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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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Supporting the self-employed: Assessing the concerns and support needs of the sector

The report examines the current concerns of the self-employed sector and what further support and benefits freelancers need in order to make a success of their businesses. It also examines the extent to which freelancers feel supported by the UK government and concludes with a series of recommendations on how government and industry can better support the sector.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q2 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 Q2 2021.

Lockdowns and support gaps: Counting the cost of the pandemic on self-employment

This report examines the impact of the pandemic, over a year on from its onset, on freelancers’ businesses and income whilst also reviewing the approaches taken by freelancers to mitigate against the pandemic and their plans for the future. The report also focuses on how the pandemic and gaps in economic support have influenced freelancers' attitudes towards government.

IPSE Impact Report 2020/21

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.

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.

The impact of IR35 changes on the self-employed in 2021

IPSE's research from February 2021 looks at how clients and contractors are reacting to the proposed IR35 changes due to come into force in April 2021.