How does the IPSE member referral scheme work?

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IPSE’s pioneering campaign work

The strength of IPSE as an organisation comes directly from you, the members. As the only body dedicated to representing the UK’s entire self-employed workforce, it is vital that our voice is heard. The more of us there are, the louder we can shout.

And we have plenty to shout about. Our campaigning has brought about many successes over the years including wins on late payment, our ongoing battle against IR35 that has delayed its implementation for 20+ years, and our fight for support for the self-employed during the coronavirus pandemic that led to the introduction of the SEISS scheme. You can find out more about all of the work we have done on your behalf in our recently published Impact Report. Without the backing of our members, none of this would be possible.

As we continue to call for support for those left out of the SEISS scheme and the proposed April date for the introduction of IR35 to the private sector moves closer, it is now more important than ever that we remain a clear voice, speak directly to government, and push for fairness for every independent worker in the country.

What is the IPSE member referral scheme?

If you know anyone who is self-employed, we want them on board. Our member referral scheme means that you can offer your freelancer friends, relatives, and colleagues a discount on their first year of IPSE membership and you yourself will receive an equivalent Amazon voucher. For Plus membership the discount and voucher are £50.00, for Standard membership each are £25.00, and for Essentials membership the reward is £10.00.

How does the referral scheme work?

Every IPSE member has their own unique referral URL. This can be found in the My IPSE area of the website, and to take advantage of the scheme you just need to provide this link to the person or people you wish to refer. Upon clicking the link or submitting the URL they will be taken straight to the join process on the IPSE website. Their discount will then be applied automatically at check out and you will receive your Amazon voucher 2-3 weeks later by email. Their membership will be valid as soon as the application form has been completed.

How many people can I refer?

You can send your referral URL to individuals you know who you think will benefit from IPSE membership or you can even post it on your own website, social media or blog. There is no limit to the number of people you can refer and you will receive a voucher for each one who signs up. Make your membership work for you and make our membership stronger.

Other ways to spread the word

If you are feeling generous and would like to give an IPSE membership to a friend or relative then keep an eye out for our new gift cards coming in time for Christmas. You can also inform your circle about IPSE by sharing our newsletter which non-members can sign up for here and by following our social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our member referral scheme or anything else to do with your IPSE membership please email the membership team on [email protected] or feel free to give us a call on 0208 897 9970 — we will be happy to help.


Meet the author

Patrick Carter

Membership co-ordinator at IPSE