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How freelancers respond to an uncertain economy: A longitudinal report on seven years of IPSE FCI data

This longitudinal report is the culmination of seven years’ worth of Confidence Index research and analysis. For the first time, we are able to look back and examine the trends. We can see the effect that political decisions and macro-economic variables have had on freelancers’ confidence and understand the impact of these factors by setting them in the wider context over a longer period of time.

The Freelance Project and Gig Economies of the 21st Century

This report examines the role of highly-skilled freelancers doing project and gig work in the 21st Century British Economy. It builds on research put together by Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), in 2012 on the use of freelancers, and how effective they are in adding value for both small firms and large corporations.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q1 2019

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 2019.

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.

Member Analysis Budget 2018

Special post-Budget report from tax expert Anne Redston explaining how the Budget will affect IPSE's members.

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.

How to Solve the Self-Employed Pensions Crisis

Automatic Enrolment will not diffuse the ‘ticking timebomb’ that is the self-employed pensions crisis, a new landmark report by IPSE has found.

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.