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IPSE warns of “brittle workforce” after “disproportionate and disturbing” self-employed slump

IPSE has warned of the risk of the workforce becoming rigid after a "disproportionate and disturbing" slump in the number of self-employed in the UK.

Freelancers see “devastating” 25 per cent drop in average income during lockdown

IPSE's latest Confidence Index shows a steep drop in freelancers' average incomes and continuing low confidence.

IPSE highlights lack of coronavirus suppport and threat of IR35 at the London Assembly

This week, IPSE's Andy Chamberlain gave evidence to the London Assembly on the impact of coronavirus on freelancers and the other challenges facing them - particularly IR35.

CEO update July: IR35, new campaigns and more from your membership than ever

In his update for July, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb discusses IR35 in the Finance Bill, membership improvements and new campaigns on the horizon.

IPSE: Government response to Treasury Select Committee is “deeply disappointing”

IPSE has said the government has not done enough in response to the Treasury Select Committee report on gaps in coronavirus support.

IPSE warns of “alarming and avoidable” slump in self-employed numbers

IPSE warns about ONS labour market statistics showing "alarming and avoidable" slump in UK freelancing

700,000 self-employed potentially eligible for SEISS urged to claim grant before 13 July deadline

IPSE is urging self-employed individuals who may be eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to ensure they have applied before the first deadline on 13 July in order to make sure they receive the grant.

IPSE urges “tapered end” to SEISS to avoid “cliff-edge” for freelancers

IPSE responds to the Chancellor's mini statement, warning the self-employed face a "cliff-edge" without a tapered end to SEISS.