Get Involved

Run by our members, for our members

We help our members to source expertise, engage with policymakers, and collaborate to access business opportunities. See how you can get involved in the UK's largest exclusive self-employed community. 

Policy and Research Committee

IPSE’s Policy and Research Committee (PRC) was set up to enable members to feed in directly to our policy work and help us design our research projects.

Director Elections and Appointments

The role of the IPSE Board of Directors is crucial in setting strategy, providing leadership and guidance to the organisation, and overseeing how we are run.

IPSE Members Forum

The Members’ Forum will bring IPSE and members even closer together, making IPSE more democratic and giving us all the opportunity to develop a dynamic and positive dialogue.


In recognition of the work being done by individuals and groups IPSE have developed an Ambassador programme.

Research Community

Here you, our members, can have your say and share your experiences on behalf of the self-employed population.


Our AGM is the ideal time to find out more about IPSE – the current organisational status, financial performance in the previous year, and the plans for the next 12 months.

Member Stories

We want to share the knowledge and experiences of our members to help more people succeed in building their own careers and businesses.

Refer a friend

The more members we have, the louder we are, and the harder to ignore that makes us. Refer a friend to join IPSE today, and add one more voice to the campaign for better support for the self-employed.

My self-employed journey

Self-employment is a journey. It's a journey of self-discovery, of learning new skills, and of building a successful business. It's a journey that is full of ups and downs, but it's also a journey that is incredibly rewarding.


"IPSE is a one-of-a-kind organisation - brilliant"

Absolutely amazing organisation that does work which punches way way above their weight. From National Freelancers Day to Member Benefits - it's worth it. Simply being a member lets people take advantage of the IPSE Perkbox which has saved me thousands of pounds. The world would be a dark place without IPSE! Love them. - Amritpal, Turstpilot review

About us

The membership body for you

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.


"Championing the cause of freelancing in the UK"

Uniquely in the UK, IPSE have been consistently advocating for freelancers over many years. They also run events of tangible value, such as National Freelancers Day and a wide program of webinars. Great organisation, offering real value for money. - John Niland, Trustpilot review


Your online community

Your online community

Being part of the UK’s largest community of freelancers and self-employed professionals gives you the safety net, support and inspiration you need to thrive, wherever you are in your self-employed journey.

There are loads of ways to interact with other members and freelancers - join our LinkedIn and Facebook groups, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join in at the Community Forum

"Good support and networking"

As a member for a few years before retiring I would advise freelancers and self employed to have a look at IPSE. Start up will benefit from a range of advices and support as well as some free benefits to their members. They also now have a freelance site to help those more specifically but for everyone the networking opportunities and support on offer comes at a reasonable cost. - Robert Tetrault, Trustpilot review 

What's new

What's new

Read the latest news and blog articles, and view our current and past webinars and podcasts

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