IPSE - Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company will be held at Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Coopers Row, London EC3N 2BQ on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 10.00am to consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolutions, with resolutions 1 to 3 being put as ordinary resolutions and resolution 4 being put as a special resolution.

Voting on each of the following resolutions will be taken on a poll, conducted on paper and taking account of votes cast both in person or by proxy either on paper or electronically, rather than on a show of hands.

ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS
These require a majority of more than 50% of those who vote


1. To accept and approve the Report of the Board of Directors for the financial year ended 31 May 2018
2. To accept and approve the Accounts as submitted by the Board of Directors for the financial year ended 31 May 2018
3. To appoint Menzies LLP as Auditors of the Company for the financial year ended 31 May 2019

SPECIAL RESOLUTION
This requires a majority of more than 75% of those who vote

4. THAT, pursuant to section 21(1) of the Companies Act 2006, the Articles of Association produced to the meeting, and for the purpose of identification signed by the Chairman, be approved and adopted as the Articles of Association of the Company in substitution for, and to the exclusion of, the existing Articles of Association of the Company.

 

Your vote is important

The Board of Directors consider that all the resolutions are in the best interests of members and that the membership should fully support them. Both IPSE’s Board and Senior Leadership Team strongly recommend that you vote or instruct your proxy to vote FOR the resolutions.

 

 To appoint the Chairman as your proxy

Appoint the Chairman as your proxy Appoint the Chairman as your proxy with your instructions


To appoint your own nominee as your proxy

Appoint your nominee as your proxy Appoint your nominee as your proxy with your instructions

 

What we value at IPSE 
 

Self-employment has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. While IPSE has always been there leading the charge for better representation and recognition, our governance structures haven’t caught up with our contemporary significance.

To be the modern face of self-employment, IPSE needs a modern governance structure and culture. That’s why this year IPSE’s Board carried out an independent governance review, which recommended a number of changes.

Under the proposals, members will have a greater say in how IPSE is run. They will also make IPSE more democratic and bring our governance structure in line with industry best practice. 

For the first time in IPSE’s history, the proposed changes will mean every single member can directly vote at Board elections. This is a fundamentally positive and democratic proposal.

A new Members’ Forum will also be created to act as a conduit for member input. This Forum will replace the Consultative Council, and it will provide more opportunities for members to have their say, and will reflect the regional and sectoral diversity of all self-employment.

IPSE is asking its members to approve these changes. All members will have a say over whether they support them, as the changes need to be passed by the membership at the Annual General Meeting on 26 January 2019 before they come into effect. 

The Board and our Chair, Caroline, truly believe these are positive changes which are in the best interests of our members.

They will ensure IPSE can continue to represent, support and protect you, and build a positive community for the self-employed.

This is your chance to make your voice heard.

Freelancers, self-employed, contractors, independent professionals, gig workers…

  • We value what you do: IPSE fundamentally believes that the UK is better off economically and socially because of what you do. You strike out on your own, adding value and taking on risks for clients.
  • We are your credible and trusted voice: The self-employed are stronger together. That’s why we bring you together, to champion and advocate on your behalf to government and industry.
  • We are run by members, for all the self-employed: We are driven by the strength of our members. We provide you with a safety net and a community, but we work to better the environment for the UK’s 4.8 million self-employed. Freelancers, self-employed, contractors, independent professionals, gig workers – whatever you call yourself, we represent you and guide you on your journey ahead.