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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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Self-Employment in the Modern Economy

This report provides a demographic snapshot of the entire solo self-employed sector in 2018 and sheds further light on the makeup of the crucial highly skilled freelance workforce. This edition also focuses on the key changes and trends in the sector over the last 10 years.

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.

The Path to Prosperity

This new piece of research by IPSE and Sherpa sheds light on the financial welfare of the self-employed and the measures to ensure that self-employment is a sustainable, fulfilling and financially rewarding way of life.

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.

The Way to Wellbeing

This report offers a new way of looking at self-employed wellbeing based on overall life satisfaction. It considers self-employed people’s overall life satisfaction, based on their subjective assessments of various aspects of their lives – including jobs, income, health, family life and leisure.

Working Well For Yourself

What makes for good self-employment? Building on the wider debate about good work – sparked by the publication of the 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices – we set out to uncover what exactly makes for good work for the UK’s 4.8 million self-employed.

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.