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IPSE provides guides, tips, tools and templates for you to use to help run, manage and protect your business. We add to these daily and update them on a regular basis.

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Freelancer Confidence Index Q3 2018

The survey measures overall trends in the market for freelancers in order to identify inflationary pressures, business confidence, and an overview of freelancers’ perception of general economic conditions for Q3 of 2018.

The Path to Prosperity

This new piece of research by IPSE and Sherpa sheds light on the financial welfare of the self-employed and the measures to ensure that self-employment is a sustainable, fulfilling and financially rewarding way of life.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q2 2018

The survey measures overall trends in the market for freelancers in order to identify inflationary pressures, business confidence, and an overview of freelancers’ perception of general economic conditions for Q2 of 2018.

The Way to Wellbeing

This report offers a new way of looking at self-employed wellbeing based on overall life satisfaction. It considers self-employed people’s overall life satisfaction, based on their subjective assessments of various aspects of their lives – including jobs, income, health, family life and leisure.

Working Well For Yourself

What makes for good self-employment? Building on the wider debate about good work – sparked by the publication of the 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices – we set out to uncover what exactly makes for good work for the UK’s 4.8 million self-employed.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q1 2018

The survey measures overall trends in the market for freelancers in order to identify inflationary pressures, business confidence, and an overview of freelancers’ perception of general economic conditions for Q1 of 2018.

The risks and rewards of independence

With more and more people following their dreams and going freelance, IPSE conducted a survey among freelancers to explore the risks and rewards associated with the operation of their businesses.

Exploring the rise of self-employment in the modern economy

This report provides an occupational and demographic snapshot of the entire solo self-employed sector, as well as shedding further light on the makeup of the crucial freelance workforce using data extracted by Kingston university.