity? Here is a handy summary to the most important bits of the #ipsemanifesto by @TechCityNews http://t.co/8xcX0MqLCY
10/09/2014 10:16
In the #Reading area and want to meet fellow #freelancers? Come along to our event next week and you can do just that http://t.co/TiQ5rEOGMa
10/09/2014 08:16
RT @Alisonbattisby: My story on @teamIPSE blog - I share my experience of late payment, a big problem for #selfemployed people http://t.co/
10/09/2014 08:08
RT @EfipUpdate: Congrats @teamIPSE @cjbryce @SimonMcVicker @AndyIPSE @louisclarkIPSE. #IPSEmanifesto and #EFIPmanifesto: what a powerful pa…
09/09/2014 15:02
RT @Jn_Norris: .@teamIPSE wants better representation of female & young freelancers, tax merger, and tiny party hats for all - http://t.co/
09/09/2014 12:31
RT @PubAffairs: Last chance to register for Tonight's #PubAffairs Freelance Event supported by @teamIPSE & Clayton Desant --> http://t.co/g
09/09/2014 11:47
RT @samforrest94: Great to see the @teamIPSE manifesto up and live. You can read my story on page 7 https://t.co/WHezi4lVwT
09/09/2014 11:43
RT @BenSmithIPSE: The #IPSEmanifesto is here! (http://t.co/emEXzFuNlo) - a document that could quite possibly change the face of #selfemplo
09/09/2014 11:40
@AMMorrisMP @UKParliament our manifesto is out today and packed full of policies for microbusinesses! http://t.co/v1PT5i5ikU
09/09/2014 11:33
Here is @Alisonbattisby's story. She shares her experience of late payment, a big problem for #selfemployed people http://t.co/rrGrUF24yy
09/09/2014 11:30
Want to read the stories behind the freelancers who helped us write our manifesto? Here is Sam's story: http://t.co/1xyiDXriyD
09/09/2014 11:22
The IPSE manifesto for a microbusiness utopia is now live and online: http://t.co/v1PT5i5ikU
09/09/2014 10:57
RT @MichelleIPSE: Know anyone great? We are looking for a #MarketingExec to join #IPSE at a truly exciting time! 1-2 years experience. DM @…
09/09/2014 10:24
RT @louisclarkIPSE: Prize for first to break the story on the #ipsemanifesto goes to @Dan_Martin - quick work! http://t.co/etusRgYpML
09/09/2014 10:23
RT @HadleysComment: Meanwhile, a stones' throw from here, the @teamIPSE manifesto launch is in full swing. Colleague @AmandaCiskeREC is in …
09/09/2014 09:25
We're drawing a close here at the #ipsemanifesto launch - a great morning & vital in taking the #selfemployed debate forward.
09/09/2014 09:22
RT @IPSEwestminster: Q & A with the panel discussing the #ipsemanifesto - do you have any burning questions? http://t.co/Xt7c3LBmzz
09/09/2014 09:12
09/09/2014 09:11
The taxation system for the #selfemployed must be simplified to enable their success. #ipsemanifesto
09/09/2014 09:01
In the #ipsemanifesto, we argue that late payments must be tackled to relieve pressure on the #selfemployed.
09/09/2014 08:58
Infrastructure must improve to help the new #selfemployed economy - it's time there were more work hubs & better transport & digital links.
09/09/2014 08:54
The UK has to enable #SelfEmployment and help the newly self-employed flourish.
09/09/2014 08:53
Government must create a Minister for #SelfEmployment within the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
09/09/2014 08:45
"Our manifesto sets out in 5 stages what government must do to unlock the staggering potential of the #selfemployed" http://t.co/bIPJJV8rT5
09/09/2014 08:40
Our CEO @cjbryce takes to the stage at the #ipsemanifesto launch. http://t.co/TQjP9Hl2Bv
09/09/2014 08:36
RT @Dan_Martin: .@teamipse manifesto aims to turn the UK into a "micro business utopia" #ipsemanifesto #selfemployment
09/09/2014 08:03
Thirty minutes until we kick-off the #ipsemanifesto launch here in Westminster and the excitement is building.
09/09/2014 07:52
RT @louisclarkIPSE: We're all set for the #ipsemanifesto launch... http://t.co/MaoEdSOOOu
09/09/2014 07:07
RT @cjbryce: On my way to Westminster for the #ipsemanifesto launch. Setting out how Govt should help UK's self-employed.
08/09/2014 13:35
RT @JordanIPSE: Ahead of launch tomorrow, manifestos have excitingly arrived at the office. Should move #selfemployed debate forward http:/…
08/09/2014 10:12
RT @SuneetaIPSE: Is it beneficial for your #selfemployed business to be ISO9001 certified? Take this short survey, let @teamIPSE know: http…
05/09/2014 14:27
RT @louisclarkIPSE: Should our skills shortage be solved with foreign workers? Not before we try our young people first... http://t.co/mvJm
05/09/2014 12:32
Press Release: Young people provide the answer to London's skills shortage. http://t.co/JHZrqijzx3
05/09/2014 10:43
Our new Economist, Meagan Crawford, has blogged on the CBI's latest Economic Forecast. Read her thoughts here: http://t.co/mCkJv8Pn4B
04/09/2014 16:56
RT @IPSEwestminster: .@teamIPSE's senior economics advisor Meagan Crawford analyses the findings of yesterday's CBI economic forecast http:…
04/09/2014 16:14
RT @RichyGray: What does the @insidepcg rebrand to @teamIPSE mean for #contractors? http://t.co/pkJGpwtOrF
04/09/2014 13:06
@IMAssociation thank you guys! Hope you like our new look!
04/09/2014 08:19
RT @SuneetaIPSE: Let @teamIPSE know whether ISO9001 is relevant to your business at http://t.co/VVHQsH4NNI