Welcome to the IPSE Resource Library

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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Managing your time as a freelancer

Freelancing can be a great way to expand your skill set and do what you love. But when you start being your own boss, you also need to learn how to manage your time effectively.

Go with the flow: adapting to change as a freelancer

As a freelancer, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and changes and learn how to adapt.

Why I chose the self-employed route

Freelance personal assistant and bespoke planner designer Monique Basil-Wright discusses the benefits of freelancing, how she got into it and why she never plans on going back to full-time employment.

IPSE Cashflow template

A resource designed to help freelancers estimate and manage their business finances.

Freelance business planner

A planning tool for anyone thinking about being a freelancer or starting a self-employed business.

Starting out as a young freelancer

Web developer, Liam Charmer shares personal insights into being a young freelancer.

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.