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As furlough and SEISS close, IPSE warns “for freelancers the consequences of the pandemic will be felt for years to come”

As furlough and SEISS come to a close, IPSE warns excluded freelancers are still mired in debt.

IPSE: IR35 is the “forgotten factor driving the HGV crisis”

IPSE raises awareness about the role of IR35 in the haulage crisis.

IPSE research: post-pandemic boom falters for freelancers

IPSE's latest Confidence Index shows that after a surge, IR35 has stalled the freelance recovery.

IPSE: “Government is making it almost impossible to work as a freelancer”

IPSE responds to the government announcement that it will be raising both dividend and National Insurance taxes.

August CEO update: Improving your membership, Board changes and threats to freelancing this Autumn

In his CEO Update for August, Derek Cribb discusses some changes to IPSE Board, threats to the self-employed such as potential tax rises and also IPSE's 2020/21 Impact Report.

IPSE: “Labour worker rights plans fail to grasp the nettle of employment status”

IPSE responds to Labour's proposal to replace existing employment status definitions with a single "worker" status for all but the genuinely self-employed.

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".

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.