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Election 2024: Mend trust between taxman and the self-employed, parties told

IPSE calls for the next government to take more responsibility for HMRC’s actions to boost trust with the self-employed as it launches its Manifesto for the self-employed.

Umbrella regulation in “precarious position” after tax admin day

Proposals to enact a due diligence regime for the umbrella company market are in a “precarious position” unless government shows “urgency” to develop them, IPSE warned today.

One in 10 contractors out of work due to controversial tax changes

A survey of more than 1,300 contractors found that one in 10 respondents were out of work due to the impact of reforms to IR35, according to IPSE.

Budget 2024: Self-employed tax cuts “encouraging” but Chancellor fails to “grasp the nettle” of IR35

IPSE responds to measures announced by the Chancellor at the 2024 Spring Budget statement.

MPs right on "chilling effect" of IR35, says IPSE

IPSE has responded to a report published today by MPs criticising HMRC's customer service levels and the deterrent effect of IR35 on "legitimate economic activity".

More than one million over 50s now work for themselves despite pandemic's impact on self-employed

New research by IPSE uncovers a post-pandemic surge in over 50s in self-employment, despite an overall decline in the self-employed population.

Tax breaks for self-employed welcome but government has "much more to do"

IPSE responds to the news of National Insurance cuts for the self-employed at the 2023 Autumn Statement.

Mandy Clarke steps back from IPSE's Board of Directors after seven years

Outgoing Co-Chair Mandy Clarke has stepped down as a Director after serving more than seven years as a member of the Board.