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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Most recent webinar

How to optimise your IPSE member directory profile to attract more opportunities

Recorded on 08/05/2024

The CV & Interview Advisors will walk you through current best practice on promoting yourself and your business on the IPSE member directory and any other online profiles such as LinkedIn.

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On-demand webinars: IR35

IR35 Refresh – Dealing with the rules today and in future

Recorded on 02/11/2023

In previous sessions, we've explained the factors behind IR35 status, how the rules have changed over time, and who is ultimately responsibe - and liable - for IR35 decisions. But how are contractors and their clients dealing with all of this in practice?

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IR35 Refresh – Who’s on the hook for an IR35 tax bill?

Recorded on 19/10/2023

In this second instalment of our IR35 Refresh series, we take a closer look at the 2017 and 2021 reforms. We examine the government’s rationale for changing the way rules work, how the new rules operate and the impact of the changes.

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IR35 Refresh – What is IR35 and how is status determined?

Recorded on 28/09/2023

Andy Chamberlain explains the fundamental principles of IR35 and the key factors that determine IR35 status.

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How to develop a complete outside-IR35 winning work strategy to win higher-paying work

Recorded on 22/09/2023

An action-packed live webinar all about changing your winning work strategy to promote an outside IR35 status. 

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IR35, Managed Service Companies and the year ahead

Recorded on 23/02/2023

To find out more about these pressing issues, and what else we can expect in the year ahead, watch this webinar hosted by IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain with special guests from Markel Paul Mason and Danny Batey. 

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IR35: Navigating Employment Status Rules

Recorded on 13/10/2022

This webinar was correct at the time of recording, but for all the relevant and up to date information on IR35, please visit our latest news pages or the IR35 Hub.

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IR35 reforms scrapped – what this means for contractors post April 2023

Recorded on 06/10/2022

In this webinar, IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Markel Direct's Paul Mason and Danny Batey, will provide a recap of the reforms and what we can expect now that they are destined for the scrapheap. 

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IR35 and New Guidance on Employment Status

Recorded on 11/08/2022

The government has at long last responded to its 2018 consultation on employment status. After four years of silence, it has decided to take no action, effectively rowing back on its commitment to implement the recommendations of the Taylor Review.

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IR35 one year on and Managed Service Companies: Your questions answered

Recorded on 21/04/2022

12 months since the changes to off-payroll legislation in April 2021, navigating IR35 still remains a minefield for contractors. On top of this, there are concerns over managed service company legislation. 

Employment Status, Holiday Pay and the Pimlico Plumbers Case

Recorded on 17/03/2022

This webinar hosted by IPSE’s Policy Director, Andy Chamberlain, and Head of Employment at JMW Solicitors, Paul Chamberlain (no relation) explains the employment status rules and examine how the courts have been interpreting them. 

IR35 – The latest research reports and tribunals

Recorded on 03/03/2022

As we approach almost a year on from the implementation of the IR35 reforms in the private sector, report findings and recommendations in the last few weeks from the House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee and the National Audit Office have produced damming indictments on the impact of the reforms.

IR35, Covid and economic uncertainty: Reviewing the state of freelancing in 2021

Recorded on 16/12/2021

IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain, Fred Hicks and Josh Toovey review the state of freelancing in 2021 and discuss the implications of upcoming tax consultations and the continuing impact of IR35 and the pandemic as we look ahead at what to expect in 2022. 

IR35: Interactive Q&A with Paul Mason of Markel Tax

Recorded on 2/12/2021

Despite the changes to off-payroll legislation in April 2021, navigating IR35 remains a minefield for contractors. This interactive Q&A webinar hosted by IPSE's Andy Chamberlain gave attendees the opportunity to have their IR35 questions answered by Paul Mason of Markel Tax.

PGMOL v HMRC – landmark case that could change your IR35 status

Recorded on 12/10/2021

The Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) won their case at the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) and the Second Tier but HMRC appealed once more. The CoA has now ruled the FTT must look again at the case – so the whole thing has to ‘replayed’, if you’ll excuse the pun. In this webinar, we take a closer look at the ruling and what it means for anyone wading through the murky waters of IR35.

IR35 Tribunal Cases (and what they tell us about your IR35 status)

Recorded on 05/08/2021

In this webinar IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain will be joined by IR35 expert Dave Chaplin, CEO of IR35 Shield, to take a deep dive into some recent, and some not so recent, IR35 judgements to find out what they tell us about the case law – which is all that really matters when it comes to determining status.

Freelancing in a post-IR35 era

Recorded on 01/07/2021

In this webinar, hosted by IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain, Chris James the Director of Accounting at JSA Services look at how these changes will impact professional contractors in the coming months. The webinar covers:

  • Who is affected?  If you’re not now, might you be later?
  • Changes to contracts – what to look out for
  • Working in new and different ways – how to do it and common pitfalls
  • Tax planning in uncertain times

IR35 – What is it and how is status determined?

Recorded on 13/05/2021

In this webinar IPSE’s Director of Policy, Andy Chamberlain, explains the fundamental principles of IR35, the key factors that determine IR35 status and why so many clients are getting their IR35 determinations wrong.

