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.
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:
“This is an example of the Government using a sledgehammer to crack a nut,” the late David Ramsden said of IR35 in a press release announcing the official formation of PCG.
IPSE’s Director of Policy Simon McVicker reacts to Frank Field MP’s open letter to Politics Home about the ‘gig economy’:
Many things can be said about the past three weeks in politics. Dull is not one of them.
The General Election has thrown government into chaos. Instead of strengthening Theresa May's hand as Prime Minister, it has weakened it, her credibility is badly damaged.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for recognising the voice of business needs to be heard by Government.
IPSE’s Director of Policy, Simon McVicker, said:
Inflation has risen again, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics. In a report released today, the ONS revealed that Consumer Price Inflation has now reached 2.9%, which is 0.9% over the Bank of England’s target.