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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The umbrella company market: Assessing the attitudes and concerns of umbrella company workers

This report assesses the impact of increased umbrella company use amongst the self-employed sector by evaluating satisfaction levels, reviewing the onboarding process and the provision of key documents whilst also highlighting some of the areas of concern.

The client's perspective: Assessing the impact of IR35 reforms in the private sector

The report assesses the impact of the IR35 reforms in the private sector on clients by assessing how engagements and IR35 determinations have changed over the last 12 months whilst evaluating the implications of IR35 compliance for clients.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q4 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 Q4 2021.

The Self-Employed Landscape Report 2021

The 2021 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 2020 and 2021.

Freelancers' financial wellbeing: Understanding experiences of savings, pensions and mortgages in 2021

The report builds on previous IPSE and CMME research from 2020 to cast a spotlight on mortgages, saving for later life and how self-employed people can be further supported with their finances.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q3 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 Q3 2021.

Taking stock: Assessing the impact of IR35 reforms in the private sector

This report examines the impact of the off-payroll working (IR35) reforms in the private sector that were implemented on 6 April 2021 and moved the responsibility for deciding the employment status of freelancers, to the end-clients for medium and large-sized private businesses.

Supporting the self-employed: Assessing the concerns and support needs of the sector

The report examines the current concerns of the self-employed sector and what further support and benefits freelancers need in order to make a success of their businesses. It also examines the extent to which freelancers feel supported by the UK government and concludes with a series of recommendations on how government and industry can better support the sector.