IPSE has hailed new, extremely positive employment data from the ONS. The ONS’s April – June employment statistics show not only record levels of employment, not reached since 1971, but also a continued growth in the number of self-employed people in the workforce.
Driven by Brexit and government policy, the confidence of the UK’s two million freelancers has plummeted to the lowest level on record, according to research conducted by IPSE.
Whilst the battle against IR35 was far from over, there was a growing sense amongst the PCG leadership, and indeed the wider membership, that the organisation needed to broaden its horizons, address other issues and become a fully-fledged, multi-policy lobbying group.
In light of NIESR’s report on the economy in the second quarter of 2017, IPSE has issued a warning about rising costs for freelancers and the self-employed. Although NIESR (the National Institute of Economic and Social Research) made positive predictions about renewed g
For those interested in employment status (yes, there are in fact many of us), the last couple of weeks have been fascinating. First we had the publication of the Taylor Review, which recommended far-reaching changes to employment law.
IPSE welcomes Google’s new £38.3m initiative to ‘help people prepare for the changing nature of work’.
IPSE has today welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that fees for employment tribunals are “unlawful”.
Few sectors are more closely associated with freelancing than the creative industries. From the roving troubadours of the Middle Ages to flat white-swilling sound editors in Shoreditch today, creatives have always worked for themselves.
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.
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed has responded to the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices by stating that a new ‘dependent contractor’ status doesn’t negate the need for a statutory definition of self-employment.