Self-employment often means having to navigate lots of different websites with no clear source of truth. As the only not-for profit focused on self-employment, IPSE provides impartial and relevant advice on the topics that matter to you.
Find the self-employment support you are looking for below.

 

Advice sections (A-Z):

Coronavirus
Coronavirus is a real concern for all self-employed, from a lack of support from government to the real impact this has on everyday life. 

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Insurance
Make sure that you are protected with the key insurances needed by the self-employed community. Plus, IPSE members can receive a discount through our partner Markel.

Here you'll find information on:

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Public liability insurance
  • Employers’ liability insurance
  • Directors and officers insurance
  • Legal expenses insurance
  • Business equipment insurance
  • Cyber insurance

IR35
Off-payroll working rules, otherwise known as IR35 or the intermediaries legislation, is a damaging taxation law from HMRC that IPSE strongly opposes. IPSE was founded to fight IR35, and we continue to support our members through the changes.

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Here you'll find information on: 

  • A guide to IR35
  • The April 2021 changes
  • How to protect yourself against IR35
  • What happens if you are investigated for IR35

Ways of working
There are many ways to work as a self-employed person, from operating as a sole trader, limited company director or as part of an umbrella organisation.

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Winning Work
Tips and advice to help you grow your business no matter what industry or sector you work in.

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Parenting and Self-employment
Find advice on many aspects of freelance life as a parent.

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Physical wellbeing
Running a business, or freelancing and contracting for clients, can be busy, stressful and all-consuming, but Ignoring your health and wellbeing can have serious implications for you, and your business.

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Social wellbeing
Choosing your level of sociability is a big advantage of self-employment, but if you prefer solitude, or have a more introverted character, working and socialising with other people can be exhausting. It's important to find the right balance.

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Mental Wellbeing
We've put together a set of resources and guides to support positive mental wellbeing for the self-employed, combing our business knowledge with tips and advice from mental health and wellbeing experts.

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Financial wellbeing
Managing your revenue and profits is crucial to a sustainable freelance career or self-employed business. Find out how to manage your accounts, increase your income, and make the most of your outgoings and expenses. And how to tackle missed or late payments to minimise disruption to your finances.

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