Navigating financial challenges as a self-employed professional: The impact of rising interest rates

In today's dynamic economic landscape, self-employed individuals, contractors, and freelancers face a unique set of financial challenges. The interplay of a high-interest environment and potential tax increases requires a thoughtful approach to managing your finances.

Which expenses can the self-employed claim at Christmas?

The festive season is a chance to celebrate another year of hard work, thank clients and colleagues, and relax after filing your tax returns for the last financial year. But which expenses can the self-employed claim at Christmas?

Why a side hustle could be the key to your success

Recent figures published by IPSE show that 320,000 people have a so-called ‘side hustle’. In this guest blog, Rachael O'Flaherty shares her experience of managing multiple side hustles & the impact this has had on her career.

Self-employment support: Filing your Self-Assessment tax return

IPSE's Patrick Carter discusses the support available with your taxes this year - and how IPSE can help.

Lineker’s win highlights bizarre complexity of IR35 rules

IPSE's Andy Chamberlain takes a closer look at what makes Gary Lineker's recent IR35 court victory unlike others we've seen before.

Taxing times while Westminster uncertainty continues

IPSE's Director of Policy Simon McVicker on the political landscape this summer, and how it affects freelancers.

Saving for a mortgage: Top tips for the self-employed

John Charcol share their top tips for saving money when you’re self-employed and how to go about buying a new home.

Spotlight on IR35: Talent drain is deeply damaging for both business and the UK economy

IPSE's Joshua Toovey uses the findings of the latest IR35 Spotlight report to outline why the rules are deeply damaging to both UK businesses and the wider economy.