I joined IPSE for the comfort factor, knowing that I can ask for assistance any time I needed it, but perhaps not expecting to need it. Well this week there was that need...I spoke to the office staff, who are always friendly, enthusiastic and keen to help, I was referred to the relevant legal expert and 90 minutes later, I had my question answered and comfort resumed. Brilliant!!

Kenny Phipps MBCS, IPSE Member

IPSE members have free access to a legal helpline provided by Abbey Tax.

Most calls made relate to both business and personal enquiries such as:

  • Intellectual property
  • Small claims court procedures
  • Business tenancies
  • Debt recovery
  • Dealing with complaint letters (asserting rights)
  • Dealing with statutory demands
  • Employing people
  • Health and safety
  • Consumer law
  • Matrimonial law
  • Wills & probate

Tax and contract helpline coverage:

This service provides our freelancers with all the guidance and advice required to ease the burden of tax, delivered by knowledgeable and friendly taxation experts at Abbey Tax.

  • In the event of any contact whatsoever from HM Revenue & Customs that isn’t clear.
  • For guidance in respect of contracts governing your engagements (agency regulations, status/IR35 aspects of the contractual terms or operational matters such as handcuff clauses).
  • For guidance on UK VAT issues.

For the number to call, members must visit the IPSE Dashboard.

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