IR35 and Statements of Work – are they a solution and what are the risks?

Recorded on 22/04/2021

This webinar will cover:

  • What is a Statement (or Schedule) of Work?
  • Do SoWs help with IR35 compliance? And, if so, how?
  • How and where is the SoW used in the contractual chain?
  • How are SoWs used in contracted-out services? And more...

IR35 – CEST, Indemnity Clauses, Employment rights: Your Unanswered Questions

Recorded on 15/04/2021

This webinar will cover:

•    Indemnity clauses – are they enforceable?
•    The Check Employment Status for Tax tool – how does it work, who can use it and is it any good?
•    What is Mutuality of Obligation and why does it matter?
•    What exactly is a Status Determination Statement and can it give a ‘status undetermined’ result?
•    What does an ‘inside IR35’ determination mean for employment rights?

IR35 and the Future of Self-Employment Taxation

Recorded on 31/03/2021

This webinar will cover:

  • Where the future of tax is going
  • What that means for self-employment
  • Why clients may start to advertise more ‘outside’ IR35 roles
  • Why the ‘three-person-problem’ is difficult to solve
  • Why we believe self-employment will return to growth

Working via an umbrella company, post-IR35 changes in April

Recorded on 25/03/2021

•    Why clients and agencies are pushing contractors towards umbrella working
•    The tax implications of working ‘on-payroll’
•    Liabilities for Employers NI and Apprenticeship Levy
•    Your rights under employment law
•    How to avoid non-compliant operators
•    And why using an umbrella doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to your company

IR35 – How is the market reacting?

Recorded on 18/03/2021

The webinar will cover:

  • Our latest survey results – what are contractors telling us about their clients’ reactions?
  • What is impact of the changes on contractors, their businesses and their future plans?
  • What proportion of contractors intend to work via an umbrella company?
  • What does the experience from the public sector tell us about where the market could go?
  • What does the future hold for contracting?

IR35 in April 2021: Interactive Q&A

Recorded on 11/03/2021

This interactive Q&A webinar was an opportunity to have your IR35 questions answered by Paul Mason of Markel Tax, ahead of the legislation change in April 2021 on areas such as: changes in the legislation, reviewing an engagement, status determination statements, appeals processes, working with overseas clients, and impact on earnings.

IR35 – Busting the Myths, with Chris James

Recorded on 18/02/2021

The inherent complexity of IR35 has given rise to a great deal of misunderstanding, misinformation and downright fake news. With changes in the private sector set to come in this April, even more myths have been circulating in recent months. 

Join IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Chris James, Director of Accounting at JSA Services, as they cut through the myths and provide you with an accurate picture of how the rules work now and what will happen as we approach April.

IR35: How to prepare for the April 2021 changes

Recorded on 14/01/2021

In this practical webinar for limited company contractors and freelancers, Paul Mason of Markel Tax will talk you through the forthcoming IR35 changes in April 2021; how the market has reacted and what you need to do to prepare.

IR35 – How status is determined

Recorded on 19/11/2020

The webinar will cover:

  • The origins of IR35 and what it’s trying to achieve
  • Landmark tribunal cases and what they tell us about status
  • The key criteria – personal service, control and mutuality of obligation
  • Secondary considerations – being in business on your account
  • Will clients really be able to make accurate determinations?

IR35 - your questions answered

Recorded on 22/10/2020

Andy and Ryan from IPSE’s policy team will use this webinar to answer your burning questions on IR35. They will run through a quick overview of the legislation and any relevant updates, before answering some of the outstanding questions from last week, such as:

•    How do I avoid being inside IR35 in my engagement?
•    If I work in Europe, will I be affected
•    How will SDS’s work, are they essential?
•    Does the small company exemption apply to me and my engagement?
•    How will it affect multiple, overlapping contracts?
•    Is it fair that big consultancies and individual contractors are treated the same?

Consigning IR35 to the scrap heap - IPSE’s proposals for building a better tax system

Recorded on 15/10/2020

Please note that this webinar was cut short due to technical issues. The discussion has been carried forward into next week's webinar.

In this webinar, IPSE’s Director of Policy, Andy Chamberlain, and Economic Policy Adviser, Ryan Barnett, will examine the flaws in the tax system that have led to the creation, and the worsening, of IR35, before outlining some options for reform that might actually work for those working for themselves, and for whom PAYE will never fit. 

The Essential Guide to IR35 in 2021

Recorded on 01/10/2020

IR35 legislation will change in April 2021 and, if you operate through your own limited company, it will impact you. In this essential webinar for contractors and freelancers, Paul Mason, Head of Tax Partnerships at Markel Tax, will explain: What the changes are, How they impact you, How they impact your fee payer, How to prepare for the changes, and what you need to do to stay compliant.

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).

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. We want to help freelancers practically prepare for what the changes could mean. IPSE’s Director of Policy, Andy Chamberlain, and Markel’s Head of Tax Partnerships, Paul Mason, discussed what the changes could mean for you and how to prepare. They 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.

