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The impact of the coronavirus crisis on freelancers’ mental health

IPSE conducted a bespoke piece of research to find out how self-employment affects mental health, how the mental health of freelancers has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, what measures have been taken to maintain positive mental health and what more freelancers need to support their mental health.

IPSE Impact Report 2019/20

At IPSE our members are at the centre of everything we do and we are continually reviewing our benefits, services and focuses to meet our members' needs. Read our latest impact report and find out about the improvements we’ve made, the impact we’ve had for our members, and what else they can expect in the coming year.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q2 2020

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 2020.

Covid-19 Report 2020

This new report by the University of Edinburgh Business School in association with IPSE examines the impact of coronavirus on some of the UK’s highly skilled freelancers. It shines a light on the groups that have been left out of government support measures and highlights the devastating effects that this lack of support is having on their businesses, personal finances and home-life.

Limited Company Director Template Furlough Letter for the CJRS

A template letter, developed by IPSE, for limited company directors who wish to furlough themselves to access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Freelancer Confidence Index Q1 2020

The first quarter (Q1) of 2020 has proven to be very tough for freelancers as they have experienced a 17 per cent decline in income comprised of both a fall in their day rates and the volume of business undertaken. Day rates have declined by 15 per cent from £474 to £405 while spare capacity has risen by four percentage points from 21 per cent to 25 percent.

IPSE Coronavirus sole traders webinar 29 April

IPSE's webinar of advice and guidance for sole traders on getting support during the Coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus Report

In this report we highlight how the Coronavirus crisis is affecting the self-employed and if what the Government is doing is enough. With key stats and findings it's not to be missed.