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IPSE announces flexible benefits for the self-employed
IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today launched IPSE Futures – the organisation’s very own member benefit scheme designed with the UK’s 4.5million self-employed people in mind.
 

With the election process for IPSE’s Consultative Council opening soon, we want to make sure you understand why it’s important to consider putting yourself forward for election!

The CC is the crucial elected body within IPSE. It has two main functions:

IPSE has issued a warning to Government that new reporting requirements will be burdensome for businesses and will distort the contractor market place. This follows the onshore intermediaries’ legislation introduced last year.
 

Treasury civil servants must be tearing their hair out.

The future of who will lead the United Kingdom will be decided in a couple of months.

The dust has now settled on George Osborne’s sixth and last Budget as Chancellor of this coalition government.
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has today released a new report which outlines how pension schemes and maternity pay should be re-examined to help the self-employed flourish.
 

SMEs often have their profitability affected by unpaid bills, some of which have been outstanding for months. This not only means that salaries have to be cut to compensate for the lack of funds but businesses must also put aside their own growth to stay afloat.

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed the Government’s new measures to help tackle late payment.
 
Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, Andy Chamberlain, takes a closer look at the Chancellor’s announcements on travel and subsistence expenses in this week’s Budget.
 
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27/03/2015 11:02
The #FreelancerLife chat w/ @GemmaWent was a huge success. Thanks to all! #Storify page: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu http://t.co/aGrHLxI0iX
27/03/2015 09:36
Who won the interview contest on social media? http://t.co/brrgg8txKU #GE2015 http://t.co/qSR0NnSCCD
27/03/2015 08:45
39 days until the #GeneralElection. What are your predictions? What would you change? #Freelancer #Contractor
26/03/2015 17:46
Tax commitments muddy post-election picture http://t.co/jdPkKnzXjD
26/03/2015 16:40
@ahnlak The IPSE scheme is currently not an auto-enrolment compliant scheme, but we do have more info if you’d like us to respond by email.
26/03/2015 16:31
UK 2015 – What’s in store for contractors? http://t.co/YMXQ9lCTdz
26/03/2015 15:16
IPSE announces flexible benefits for the self-employed http://t.co/7LWeyDUpXA
26/03/2015 15:12
IPSE Futures is live! Pension scheme, Life Assurance & Flexible Benefits for #freelancers: http://t.co/SO43g6G9Gs http://t.co/DjlGPlwOD1
26/03/2015 12:44
@shoreditchworks @deskmag No problem at all! Glad you got them. @BenSmithIPSE
26/03/2015 12:39
@SohoCollective Sure! No problem at all.
26/03/2015 12:23
@mikehall2512 Sorry for the confusion Mike!
26/03/2015 12:14
@mikehall2512 The actual launch will be later this afternoon Mike. Please do check back after around 2pm.
26/03/2015 12:08
@mikehall2512 Hi Mike, it's live already! http://t.co/oYC4jDPrmZ
26/03/2015 10:10
26/03/2015 10:09
@danieldrave Fantastic Daniel. Great to hear. :D #FreelancerLife
26/03/2015 10:08
@CliveTucker606 You're welcome Clive. Thank you for the kind words. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary.
26/03/2015 10:08
RT @CliveTucker606: 10 years ago to the day since I first walked on to a client site as an Oracle contractor. Thanks @WhitefieldTax @teamI
26/03/2015 10:07
@debbiedooodah Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 10:07
@debbiedooodah You're welcome Debbie!
26/03/2015 09:00
@throg Thanks for sharing your thoughts martin! Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:58
@thewheelexists Fantastic Katy! Welcome on board. :) We'll be sure to notify everyone on here in advance of the next #FreelancerLife chat.
26/03/2015 08:58
@AndyLloydGordon Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:58
@thismademecool Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu :)
26/03/2015 08:57
@MishAbrahall Best of luck! Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:57
@PaulaChRibeiro :) Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:57
@md1793 No problem, there's a chat every month! Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:57
@ukjoncollins Great idea! Will put forward :) Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:56
@SkillsetSSC No problem, there's a chat every month! Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:56
@thewheelexists Here’s the Storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:55
@MonaLisaAdli No problem, there's a chat every month! Here’s the storify page of the last #FreelancerLife chat: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
26/03/2015 08:52
@earemu Thanks for sharing Emmanuel.
26/03/2015 08:50
@andymarketer Yes we do Andrew. Our membership has diversified since our rebrand in Sept 2014. Member benefits for creatives increasing too!
25/03/2015 16:45
@Sian_Rowland @Gonsen @myersde2 Fantastic! next chat will be next month!
25/03/2015 16:08
25/03/2015 16:08
@ukjoncollins Glad to hear it Jon! Best of luck with the 'jump'. Wish you all the best. What topic would u like next month? #FreelancerLife
25/03/2015 16:07
RT @ukjoncollins: After reading the #FreelancerLife thread, I'm feeling pretty invigorated for my jump to #freelance work in less than 2 we…
25/03/2015 16:04
@jenni_collins You're welcome Jenni. We'd love to hear your suggestions for a topic for our #FreelancerLife chat next month!
25/03/2015 16:02
@cottampicker Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@EWOMarketing Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@TipsManPR @CortexLegal Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@tiffanyevans Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@YemiBabatundeRS Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@jamiejlj Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@guildnavigator Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@R_Mollen Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
@sam_waterfall Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW
25/03/2015 16:02
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25/03/2015 16:01
@md1793 @MatthewSpurr Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGDNQu
25/03/2015 16:01
@nicolepulley Sorry, seems to be an issue with Twitter’s API – this was sent yesterday. Chat Storify here: http://t.co/baLKrGmcYW