IPSE’s Policy team extensively campaigns on behalf of its members. We engage with all major political parties in Westminster and Holyrood, ensuring that the voice of freelancers is heard at the highest levels. Our dedicated team of policy and public affairs professionals regularly meets with MPs, Ministers and Shadow Ministers to brief them on issues affecting independent professionals and the self-employed.

What we do:

IPSE hosts and attends events within Parliament, discussing key policy issues, and launches of new research or policy work.

In addition we work with Parliament to scrutinise bills, address select committees, and ensure any calls for evidence are responded to promptly on behalf of freelancers. We monitor activity within Westminster and Holyrood and ensure we proactively engage with any issues that arise affecting freelancers.

We also act as the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Freelance Sector, which is a cross party grouping of MPs with a particular interest in self-employment.

Examples:

Past activity includes a Parliamentary roundtable for Labour MPs, reports published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Freelance Sector, and IPSE’s Chief Executive Chris Bryce giving evidence to a House of Lords Select Committee. We also work closely with selected MPs with a particular interest in freelancing, to ensure theyare kept up to date on relevant areas of policy.