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While it won’t affect all those working independently, impending changes to VAT for those selling digital products directly to Europe have understandably created significant anger.
 
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today launched a new report which outlines steps to combat the scourge of late payment which currently afflicts the UK’s 4.6 million self-employed.
 

Anushka Asthana, Sky News political correspondent takes a look at the political climate as the pressure builds before next year’s general election.

Award winning business and economics journalist, Declan Curry has regularly broadcasted to a worldwide audience for more than twenty years.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, today (20 November) met with the winners of a nationwide competition to find the nation’s best self-employed professionals. 
 
The Government celebrated National Freelancers Day (NOV 19TH) by announcing the appointment of David Morris MP as the UK’s first ever self- employed ambassador who will bang the drum for freelancers throughout the UK.
 
IPSE Research Manager, Suneeta Johal rounds-up the latest IPSE Research Seminar – The Global Workshop on Freelancing & Independent Professional Research.
 
Nicola, Queen of Scots. Amid surging popularity for the Scottish National Party (SNP), she will replace Salmond and assume the role of First Minister tomorrow.
 
Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna MP, has today supported National Freelancers Day which “shines a spotlight on Britain’s independent professionals”.
 

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28/11/2014 12:55
RT @EnterpriseRocks: 'Payment terms over 30 days should be banned' say @teamIPSE . Read more in this @BusinessZone article http://t.co/mRKi
28/11/2014 10:34
It's retail hour on Business Connections @TheBusinessShow #TBS2014 http://t.co/VtpN6vTOYv
28/11/2014 10:29
RT @WhitePcock: Loved the BUSINESS CONNECTIONS stand @TheBusinessShow 2day Well done Caroline 4 engaging us all there & Dan at the @teamIP
27/11/2014 15:59
RT @IPSEwestminster: .@JordanIPSE blogs on the new EU VAT regulations that could affect micro-businesses http://t.co/kCyWyWs4c0
27/11/2014 15:50
RT @George_IPSE: Busy for @teamIPSE at at our #tbs14 stand! http://t.co/WXvNQurwpE
27/11/2014 14:46
It's skilled trade and construction hour on business connections #TBS2014 @TheBusinessShow http://t.co/VgqDrgScho
27/11/2014 12:51
A very busy #TBS2014 - can you spot the IPSE gallery? @TheBusinessShow http://t.co/WBqB1NKkgQ
27/11/2014 12:35
A very full Bussiness Connections wall @TheBusinessShow #TBS2014 http://t.co/K1sta5B4S9
27/11/2014 12:30
A full seminar theatre at #TBS2014 for @teamIPSE CEO @cjbryce presentation http://t.co/V6W6CxmY3y
27/11/2014 12:29
In the next hour we will be focussing on the manufacturing industry #TBS2014 http://t.co/fobKIbDcBc
27/11/2014 11:47
RT @BusinessZone: Outlaw terms over 30 days 'to end the scourge of late payment' @teamipse #latepayment #TBS2014 http://t.co/KSErZdwFFL
27/11/2014 11:40
Ecommerce hour is super busy at #TBS2014 http://t.co/OGRtVRVKWw
27/11/2014 11:29
Our art gallery themed stand (662) at #TBS2014- why not come and check it out if you are @TheBusinessShow http://t.co/aFldr81exC
27/11/2014 11:27
RT @MichelleIPSE: Insanely busy at our Business Connections stand @TheBusinessShow #Olympia #TBS2014 @teamIPSE http://t.co/ytMLJQAIXt
27/11/2014 11:20
On Business Connections at #TBS2014 from 11:30 we will be looking to connect businesses in ecommerce @TheBusinessShow http://t.co/sOEsnLNsXV
27/11/2014 09:22
27/11/2014 08:52
RT @EvansGeorge: I'm heading for @TheBusinessShow where @teamIPSE has a rather exciting art gallery themed stand on 662
26/11/2014 11:15
RT @IPSEwestminster: Press release: IPSE's policy package to end the scourge of late-payment for #selfemployed & #smallbusiness unveiled ht…
25/11/2014 15:42
RT @IPSEwestminster: .@SimonMcVicker & @MPDavidMorris speaking about #self-employment in the studio at @shareradiouk http://t.co/AcyC8NtYfj
