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:
Unless you are new to these pages you will already be well aware the way IR35 works in the public sector is changing.
IPSE has today (1 March) responded to the Government’s proposed consultation into the tax system for the self-employed workforce.
Intuit QuickBooks provides a few tips on how to get the most out of being self-employed. Here is part one of two of their series.
IPSE has responded to comments made by Employment Review chair Matthew Taylor, who highlighted the need to distinguish between vulnerable and career freelancers.
IPSE has responded to an IFS report suggesting the self-employed benefit from an unfair tax advantage over their counterparts in employment.
Since the Government’s decided to push ahead with the proposal to change the way IR35 works in the public sector, in spite of the wave of criticism it had attracted during the consultation process, IPSE has been pressing for answers to urgent questions.
Freelancers on average spend 20 days a year chasing invoices for late payment, according to new research from IPSE. The time spent equates to an estimated £16.5 billion in lost income.
Self-assessment a struggle
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.