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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.

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.

“Wake up call” for government as self-employed sector shrinks by £25bn, according to new research

This week, IPSE published its 2022 Self-Employed Landscape report. The findings, which show the sector's economic contribution fell by an estimated £25bn in 2022, should act as a "wake up call" to government.

CEO update October 2022: New Prime Minister, IR35 repeal U-turn and celebrating freelancers

In his October update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb discusses the new Prime Minister, IR35 repeal U-turn, celebrating freelancers and more.

IPSE slams “spineless” government over IR35 U-turn

IPSE responds to government's decision to U-turn on pledge to scrap 2017 and 2021 reforms.