• Dark clouds on the horizon as freelancers’ confidence plummets

    Dark clouds on the horizon as freelancers’ confidence plummets

    Freelancers’ confidence in the economy and their businesses hit a record low in the second quarter of 2017, according to IPSE’s quarterly Confidence Index.

    The...

  • Southampton cruises to victory as UK’s top city for the self-employed

    Southampton cruises to victory as UK’s top city for the self-employed

    Southampton tops the list as the UK’s number one city for the self-employed, ahead of London, a study revealed.

    Intuit QuickBooks questioned 5,010 self-employed people...

  • Freelancing: is it a risky business?

    Freelancing: is it a risky business?

    Becoming a freelancer can be both exciting and scary. Exciting because of the prospect of freedom and control. But scary because of the risks you...

  • To be or not to be a freelancer

    To be or not to be a freelancer

    For many organisations, having an engaged and satisfied workforce means having a more productive workforce. 

    But what is received wisdom for full-time employees is almost...

  • Exploring the UK freelancer workforce in 2016

    Exploring the UK freelancer workforce in 2016

    Freelancers’ contribution to the UK economy soared to £119 billion in 2016, up from £109 billion in 2015. This economic contribution is driven by a...
  • Think Tank event draws map though murky policy waters

    Think Tank event draws map though murky policy waters

    Over two days in November 2016, top global scholars and industry experts met at Brighton Business School to define the future of self-employment at the...

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