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Self-employed sector surging, new stats show

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the number of self-employed in the UK has risen by 175,000 compared to the same time last year.

IPSE strikes a better deal for members looking for a mortgage

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) is partnering with John Charcol to provide members with a fantastic deal when looking for a mortgage.

Rising numbers of female self-employed show “freelancing is a feminist issue”

IPSE welcomes new ONS data showing more women are turning to self-employment than ever before.

No-deal vote welcome, but self-employed need real certainty on Brexit

IPSE has welcomed Parliament's opposition to a no-deal Brexit, but warned more certainty is needed for the self-employed and all businesses.

Spring Statement: Hammond bullish amid Brexit chaos

IPSE's Ryan Barnett on Philip Hammond's Spring Statement and what it could mean for the self-employed

John McDonnell: Economic crisis, vulnerable workers and… a Labour alternative?

IPSE's Ryan Barnett and Jonathan Lima-Matthews on John McDonnell's speech at Bloomberg and its implications for the self-employed.

IPSE: ‘Myopic’ IR35 extension will ‘hamstring’ UK businesses

IPSE responds to the government consultation on IR35 private sector reforms warning they will hamstring freelancers and businesses in already turbulent times.

Boost for freelancers despite Brexit crash in confidence

IPSE's latest freelancer Confidence Index shows that despite record low levels of confidence in the economy, freelancers experienced a pay boom in the last quarter of 2018.