Discover. Ask. Contribute.

When you work for yourself, having a vibrant community can be vital to your wellbeing and growth. 
It takes all kinds of interactions—asking, responding, or sharing experiences—to build that support system for one another. 


Online & offline 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.

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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.

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Joining IPSE is one of the single most important things a freelancer can do. Freelancing is a fun, exciting, adventure – but it can have its challenges too. And let’s be honest, at times, can be isolating. Joining IPSE is like having a team of cheer leaders who have your back every step of the way. They have information at their fingertips, lobby on your behalf and keep you constantly connected. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend joining IPSE, it gives you such a strong sense of being part of a wider community and that your voice matters. 

Faye Dicker
Voiceover Artist, and Founder of Freelance Mum


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From side hustles and freelancers to limited company directors and umbrella company workers, the world of self-employment is incredibly diverse. That's why IPSE membership is tailored to the different ways in which self-employed people work.  

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