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IPSE welcomes Public Accounts Committee’s ‘damning indictment’ of IR35 reforms

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has today welcomed the Public Accounts Committee’s report on IR35 in the public sector.

IPSE welcomes government’s decision to launch Future of Work Review

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) welcomes the news today that the government is launching a review into the future of work.

CEO update April 2022: Managed Service Companies, National Freelancers Day and more

In his April update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about HMRC's investigation into Managed Service Companies, Stress Awareness Month and the anniversary of IR35.

Umbrella company workers believe that there are no advantages to working via an umbrella company, new IPSE research finds

New research from IPSE has found that despite over a third of self-employed workers operating through an umbrella company, over 3 in 5 umbrella company workers believe that there are no advantages in operating via an umbrella company.

IR35 reforms damage the ability for businesses to grow, new IPSE research finds

New research released by IPSE today shows that despite half of UK businesses (49%) stating that they could not achieve their level of growth and outcomes without the help of contractors, a significant number of companies (28%) have decreased the number of contracts they have given to freelancers since the reforms to IR35 in April 2021.

CEO update March 2022: Spring Statement, Managed Service Companies and more

In his March update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about the Spring Statement, HMRC's investigation into Managed Service Companies and the latest Freelance Confidence Index.

IPSE and CMME call on the government to end mortgage discrimination against the self-employed

IPSE and specialist mortgage provider for contract workers CMME are today calling on the government and the mortgage industry to end the discrimination against the self-employed.

Spring Statement 2022: Rise in dividend tax and National Insurance comes at the “worst possible time for self-employed workers”

IPSE has responded to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement today by saying that measures to tackle the cost-of-living crisis, though welcome, do not go far enough.