Webinars

On-demand and upcoming Webinars

IPSE hosts an extensive range of webinars throughout the year. IPSE members can register for upcoming webinars or access previous webinars that have been recorded to enhance your learning, even if you were unable to make the webinar at the time. 

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Tax rises in the Budget

Recorded on 17/09/2020

In this webinar, Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy, and Ryan Barnett, Economic Policy Adviser, look ahead to the Budget this Autumn. Press speculation suggests contractors and sole traders could be stung by tax rises as the Chancellor looks to shore up the public purse in the wake of expensive Covid support packages. Meanwhile the Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into Tax after Covid, with a focus on self-employed taxes in particular. Watch the webinar to hear our thoughts on what all this suggests about the direction of tax policy in the UK and why now is exactly the wrong time to hit the self-employed with tax hikes.

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On-demand webinars: Coronavirus 
 

Are firms hiring and how has Coronavirus impacted agencies?

Recorded on 10/09/2020

 

The economic impact of the Coronavirus has been devastating and that pain has been felt all the way through the supply chain. In this webinar Andy Chamberlain is joined by Sophie Wingfield from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) to discuss the impact of the pandemic on end clients, agencies and contractors; the attitude of agencies to the IR35 private sector changes; and REC’s assessment of the covid support packages.

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The coronavirus crisis and mental health: tips to keep you on the level

Recorded on 03/09/2020

IPSE and special guest Matthew Knight from Leapers discuss mental health in the time of coronavirus – and hear about some small improvements that can make a big difference to your mood and keep you on track.

Plus, IPSE’s Head of Research Chloé Jepps discusses the findings from IPSE’s new report on mental health and explain the impact the crisis is having on freelancers’ state of mind. IPSE’s Director of Policy Andy Chamberlain will also explain the financial pressures on freelancers during lockdown and talk to guest Matthew Knight about how they can keep themselves on the level despite it all.

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SEISS, Bounce Back Loans and ltd directors using the furlough scheme

Recorded on 27/08/2020

The webinar will talk you through SEISS applications, as well as other forms of support that are still available. In particular, they’ll discuss the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and whether it’s right for you. The team will also delve into the furlough scheme and how freelance limited company directors can use it. 

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COVID 19 - Where are we now?

Recorded on 06/08/2020

The webinar covers: How have contractors and the self-employed been impacted – what does IPSE’s Freelancer Confidence Index tell us? How effective, or otherwise, have the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme been? What is the likelihood of another lockdown and what would that mean for those support packages? What did the Chancellor say about IPSE’s proposal to expand the schemes to include dividend income?

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Support for new freelancers limited companies and forgotten groups – with Excluded UK

Recorded on 09/07/2020

IPSE was joined by Sonali Joshi, the founder of Excluded UK, a group campaigning for all self-employed people who have missed out on government support during the coronavirus crisis. They examine what support people in these different groups could be eligible for, the future of the campaign for more support, the likelihood of a second wave and other pressing issues.

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Coronavirus - Support for limited companies with ForgottenLtd

Recorded on 02/07/2020

IPSE were joined by the co-founder of ForgottenLtd, Gina Broadhurst, to talk about the campaign to get support for limited companies during Coronavirus. We talk to Gina about the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on limited company directors, what support is currently available and the campaign for this group. They also discuss the likelihood of a second wave and what could then be done for freelancers working through limited companies.

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Freelancers and Coronavirus - the latest news and advice

Recorded on 04/06/2020

We look at the latest news about Coronavirus and what it means for you – including what the Job Scheme Retention changes mean for limited companies and details about the extension of SEISS. We also look at IPSE’s latest research into the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on the self-employed sector, and particularly on people working through limited companies.

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Support for Limited Companies – with Small Business Minister Paul Scully

Recorded on 28/05/2020

IPSE is joined by Small Business Minister Paul Scully for a special webinar on support for limited companies. We talk to the minister about the support currently available – including the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – and how long these schemes are likely to run. We also discuss what else could be done both for ltd company contractors and the newly self-employed. We ask, too, about the implications of the Coronavirus crisis for the tax system and the changes to IR35.

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Coronavirus and the Self-Employed – with Sir Ed Davey

Recorded on 21/05/2020

In this webinar, IPSE is joined by acting Co-Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey. We start with an explanation of the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis and what they mean for the self-employed – including the support available for both sole traders and limited company contractors. We also hear Sir Ed and the Liberal Democrats’ view on the support available for the self-employed, how long it should last and the government’s plans for coming out of lockdown.

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Navigating the Coronavirus crisis - what the new guidance means for you

Recorded on 15/05/2020

What does the latest Coronavirus guidance - from safety measures to returning to work - mean for self-employed people? The IPSE Policy talk you through the latest government guidance and what it means for you - as well as how to navigate the support on offer. We also discuss IPSE's latest research, which shows that the Coronavirus crisis has driven freelancers' confidence - both in their businesses and in the wider economy - to the lowest level on record. 

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Coronavirus support - advice for sole traders

Recorded on 29/04/2020

On 26th March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the creation of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The scheme covers many, but not all sole trader self-employed. (It does not offer support to self-employed people working through limited companies. IPSE is pushing for more support for this group and has also run a webinar specifically for limited company directors.) This webinar explains how the scheme works, who is and isn’t included in it and how you can go about making a claim. It also examines what other support is on offer for sole trader self-employed.

