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Freelancers’ confidence is the lowest on record, but they have “kicked into overdrive” to prepare for IR35 and Brexit

IPSE's latest Confidence Index shows freelancers' confidence is the lowest on record and they are working more to prepare for a difficult year.

IPSE: New IR35 briefing ‘cold comfort’ to concerned UK self-employed

IPSE responds to the public announcement of changes to HMRC's CEST tool and warns of the dangers in April for the UK's self-employed.

Queen’s speech: IPSE welcomes measures to secure the future of the self-employed

IPSE welcomes measures announced in the Queen's Speech to support pension saving among the self-employed.

IPSE: End of Barclays contracting is “a taste of the IR35 chaos to come”

IPSE's response to the announcement that Barclays is not renewing off-payroll contracts because of the impending IR35 reforms.

IPSE: Latest IR35 BBC presenter judgement shows the “chaos” around the legislation

The latest - split - IR35 ruling against three BBC presenters shows just how chaotic and damaging the legislation is, IPSE warns.

Freelance sector “flatlining” in the run-up to Brexit

IPSE's latest Confidence Index shows the freelance sector is stagnating in the run-up to Brexit.

IPSE's Confidence Index rightly predicts 'flatlining' economy

IPSE's freelancer Confidence Index rightly predicted the economy would stall - and it has warned of the dangers for freelancers.

Disabled people choose self-employment despite being ‘let down’ by government

IPSE's new report on the many disabled people turning to self-employment... but being let down by government.