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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.

Women in Self-Employment

This report explores the perceptions, attitudes and concerns of self-employed women, as well as their experiences in self-employment.

IR35 in the Private Sector Results

IPSE's survey showing the damage the changes to IR35 will do to contractors, clients and the economy.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q4 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 Q4 of 2019.

What Makes a Freelancer?

‘What makes a freelancer?’ explores some of the key reasons that the UK population are increasingly turning to freelancing. It also highlights some of the challenges they encounter in self-employment and the areas where freelancers need more support.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q3 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 Q3 of 2019.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q2 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 Q2 of 2019.

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.