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"A cross between freshers' week and a Star Trek convention": Ashley Cowburn on the Liberal Democrat party conference
British politics has always tended to create drama, from noble tragedies to farcical melodramas. But in recent years it seems to have been in a state of constant crescendo, its cast of characters duelling and destroying each other left, right and centre.
Many things can be said about the past three weeks in politics. Dull is not one of them.
Today IPSE released our manifesto: A Contract with the Self-Employed.
Driven by Brexit and government policy, the confidence of the UK’s two million freelancers has fallen to the second lowest level on record, according to research conducted by IPSE.
Well who saw that one coming!? Just as we were getting over our chocolate Eggs and the terrible traffic jams of Easter, out pops Mrs May onto the steps of Downing Street to take us all by surprise with the announcement of a snap General Election for the 8th June!
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.
On June 23 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Both during the referendum campaign and after the vote, IPSE has been active in ensuring the views of the self-employed are heard at the highest level.
A cohort of small business representative groups have joined forces to offer a consistent line of support to Britain’s smallest firms and the self-employed following the EU referendum.