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, 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.
IPSE has called for a statutory definition of self-employment in response to Deliveroo’s submission to the Taylor review on modern employment practices. The Taylor review is expected to be launched in the coming days.
IPSE Chief Executive Chris Bryce said:
IPSE’s Director of Policy Simon McVicker reacts to Frank Field MP’s open letter to Politics Home about the ‘gig economy’:
IPSE has responded to a new report published by the Resolution Foundation which calls for a minimum wage for self-employed people who do not set their own rate of pay.
Simon McVicker, IPSE director of policy, said:
4.8 million people. 15 per cent of the workforce. £255 billion every year. Looking at the figures, it’s impossible to deny the enormous impact the self-employed have on the UK economy.
How to approach the burgeoning ‘gig economy’
Today IPSE released our manifesto: A Contract with the Self-Employed.
The Bank of England just released its quarterly inflation report, where they predicted an economic slowdown through 2017.
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.