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Coronavirus support - advice for limited companies

Recorded on 23/04/2020

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak does not include the many freelancers who work through limited companies. IPSE is pushing hard for the government to develop support solutions for people working through limited companies. These freelancers and contractors have to navigate a complex web of different schemes to get what support they can – from the Business Interruption Loan Scheme to furloughing through the Job Retention Scheme. 

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Cashflow during the Coronavirus crisis, with Interim Small Business Commissioner Philip King

Recorded on 16/04/2020

Interim Small Business Commissioner Philip King discusses what he and the office of the Small Business Commissioner are doing to speed-up client payments and help freelancers maintain their cashflow in the coming months. Then we discuss IPSE’s work on late payment and how it can affect the self-employed and also talked through some new IPSE research on how the Coronavirus crisis is affecting the self-employed sector – including its cashflow. 

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Coronavirus and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Recorded on 08/04/2020

This webinar covers in detail the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and who it does and does not cover. It also examines what support is in place for self-employed people working through ltd companies and what more IPSE is calling on the government to do. The team will also guide you through the business, tax and financial support available – from the self-assessment tax delay to the postponement of the changes to IR35. 

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Coronavirus Support - What Can You Get

Recorded 02/04/2020

The government announced a far-reaching package of support for freelancers and the self-employed. It covers many self-employed people who work as sole traders, but not people working through limited companies. IPSE is looking into the options for limited companies and what else we can push the government to do for them. For the moment, people working through limited companies have to navigate a complex combination of packages such as the Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. 

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On-demand webinars: IR35
 

IR35 – What is it and when does it apply?

Recorded on 23/07/2020

The government intends to implement changes to the way IR35 works in the private sector from April. It’s a significant change which will impact hundreds of thousands of contractors, agencies and clients – but the underlying IR35 status rules remain the same.The webinar will answer the following questions: What is IR35 and why is it so controversial? What are key criteria: substitution, control and mutuality of obligation? What are the ‘business-on-own-account’ tests? Why case law and employment status are crucial Does the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool generate accurate determinations (spoiler alert: it doesn’t).

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IR35 in the private sector - what’s next?

Recorded on 16/07/2020

At IPSE, we were very disappointed the IR35 legislation passed report stage at the end of last month and we will continue to campaign against the rule change. IPSE’s Director of Policy, Andy Chamberlain, and Markel’s Head of Tax Partnerships, Paul Mason take an in-depth look at how IR35 will change and offer practical advice on a range of areas including: Status Determination Statements (SDSs), The small company exemption, Contracted out services, The client-led dispute resolution service, Statement of work contracts.

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IR35 in the private sector – your questions answered

Recorded on 25/06/2020

IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain was joined by CEO of ContractorCalculator, Dave Chaplin, to discuss some of the key questions on IR35 at the moment, including: What changes does the government want to make to the IR35 legislation? Where are we with this legislation? Is it coming in 2021, or is there still hope? What were the key concerns raised by the House of Lords Committee and is the government going to address them? What are the courts saying on IR35 status, and on Mutuality of Obligation in particular? Does the CEST tool reflect the case law?

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IR35 - where are we now?

Recorded on 07/05/2020

IPSE Director of Policy Andy Chamberlain and Nicola Hayman, Legal Manager at Kingsbridge Insurance, give you the latest on IR35, including what the delay means for you. They take you through the basics of IR35, what the proposed government changes to it are and why they are so damaging for contractors and businesses. They also give an update on the House of Lords’s damning review of the changes to IR35, which IPSE contributed to. They discuss, too, why the government is still intent on including the legislation in this Finance Bill. After the changes to IR35 were delayed to April 2021, they also discuss what this means and whether a further delay is likely in light of the Coronavirus crisis.

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On-demand webinars: Tax
 

Tax rises in the Budget

Recorded on 17/09/2020

In this webinar, Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy, and Ryan Barnett, Economic Policy Adviser, look ahead to the Budget this Autumn. Press speculation suggests contractors and sole traders could be stung by tax rises as the Chancellor looks to shore up the public purse in the wake of expensive Covid support packages. Meanwhile the Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into Tax after Covid, with a focus on self-employed taxes in particular. Watch the webinar to hear our thoughts on what all this suggests about the direction of tax policy in the UK and why now is exactly the wrong time to hit the self-employed with tax hikes.

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Tax changes for the self employed - what’s in store?

Recorded on 30/07/2020

This webinar covers: The new roadmap and implementation dates for the extension of Making Tax Digital, Plans for more regular reporting and payment of income tax for the self-employed, Consultations on how the government will clampdown on ‘disguised remuneration’ tax avoidance schemes – and those who promote them, A newly announced review into Capital Gains Tax and the prospect of National Insurance Contribution tax rises on the self-employed.

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On-demand webinars: IPSE Membership 

Getting the most out of your IPSE membership

Recorded on 08/09/2020

 

Chloe Jepps (IPSE’s Head of Research) and Kristina Drinkwater (IPSE’s Head of Membership) discuss how to get the most out of your membership.

The webinar covers:

  • Hear about how IPSE is improving based on feedback from our members
  • Find out how you can get the best from your IPSE membership
  • Find out how you can get more involved with IPSE

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On-demand webinars: Winning Work 

The 4 Styles of CVs for Contractors, Interims and Freelancers – which one is for you

Recorded on 16/09/2020

This webinar provides leading-edge advice on the different styles of CVs for Contractors and the specifics of how to put them together. It also delves into the science and psychology behind a CV with very specific guidance on how to write each section. You will learn about the Chronological CV, the Case Study CV, the Executive Biography and the Portfolio Career CV – we will cover who needs what and how to put them together in line with the requirements of the 2020 market.

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