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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.
IPSE held its first fringe event at the Labour Party Conference last night, in partnership with the think-tank Demos writes IPSE’s Policy Development Manager, George Anastasi.
 
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. 
 

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.

When starting out as a freelancer or contractor, there’s often a hurry to get started and set up with everything needed to conduct business. It’s often surprising how long it can take to set up a business account with a High Street bank.

We are delighted to announce that after 6 months of negotiation by ContractorFinancials a new Contractor friendly Lender is coming to the market with an exciting range of offset mortgage products tailored to the needs of Contractors and Freelancers.

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.

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23/09/2014 09:02
If you're at #Lab14 why not pop into the Women's Freelance Network event tonight? Details here: http://t.co/P5ndXiPaeq
23/09/2014 08:17
RT @atkinsondavid: "By 2020, no commuter or inter-city train service should be without WiFi." via @teamIPSE https://t.co/zcCtJ8gVfg #self-e…
22/09/2014 16:23
Thank you! Hope you enjoyed the day! RT @lemontreecakes: @teamIPSE great pic
22/09/2014 15:28
RT @WomanFreelancer: Very excited about our event in #Manchester for #freelancers tomorrow! Still time to book - see you there! http://t.co
22/09/2014 12:39
RT @samforrest94: Photoshoot/networking in Shoreditch @15for15 @teamIPSE #entrepreneurs http://t.co/F3HOYP3V1N
22/09/2014 12:39
Want the latest on the Labour Party Conference? Follow @George_IPSE and @JordanIPSE who are live tweeting direct from Manchester #Lab14
22/09/2014 12:26
RT @Penelope: #Selfemployed? Take part in our partner @teamIPSE’s, survey to be in with a chance of winning an iPad mini http://t.co/5saSfq
22/09/2014 12:25
Our finalists are cutting a dash too. Sharp suits (and hats!) on show. No sign of the working from home PJ's today! http://t.co/3i3407B9NB
22/09/2014 12:21
True! RT @Teahuggers: @teamIPSE @15for15 there's no better view than #london rooftops
22/09/2014 12:15
We don't have a bad backdrop for today's @15for15 photoshoot do we? #London is looking fine! http://t.co/B589NcfDZS
22/09/2014 11:52
At the Tory Conf next week? Our fringe event sees @DavidRutleyMP & @rmlcoulson ask if self-employment is the future. Tweet us for details!
22/09/2014 11:33
RT @Onrec: As Scotland says No, politicians must say Yes to self employed http://t.co/2Ctl2Q9mFe @teamIPSE
22/09/2014 11:17
Sneak peek! We're on site in trendy east london today getting some cool photos of our brilliant @15for15 finalists... http://t.co/aGv67E4jp3
22/09/2014 11:14
You can now read a full report of our #Lab14 fringe event on self-employment, 'Going it Alone' by @George_IPSE http://t.co/4RfGnv0p7R
22/09/2014 10:53
The Women's Freelance Network comes to #Manchester tomorrow! Get your free tickets here: http://t.co/iDSAGvW2l9
22/09/2014 08:52
It's Monday! What better way to start your week than helping us with our new survey? http://t.co/jJm9iLFva8 You could win an iPad...
21/09/2014 16:10
RT @George_IPSE: At #Lab14? See @SeemaMalhotra1 & @Debbie_abrahams w/ @Demos and @IPSEwestminster at the premier inn, 5:30pm for our event …
21/09/2014 15:45
The Women's Freelance Network comes to #Birmingham on Tuesday 30th September. Get your free tickets here: http://t.co/cp9OFsnlgk
20/09/2014 17:01
The Women's Freelance Network comes to #Manchester on Tuesday 23rd September. Get your free tickets here: http://t.co/iDSAGvW2l9
20/09/2014 10:15
The Women's Freelance Network comes to #Birmingham on Tuesday 30th September. Get your free tickets here: http://t.co/K410rDsfqy
19/09/2014 16:47
The Women's Freelance Network comes to #Birmingham on Tuesday 30th September. Get your free tickets here: http://t.co/mNxUcpJgQI
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:…