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I’m delighted to announce that PCG has today become IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. 

We've taken this step in order to be better able represent all professionals working in the UK’s growing self-employed sector.

The banks have been bashed again last week, following the release of figures on the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).

PCG, the membership organisation for freelancers, has today announced it is rebranding in order to represent all independent professionals working in the UK’s growing self-employed sector.

In an unexpected twist for UK politics this week, a leading Euro-sceptic Conservative MP, Douglas Carswell, announced he has defected to UKIP.

UKIP has stolen some of the political thunder away from Salmond, Darling and co this week (the latter’s 

PCG's Benedict Smith looks at why a government reshuffle in France could pave the way for a change in the way work is approached across
Two thirds of new jobs created since 2008 have been self-employed, and the number of people working as self-employed is at a 40 year high.

Jordan Marshall, PCG's Policy & External Affairs Adviser, analyses the political events from this week that have an impact on the

Much to nobody’s surprise, Boris Johnson this week announced his intention to stand as an MP in next year’s el

A host of exciting prizes have been announced for the finalists of the 15
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29/08/2014 16:39
RT @PubAffairs: Delighted to have Clayton Desant supporting our Freelance Networking Event with @insidepcg Tues 9 Sept, RSVP here --> http:…
29/08/2014 16:36
RT @SimonMcVicker: See my blog on the Conservative's and Carswell's defection to UKip. http://t.co/UJxAWKlYwQ
29/08/2014 16:21
Blog: UKIP’s sting in the Tory tail http://t.co/TlCAmc44C3
29/08/2014 11:22
With less than 3 weeks until the #indyref, @JordanPCG says Scotland remains the prominent topic in British politics http://t.co/oHgrMpY0pL
29/08/2014 09:46
RT @AldermoreBank: "The way successful businesses get off the ground has fundamentally changed; banks need to modernise their approach to l…
29/08/2014 09:45
RT @AldermoreBank: Banks must realise that microbusinesses represent the high-growth firms of the future, says @insidepcg http://t.co/fPQaf
28/08/2014 14:57
Blog: @BenSmithPCG analyses how France's new Economy Minister might shake up working practices across the channel: http://t.co/88f20B1CKP
28/08/2014 13:02
RT @HadleysComment: @insidepcg Need to change way banks wk w/ small biz & independent pros was a key message of our Flex Appeal report http…
28/08/2014 11:25
Press Release: Banking culture towards small business must be re-examined after @The_FPB finds lending down again: http://t.co/wEjYNiKb7D
28/08/2014 10:53
@TheBeardedLlama You're welcome! It's been reversed and you should receive an email confirmation shortly. Sorry again for the error. Louis
28/08/2014 08:34
@TheBeardedLlama Morning Steven, sorry about that. Our customer services team will get on that right away and be in touch soon. Louis
27/08/2014 08:35
RT @mstelmaszak: @insidepcg @FM_Mag I'm running a survey on cloud computing used by #freelance pros: https://t.co/5hL20LsP4I care to share?
26/08/2014 17:03
@SAPLancer Hi Jerome. It varies depends on whether you have a role lined up or not. There is lots of info here: http://t.co/pf5KyfvESV
26/08/2014 16:15
@phil_wright Phil, IR35 is still top of our agenda. That absolutely won't change.
26/08/2014 15:48
RT @louisclarkPCG: LOOK AT THIS. It's really exciting. I can't tell you why, but it is: http://t.co/a4LN1UZEbT
26/08/2014 15:43
RT @AndyPCG: Something big is happening in #selfemployment. All will be revealed once this timer gets to zero: http://t.co/XZ0Zd8ScY3
26/08/2014 11:18
RT @JordanPCG: What's driven the recent rise in self-employment? (Clue: it's not "reluctant" freelancers) http://t.co/b4mo15yaSF
26/08/2014 11:06
RT @cjbryce: PCG announces host of exciting prizes for 15 for 2015 competition http://t.co/PKfPezKyWY
22/08/2014 12:45
The stats show once you go self-employed, you'll never want to go back says @JordanPCG in his latest blog: https://t.co/9fDy2WLEIt
22/08/2014 10:39
Press Release: Government Enterprise Ambassador backs competition to showcase UK’s amazing self-employed talent http://t.co/Pz4olMiTzj
