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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'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.
 
Yesterday Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh hit out at taxi firm Uber, voicing her opinion that the Dutch company should be doing more to ensure their drivers are paying the correct ta

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has today welcomed the recognition of the self-employed by Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, in his speech at the Labour Party Conference.

Simon McVicker, Director of Policy and External Affairs at IPSE, said:

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. 
 
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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
26/09/2014 11:28
RT @catherinemep: Yesterday I met with @freelancersEU, vital that concerns of self-employed and freelancers are taken on board in #EU http:…
26/09/2014 10:38
RT @MissLauraMarcus: @teamIPSE The one at The Palace Hotel in Manchester this week was very useful. Hope it goes well at Conservative Confe…
26/09/2014 10:35
Next week in Birmingham is our Tory Conference Fringe event on #selfemployment: 29th Sept @ 05:30PM, 245 Broad Street. Come and join in!
26/09/2014 09:22
Press Release: European Freelancers Demand Better Working Conditions through @FreelancersEU http://t.co/WyG88mIJIW
25/09/2014 16:41
RT @SuneetaIPSE: Just 3 days left to complete @teamIPSE economic survey if you are #selfemployed - you could win an iPad mini! http://t.co/
25/09/2014 16:26
RT @FreelancersEU: Freelancers have delivered their manifesto to Brussels! http://t.co/RdyjJKgFRK
25/09/2014 14:52
RT @RosieHLibell: Very excited about the @WomanFreelancer event in Birmingham next Tues w/ Fiona Bruce MP & @JackieDP! More info here http:…
25/09/2014 14:18
That last retweet is an excellent example of how other freelances can help you find work btw :)
25/09/2014 14:18
RT @shipsandpigs: Operation ‘Rebecca developing a taste for tea’ is underway, with an order from fellow @15for15 and @teamIPSE finalist; @T
25/09/2014 13:33
RT @TeamCrunch: Are you a #manchester or #liverpool based freelancer? We're joining @teamIPSE to run some networking + advice events: http:…
25/09/2014 13:21
RT @louisclarkIPSE: Excellent article by IPSE member Sanjoy Sen on effect of a No #indyref vote on the oil and gas sector in Scotland: http…
25/09/2014 11:19
Have you downloaded our guide to #freelancing? It contains everything you need to know to go it alone... http://t.co/xEWMe8uAeU
25/09/2014 11:02
RT @CWchancerylane: Complete @teamIPSE #selfemployment survey to help build a picture of the sector. You could win an iPad http://t.co/TK1m
25/09/2014 10:52
Need help with your portfolio? Our advanced CV writing webinar could be just the thing... More info: http://t.co/enUyyzMrfU
24/09/2014 16:45
RT @EfipUpdate: The @LFIG_UK calls for a Freelancer Limited Liability Company. What are your views? http://t.co/EjAADWL9p8
24/09/2014 15:54
Also in Birmingham, our Tory Conference Fringe event on #selfemployment: 29th Sept @ 05:30PM Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street. Come and join in!
24/09/2014 15:51
Our next @WomanFreelancer event is in Birmingham next Tuesday. More details and free tix here: http://t.co/vtPYiTvD7P