25/11/2014 12:55
RT @ProgressOnline: Making Labour work for the self-employed | @george_IPSE on IPSE manifesto for the self-employed http://t.co/RmSdj4z3Ef
25/11/2014 10:11
RT @JordanIPSE: Government needs to reconsider the implementation of #VATMOSS plans - could hamper ability of freelancers & self-employed t…
25/11/2014 09:46
Our wonderful @15for15 winner @shipsandpigs has been interviewed by @Design_Week. Read her thoughts here: http://t.co/4vWAckLBO3
24/11/2014 12:48
RT @cjbryce: UK PM @David_Cameron, met IPSE's #NFD2014 15-for-15 winners last week and some of @teamIPSE went too. http://t.co/KSdab8F5uG
21/11/2014 11:37
RT @cjbryce: IPSE's 15-for-15 winners congratulated by @David_Cameron in visit to Number 10. Well done @teamIPSE http://t.co/GFr6MYOGdF
21/11/2014 11:12
Recap: yesterday, the Prime Minister met our @15for15 winners at No10 Downing Street. Report - http://t.co/QgGHZiAX5g
21/11/2014 10:45
Thanks to Govt Ambassador for Women & Enterprise @LorelyBurt for supporting for our @15for15 finalists! http://t.co/6XwwQqQNxL
21/11/2014 09:13
The new Ambassador for Self-employment @MPDavidMorris with the #IPSEmanifesto. Required reading! http://t.co/IDxt0IFdQG
20/11/2014 15:44
If you missed last night's #NFD2014 action you can watch the whole thing at http://t.co/O4Jn9kLz4P
20/11/2014 15:36
RT @shipsandpigs: So guess who I've just met... http://t.co/vlK7PFmKZs
20/11/2014 14:52
Our briliant @15for15 winners have just returned from meeting @David_Cameron and @MPDavidMorris at 10 Downing Street! http://t.co/w8AoPExuRh
19/11/2014 18:55
@PolicyBee Stunning isn't it :) #NFD2014
19/11/2014 18:53
@theworkcrowd And thank you for coming #NFD2014
19/11/2014 18:39
We'll be live streaming our event from 7pm tonight on this link http://t.co/AIn78rNgyw. Tweet your questions to the panel on #NFD2014
19/11/2014 18:36
RT @Gareth_Danbro: It's all about to start at the Freelancer Conference @teamIPSE @DanbroLtd http://t.co/6y6VcwQhCH #NFD2014
19/11/2014 18:35
@AskBrookson Good stuff!
19/11/2014 15:49
RT @Raindance: National Freelancer's Day, here's Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Freelancing! http://t.co/Kx5DgLWNi1 #NFD2014 @Celebra
19/11/2014 14:51
RT @CelebrateNFD: #Freelancers, #Consultants, #Contractors Tweet us your questions for the panel this evening http://t.co/j5VivAXMf4 #NFD20
19/11/2014 13:43
RT @P_Gouldthorpe: All the best to @UniOfHull graduate @dawkins_sarah at national finals entrepreneur event for #15for15 tonight @teamIPSE
19/11/2014 12:10
Got a burning question for our #IPSELive panel? Let us know! #NFD2014
19/11/2014 12:08
RT @BizspaceUK: What a day for businesses! It's #NFD2014, #WomenWOW and the middle of #GEW2014. http://t.co/1tHIjuqtuB
19/11/2014 12:02
Here's our panel getting ready for #IPSELive #NFD2014 http://t.co/LFNV2emjVt
19/11/2014 11:46
Tune in for IPSE Live in 15 minutes for our special National #Freelancers Day episode! http://t.co/XTgnME6N1g
19/11/2014 10:59
Press release: Government announce ‘freelancer tsar’: IPSE praises move http://t.co/Scif7lfxFW
19/11/2014 10:20
RT @NorfolkWriter: Happy National Freelancers Day everyone! Here's to staying in our PJs till lunchtime. Because we CAN! #NFD2014 #freelance
19/11/2014 10:07
RT @matthancockmp: Thrilled @MPDavidMorris has agreed to bang the drum for freelancers, as our new Ambassador for the self employed #NFD2014
19/11/2014 10:06
RT @GemmaWent: Today I shall mostly be live tweeting National Freelancers Day #NFD2014 with @TeamIPSE. If you're a #freelancer, tune in
19/11/2014 09:55
RT @hivesocial_tom: Happy National Freelancers Day! Almost a year since I took the plunge - best decision I've ever made! #NFD2014
19/11/2014 09:51
We're taking questions for our expert panel. If you have anything to ask our politicians, now is the time! #NFD2014 http://t.co/CuCDKznva7
19/11/2014 09:41
RT @JordanIPSE: Behind the Times paywall, must read on gov plans to introduce maternity pay for self-employed & "freelance tsar" http://t.c