21/08/2014 16:20
RT @louisclarkPCG: Prizes for @15for15 announced. LOOK AT ALL THAT STUFF. I'm actually tempted to enter: http://t.co/fTq1oNvQtl
20/08/2014 16:27
RT @cjbryce: Are you a Social Media Manager looking for a new challenge? We're hiring! http://t.co/SLBUYvsg1L http://t.co/tBmJNOGin4
20/08/2014 10:38
RT @IMAssociation: A big thank-you to @insidepcg for listing @IMAssociation induction workshop on their website,book your places now. http:…
20/08/2014 08:35
RT @cjbryce: Could ISO accreditation help your micro business? Let us know http://t.co/34cW0f1pdj http://t.co/g1tZba2igG
19/08/2014 12:11
RT @George_PCG: Sorting out a #mortgage as an employee is bad enough. If you're #selfemployed or #freelance how do you cope?
19/08/2014 11:29
RT @ThomasKohut: V interesting chat with the team at @insidepcg about skills system & freelancers. As much about biz infrastructure as qual…
18/08/2014 11:02
@monkeypieman Nick, thank you for alerting us to this. I have passed on your message to the IT team who will investigate. Louis
18/08/2014 10:08
A very positive piece on self-employment in @thetimes today by @IanKingSky: http://t.co/NNQ19uLdS0 (behind paywall)
15/08/2014 14:36
RT @SuneetaPCG: .@bankofengland: 'business confidence finally back to pre-recession level' - echoes #selfemployed confidence too, see http:…
15/08/2014 12:39
RT @George_PCG: I'm looking into #mortgages for the #selfemployed and #contractors since tougher lending rules came in this yr. Have you ha…
14/08/2014 16:32
RT @Alisonbattisby: Enjoyed being part of the @insidepcg photoshoot this morning for their latest manifesto. Thanks for having me! #freelan
14/08/2014 07:55
RT @hiredbyme: Thinking of #freelancing? check out @insidepcg's great starter guide here http://t.co/FL6XXyGgwT
13/08/2014 11:02
Press Release: Self-employed continue to drive economy forward http://t.co/htBNZNgTuU
13/08/2014 10:23
RT @e_nation: @insidepcg Thanks for sharing! We'd so love to see your freelance community share pics of their #homebusiness offices with us…
13/08/2014 10:01
Run your business from home? Download this badge from our friends @e_nation and be proud! #homebusiness http://t.co/4ghpOteL4j
12/08/2014 12:17
Press Release: PCG responds to think-tank report claiming UK is now the European capital of #selfemployment: http://t.co/RHJuVESE9D
12/08/2014 09:55
RT @ChukaUmunna: Pleased to be supporting @insidepcg's competition to find the UK's best self-employed people: http://t.co/ztrGg0KdtL
12/08/2014 09:26
Press Release: Shadow Business Secretary @ChukaUmunna backs our competition to find UK's best self-employed people: http://t.co/yxNoB7esND
10/08/2014 14:01
Does ISO:9001 boost your #freelance business? Give us your thoughts in our quick and easy survey. More info here: http://t.co/z0r8BuoBdw
09/08/2014 13:55
Does ISO:9001 boost your #freelance business? Give us your thoughts in our quick and easy survey. More info here: http://t.co/04Atc5OMZM
08/08/2014 17:05
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/qcVUVDGJiS
08/08/2014 15:25
Daydreaming about going solo this Friday? Our Guide to #Freelancing contains everything you need to know. Get it free http://t.co/1Rc1qupB9H
08/08/2014 15:02
RT @JordanPCG: Boris for Business Secretary? Read my blog here http://t.co/DA2irU74um
08/08/2014 13:43
Does ISO:9001 boost your #freelance business? Give us your thoughts in our quick and easy survey. More info here: http://t.co/pmqXmCSJOQ
08/08/2014 12:45
Looking for some advice on becoming a #freelance Public Relations professional? #PCGLive can help: http://t.co/pfgc3TyGJe
08/08/2014 12:35
The Women's #Freelance Network comes to Manchester on 23 Sept. Free tix and info here: http://t.co/I9f9BlXW9h
08/08/2014 10:25
Are you a #graduate with a flair for writing? We're on the lookout for a talented PR Assistant. Apply here: http://t.co/Nlx8s8R2yD
08/08/2014 08:15
Are you an enterprising individual? Win #15minds and get £5k in cash, along with loads of expert business support: http://t.co/RXUoRiABOo
07/08/2014 17:45
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/pGjE9p1mbL
07/08/2014 14:50
Thinking about escaping the rat race to start a business? Check out our free Guide to #Freelancing for some top tips: http://t.co/wDDTJBVXda