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 the latest on IR35 and the proposed changes in the private sector. Dave and Andy discussed 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? If it does come in, what can hirers do to ensure they can access the flexible skills they will need while still being compliant?

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.

 

 

On-demand webinars: Fireside chats

Fireside chat with Annie Bartley

Recorded on 12/04/2024

Join Vicks, Director of Membership at IPSE, and Annie Bartley, Founder and Creative Director at 'I Am Female', as they discuss neurodiversity, self-employment and Annie's freelance journey!

On-demand webinars: Tax

Tax returns: All you need to know

Recorded on 25/03/2024

This webinar will explain everything you need to know about submitting a tax return as a self-employed individual and break down some of the more important aspects to consider at this time in order to avoid unecessary tax liabilities.

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5 ways to get capital out of your business in a tax efficient way

Recorded on 19/09/2023

Are you building up a healthy reserve of cash in your business? If so, you need to consider how to extract it in the most tax-efficient way, either now or in the future.

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Maximise your take-home pay!

Recorded on 27/09/2022

When self-employed, it's important to make sure you're taking advantage of all the tax efficiencies available to you. This webinar highlights some of the best ways to structure your Limited Company and the tax efficiencies you should be utilising.

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Managed Service Company Legislation … and why you need to be aware of it

Recorded on 26/05/2022

IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Paul Mason from Markel discuss the legislation works and what you need to do if you get a dreaded Regulation 80 MSC determination notice.

IR35, Corporation Tax, Dividend Tax and Umbrella Company regulation: everything you need to know for 2022

Recorded on 13/01/2022

The next tax year will see some significant changes. Watch this webinar hosted by IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Chris James from Workwell to learn all you need to know for 2022 and beyond - including discussions on the Health and Social Care Levy, the latest news and trends on IR35, changes to Corporation Tax in 2023, umbrella companies and timely payment.

Making Tax Digital – the real life implications

Recorded on 29/09/2021

In this webinar Lucy Cohen from Mazuma will share:

  • How to keep digital records
  • What HMRC will accept under the new rules
  • Best practice
  • HMRC penalties for non-compliance
  • The HMRC end game!

Reporting and paying tax more frequently – what exactly does the government have in mind and how do we feel about it?

Recorded on 15/07/2021

This webinar will look closely at the following issues:

  • MTD roll-out: what is the timetable?
  • What exactly is meant by ‘third-party data’ and should government use it for calculating tax liabilities?
  • How do IPSE members feel about paying tax more frequently – we’ll share the results of our survey
  • Could the increased use of digital technology take the hassle out of tax administration, or will it add to the burden?

Self Assessment tax return: All you need to know

Recorded on 11/01/2021

The webinar will cover:

•    Who should complete a Self Assessment tax return
•    What information you need
•    What happens after you have submitted the tax return
•    How to prepare for the next one

Tax rises in the Budget

Recorded on 17/09/2020

The webinar will address the following questions:

• Is a big rise in Corporation Tax really on the table?

• Is the rate of Class 4 National Insurance going up?

• Where does IR35 fit in and what should be done about Employers’ National Insurance?

• How has IPSE responded to the Treasury Committee inquiry on tax?

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

Recorded on 30/07/2020

The webinar will cover:

  • 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

 

 

On-demand webinars: IPSE Membership 

How to optimise your IPSE member directory profile to attract more opportunities

Recorded on 08/05/2024

The CV & Interview Advisors will walk you through current best practice on promoting yourself and your business on the IPSE member directory and any other online profiles such as LinkedIn.

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Getting the most out of IPSE membership

Recorded on 16/01/2024

This webinar is designed for anyone wishing to find out more about IPSE member benefits, whether you are new to IPSE, have recently joined or are a long-standing member.

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How to optimise your IPSE member directory profile to attract more opportunities

Recorded on 11/08/2023

IPSE introduces the features of the new directory and how you can use it to make yourself visible to other members and attract collaboration opportunities.

Getting the most out of IPSE membership

Recorded on 29/09/2022

This webinar is for new members who have recently joined IPSE looking to make the most of your IPSE membership, existing members looking for a refresh on the membership benefits and the ways you can get more involved, or for non-members wanting to find out more about IPSE membership.

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Getting the most out of IPSE membership

Recorded on 29/09/2022

This webinar is for new members who have recently joined IPSE looking to make the most of your IPSE membership, existing members looking for a refresh on the membership benefits and the ways you can get more involved, or for non-members wanting to find out more about IPSE membership.

Getting the most out of IPSE membership

Recorded on 12/05/2022

This webinar is for new members who have recently joined IPSE looking to make the most of your IPSE membership, existing members looking for a refresh on the membership benefits and the ways you can get more involved, or for non-members wanting to find out more about IPSE membership.

Getting the most out of IPSE membership

Recorded on 12/05/2022

This webinar is for new members who have recently joined IPSE looking to make the most of your IPSE membership, existing members looking for a refresh on the membership benefits and the ways you can get more involved, or for non-members wanting to find out more about IPSE membership.

