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. 

Quick links:

Most recent webinar
 

IR35 – How status is determined

Recorded on 19/11/2020

Join IPSE’s Policy Director Andy Chamberlain and Economic Policy Adviser Ryan Barnett to take a closer look at how status is determined.

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?

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

 

 

On-demand webinars: Coronavirus 
 

Coronavirus support in November – guide to the latest announcements

Recorded on 10/11/2020

Join IPSE’s Director of Policy, Andy Chamberlain and Policy Development Manager, Alasdair Hutchison for a run through of what the latest announcements mean for company directors and sole traders. 

The webinar will cover:

•    The extension to the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough scheme)
•    Changes to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
•    Changes to Bounce Back Loans
•    The continued suspension of the Minimum Income Floor in Universal Credit

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

Self-employed support latest: what can you claim now?

Recorded on 29/10/2020

In this webinar IPSE’s Policy Director, Andy Chamberlain and Policy Development Manager, Alasdair Hutchison, will explain how the updated schemes will work, what other help is available, and why IPSE is pushing the government for more.

The webinar will cover:

• Changes to the JSS and what this means for company directors
• Changes to the SEISS and a careful look at how the fine print could make it harder to claim • Are the self-employed getting comparable support to employees?
• What support is available in local lockdowns
• Test and trace payments and the self-employed
• Why are there still so many excluded from support altogether
• Are bounce back loans still on offer?
• Universal Credit and the reintroduction of the Minimum Income Floor

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

Covid support for the self-employed this winter – everything you need to know

Recorded on 06/10/2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) – available to company directors, though even less generous than its predecessor, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme)
The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) - extended for a further six months, but on less generous terms and will still exclude many
Bounce Back Loans (BBLs) – changes to the repayment terms
VAT and self-assessment deferrals – existing deferrals have been extended, some additional ones made available
IPSE’s view on the Winter Economy Plan – why we’ll be pushing the government for more

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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. 

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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?

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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. 

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

Coronavirus support - advice for limited companies

Recorded on 23/04/2020

This webinar focuses on the support available for limited companies. 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. For the moment, however, 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. 

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

Recorded on 16/04/2020

IPSE was joined by Interim Small Business Commissioner Philip King for a special session on cashflow during the Coronavirus crisis. 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 Alasdair Hutchison discussed IPSE’s work on late payment and how it can affect the self-employed. Inna Yordanova, Senior Researcher at IPSE, also talked through some new IPSE research on how the Coronavirus crisis is affecting the self-employed sector – including its cashflow. 

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 limited 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. They will also explain what the current situation means for IR35.

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. 

 

 

On-demand webinars: IR35
 

IR35 – How status is determined

Recorded on 19/11/2020

Join IPSE’s Policy Director Andy Chamberlain and Economic Policy Adviser Ryan Barnett to take a closer look at how status is determined.

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?

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

IR35 - your questions answered

Recorded on 22/10/2020

Andy and Ryan from IPSE’s policy team will use this week 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?

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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 webinar will cover:
- The changing labour market (and the unchanging tax system)
- Why IR35 exists and what it’s really trying to achieve
- The crucial importance of maintaining a tax advantage for those in business-on-their-own-account
- The Freelancer Limited Company proposal
- The Engager’s Tax proposal
- The Treasury Committee inquiry into Tax after Covid

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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).

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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?

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

 

 

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

 

 

On-demand webinars: IPSE Membership 

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

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

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

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member

Login Become a member

 

 

On-demand webinars: Winning Work 

How to grow your email list with social media

Recorded on 26/10/2020

Social media is a great way to build an audience and generate awareness for your business, but are you using it to collect email addresses?

In this webinar, chartered marketer and independent consultant Luan Wise will explain why an email list is an important asset to any business, and how to use social media for email list building.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

 

 

On-demand webinars: Finance

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

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

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.

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member

 

On-demand webinars: Late Payment

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.

The webinar will cover:

-    The first steps to take when an invoice is outstanding
-    How to manage the debt recovery process without destroying client relationships
-    Your legal options if an invoice remains unpaid 
-    How insurance can help protect you against counter claims

To view this webinar, login or become an IPSE member.

Login Become a member