Growth and support

Self employment is not only a way of working, it's a way of life.

IPSE offers a range of offers and services which will educate, inform and protect you.

Guide to being a freelancer 

All you need to know to get yourself ready for self-employment. Our 70 page guide covers everything from setting up a company, ways to win work and, importantly, how to ensure you get paid; packed with real-life case studies from those who know what you're going through.

Bi-monthly magazine and fortnightly newsletter

Your way of staying up to date with what’s happening in the self-employed sector: including the latest on political changes, opinions from industry leaders and exclusive content to help you and your business stay ahead.

Free use of tax & contract helplines

Providing you with all the advice and guidance required to ease the burden of tax, delivered by knowledgeable and friendly taxation experts at Abbey Tax.

Guidance around:

  • Any contact from HM Revenue & Customs that isn't clear
  • Any contracts governing your engagements
  • Any UK VAT issues

Help is just a phone call away. 

Free 24 hour legal helpline

Around the clock but never 'on the clock'; unlimited calls for legal support on business matters, whatever they might be. You’ll get quick, friendly, pragmatic advice and recommendations from fully qualified and experienced lawyers.

Access to IPSE Advantages with thousands of money saving offers

Over 2000 money saving offers at any one time and a range of discounted shopping vouchers that can be redeemed for over 200 brands.

Consumer discounts on a huge variety of goods and services including Apple products, Dell hardware and software and discounts at wide range of high street stores such as Dixons, PC World and Sainsbury's.

Use this service regularly and you could easily save more than the IPSE membership fee every year! 

Contract templates

The correct contract is an essential part of every freelancer's toolkit.  Not only do they outline the wants, needs and expectations of the parties, but they also provide a legal framework within which these will be achieved; and a back up should legal intervention be required. Contracts provide a formal definition of the business relationship between the freelancer and agency or direct client.

Extensive networking opportunities

When you join IPSE you become part of a community of like-minded people. All members receive invitations to our events, with the opportunity to meet people you can collaborate with as well as hearing about new business opportunities. In addition to our live events we also have a forum where you can discuss current legislation, services recommendations or just what is happening at the weekend.

IPSE Pension

Saving for your future is crucial but can be daunting, so IPSE have negotiated a group pensions rate with Aegon, one of the UK’s leading pension providers. Aegon provide a wide range of investment options to make the transition into retirement as seamless as possible.

For more information about the pension scheme click here.

IPSE Academy

Training and professional development are increasingly important in this ever changing world. As technology and business advances it is essential that, as an independent professional, you are keeping your skills and knowledge up to date to maintain a competitive advantage. We know that in the past freelancers have been less likely to engage in training due to costs and lack of flexibility, that’s why IPSE has launched IPSE Academy, IPSE’s learning hub.