Research

IPSE is at the forefront of research into freelancing and self-employment. We work with our members, leading academic institutions and research agencies to provide empirical evidence about evolving market trends and the role of self-employment in the modern economy.

Research has a longstanding and important role in the development of IPSE’s policies – with our influence increasing significantly as a result of having the vital evidence to support and inform our policy positions. Armed with more knowledge, we are in a better position to influence policy-makers and create a fairer, friendlier environment for anyone working for themselves.

Our Research

We conduct, commission and publish new research on a regular basis. Here you can find our growing library of research into freelancing and self-employment.

Confidence Index

Quarterly survey that tracks the business performance and economic outlook of independent professionals and the self-employed in the UK.

Live Surveys

By taking part in our surveys, you will provide important insight into the self-employment market that supports our work with government and industry.

CRSE

IPSE proudly supports and works with the CRSE, an international think tank working to improve the understanding of the self-employment sector.