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National Freelancers Day: A significant number of employees are considering going freelance, new research finds

Following the emergence of the Great Resignation, new research from IPSE has found that two in five Brits (39%) have considered becoming a freelancer.

CEO update May 2022: National Freelancers Day, MSC Investigation and more

In his May update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about HMRC's investigation into Managed Service Companies, National Freelancers Day and IR35.

IPSE welcomes Public Accounts Committee’s ‘damning indictment’ of IR35 reforms

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has today welcomed the Public Accounts Committee’s report on IR35 in the public sector.

CEO update April 2022: Managed Service Companies, National Freelancers Day and more

In his April update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about HMRC's investigation into Managed Service Companies, Stress Awareness Month and the anniversary of IR35.

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.

CEO update March 2022: Spring Statement, Managed Service Companies and more

In his March update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about the Spring Statement, HMRC's investigation into Managed Service Companies and the latest Freelance Confidence Index.

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.

CEO update February 2022: IR35, COVID-19 restrictions and Maternity and Paternity leave

In his February update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about umbrella companies, IR35 and the upcoming increase in National Insurance.