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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.

Following Scotland’s decision to vote ‘No thanks’ to independence, IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has commented on the result. 
 
The self-employed don’t demand too much from government.
On Thursday 18th September, 4,285,323 registered voters in Scotland will have the opportunity to vote in a simple majority-based referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent nation (“Yes”) or remain part of the United Kingdom (“No”).
Most people don’t get that excited about stats. But the monthly Labour Market release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is important for a couple of reasons writes Jordan Marshall, IPSE's Policy Adviser.
 

The latest ONS labour market figures released today show a record number of people are choosing self-employment, with a further 225,000 people choosing full-time self-employment between May and July of this year.

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed a new report calling for freelancing to be put at the heart of public policy.
 
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.
 
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19/09/2014 12:33
Press Release: As Scotland says No, politicians must say Yes to #selfemployed http://t.co/1b7Q0SM7ve
18/09/2014 15:52
@leansempai any problems please do call our membership team on 0208 759 1946 and we'll be happy to help!
18/09/2014 15:39
@leansempai Hi Russell, if you are a member you can download from MyIPSE on the website once you've logged in. Is that working for you?
18/09/2014 15:34
What does Govt need to do to build a self-employed economy? @JordanIPSE has the answers in his latest blog: http://t.co/x8Z3GZM4hD
18/09/2014 14:45
RT @Penelope: Our partner @teamIPSE is conducting a survey to gauge economic confidence for independent professionals.Find out more http://…
18/09/2014 13:20
RT @EvansGeorge: On my way to #Brighton for tonight's @teamIPSE networking event for #freelancers
18/09/2014 10:57
If you're a female Scottish #freelancer why not take an #indyref break and register for our Glasgow networking event? http://t.co/zNAFovjOe9
18/09/2014 10:51
RT @Freelance_UK: Call to appoint minister for the self-employed from @teamIPSE http://t.co/J38dUxhXCr
18/09/2014 10:16
RT @SuneetaIPSE: Have you done our economic survey that will feed data on the #selfemployed to Bank of Eng? You can win an iPad mini! http:…
18/09/2014 10:01
IPSE member and #freelance public affairs expert gives a thorough analysis of what Scottish #indyref means to us: http://t.co/3hcPQ2sgWj
18/09/2014 08:12
RT @TalentedLadies: Do you have an opinion on the UK's #freelance market? Help @teamIPSE complete this survey for the Bank of England https…
17/09/2014 15:29
RT @JordanIPSE: Here's why today's ONS stats provide ammunition for those backing greater support for the self-employed http://t.co/s5pzvC4
17/09/2014 14:10
RT @BusinessTodayUK: .@teamIPSE calls for Minister for Self-Employment, following latest @ONS labour market figures http://t.co/VDOZyDuQPB
17/09/2014 12:23
Press Release: Minister for Self-Employment now crucial to supporting UK's independent professionals, says IPSE http://t.co/Z8ttqWFgPl
17/09/2014 11:19
RT @NL_Andrew: Good refresher/update from @teamIPSE's trainer yesterday on IR35, settlement legislation, expenses, false self employment ru…
17/09/2014 11:11
Help us give policy makers the true picture of self-employment. Complete our biggest-ever survey of the sector here: http://t.co/jJm9iLFva8
17/09/2014 10:57
RT @JordanIPSE: Self-employment up by 8.1% according to latest @ONS stats
17/09/2014 09:50
RT @louisclarkIPSE: Latest @ONS stats show the number of self-employed people working full-time increased by 225,000 to reach 3.24 million.…
16/09/2014 16:44
Press Release: IPSE welcomes report on freelancing from @LabourParty Finance and Industry Group - http://t.co/UJbnigbljB
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