Research Community

Welcome to our research community


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

Government ministers, politicians and the Bank of England use our research to inform their positionings. We also work hard to make sure that the voice of the self-employed is picked up in the media, so the challenges and concerns of the sector are widely understood.

We run regular research throughout the year to help understand the issues facing the sector and help back up our policy positionings. It is crucial that we have evidence to back up everything we say to give it validity. That’s where you come in – join our research community today and help us represent the sector as best as we can.






Upcoming research and consultations 

  • The findings from our newly-launched annual IR35 survey can be found here.
  • Our latest Q1 2023 Freelancer Confidence Index report is now available here.
  • Our research recently fed into IPSE's submission to the Labour Party's National Policy Forum. Read our published submission here.
  • We will shortly be publishing our Freelancer Confidence Index findings for Q2 and Q3 2023.



Join the IPSE Research Community

To participate in our research and consultations, receive research reports and the latest insight updates, why not join the IPSE research community and help us to shape the future of self-employment. This community is exclusive to IPSE members.

To sign up for the IPSE research community, please login


You can also contact the research team directly at [email protected] 


Uncovering answers to the important questions

Live surveys

By taking part in our surveys, you will provide important insights into the self-employment market that supports our work with government and industry.

Click the link below to see our current live surveys. 


Read our latest reports

Research hub

Visit our dedicated research hub for further reading on all aspects of self-employment.




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