Getting the most out of IPSE membership

Recorded on 08/02/2022

This webinar is for new members who have recently joined IPSE looking to make the most of your IPSE membership, existing members looking for a refresh on the membership benefits and the ways you can get more involved, or for non-members wanting to find out more about IPSE membership.

Getting the most out of your IPSE membership

Recorded on 23/11/2021

This webinar is for new members who have recently joined IPSE looking to make the most of your IPSE membership, or existing members looking for a refresh on their membership benefits and the ways you can get more involved.

Getting the most out of your IPSE membership

Recorded on 22/07/2021

This webinar will look through the feedback received from IPSE members over the last year and what we are doing to make improvements based on this feedback.  Also covered will be all the ways you can make the most of your IPSE membership and ways you can get more involved.

IPSE pension scheme – what is it and how does it work?

Recorded on 28/01/2021

With your financial wellbeing in mind, we’ve partnered with Aegon to provide members with an IPSE pension scheme. 

In this webinar Frank Meaden, Member Communications Manager from Aegon Workplace Investing, will join Kristina Drinkwater, Head of Membership at IPSE, to discuss the IPSE pension scheme.

IPSE in 2020: Your voice in policy and more

Recorded on 24/09/2020

In this webinar, Derek Cribb, CEO of IPSE, and Jessica Hayden, IPSE’s Multimedia Content Editor, discuss IPSE’s vision for the future of self-employment. The webinar covers the following:
• The key lessons has IPSE learnt about the self-employment landscape in the last six months
• What has IPSE done for the self-employed so far during the pandemic
• What is IPSE doing now to help protect members as we look into the next year
• How an IPSE membership supports the self-employed in the next year

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

 

On-demand webinars: Winning Work 

The anatomy of a winning work LinkedIn profile for inside & outside IR35 roles

Recorded on 02/05/2024

Most independent professionals understand how important LinkedIn is, but many contractors and freelancers are unable to write a LinkedIn profile that does the two key things it must if you are to successfully attract high-paying contracts.

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The 9 styles of CV for independent professionals (with formulas for inside & outside IR35 roles)

Recorded on 17/04/2024

Most people are aware that they need to tailor their CV for different types of roles, but did you know that there are over 9 different CV formats that you might need, depending on the position you are looking for?

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5 advanced interview room tactics to win more work at higher rates

Recorded on 12/03/2024

Being good at something requires coaching and practice, so we are running a live online career webinar all about advanced interview skills.

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How to exploit the ‘hidden’ contract market to make 2024 your best ever year

Recorded on 19/02/2024

We'll show you the strategies and techniques to uncover opportunities that aren't publicly advertised.

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Empower Your Freelance Business: Video Strategies to Boost Your Success

Recorded on 30/01/2024

This workshop will equip you with the essential tools and strategies to leverage the power of video marketing and transform your freelance success.

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How to use thought leadership to win high paying contracts

Recorded on 24/01/2024

This exclusive webinar, specifically for contractors, will walk through how thought leadership can be harnessed and give you a blueprint to exploit a whole new channel for winning clients.

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Social media for your business: What to look out for in 2024

Recorded on 10/01/2024

What you should look out for in 2024 from the social media giants LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter), Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook? What changes are they making that you need to know about?

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Live CV Critique Workshop for Contractors

Recorded on 09/01/2024

Want to see real-life feedback of several contractor CVs? See us pull no punches reviewing several CVs.

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How to optimise your contractor CV for ATS / recruitment software to win more work

Recorded on 20/10/2023

If your CV isn’t written in a way that appeals to the algorithms inside these ATS tools, it doesn’t matter how good you or your CV are, you simply won’t get seen, never mind contacted about the role.

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How to Create Content that Generates Sales

Recorded on 04/10/2023

When freelancing, creating content online is a great way to market your services. But how do you create content that generates sales?

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From Self-Employed to Self-Made: Skyrocket Your Freelance Success With Video

Recorded on 12/09/2023

This workshop will equip you with the essential tools and strategies to leverage the power of video marketing and transform your freelance success.

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The 8 biggest mistakes contractors make when seeking contract work

Recorded on 11/07/2023

Learn the biggest mistakes contractors are making when seeking work including tackling the umbrella / payrolled market the wrong way, and for those looking for outside IR35 contracts, some of the blunders that should be avoided at all costs.

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Using Video Bios to promote your contractor or freelance business

Recorded on 16/06/2023

This webinar explains when and how to use video bios to support your traditional CV and how it can help you to stand out in a crowded market.

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Trusted Partner or Willing Servant? Growing your business with high-value work

Recorded on 02/06/2023

How can you attract higher paying clients? Join us to hear steps you can take to ensure you are attracting the right clients to maximize your growth and potential. 

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Leveraging your knowledge to develop multiple revenue streams

Recorded on 24/052023

Having multiple revenue streams is good for your bank account but also helps cultivate an outside IR35 business. Regardless of your IR35 status, it’s also useful when the cost of living has gone through the roof.

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How to win work using LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Recorded on 19/04/2023

In this session, we’ll show you the blueprint to building relationships and generating new contract clients using a tried and tested business development strategy.

