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Following an independent analysis by the consultancy, Compass Partnership, we received a recommendation that a top-down review of IPSE’s governance arrangements was required.

Having just returned from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week, IPSE’s Press and PR Officer, Rosie Libell shares her experience of being a Conference newbie.

Figures released in September’s CIPS Manufacturing survey have revealed that activity in the sector has slowed in the third quarter, reflecting a weakening of both external and domestic demand throughout the summer months, writes Meagan Crawford, Senior Economic Policy Advisor at IPSE. 
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has today welcomed the business-friendly measures outlined in the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference.
Following a successful event in Manchester last week, the Women's Freelance Network (WFN) hit Birmingham last night as part of the nationwide tour bringing independent businesswomen together.
IPSE's Public Affairs Manager Andy Chamberlain reports from a packed room at the Jury's Inn hotel, Birmingham as Conservative Party delegates took part in the latest IPSE fringe event last night.
Attention has turned to the Conservatives in Birmingham this week, with the party trying to get its narrative of economic stability across with attention diverted by defections and paisley pyjamas writes IPSE's Policy Adviser, Jordan Marshall.
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has today welcomed the Chancellor’s pro-business speech at the Conservative Party Conference.
New freelancers' movement delivers manifesto and 7,000 signatures to European Parliament.
Following on the back of an afternoon where Ed Miliband committed Labour to supporting the ‘growing self-employed army’, last night’s Women’s Freelance Network drinks reception in Manchester saw a great deal of interest.
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02/10/2014 15:59
Blog: IPSE Economist @meaganIPSE looks at solving the UK's productivity puzzle: http://t.co/8rQ4mXj97D
02/10/2014 15:22
Like to plan ahead? Advance tickets are available for National Freelancers Day 2014. Come join us on 19th November! http://t.co/7uammFjPXG
02/10/2014 12:22
RT @JordanIPSE: Great to see @LabourList backing the #selfemployed - crucial to future economic growth http://t.co/zAzrUyoPD7
02/10/2014 12:16
RT @LouieWoodall: My take on Ed's pledge to the self-employed http://t.co/0zkA2cJpoo @teamIPSE
02/10/2014 11:36
Great to see @15for15 finalist @samforrest94 making the news in Huddersfield! http://t.co/1OfwErawDw via @Examiner
02/10/2014 11:10
RT @JuliaDoherty: Come and visit @teamipse on stand A21. Say hi to Annie & Michelle #recexpo http://t.co/3vZMOqylHe
01/10/2014 15:21
@tubblog Richard, my apologies. I have just chased this up with the team and someone will be in touch today. Sorry again, Louis
01/10/2014 14:52
01/10/2014 14:21
Press Release: Self-employment body responds to Prime Minister’s #CPC14 Conference speech: http://t.co/Ps4yJv2jRO
01/10/2014 13:55
01/10/2014 12:09
RT @AndyIPSE: #Cameron on removing exclusivity clauses on 0hr contracts. Always been @IPSEwestminster policy to remove them.
01/10/2014 11:27
RT @George_IPSE: Follow @IPSEwestminster and the rest of the team for our coverage of the PM's speech at #CPC14
01/10/2014 09:40
Read a report of last night's @WomanFreelancer event with @JackieDP and Fiona Bruce MP http://t.co/LMxUxyj4rj
01/10/2014 09:28
RT @MichelleIPSE: It's @recexpo Birmingham time! Come find @teamIPSE at NEC Hall 18 stand A21! CEO @cjbryce speaking at 12.30 today!
