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Reform’s freelance tax pledge will shake up election, says IPSE

IPSE reacts to Reform UK's pledge to scrap IR35 rules as part of its 2024 election manifesto.

"Underwhelming" Labour manifesto offers little detail for the self-employed, says IPSE

Responding to the launch of Labour's 2024 election manifesto, IPSE said it is disappointed in the lack of new detail on measures to support the self-employed.

IPSE hails Conservative pledge to scrap national insurance as "shot in the arm" for self-employed

IPSE has praised the Prime Minister's manifesto pledge to scrap national insurance for the self-employed but warned that limited company directors need equivalent support.

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".