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The 9 styles of CV for independent professionals

Recorded on 22/03/2023

We delve into the science and psychology behind different styles of CV with specific guidance on how to write each section.

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Tailoring your applications for contracts

Recorded on 27/02/2023

Join The CV & Interview Advisors and learn how to reverse engineer a contract brief and tailor applications to guarantee more work.

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My Money: Winning work mastery – How to excel at client pitches to boost earnings & financial security

Recorded on 10/11/2022

Leading edge information on client pitches / advanced interview technique, specifically for independent professionals.

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LinkedIn Mastery for Independent Professionals – Live Critique of Several Contractor LinkedIn Profiles

Recorded on 19/10/2022

We cover a range of tactics to help you create a LinkedIn profile that will impress clients, promote your contractor business and secure more work at higher rates.

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How to raise the value of your work with a clear professional identity

Recorded on 04/10/2022

The world of freelancing has changed a lot over the past 20 years. Today’s marketplace requires a degree of differentiation that was never needed before. In this online session delivered by John Niland we explore professional identity and why it's important.

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CV Mastery for Independent Professionals - Live Critique of Several Contractor CVs

Recorded on 12/09/2022

Join The CV & Interview Advisors (international speakers, thought-leaders, 2022 Contracting Awards Winner and experts on all things related to winning work in the contract market), for a live CV critique session.

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How to grow your contractor business and boost your bank account through diversification and side hustles

Recorded on 11/07/2022

This webinar presents a number of revenue generating opportunities that we might refer to as ‘side hustles’ - revenue streams that can be run alongside your main contracting activities, earning you additional income that drives financial security while demonstrating a ‘true business’ status if that is important to you.

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Winning new clients

Recorded on 29/06/2022

In this webinar, Alison Grade, explores how freelancers can nurture and leverage their networks to win new clients, even in this current virtual world. 

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How to optimise your contractor CV for ATS / recruitment software to win more work

Recorded on 26/05/2022

If your CV isn’t written in a way that appeals to the algorithms inside these ATS tools, it doesn’t matter how good you or your CV are, you simply won’t get seen, never mind contacted about the role.

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Valuing yourself

Recorded on 25/05/2022

This webinar will explore how freelancers can transition their offering from trading time for money into impact driven value for their clients.

Building brand me

Recorded on 04/05/2022

With the world of work having changed over the last two years and many freelancers looking to reinvent themselves, this practical webinar will support those who are looking to rethink their careers and unlock new opportunities.

How Independent Professionals can hack the LinkedIn algorithm to win more work

Recorded on 22/03/2022

This exclusive online webinar will show you the insider secrets to hack the LinkedIn algorithm and make sure you are top of the search results in your niche. You will also learn how to write a killer LinkedIn profile that will have clients and recruiters fighting over you.

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Social media for your business: A year in review and tips for 2022

Recorded on 14/12/2021

In this webinar, you will hear the most important updates to the social media networks from the past year and what they mean for you and your business.

IPSE & The Work Crowd: The Power of Networks

Recorded on 30/07/2021

IPSE has teamed up with The Work Crowd’s #FreelancerFriday to co-host a panel event discussing the power of freelance collaboration.

Social media marketing for freelancers

Recorded on 13/07/2021

The webinar will help you understand and the deep fundamentals that underpin effective digital communication. You’ll then be able to apply those principles to dramatically improve the impact of your social media marketing.

Re-defining what it takes to be effective at selling

Recorded on 29/06/2021

This webinar by the Founder and MD of the London School of Sales, Vinit Shah, will take you through essential sales skills to help freelancers develop a personal toolkit, growth mindset and the confidence to excel in selling and influencing.

Thinking strategically as a freelancer

Recorded on 18/05/2021

The webinar will help you think more strategically about your independent business. It will help you see how you can make your freelancing more stable, how you can avoid simply "treading water" and how to raise your profile so that you attract the right type of profitable clients.  

Getting paid what you are worth: Value-centred fee negotiation

Recorded on 11/05/2021

Negotiating a value-centred fee is deeply satisfying at many levels. It adds straight to your profit-line: there is no additional cost of sale. Your focus on value builds trusted client relationships.  You feel good about the work you are doing, because it’s an expression of your deeper self-worth. In this webinar, John Niland from the Self Worth Academy will outline an approach to value-centred fee negotiation.

Winning new clients

Recorded on 13/04/2021

Many freelancing opportunities are secured through informal networks and recommendations. Great freelancers make this informal system work in their favour.

In this webinar Alison Grade examines how these networks work and how you can make it work for your freelancing.

The art of referrals: How to get others opening doors for you

Recorded on 30/03/2021

The webinar covers: 

-       The misunderstanding that causes most people to resist asking
-       The 4 steps of a referral conversation
-       How to start the conversating by being interested (vs. interesting)
-       Getting referrals in a digital conversation
-       Tips for opening doors online

Valuing Yourself – show me the money!

Recorded on 23/03/2021

In this webinar Alison will explore how freelancers can transition their offering from trading time for money into impact driven value for their clients.

