Freelance tax grab sparks talent drain as one in five seek work abroad

New research, released today by IPSE, has revealed that more than one in five (22%) of the UK’s freelance population plan to seek contracts with firms overseas, in response to the IR35 reforms.

Self-employed pension crisis fears renewed as research suggests 45% aren’t saving

Calls for targeted measures to boost self-employed retirement savings have been renewed as new research suggests 45% of the self-employed aren't saving into a pension.

Boost in self-employed numbers “a very positive sign” for the economy

IPSE responds to new labour market figures which suggest the self-employed sector has experienced year-on-year growth.

Backing your business and speaking up for freelancers - CEO Update April 2023

In his update for April 2023, IPSE CEO Derek Cribb discusses plans for more new member benefits this year, why contractors should seek protection against an MSC investigation, and how a dedicated voice for the self-employed is as important as ever.

‘Budget for Growth’ delivers some positives but “ducks the big issues” holding back millions of self-employed

IPSE responds to the Chancellor's Spring Budget statement for 2023.

Select Committee Covid schemes report echoes “deep concerns” over gaps in support for self-employed

IPSE responds to the Public Accounts Committee's report on Covid Employment Support Schemes.

IPSE brings flexible and cost-effective co-working to freelancers in new partnership with AndCo

IPSE has partnered with workspace provider AndCo to bring more than 400 workspaces and meeting rooms to its members, at no added cost.

“Wake up call” for government as self-employed sector shrinks by £25bn, according to new research

This week, IPSE published its 2022 Self-Employed Landscape report. The findings, which show the sector's economic contribution fell by an estimated £25bn in 2022, should act as a "wake up call" to government.