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IPSE research: 2020 has left the self-employed sector “undermined and diminished”

New IPSE research shows the scale and variation of the drop in self-employment throughout 2020.

IPSE: Freelancer earnings at second lowest on record in “worrying new norm”

IPSE's latest confidence index shows freelancer earnings are at the second-lowest on record.

Counting the cost of Covid: one million self-employed pushed into debt due to pandemic

New research by IPSE and Starling shows the drastic impact the pandemic has had on freelancers' finances.

IPSE: 341% increase in self-employed on Universal Credit shows “fallback lifeline” must not be taken away

IPSE research has revealed a 341% increase in self-employed people using Universal Credit since last year, and argues government must make sure they can keep drawing on it.

IPSE research: Freelancer average earnings drop to lowest level on record because of coronavirus pandemic

A long view of IPSE's Confidence Index shows the deep impact of the pandemic on earnings and confidence in the freelance sector.

One in four self-employed struggling with mental health because of covid turmoil

New IPSE research shows the drastic impact the coronavirus crisis has had on freelancers' mental health.

Freelancers see “devastating” 25 per cent drop in average income during lockdown

IPSE's latest Confidence Index shows a steep drop in freelancers' average incomes and continuing low confidence.

Help with IPSE's policy work: join our policy and research committee

IPSE is launching a policy and research committee to better represent the views of all members.