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Backing your business and speaking up for freelancers - CEO Update April 2023

In his update for April 2023, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb discusses plans for more new member benefits this year, why contractors should seek protection against an MSC investigation, and how a dedicated voice for the self-employed is as important as ever.

CEO update December 2022: Supporting our members, podcast launch, and what's still to come

As 2022 comes to a close, we are taking the time here at IPSE to reflect on the successes of our self-employed community and look towards the new year.

FCI Q1 2022: Freelancer confidence rises despite record inflation and cost of living crisis

New IPSE research shows that freelancers' confidence in their own business, in the next months, has risen from -11.0 in Q4 2021 to 2.2 this quarter. For context, the growth in confidence represents a return to positive figures for the first time since Q2 2021.

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.

New research from IPSE and Worksome

New research from IPSE and Worksome looks into the impact of the pandemic on self-employment.

IPSE responds to House of Lords Follow up Inquiry into IR35

IPSE responds to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee's follow up report on IR35.

IPSE calls on the government to delay the planned tax and NI hike

IPSE is today calling for the government to delay the planned increase to National Insurance and dividend tax following the energy crisis.