Our Research

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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Freelancer Confidence Index Q1 2021

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 2021.

The impact of IR35 changes on the self-employed in 2021

IPSE's research from February 2021 looks at how clients and contractors are reacting to the proposed IR35 changes due to come into force in April 2021.

Getting the self-employed on the property ladder

IPSE and CMME have collaborated on a bespoke research project to further understand self-employed people’s experiences around mortgages.

IPSE Freelancer Confidence Index Q4 2020

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 Q4 of 2020.

The Self-Employed Landscape Report 2020

The 2020 edition of IPSE and Kingston University's annual reports looks at the demographics and characteristics of the solo self-employed and how these have changed between 2019 and 2020.

IPSE Freelancer Confidence Index Q3 2020

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 Q3 of 2020.

The Cost of COVID: How the pandemic is affecting the self-employed

To further understand the gaps in support and freelancers’ deteriorating financial circumstances, IPSE and Starling Bank have collaborated on a dedicated piece of research examining their finances throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The following report focuses on some of the key factors impacting freelancers’ work-related and personal finances.

How freelancers respond to an uncertain economy: A longitudinal report on seven years of IPSE FCI data

This longitudinal report is the culmination of seven years’ worth of Confidence Index research and analysis. For the first time, we are able to look back and examine the trends. We can see the effect that political decisions and macro-economic variables have had on freelancers’ confidence and understand the impact of these factors by setting them in the wider context over a longer period of time.