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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.

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.

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.

IPSE: Data shows “clear and welcome signs” easing of lockdown so far is stabilising self-employed numbers

IPSE welcomes data showing a second consecutive month of growth in self-employed numbers.

IPSE: Delay is “another sharp blow” to “freelancers running on fumes”

IPSE warns freelancer-dominated sectors affected by the delay need a support and stimulus package for the coming months.