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IPSE is launching its third quarterly survey in an effort to track the economic outlook of independent professionals and the self-employed across the UK.

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.
 
It’s more good news this week regarding the numbers around employment, as employment in the UK rose at the second fastest rate in the EU, behind only Hungary.
 
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.
 
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.
IPSEEvents
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17
Reading
6PM - 9PM
Sep
18
Brighton
6PM - 9PM
Sep
23
Manchester
6PM - 9PM
Sep
23
Coventry
6PM - 8PM
Sep
30
Birmingham
6PM - 9PM
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07
London
9AM - 5PM
Oct
07
Glasgow
6PM - 9PM
Oct
09
Aberdeen
6PM - 8PM
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22
Liverpool
6PM - 10PM
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22
Bristol
6PM - 8PM
IPSESocial
16/09/2014 16:20
@CWchancerylane Hi guys, can we talk to you about an event we want to run with you next week please? Thanks!
16/09/2014 15:58
Blog: @BenIPSE looks at the latest trends in #selfemployment across the EU: http://t.co/1qGvcCwnzS
16/09/2014 15:55
Work in #marketing and want to come work for us? You're in luck! We're looking for a new marketing exec to join us: http://t.co/0LARxcFAOp
16/09/2014 10:51
RT @CIMANaomi: 85% of jobs lost in recent recession were replaced by self-employed jobs. Now 1.77m, 70% rise since 1992 @teamIPSE http://t.…
16/09/2014 09:39
RT @JordanIPSE: Late payment is a menace for our smallest businesses Here are three steps government must take to address http://t.co/OAHL
16/09/2014 09:19
The Women's Freelance Network comes to #Glasgow on Tues 7th October. Get your free tickets here: http://t.co/zNAFovjOe9
16/09/2014 08:32
We're conducting a major piece of research into the economic outlook for #selfemployed people. Help us, have your say http://t.co/jJm9iLFva8
16/09/2014 08:27
RT @emmelinedraws: Just posted a new blog about my @15for15 award nomination, and why freelancers are important too. http://t.co/HR5QnYuHtx
15/09/2014 15:33
This Wednesday we're in #Reading for our next networking event for freelancers. Register now for free! http://t.co/TiQ5rEOGMa
15/09/2014 15:03
RT @hubislington: Great new manifesto launched by @teamIPSE last week on policy reforms to make life better for freelancers in the UK http:…
15/09/2014 14:32
If you are female and based in #Manchester, why not come to our event next week and find out all about freelancing? http://t.co/P5ndXiPaeq
15/09/2014 08:28
Freelancing in #Birmingham? Come to our Women's Freelance Network on 30 Sept and meet others just like you! http://t.co/vtPYiTvD7P
15/09/2014 08:24
@montreuxcanary Morning David, could you call our Membership Advice team when you have a moment? They can advise you - 0208 759 1946. Thanks
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