About us

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the voice of the UK’s self-employed population who make up one in seven people working today.

We make sure freelancers, interim managers, consultants and contractors are represented to Government. By producing insightful, hard-hitting research and effective policy campaigns, we fight to create a better environment for the self-employed to run their businesses and ultimately, ensure our economy remains one of the most flexible in the world. 

Built by the self-employed, for the self-employed

To find out more about the benefits you’ll receive as an IPSE member, check out our 'Become a member' section

Protect your business

Serving the UK's self-employed

Our mission

IPSE’s mission is to represent and promote the interests of the UK’s self-employed population. We achieve this through a comprehensive policy agenda, research programme and services to members which make the lives of self-employed professionals easier.  We endeavour to be the most appreciated source of protection and information for independent professionals in the UK. We work to provide legislators and regulators with authoritative and comprehensive policies to enhance the ability of freelancers, contractors and independent professionals to succeed.

Our promise

We will continue to:

  • Maximise its influence

  • Increase and diversify the membership

  • Minimise threats to freelancing

  • Meet members’ needs

  • Help members develop their businesses

IPSE Impact Report 2019/2020

Read our latest impact report and find out about the improvements we’ve made, the impact we’ve had for you, and what else you can expect in the coming year.

IPSE Impact Report 2019/20


Join IPSE today and help us reshape the future of freelancing, whilst making your business the best it can be.