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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A question of time: how often should freelancers pay their taxes?

This report examines the views of the self-employed in relation to the current payment timings, the proposal of more frequent payment of tax and the proposal of moving from retrospective to in-year tax. It will also assess the benefits and challenges of the current system and how freelancers envisage the proposed reforms will affect their self-employed businesses.

The hidden cost: exploring the impact of the pandemic on freelancer mental health

This report examines the impact the pandemic continues to have on freelancers' mental health, how poor mental health is affecting them and how they tackle this.

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.