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Join us on the 6th November for the next episode of IPSE Live where our panel of experts will discuss a growing facet of the self-employed, those aged over 65.
 
In an ideal world, IR35 would cease to exist, or, perhaps more sensibly, would have never been created in the first place. Sadly, the reality is that IR35 is here and, for the time being at least, independent professionals should continue to be aware of it.
This week’s news surprised nobody: the Business Entity Tests (BETs) are to be scrapped, with effect from 6 April 2015.
 
It’s been a busy time for the European Forum for Independent Professionals (EFIP).
Following a call from government for input into the Chancellor’s December Autumn Statement, IPSE, the association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has submitted a list of key policy proposals designed to facilitate better support for independent professionals working in the U
Jordan Marshall, Policy and External Affairs Advisor at IPSE, takes a look at the problem of late payment which has been dominating the political agenda in recent weeks.
 
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed the announcement that big businesses have committed to tackle late payment but says the move must be met with concrete action.
 
With the UK's self-employment army growing by the day, this year's National Freelancers Day will be bigger than ever before in celebrating and acclaiming enterprising individuals across the United Kingdom.
 
HMRC has announced that it will be withdrawing the 'Business Entity Tests' (BETs) from April next year.

The initial excitement of moving house can become somewhat overshadowed if your home is also your business address, writes Rachel Bridge.

