This week, IPSE published its 2022 Self-Employed Landscape report. The findings, which show the sector's economic contribution fell by an estimated £25bn in 2022, should act as a "wake up call" to government.
This week, IPSE published its Q3 2022 Freelancer Confidence Index. The index now reveals that confidence in freelance businesses has fallen to its lowest levels since the height of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions.
New IPSE research shows that freelancers' confidence in their own business, in the next months, has risen from -11.0 in Q4 2021 to 2.2 this quarter. For context, the growth in confidence represents a return to positive figures for the first time since Q2 2021.
New research from IPSE has found that despite over a third of self-employed workers operating through an umbrella company, over 3 in 5 umbrella company workers believe that there are no advantages in operating via an umbrella company.