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Times are tough for many freelancers and small businesses in the UK. Still recovering from the financial consequences of the pandemic, there’s now the cost-of-living crisis to contend with. As a freelancer, there are a number of risks you face in your day-to-day work that may result in legal action and financial losses, but how is the cost of living crisis affecting these risks?

In this interactive webinar, Zubair Ahmed and Jake Falconer from Markel Direct, IPSE’s liability insurance partner, explain their top tips for protecting your business’ finances in these challenging conditions.

You’ll have the chance to ask questions during the webinar as well as participate in a live poll.

Join us to discuss:

  • The results of 560 polled freelancers and SME owners on how they are being affected by the current economic crisis including late and non-payments
  • How to cost of living crisis is affecting claims made against freelancers
  • Real-life freelance case studies and claims examples
  • Best practice for avoiding claims and legal action
  • How insurance can help to protect freelancers
  • The types of insurance available to freelancers and what they protect against


There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions during the webinar but you can also submit questions in advance when you register.


Zubair Ahmed has been assisting contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals with their insurance needs for the last 13 years. Zubair has been helping our partners and affiliates (including IPSE) have access to an insurance solution providing the best cover and competitive premiums.

Jake Falconer is an insurance expert from Markel Direct. Jake has been supporting self-employed professionals with their business insurance since 2018. Jake has extensive experience in assisting freelancers, contractors and consultants across all types of industries with their business insurance requirements and queries.

Markel are an award-winning insurer of contractors, freelancers, self-employed professionals and micro businesses. They have over 25,000 customers in the UK and their hassle-free website offers instant cover online, including professional indemnity, public liability and more.

IPSE members enjoy a 10% discount on business insurance from Markel Direct.

This webinar is free to attend for IPSE members. Non-members can also attend at a cost of £15+vat.