What would happen if every self-employed person in the UK went on strike? Would it make any difference to your day? That’s what IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, set out to answer in a new picture book released for World Book Day 2018 and endorsed by Tracy Brabin MP. A cautionary tale, the book tells the story of how a self-employed strike might affect the day-to-day lives of people across the country. Accessible to adults and children alike, it is a reminder of just how important the self-employed are to the UK. The self-employed are our doctors, our strategists, our artists and actors, drivers and couriers, teachers and IT technicians. They are women and men, old and young – and you’ll find them in almost every industry, embedded in the fabric of the UK.