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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.

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.

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.

IPSE Q4 2021 Freelancer Confidence Index: Quarterly earnings hit their highest reported figure since prior to the EU referendum

IPSE research shows that freelancers' average quarterly earnings soared in Q4 2021 to their highest level since prior to the EU referendum.

IPSE and Penfold agree new deal to help freelancer finances

IPSE and digital pension provider Penfold have today agreed a new deal to help IPSE members with their pension.

IPSE and Contractor Wealth agree new deal to help freelancers with their finances

IPSE and financial planning freelance specialists Contractor Wealth have agreed a new deal to help IPSE members with their finances.

The Self-Employed 2021 Landscape Report

New research from IPSE has today revealed that the number of solo self-employed workers in the UK has fallen by 5 per cent from 4.3 million in 2020 to 4.1 million in 2021. The fall represents the second consecutive year that the solo self-employment sector has decreased since the 40 per cent growth in self-employed workers between 2008 and 2019.

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.