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IPSE research: “pay as you go” tax would leave freelancers struggling with cashflow and heavy admin burden

IPSE says that proposals for freelancers to be taxed on a "pay as you go" basis are "more hassle than it's worth" and could "leave many out of pocket".

IPSE: “Narrow” self-isolation exemptions list “leaves freelancers in the lurch again”

IPSE warns that the Government's "narrow" self-isolation exemption list leaves freelancers "in the lurch" and that for many self-employed people, being told to isolate can be a "financial catastrophe".

SEISS: How to apply for the self-employment grant

The complete step-by-step guide to easily and quickly claim the fifth round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, with questions answered by the self-employment trade body IPSE.

IPSE: Warning as hundreds of thousands of self-employed face cut-off from “crucial Universal Credit lifeline”

IPSE urges government not to reintroduce the Universal Credit Minimum Income Floor next month, which bars hundreds of thousands of self-employed from the benefit.

Expected re-opening “huge relief” for creative and events freelancers, but IPSE warns Government involvement “must not end here”

IPSE says expected re-opening of the economy is a "huge relief" for many self-employed people, but government involvement "must not end here".

Deliveroo judgement: IPSE warns of “untenable mess” in gig economy where self-employment can only be confirmed through the courts

IPSE has responded to the latest gig economy judgement, urging the government to step in with a statutory definition of self-employment.

IPSE: “Hidden cost of the pandemic”: 200 per cent increase in freelancers with mental health problems in the last year

New IPSE research shows a shocking increase in mental health issues among freelancers because of the financial impact of the pandemic.

On National Freelancers Day, IPSE warns of “financially scarred sector” that will need a “shot in the arm” to get back on its feet

On National Freelancers Day 2021, IPSE warns the freelance sector is "financially scarred" and is calling for a stimulus package to get it back on its feet.