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IPSE: Delay is “another sharp blow” to “freelancers running on fumes”

IPSE warns freelancer-dominated sectors affected by the delay need a support and stimulus package for the coming months.

SEISS: How to apply for the self-employment grant

The complete step-by-step guide to easily and quickly claim the fourth round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, with questions answered by the self-employment trade body IPSE.

CEO update June 2021: Opening the economy, regulating umbrellas, NFD, the IPSE community and more

IPSE CEO Derek Cribb explains IPSE's policies on umbrella companies, debt, opening up the economy and building the IPSE community.

IPSE: “Doubly disappointing” government response to Loan Charge scandal

IPSE says government's slow response to Loan Charge refund requests is 'doubly disappointing'.

IPSE: Postmaster dispute shows extent of “gig economy chaos and that government must step in”

IPSE argues the postmaster employment dispute reflects the need for urgent reforms in employment law. To protect the freedom of the many legitimate freelancers – and also secure the rights of falsely self-employed people – government should define self-employed status in law.

IPSE: first freelancer increase since the pandemic “cause for cautious optimism”

IPSE says data showing first month-on-month increase in freelancers is "cause for cautious optimism".

IPSE research: over a quarter of freelance businesses “back to pre-pandemic levels” and a third predict Monday boost

IPSE research shows a quarter of freelancers' businesses are back to pre-pandemic levels.

IPSE research: “Remarkable recovery” in freelance earnings and confidence to pre-pandemic levels

New research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and PeoplePerHour shows freelancers’ earnings and confidence in the economy saw a “remarkable recovery” to pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2021.