Coronavirus (COVID-19) hub


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.

Coronavirus and the Self-employed

Have you been affected by Coronavirus?


Read our advice


Bounce Back Loan

Bounce Back Loan: What is it and are you eligible?

Find out about the Bounce Back Loan.

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SEISS: Do you qualify and what's on offer?

Read our up-to-date advice about SEISS and how to receive your payment.

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Research: COVID-19's impact on the self-employed

Read the IPSE Coronavirus Report

In this report we highlight how the Coronavirus crisis is affecting the self-employed and if what the Government is doing is enough. With key stats and findings it's not to be missed.


Coronavirus Report

Newsletter and advice

Get all the latest advice straight to your inbox

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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