Guide to Freelancing

Start out right as an independent professional by downloading our guide. It is filled with practical advice and tips from insurance and tax guidance to marketing and PR.



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Guide to Freelancing

Getting your hands on IPSE’s Guide to Freelancing has never been easier. This in-depth, 80 page guide is jam-packed with business advice and tips from insurance and tax guidance to marketing and PR, all for the price of nothing. Just simply click on the download button below and you’ll instantly receive your booklet. No hidden catches, no secret agendas, just helpful advice to aid your freelance business further.


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Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2016

This report looks at the trends in independent working over the last eight year to present a contemporary picture of the UK’s freelance workforce. It also features a profile on freelancers living in Greater London – the fastest growing region for those working independently in Great Britain.


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