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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.

Boost in self-employed numbers “good news for business”

IPSE has celebrated new statistics showing that the self-employed population has grown for four consecutive quarters - the first time this has happened since the onset of the pandemic.

Britain’s top freelancer of the year celebrated for promoting transparency in journalism

The winner of the 'Outstanding Freelancer Award' was unveiled at the IPSE Freelancer Awards 2023.

Flexible expertise is needed to “power the NHS for another 75 years” says IPSE

As the the NHS turns 75 years old, IPSE calls on the government to urgently reconsider the vital role that specialist contractors and freelancers play in resourcing within the NHS.

Freelance tax grab sparks talent drain as one in five seek work abroad

New research, released today by IPSE, has revealed that more than one in five (22%) of the UK’s freelance population plan to seek contracts with firms overseas, in response to the IR35 reforms.

Self-employed pension crisis fears renewed as research suggests 45% aren’t saving

Calls for targeted measures to boost self-employed retirement savings have been renewed as new research suggests 45% of the self-employed aren't saving into a pension.