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IPSE calls for more clarity on IR35 following Defra and MoJ non-compliance verdicts

IPSE is calling for more clarity around IR35, following the news that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have received tax bills totalling just over £120m for IR35 non-compliance.

IPSE Research: 7 in 10 freelancers concerned about saving for later life

IPSE and CMME research examines the impact of the pandemic and IR35 reforms on freelancers' ability to apply for a mortgage and access other financial products.

IPSE Q3 2021 Freelancer Confidence Index: Confidence falls as government tax changes start to take hold

IPSE research shows that freelancer confidence has fallen as the impact of IR35 reforms in the private sector in April 2021 start to take hold.

IPSE: “Labour worker rights plans fail to grasp the nettle of employment status”

IPSE responds to Labour's proposal to replace existing employment status definitions with a single "worker" status for all but the genuinely self-employed.

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.

IPSE: Like many others, Gary Lineker “being targeted because of needlessly and damagingly complex IR35 tax rules”

Gary Lineker is involved in the biggest-ever IR35 case. IPSE said the footballer is being targeted, like many others, because of the “needlessly and damagingly complex IR35 tax rules”.

IPSE freelancer research reveals “the business case for holiday”

Taking time off improves freelancers’ work performance, a new study from IPSE has found.