Building brand me

Recorded on 12/01/2021

With the world of work changing and many freelancers looking to pivot and reinvent themselves, author of The Freelance Bible, Alison Grade is running a practical webinar to support those who are looking to rethink their skills and unlock new opportunities.

 

On-demand webinars: Finance

Mortgages Made Easy - Getting the right mortgage deal when self-employed

Recorded on 25/04/2023

If you are a self-employed professional looking to purchase a home, move into a new property, a property investor and looking to get the right deal on their current mortgage, this webinar is for you.

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My Money: Cost of living and long-term planning for independent professionals

Recorded on 29/11/2022

What you can do as an independent professional to make smart long-term financial decisions whilst also combatting every day spending.

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My Money: Cost of living crisis: should I cut my pension contributions?

Recorded on 22/11/2022

As part of My Money, Georgie Burks from pension experts Penfold delivers this webinar covering the implications of cutting back on pension contributions and other ways to protect your saving schemes during the cost of living crisis.

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My Money: Financing a freelance business

Recorded on 15/11/2022

How to work out how much finance you need before you try to access it, how you can finance yourself and how to set the right sales prices in order to repay any loans. 

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My Money: When you work for yourself, you have to manage your money with extra care, but the big question is: What’s it all for?

Recorded on 01/11/2022

If you want to make your money and your business into a tool that helps you live as you wish, this webinar will help you.

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How to secure the best deal on your next mortgage as a freelancer

Recorded on 08/09/2022

David Waters from CMME discusses everything that you need to know when securing your next mortgage deal.

How to manage your pension through the cost of living crisis

Recorded on 05/05/2022

Do you feel confident in making the right decisions regarding pensions to set up for a comfortable retirement? This webinar provides an in-depth knowledge about how to manage your pension during challenging economic circumstances.

Freelancer financial wellbeing – understanding savings, pensions and mortgages

Recorded on 02/02/2022

In this webinar, hosted by Simon Butler (Head of Mortgages) and Thomas George (Head of Marketing) from CMME, they discuss this latest research detailing the current mortgage market and how you as a freelancer can navigate growing house prices, inflation and changing mortgage rates when making an application.

My Money webinar: Accountants versus Accountancy software

Recorded on 19/11/2021

In this webinar, delivered by Jackie Stewart, Chartered Certified Accountant, you will learn the differences between using Accounting software and an Accountant; be able to make decisions on when and what to outsource; and know how you can use Accounting software to keep up to date on how your business is performing.

My Money webinar: Surviving or Thriving – business success in times of turmoil

Recorded on 18/11/2021

Surprisingly, historically more businesses go bust during the recovery phase than the initial crash. In this webinar, Chris James, Director of Accounting Services at JSA explores the additional stresses that businesses of all sizes go through during a recession and as the economy recovers, providing advice for freelancers and business owners to help understand the risks to your company and how to protect yourself against them.

My Money webinar: What benefits does remortgaging give you when self-employed?

Recorded on 16/11/2021

With mortgage rates currently at an historic low Simon Butler from CMME walks you through the ins and outs of the current mortgage market and how you can make your mortgage work harder to achieve your life goals. 

My Money Masterclass: Ensuring financial stability when self-employed

Recorded on 15/11/2021

This session covers six of the key areas to keep on top of, for freelancers and the self-employed, to maintain financial awareness and manage their changing circumstances. 

 

Your future financials – How to prepare for later life as an independent professional

Recorded on 05/10/2021

In this webinar Owen Madlin of Contractor Wealth talks about the actions you make today to prepare for your life as you start to wind down in your career, preparing for a life after work. He discusses the market for the self-employed as well as their outlook when compared to PAYE and the support available to you. 

CMME and IPSE Mortgage Research 2020/2021 Review: The challenges and solutions for the self-employed

Recorded on 23/02/2021

This webinar explores the findings of the report conducted jointly with CMME & IPSE, taking a closer look at the specific challenges and experiences of the self-employed community in securing a mortgage. 1 in 4 self-employed professionals claim to have experienced difficulty getting a mortgage*, CMME asks why and explores how this can be combatted by expert brokers and self-employed professionals alike. 

Contractor trends in 2020: What can we learn for 2021?

Recorded on 10/12/2020

In this webinar, James Foster and Joanne Harris from SJD Accountancy will share the results of SJD’s 2020 Contractor Survey. Over 2,000 independent professionals provided insights on a wide range of topics and from this, discuss and summarise the key learnings and the current contracting landscape and what lessons can be learned before we head into 2021.

What the self-employed customer thinks: benefits of digital banking

Recorded on 26/11/2020

Thinking of moving to a digital bank, but want to know a bit more about them? Listen to this webinar, hosted by IPSE partner and three-time winner of Best British Bank, Starling.

You’ll hear from real customers about their experience of moving to a digital bank, as well as the products and features they find most helpful when running their business.

That’s not all: you’ll also get to hear about how digital banking can make life easier if you’re self-employed, especially when it comes to important things like invoices and tax. Finally: has the pandemic made digital banking even more important?

