IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and Self Employed lifted three awards, including the top prize of Trade Association of the Year at the Trade Association Forum’s (TAF) annual awards.
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HMRC estimate 60% of PSCs are outside IR35. It could be up to 96% but they don’t have resources to prove otherwise.

IPSE has published its latest Freelancer Confidence Index, which shows independent professionals are confident in the economy and their own businesses.

With the 2014-2015 academic year just finishing, IPSE is already looking towards the next academic year with plans to attend events to provide information to students, interacting with careers advisors and rolling out tailored resources for the student community.

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Kingsbridge, a specialist insurance broker, provides a full cover insurance solution tailored to protect contractors, freelancers and independent professionals against the risks of operating as a limited company.

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed is pleased to announce the appointment of James Collings as its new Chairman. James has been an active member of IPSE since 2004, joining the Consultative Council in 2007 and the IPSE Board in 2008.
 
The Government announced in the Summer Budget that it would consult on restricting tax relief on home-to-work travel, writes IPSE Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, Andrew Chamberlain.
 
"I wanted to be in control of my own destiny. I wanted to work for me, answer to me and be my own boss, and I’ve never looked back" writes Julie Stewart, IPSE’s Chairman.
 
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has reacted to the news that the number of people who are self-employed fell by 131,000 compared to a year ago.
 
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04/08/2015 14:10
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03/08/2015 15:27
@ahcox Glad to hear it worked, Andrew. I've forwarded the issue onto our Tech team. ^JM
03/08/2015 14:10
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03/08/2015 12:19
@jongreen_uk I hope so! :)
03/08/2015 12:02
Renting compared to having a mortgage... http://t.co/RE29BSSuYf http://t.co/OWOUqpwsUn
03/08/2015 12:01
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03/08/2015 12:01
@jongreen_uk When I'm away Jon things go to pot. If I'd have been here it would be have been TWICE a day ;) ^JM
03/08/2015 11:57
@glenscott Hi Glen, did you manage to get this issue resolved? ^JM
03/08/2015 11:51
@ahcox Hi Andrew. Sorry to hear you were experiencing an issue with this. Has it been resolved? ^JM
03/08/2015 11:33
@waako Hi Tom, the new website is almost live! Only a week or so to go. :)
03/08/2015 10:58
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30/07/2015 20:00
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30/07/2015 11:46
@MikeWilkins1965 We don’t condone disguised employment, but you can have genuine commercial relt with ex-employer. We've removed article.
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30/07/2015 11:25
@paul_yoza We don’t condone disguised employment, but you can have genuine commercial relt with ex-employer. We've removed article. Thanks!
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29/07/2015 20:00
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29/07/2015 17:15
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29/07/2015 16:00
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