A Fairer, More Efficient Tax System

A Fairer, More Efficient Tax System

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 It's based on an outdated principle that all income tax payers are employers or employees, which they are not.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.

HMRC release Employment Status Service (ESS)

HMRC release Employment Status Service (ESS)

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:

IPSE's year in review

IPSE's year in review

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.

New to freelancing? Here's how to get started

New to freelancing? Here's how to get started

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 reacts to Prime Minister’s speech

IPSE reacts to Prime Minister’s speech

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:

IPSE welcomes new broadband commitment

IPSE welcomes new broadband commitment

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.

Proving your worth as a digital leader

Proving your worth as a digital leader

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”.

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