Are you mortgage fit? What every self-employed professional should know

Recorded on 12/11/2020

Mortgage expert, Simon Butler, CMME’s Head of Mortgages will talk you through all of this and the tips you need to be mortgage ready in 2020.  The webinar will cover: 

•    Latest trends, opportunities & watchouts
•    How to get ‘mortgage fit’ – put yourself in the best position to secure a new mortgage or re-mortgage
•    How to ensure you have the right protections in place to ensure long term peace of mind
•    How IR35 will play a part in your mortgage application – Umbrella vs Contractor

Investing for an uncertain future

Recorded on 11/11/2020

Iona Bain will discuss how freelancers can start investing in an uncertain world. She’ll cover the reasons why all self-employed people need to understand investing, what they need to do to be investment-ready and the factors that should guide their investing decisions.

 

On-demand webinars: Late Payment

How to tackle late and non-payments

Recorded on 07/02/2024

This webinar will equip you with the knowledge to increase your chances of getting paid on time and explain the steps to take when recovering payment you are owed by clients.

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My Money: How to avoid late payments and recover unpaid invoices

Recorded on 01/11/2022

This webinar will equip you with the knowledge to increase your chances of getting paid on time and explain the steps to take when recovering payment you are owed by clients.

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Late Payment: How does your client stack up?

Recorded on 21/07/2022

Looking at the newly released Index as well as recent IPSE research into late payment, this webinar shows you how to search for your client’s payment practices whilst also outlining IPSE’s policy recommendations for government to tackle the issue of late payment.

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My Money webinar: Getting paid- how to handle client payment disputes successfully

Recorded on 03/11/2020

Designed for freelancers, contractors and anyone running a small business, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge to handle payment disputes in an effective way.

 

On-demand webinars: Policy

Managed Service Company legislation – what it is and why you need to be aware of it

Recorded on 14/03/2024

What is a managed service company and why does HMRC think my business is one? Watch this webinar with IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Tyra Ali and David Harmer from Markel to find out more about how the legislation works.

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Spring Budget 2024: How does it impact you and your business?

Recorded on 07/03/2024

The Chancellor delivered what could be his last fiscal statement before the next general election. He is under pressure to cut taxes and increase the VAT threshold; but will he meet the calls of business groups – including IPSE, as well as many of his own backbenchers for measures to boost economic growth?

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The umbrella company consultation: What it could mean for your supply chain and how IPSE intends to respond

Recorded on 17/08/2023

IPSE’s policy team outline what the consultation could mean for your supply chain and share how conversations between government and stakeholders have so far identified more problems than solutions.

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Spring Budget 2023: How does it impact you and your business?

Recorded on 16/03/2023

Join IPSE’s policy team for their reaction to the Spring Budget announcement and insight into how any new measures could impact you, your business, and the wider self-employed sector.

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Autumn Budget 2021 – how does it impact you and your business?

Recorded on 02/11/2021

IPSE’s Director of Policy, Andy Chamberlain and Senior Policy and Communications Advisor, Fred Hicks, discuss the contents of the Autumn 2021 Budget and the implications for freelancers and the self-employed.

The Impact of the Gig-Economy on self-employment and public policy

Recorded on 02/09/2021

In this webinar, hosted by IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Fred Hicks, we take a closer look at the rise of the gig economy and analyse the debate over whether it’s a force for good – creating flexible work opportunities for millions; or a tool for exploitation – depriving workers of key protections such as a minimum wage. 

Spring Budget 2021 – Find out what it means for you

Recorded on 04/03/2021

Up for discussion will be any Budget announcements, or lack thereof, on:

• Planned IR35 changes and their impact post April

• Covid support for limited company directors

• The extension of the SEISS scheme

• Any changes to taxes, including corporation tax, capital gains tax, National Insurance, VAT

• Any other surprises from the Chancellor that might affect the self-employed

Pregnant Then Screwed: What's it like to be a freelance mother?

Recorded on 25/02/2021

IPSE is joined by Olga Fitzroy who works with Pregnant Then Screwed, a campaigning body to help those facing maternity or pregnancy discrimination. 

The webinar covers:

  •  The parental rights available to freelancers
  • The problems faced by freelance mums
  • The work of Pregnant Then Screwed
  • Where to find support as a freelance mum

What to expect in the March Budget

Recorded on 11/02/2021

Rishi Sunak will deliver his second Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer early next month. There has been much speculation over what it may contain – much of which would impact contractors and sole traders significantly.

Join IPSE’s Andy Chamberlain and Phil Hall, Head of Public Affairs and Policy at the Association of Accounting Technicians, as they discuss the Chancellor’s options and what they’d really like to hear him say at the dispatch box on 3rd March. 

Labour and the self-employed with Abena Oppong Asare MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Recorded on 21/01/2021

2020 was a tumultuous year for everyone, including the Labour Party. With a new leader and a largely new shadow cabinet, the Party had to quickly adapt to the pandemic and a slew of new initiatives coming from government.

But where does the Party stand now on the issues that contractors and sole traders care about most? Listen to this webinar to hear the answer to that question from Shadow Exchequer Secretary, Abena Oppong-Asare MP.

