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A question of time: how often should freelancers pay their taxes?

This report examines the views of the self-employed in relation to the current payment timings, the proposal of more frequent payment of tax and the proposal of moving from retrospective to in-year tax. It will also assess the benefits and challenges of the current system and how freelancers envisage the proposed reforms will affect their self-employed businesses.

The hidden cost: exploring the impact of the pandemic on freelancer mental health

This report examines the impact the pandemic continues to have on freelancers' mental health, how poor mental health is affecting them and how they tackle this.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q1 2021

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 2021.

Invoice Template

This invoice template includes everything you must have on an invoice. Use this template to clearly display to your clients what they're paying for, how much they owe, and when it needs to be paid by.

Business Plan

Even though it’s just you in your business you should still have a basic business plan. This business plan will help you get into the nitty-gritty of what you need to make your business a success.

IPSE Late Payment Letter Template: Final Demand

After sending the gentle reminder letter as well as the follow-up letter, use this template to send a letter one week later to chase a client who still has not made payment.

IPSE Late Payment Letter Template: Gentle Reminder

As a freelancer, late payment can seriously affect your cashflow and wellbeing, but it can often feel difficult to approach late-paying clients due to concerns around potentially damaging the relationship. This is the first of 3 letters to send to chase a client who is late to make payment.

IPSE Late Payment Letter Template: Follow-up

It can often feel difficult to approach late-paying clients regarding their outstanding payment due to concerns around potentially damaging the relationship. After sending the gentle reminder letter, use this template two weeks later to chase a client who is still late to make payment.