As part of IPSE’s commitment to learning more about the self-employment sector, 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.
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This report explores how much time the UK’s freelancers are taking off work, how this impacts their wellbeing and productivity and what measures they can adopt to effectively prepare for a holiday.
- 23 Aug 2019
This report examines the role of highly-skilled freelancers doing project and gig work in the 21st Century British Economy. It builds on research put together by Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), in 2012 on the use of freelancers, and how effective they are in adding value for both small firms and large corporations.
- 15 Jun 2019
With the number of disabled people in self-employment rising by 30 per cent in the last five years alone, IPSE and Community teamed up to answer some of the burning questions about this under-researched sector such as: who are the disabled self-employed, what are their motivations for entering self-employment and what are the key challenges they face?
- 7 Jun 2019
This summary examines Labour Force Survey (LFS) data in order to shed light on the characteristics and attitudes of the UK’s disabled self-employed.
- 6 Jun 2019
The survey measures overall trends in the market for freelancers in order to identify inflationary pressures, business confidence, and an overview of freelancers’ perception of general economic conditions for Q1 of 2019.
- 3 Jun 2019
This report provides a demographic snapshot of the entire solo self-employed sector in 2018 and sheds further light on the makeup of the crucial highly skilled freelance workforce. This edition also focuses on the key changes and trends in the sector over the last 10 years.
This new piece of research examines the experiences of self-employed people who work remotely, emphasises some of the benefits and challenges of this way of work and provides practical recommendations of how remote working can be further improved.
- 4 Apr 2019