IPSE is supporting the recommendations in a new report on creative freelancers. Published by the Creative Industries Federation, the report calls for a number of key supports for freelancers in the creative industries.
The UK tax system is no longer fit for purpose. It's based on an outdated principle that all income tax payers are employers or employees, which they are not. Not anymore at least. There are now 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK, representing 15% of the workforce.
Today IPSE released our manifesto: A Contract with the Self-Employed.
HMRC's long awaited online tool - the Employment Status Service (ESS) is now available. The tool is designed to provide clarity around IR35 status and has been released now to assist public sector clients and agencies in making IR35 determinations. You can access the tool here:
Look back at IPSE’s work and achievements in 2016 with our year in review. Inside you can read about our policy successes, landmark research and events.
You can read all about IPSE’s first Policy Conference, National Freelancers Day and the IPSE Freelancer of the year awards.
IPSE was joined by a stellar panel of freelancing experts at HSBC’s sky-scraping Canary Wharf HQ this week. Set against the backdrop of London’s sprawling East End, we led an event all about launching a solo business for the first time.
IPSE has responded to the speech made by Prime Minister Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference today (5 October).
In reaction to the speech, Simon McVicker, IPSE Director of Policy said:
Universal coverage essential for home workers
IPSE has welcomed Government plans to make universal broadband of 10 mbps a service everyone in the UK must have by 2020. IPSE called for the UK to have universal broadband coverage by 2020 in its pre-election Manifesto.
Access to the appropriate infrastructure is vital to the success of any economy, and the self-employed economy is no different.
A realisation was brewing in me for a long time, but I really only put it all together recently. The momentum began with a throwaway comment from a client. As part of some feedback on an article I wrote they said: “Just think more science researcher than wedding features”.