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One in 10 contractors out of work due to controversial tax changes

A survey of more than 1,300 contractors found that one in 10 respondents were out of work due to the impact of reforms to IR35, according to IPSE.

Tax breaks for self-employed welcome but government has "much more to do"

IPSE responds to the news of National Insurance cuts for the self-employed at the 2023 Autumn Statement.

CEO Update September 2022

In his September update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb recounts the latest IPSE activity, amid an historic period in British history.

National Freelancers Day: A significant number of employees are considering going freelance, new research finds

Following the emergence of the Great Resignation, new research from IPSE has found that two in five Brits (39%) have considered becoming a freelancer.

IPSE welcomes Public Accounts Committee’s ‘damning indictment’ of IR35 reforms

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has today welcomed the Public Accounts Committee’s report on IR35 in the public sector.

CEO update April 2022: Managed Service Companies, National Freelancers Day and more

In his April update, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb talks about HMRC's investigation into Managed Service Companies, Stress Awareness Month and the anniversary of IR35.

IR35 reforms damage the ability for businesses to grow, new IPSE research finds

New research released by IPSE today shows that despite half of UK businesses (49%) stating that they could not achieve their level of growth and outcomes without the help of contractors, a significant number of companies (28%) have decreased the number of contracts they have given to freelancers since the reforms to IR35 in April 2021.