Pandemic and Coronavirus advice



Coronavirus is an economic crisis as well as a health crisis.

The self-employed have been hit particularly hard, with many excluded from government support.

However, IPSE has been here throughout the pandemic, advocating on your behalf, member or not, and supporting our members with helplines, webinars and advice.

Coronavirus – what support is available to freelancers now?

Watch our latest webinar on Coronavirus support.

Learn about the fourth and fifth rounds of the Self-Employment Income Support Schem; the Job Retention Scheme (furlough) which can be accessed by some freelancers; help with tax bills and the Recovery Loan Scheme.

COVID latest advice

Stay up to date on the latest advice around COVID.

SEISS Clawback Advice

SEISS/furlough clawback is the process whereby HMRC investigate and then recoup excess or wrongly claimed support payments. If you're being investigated or want to learn more about how to prepare in advance, read our advice page here.

Lockdowns and support gaps

Counting the cost of the pandemic on self-employment

This report examines the impact of the pandemic, over a year on from its onset, on freelancers’ businesses and income whilst also reviewing the approaches taken by freelancers to mitigate against the pandemic and their plans for the future. The report also focuses on how the pandemic and gaps in economic support have influenced freelancers' attitudes towards government.

Read the report


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General Self-employed advice

If you're looking for self-employed advice topics other than IR35, we can help.

We have a dedicated advice page to help you navigate directly to specific sections including brexit, coronavirus, business insurances, and ways of working. 

Advice homepage

Additional support 



Check our webinar hub regularly as we aim to answer some of your burning questions and discuss the latest developments of the COVID-19 crisis and all areas of self-employment.

COVID-19 webinar

Frequently asked questions

We're constantly updating our list of commonly asked questions from freelancers and the self-employed to reflect the latest government policy and advice. 

Coronavirus FAQs


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