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PCG would like to know if ISO9001 accreditation would be useful your business and we have a short three-minute survey below that we’d like you to take so that we can gain a little feedback about your thoughts on ISO.

A host of exciting prizes have been announced for the finalists of the 15 for 2015 competition, a nationwide search for the UK’s best self-employed professionals. 
 

Jordan Marshall, PCG's Policy & External Affairs Adviser, analyses the political events from this week that have an impact on the self-employed.

PCG, the representative body for independent professionals, has today responded to the latest ONS labour market statistics which show the self-employed continue to drive the economy forward. 

Andy Chamberlain, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PCG, said:

PCG, the representative body for independent professionals and the self-employed, has today responded to research by think-tank, IPPR, which shows Britain is becoming the self-employment capital of western Europe. 

Andy Chamberlain, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PCG, said:

Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna MP, has backed a competition to find the UK’s best business minds and shine a spotlight on Britain’s self-employed professionals.

Much to nobody’s surprise, Boris Johnson this week announced his intention to stand as an MP in next year’s election. Alongside running London until his four year term ends in 2016, Boris wants to be back in Parliament.

Following two sold-out events in Central London, the Women’s Freelance Network (WFN) has announced three new events will be added to the calendar in Manchester,

PCG is looking for a PR Assistant to join our vibrant, busy Press Office.
 