 

 

 

On-demand webinars: Wellbeing

Thriving, not just surviving: Essential skills for the newly self-employed

Recorded on 20/03/2024

This webinar session aims to tackle the common challenges faced by newcomers in the freelancing world.

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Essential strategies for established freelancers: Elevate your wellbeing, productivity, and results

Recorded on 28/02/2024

This webinar session looks at the common challenges established freelancers and independent professionals face in their business journey.

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The Power of Routines: Managing your time and energy effectively as a freelancer

Recorded on 11/10/2023

Learn strategies from wellbeing consultant and leadership coach Kate Horwood, about how to improve your time and energy management as well as your wellbeing to help your business maximise its potential.

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Connecting and creating a community with others to help protect your mental health

Recorded on 28/02/2023

Eugene Farrell, Mental Health Consultancy Lead at AXA Health will take you through how we have an innate, biologically-driven ability to form and develop interpersonal connections and how these connections can benefit you mentally and physically. 

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Recognising & managing the effects of stress

Recorded on 11/01/2023

With January being the beginning of a brand-new year, watch this webinar presented by wellbeing consultant and leadership coach Kate Horwood, to help you start as you mean to go on.

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Five ways of setting boundaries to boost your energy, productivity and focus

Recorded on 10/11/2021

Learning how to implement and stick to boundaries, will increase your productivity, improve your focus and help you regain control of your time. Most importantly, boundaries allow you to feel at your best more often, and give you a new lease of energy.

Women in freelancing: tackling isolation, prioritising wellbeing and thriving in self-employment

Recorded on 04/05/2021

In this workshop with The Moderna we explore:

•    The specific challenges women face in freelancing and self-employment.
•    The 5 key pillars of wellbeing - that are essential for you to thrive and find joy as a freelancer.
•    We’ll be identifying what stage of the freelance journey you’re at and what steps to take to progress.
•    How to tackle isolation and loneliness when working for and by yourself.
•    The fundamental things you need to incorporate into your planning to create the lifestyle you want.

 

On-demand webinars: Starting out

Freelancing Q&A with I Like Networking

Recorded on 14/11/2023

 

Join the founder of I LIKE NETWORKING and the IPSE team for a Q&A on all things freelancing.

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Going solo: Freelancing at university - the perfect time to start?

Recorded on 23/02/2023

There are many reasons why freelancing is an employment type which attracts early-career professionals and makes them highly employable. This webinar will give an overview of what freelancing as a student looks like and share best practice to do it successfully.

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Going Solo: What to consider in your first year

Recorded on 21/07/2021

New to self-employment? In this webinar Chris Armorgie and Samantha Reading from SJD Accountancy will share practical advice that freelancers, contractors, and small business owners should consider in their first year of self-employment.

 

On-demand webinars: Running your business

How to be a successful sole trader

Recorded on 21/03/2024

Operating as a sole trader is a simple way to work, but you need to know what you’re doing if you’re going to maximise your income.

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How to protect your intellectual property and copyright

Recorded on 21/02/2023

When you’re a self-employed freelancer or contractor, it’s important to understand what intellectual property (IP) is and how you can protect yours.

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Future-proofing your services in the era of AI

Recorded on  23/01/2024

Many freelancers are under-estimating the effect that AI will have on their services. In this session, John Niland explores some practical measures to get ready for the AI future.

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Sole Trader vs Limited Company - Are you operating correctly?

Recorded on 19/10/2023

Within freelancing, you want to ensure that the way you are working is indeed the best – and most tax efficient option for you.

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Future Proof? Anticipating the needs of your market

Recorded on 26/09/2023

With self-worth, you can focus on HOW exactly you are valuable and, in that way, you future-proof your career/business.

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Recharge, Reflect, Reignite: Leading with Purpose for Sustainable Growth

Recorded on 19/07/2023

Explore the power of the 5 states of optimisation to help you find your peak state of mind and unlock your leadership potential.

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Five alternative ways to achieve your goals

Recorded on 21/02/2023

As much as we love goal setting, we usually get it badly wrong. But what causes us to consistently fail to achieve our goals and why does it matter?

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Social media for your business: A year in review and tips for 2023

Recorded on 14/12/2022

Hear the most important updates to the social media networks from the past year and what they mean for you and your business.

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Common types of claims freelancers face and how to avoid them

Recorded on 06/10/2022

In many cases, claims can be a stressful and unpleasant experience. In this webinar, Zubair Ahmed and Jake Falconer from Markel Direct, IPSE’s liability insurance partner, explain how you can try to prevent claims and protect yourself against them.

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GDPR Compliance for Sole Traders: What you need to know

Recorded on 19/10/2021

In this webinar, Nadia Kadhim goes through what you need to know to achieve UK-GDPR compliance; from cookie policies and handling your customers data responsibly to preventing potential data breaches. 

Virtual Event: International Women’s Day: Women in self-employment panel

Recorded on 08/03/2022

As part of International Women’s Day, IPSE have bought together a selection of our Freelancer Award winners to talk about women in self-employment. The event covered female leadership and entrepreneurial potential, tackling the gender inequality, building confidence when pitching for work, strategically diversifying your business and how to be mindful of your wellbeing.