IPSE’s Policy and Public Affairs teams extensively campaigns on behalf of its 21,000 members . We engage with all major political parties in Westminster and Holyrood, ensuring that the voice of freelancers is hear at the highest levels. Our dedicated team of policy and public affairs professionals regularly meets with senior MPs , Ministers and Shadow Ministers to brief them on freelance issues.

What we do:

IPSE hosts and attends events within Parliament, including round-table events discussing key policy issues, and launches of new research or policy work.

In addition we work with Parliament to scrutinise bills, address select committees, and ensure any calls for evidence are responded to promptly on behalf of freelancers. We monitor activity within Westminster and Holyrood and ensure we proactively engage with any issues that arise affecting freelancers.

We also act as the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Freelance Sector, which is a cross party grouping of MPs with a particular interest in the Freelance Sector.

Examples:

Past activity includes a Parliamentary roundtable for Labour MPs, reports published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Freelance Sector, and IPSE’s CEO Chris Bryce giving evidence to House of Lords Select Committee. We also work closely with selected MPs with a particular interest in freelancing, to ensure theyare kept up to date on relevant areas of policy.