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31/10/2014 15:30
RT @CelebrateNFD: Have you seen who is celebrating #NFD2014 with us yet? http://t.co/9B0dYxKbsa
31/10/2014 12:34
.#IPSELive returns next week looking at over 65s in self-employment. More info here http://t.co/YZikSZQsTb
31/10/2014 09:19
RT @Freelance_Life: Really nice to meet such a lovely bunch of ladies at tonight's @teamIPSE freelance women networking event!
30/10/2014 16:11
News: IPSE's tips and advice on protecting yourself from IR35 http://t.co/vVquoGopEh
30/10/2014 15:09
@veritypabla Members and non-members are equally welcome - Hope to see you there!
30/10/2014 12:48
Blog: All BETs are off http://t.co/qB8QFkaiYe
30/10/2014 11:30
Blog: @Efipupdate has been working hard for ipros in Europe http://t.co/fCIYlrWwhC
30/10/2014 11:14
RT @ContractorCalc: IPSE wants the Autumn Statement to demonstrate that the government is serious about contractors http://t.co/SIkunSy7NC
30/10/2014 10:18
Press release: IPSE seeks policies for self-employed in Chancellor's Autumn Statement http://t.co/9iwwybQ22R
30/10/2014 09:44
Tonight is our women in #freelancing networking event. Book your place here http://t.co/1APu94XlvG #WFN2014
29/10/2014 17:03
Want cutting edge insight into the latest trends for CVs in the contract market? Book onto tonight's webinar here http://t.co/K08F6isX3H
29/10/2014 16:03
RT @AskBrookson: Guests revealed for National Freelancers Day event #NFD2014 @KingsbridgeProf @TeamIPSE http://t.co/JY7tXjAdOb
29/10/2014 15:21
Blog: Time to pay the price for late payment http://t.co/m1YKGsDcYA
29/10/2014 12:32
Press release: Concrete action only way to tackle late pay http://t.co/yTyDi7QYMc
29/10/2014 10:52
Want to maximise your CV for the contract market? Our advanced CV writing webinar is tonight! Book your place here http://t.co/H0XqUyj5h1
29/10/2014 09:06
RT @shipsandpigs: @teamIPSE Here is a photo of me last year at my desk, on National Freelance Day '13. This year will be more exciting! htt…
28/10/2014 15:45
RT @hiredbyme: #freelancer wanting tax and financial planning advice? Come along to @teamIPSE free November event: http://t.co/qwzWqQ89oD
28/10/2014 14:30
RT @OutsauceUK: The latest #Freelancer Confidence Index from @teamIPSE reveals positive results for #selfemployed sector: http://t.co/uV4Xf
28/10/2014 12:53
This Thursday is our women in #freelancing network event. Book your tickets here http://t.co/v5gr9xAsFI #WFN2014
28/10/2014 11:17
IPSE's economic adviser @meaganIPSE gives her economic outlook for October http://t.co/sFsDHlTtES
28/10/2014 10:47
RT @CelebrateNFD: Very excited that @declancurry, @NickBolesMP, @tobyperkinsmp, @NickFerrariLBC, @emmaljones & Sue Lawley are joining us fo…
28/10/2014 09:42
Want to streamline your CV for the contract market? Our advanced CV writing webinar is tomorrow, book your place here http://t.co/xLomakLBY8
27/10/2014 16:43
Exciting news everyone - check out who is joining us at our London #NFD2014 celebration! http://t.co/iBV35SM9fO
27/10/2014 16:15
Wednesday is our advanced CV writing techniques webinar for the contract market - sign up here http://t.co/KYuWXfF6PZ
27/10/2014 15:32
Our women in #freelancing event is this Thursday! More info here http://t.co/BKgNXDFBz5 #WFN2014
27/10/2014 10:30
Press release: Flawed HMRC tests finally scrapped http://t.co/jsYpPqscxG
27/10/2014 09:34
RT @WEScotland: How to write a high-impact CV for the Contract / Interim market with @teamIPSE http://t.co/2y4YT9tRcO #WESinspires
24/10/2014 15:07
#freelancer wanting tax and financial planning advice? Come along to our free November event http://t.co/p7WpyqsKKg
24/10/2014 14:03
Want to maximise your CV for the contract market? Next Wednesday is our advanced CV writing webinar http://t.co/Q47f6rGAtO
24/10/2014 12:49
RT @shipsandpigs: Sorting out travel down to London for the final of the @teamIPSE @15for15 competition. Event details & tickets here: http…
24/10/2014 12:13
Meet #selfemployed women and get expert advice at our @WomanFreelancer event next week http://t.co/T8zBi6TWc9 #WFN2014
24/10/2014 09:16
RT @tamaracowling: Looking forward to the upcoming women in freelancing event @teamIPSE
23/10/2014 14:33
Judges have selected @15for15 winners! Book your tickets for @CelebrateNFD to hear the winners announced live http://t.co/rk79jAihwF
23/10/2014 14:01
RT @Safe_Collects: #Manchester independent #freelancer people a few tickets left for http://t.co/UT8E5wNpAm today with us @teamIPSE & @Team
23/10/2014 12:21
Judging is well underway to pick our @15for15 winning #freelancers. Good luck to all finalists!
23/10/2014 11:24
RT @boostevenson: In todays Hackney Gazette as finalist in 15for15! @hackneygazette @teamIPSE @BenIPSE @hlsomerville @15for15 #15for15 http…
23/10/2014 11:18
@clubworkspace RT @grizzlybaz: @teamIPSE I have need of @clubworkspace in the near future, presumably they'll still accept #PCG cards?
23/10/2014 10:14
Our expert panel of judges has arrived to decide the winners of our @15for15 #freelance competition!
23/10/2014 09:12
RT @grizzlybaz: I'd also recommend contractors, freelancers and the self-employed join @teamIPSE. Great organisation for supporting indepen…
23/10/2014 09:12
@grizzlybaz Hi Baz - New membership cards are being worked on and will be released sometime in the near future
23/10/2014 09:08
RT @KingsbridgeProf: .@teamIPSE, we're looking forward to seeing you all at tonight's #Freelancer MoneyBox in Manchester.
22/10/2014 17:28
#Freelancer in Manchester? Come along to Freelancer MoneyBox tomorrow evening for free financial advice! http://t.co/8idyF0Zqs7
22/10/2014 16:34
Our judges will decide the @15for15 #freelance winners tomorrow! Find out more about the comp and judges here http://t.co/wcw0Q73vR9
22/10/2014 15:32
#NFD2014 will be celebrating with events in London, Manchester & Edinburgh on 19 November. Join an event near you! http://t.co/dHnftNFk5I
22/10/2014 08:56
RT @TeamCrunch: Only two days left til our freelancing event in #Manchester with @teamIPSE. Grab tickets here: http://t.co/1HHk4vvp0G http:…
21/10/2014 15:40
Our Manchester freelancer Moneybox event is this Thursday! Get your free tickets here http://t.co/dq2SWW80ia
21/10/2014 12:36
Blog: Award winning illustrator @emmelinedraws gives her tips for stress free self-employment http://t.co/djn1RsIWV9
21/10/2014 11:58
RT @itcontracting: Security Clearance Code of Practice is a welcome step - @JordanIPSE of @teamIPSE discusses http://t.co/etCK8gvTjW
21/10/2014 10:54
RT @CelebrateNFD: #NFD2014 is nearly here! Who has signed up to a National #Freelancers Day event on 19 November? http://t.co/Kkj4iNKalR