30/09/2014 15:16
RT @George_IPSE: Don't forget! Our event with @JackieDP + Fiona Bruce MP 6:30 pm TONIGHT Hilton Garden inn #CPC14 #wfn
30/09/2014 13:24
RT @JordanIPSE: Self-employment has been high on the agenda at the party conferences. Do read @teamIPSE manifesto for real solutions http:/…
30/09/2014 12:19
A report by @AndyIPSE from our fringe event with @DavidRutleyMP last night is now online here: http://t.co/9scne13IXE #CPC14
30/09/2014 11:49
It's not too late to sign up for tonight's @WomanFreelancer event in #Birmingham: http://t.co/vtPYiTvD7P #CPC14
30/09/2014 11:20
RT @cjbryce: Attending #CPC14 to promote the interests of UK's independent professionals http://t.co/pSFMJKfSD1
30/09/2014 11:20
Does engineering have a problem with women? This blog from our affiliate @KingsbridgeProf examines the issue: http://t.co/T4dc1EIBSZ
30/09/2014 10:25
Recap: read our analysis of George Osborne's speech at the #CPC14 yesterday: http://t.co/0FXmOW2h5c
30/09/2014 08:53
RT @EvansGeorge: Tonight from 18:30 is @teamIPSE free #Women in #Freelancing #networking event at the Hilton City Inn, #Birmingham. http://…
29/09/2014 16:59
@swingyerkilt Hi Alan, hopefully you'll find our analysis by @JordanIPSE is balanced - let him know your thoughts! http://t.co/0FXmOW2h5c
29/09/2014 16:43
Blog: the Chancellor's speech held few surprises for @JordanIPSE http://t.co/0FXmOW2h5c
29/09/2014 16:27
RT @AndyIPSE: Speaking at our fringe today, our very own @cjbryce and @DavidRutleyMP. Jury's Inn, 17.30. #selfemployment #CPC14
29/09/2014 14:17
Press Release: Self-employment body welcomes Chancellor’s support for small businesses http://t.co/jLQWO4cWdK
29/09/2014 13:50
RT @cjbryce: At #CPC14 in Brum? Join me, @Demos + @DavidRutleyMP for our event on #selfemployment today at 17:30, Jury's Inn
29/09/2014 13:29
RT @SimonMcVicker: #CPC14 @IPSEwestminster #demoswork fringe tonight 5.30 PM Jury's Inn Is #selfemployment the future of work? http://t.co
29/09/2014 12:45
RT @AndyIPSE: Good to hear @George_Osborne ref policies in the IPSE manifesto: digital infrastructure, lower taxes etc but could do with mo…
29/09/2014 12:44
RT @IPSEwestminster: Osborne says gov has "cut taxes for the self-employed"...#CPC14
29/09/2014 12:44
RT @IPSEwestminster: 'Low taxes, but no avoidance' Osborne's message on tax at #cpc14
29/09/2014 12:25
RT @IPSEwestminster: Osborne says that Britain now "fastest-growing most job-creating, most deficit-reducing country of any major advanced …
29/09/2014 11:58
Chancellor about to start his Conservative Conference speech. For live analysis on what it means to #selfemployment follow @IPSEwestminster
29/09/2014 10:35
RT @SimonMcVicker: #CPC14 #demoswork @IPSEwestminster top fringe today 5.30pm Jury's Inn rm105 "Going it Alone: Is #selfemployment the futu…
29/09/2014 10:05
RT @George_IPSE: At #CPC14 in Brum? Join us, @Demos + @DavidRutleyMP for our event on #selfemployment tomorrow at 17:30, jury's inn
29/09/2014 09:38
RT @JordanIPSE: Good article in the Mail on approach to small biz from Conservatives - inc thoughts from @SimonMcVicker http://t.co/HNrJ1bI
29/09/2014 09:31
The Women's #freelancer Network comes to #Birmingham tomorrow! Join Fiona Bruce MP and @JackieDP at #CPC14. Free tix: http://t.co/vtPYiTvD7P
29/09/2014 08:52
Our #CPC14 fringe event is tonight! 5:30PM, Jury's Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street. Are you coming to discuss #selfemployment with us?
29/09/2014 08:23
RT @louisclarkIPSE: Nice to start the week by seeing our call for a Minister for #Selfemployed in the Mail on Sunday. http://t.co/O93gKZMN
29/09/2014 08:08
@tubblog Richard, very sorry to hear that. We will ensure a member of our support team is in touch very soon. Louis
29/09/2014 08:07
RT @esthera4c: @teamIPSE @JackieDP can't make your event but interested in topic. Self emp only way for women to have it all :)
28/09/2014 17:35
Press Release: European Freelancers Demand Better Working Conditions through @FreelancersEU http://t.co/zWwyuE0KsN
28/09/2014 16:15
Tomorrow evening is our Tory Conference Fringe event on #selfemployment - 05:30PM, Jury's Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street. Come and join us!
28/09/2014 10:10
Heading to the Tory Conference? Join our event with Fiona Bruce MP and @JackieDP discussing women in #selfemployment http://t.co/sVD10w4V3I
27/09/2014 18:05
Monday is our Tory Conference Fringe event on #selfemployment - 05:30PM, Jury's Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street. Come and join us!
27/09/2014 14:05
Heading to the Tory Conference? Join our event with Fiona Bruce MP and @JackieDP discussing women in #selfemployment http://t.co/CZ8wF43STP
27/09/2014 09:10
Press Release: European Freelancers Demand Better Working Conditions through @FreelancersEU http://t.co/7YPLskyewf
26/09/2014 15:36
RT @IPSEwestminster: Heading to the Tory Conference? Join our event with Fiona Bruce MP and @JackieDP discussing women in #selfemployment h…
26/09/2014 12:55
Our next @WomanFreelancer event is in Birmingham next Tuesday. More details and free tix here: http://t.co/vtPYiTvD7P