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21/08/2014 16:20
RT @louisclarkPCG: Prizes for @15for15 announced. LOOK AT ALL THAT STUFF. I'm actually tempted to enter: http://t.co/fTq1oNvQtl
20/08/2014 16:27
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20/08/2014 10:38
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20/08/2014 08:35
RT @cjbryce: Could ISO accreditation help your micro business? Let us know http://t.co/34cW0f1pdj http://t.co/g1tZba2igG
19/08/2014 12:11
RT @George_PCG: Sorting out a #mortgage as an employee is bad enough. If you're #selfemployed or #freelance how do you cope?
19/08/2014 11:29
RT @ThomasKohut: V interesting chat with the team at @insidepcg about skills system & freelancers. As much about biz infrastructure as qual…
18/08/2014 11:02
@monkeypieman Nick, thank you for alerting us to this. I have passed on your message to the IT team who will investigate. Louis
18/08/2014 10:08
A very positive piece on self-employment in @thetimes today by @IanKingSky: http://t.co/NNQ19uLdS0 (behind paywall)
15/08/2014 14:36
RT @SuneetaPCG: .@bankofengland: 'business confidence finally back to pre-recession level' - echoes #selfemployed confidence too, see http:…
15/08/2014 12:39
RT @George_PCG: I'm looking into #mortgages for the #selfemployed and #contractors since tougher lending rules came in this yr. Have you ha…
14/08/2014 16:32
RT @Alisonbattisby: Enjoyed being part of the @insidepcg photoshoot this morning for their latest manifesto. Thanks for having me! #freelan
14/08/2014 07:55
RT @hiredbyme: Thinking of #freelancing? check out @insidepcg's great starter guide here http://t.co/FL6XXyGgwT
13/08/2014 11:02
Press Release: Self-employed continue to drive economy forward http://t.co/htBNZNgTuU
13/08/2014 10:23
RT @e_nation: @insidepcg Thanks for sharing! We'd so love to see your freelance community share pics of their #homebusiness offices with us…
13/08/2014 10:01
Run your business from home? Download this badge from our friends @e_nation and be proud! #homebusiness http://t.co/4ghpOteL4j
12/08/2014 12:17
Press Release: PCG responds to think-tank report claiming UK is now the European capital of #selfemployment: http://t.co/RHJuVESE9D
12/08/2014 09:55
RT @ChukaUmunna: Pleased to be supporting @insidepcg's competition to find the UK's best self-employed people: http://t.co/ztrGg0KdtL
12/08/2014 09:26
Press Release: Shadow Business Secretary @ChukaUmunna backs our competition to find UK's best self-employed people: http://t.co/yxNoB7esND
10/08/2014 14:01
Does ISO:9001 boost your #freelance business? Give us your thoughts in our quick and easy survey. More info here: http://t.co/z0r8BuoBdw
09/08/2014 13:55
Does ISO:9001 boost your #freelance business? Give us your thoughts in our quick and easy survey. More info here: http://t.co/04Atc5OMZM
08/08/2014 17:05
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/qcVUVDGJiS
08/08/2014 15:25
Daydreaming about going solo this Friday? Our Guide to #Freelancing contains everything you need to know. Get it free http://t.co/1Rc1qupB9H
08/08/2014 15:02
RT @JordanPCG: Boris for Business Secretary? Read my blog here http://t.co/DA2irU74um
08/08/2014 13:43
Does ISO:9001 boost your #freelance business? Give us your thoughts in our quick and easy survey. More info here: http://t.co/pmqXmCSJOQ
08/08/2014 12:45
Looking for some advice on becoming a #freelance Public Relations professional? #PCGLive can help: http://t.co/pfgc3TyGJe
08/08/2014 12:35
The Women's #Freelance Network comes to Manchester on 23 Sept. Free tix and info here: http://t.co/I9f9BlXW9h
08/08/2014 10:25
Are you a #graduate with a flair for writing? We're on the lookout for a talented PR Assistant. Apply here: http://t.co/Nlx8s8R2yD
08/08/2014 08:15
Are you an enterprising individual? Win #15minds and get £5k in cash, along with loads of expert business support: http://t.co/RXUoRiABOo
07/08/2014 17:45
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/pGjE9p1mbL
07/08/2014 14:50
Thinking about escaping the rat race to start a business? Check out our free Guide to #Freelancing for some top tips: http://t.co/wDDTJBVXda
07/08/2014 12:35
The Women's #Freelance Network comes to Manchester on 23 Sept. Free tix and info here: http://t.co/QtQcvR1nXl
07/08/2014 11:49
RT @cjbryce: Women’s Freelance Network goes nationwide with new events https://t.co/9JQoS9byMD
07/08/2014 10:25
Are you an enterprising individual? Win #15minds and get £5k in cash, along with loads of expert business support: http://t.co/CGuw3qxgVN
07/08/2014 09:53
RT @iamstartacus: Morning folks @insidepcg today we highlight the 15 for 2015 comp on Startacus http://t.co/3UpaqCFtyF
07/08/2014 09:05
Join our PR team! We're looking for a PR Assistant - perfect role for a #graduate http://t.co/0PkwcYmq8x
06/08/2014 17:16
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/xQyrocAXWj
06/08/2014 15:30
We're hiring! PR Assistant role in our busy Press Office. http://t.co/yoY9eatPav #graduatecareers
06/08/2014 12:35
The Women's #Freelance Network comes to Manchester on 23 Sept. Free tix and info here: http://t.co/6xQCPr7vaI
06/08/2014 12:01
Want something to watch at lunchtime? Check out our #PCGLive discussion on the economy: http://t.co/7vyskwPxuX
06/08/2014 08:25
Are you an enterprising individual? Win #15minds and get £5k in cash, along with loads of expert business support: http://t.co/rjlVTOusno
05/08/2014 16:55
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/WNVN9ZZvMA
05/08/2014 15:16
We're on the lookout for a new PR Assistant to join the PCG Press Office. More info here: http://t.co/0HRptDHQvq #graduatejobs
05/08/2014 14:16
Want to start your own business? Our Guide to #Freelancing contains everything you need to know to be successful: http://t.co/Gm6E4ARfbT
05/08/2014 12:35
The Women's #Freelance Network comes to Manchester on 23 Sept. Free tix and info here: http://t.co/xPVkRZHM54
05/08/2014 12:28
RT @RichyGray: [News] @booxltd are now @insidePCG Accredited Accountants. See how we can help you as a #contractor or #freelancer http://t.…
05/08/2014 10:25
Feeling proud of your business? Put it fwd for #15minds! A competition to find the 15 best #freelancers in the UK http://t.co/JBxd6VOp0d
04/08/2014 19:45
Interested in becoming #selfemployed? Our Guide to #Freelancing contains everything you need to know to be successful http://t.co/dSk2s8KXoQ
04/08/2014 17:35
The Women's #Freelance Network will be in #Birmingham on 30 Sept. Info and free tix for the event here: http://t.co/oZ7tZge7Nw
04/08/2014 13:00
Looking for some lunchtime viewing? Check out our #PCGLive on #freelancing across the world: http://t.co/rmySfzTVCJ
04/08/2014 12:45
The Women's #Freelance Network comes to Manchester on 23 Sept. Free tix and info here: http://t.co/H7tvljII5t