The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed

IPSE is the largest association of independent professionals in the EU, representing over 67,000 freelancers, contractors and consultants from every sector of the economy. It's a not-for-profit organisation owned and run by its members. 

IPSE is dedicated to improving the landscape for the freelance way of working through it's active and influential voice in government and industry. 

With a highly professional staff working for you, IPSE has the unique ability to demonstrate the economic value of freelancing to those in power and ensure freelancing is both considered and supported in all areas of regulation and policy. As well as being a campaigning body, IPSE provides a wide range of support services to help its members succeed in business, including tax and legal helplines, IR35 support, and compensation for illness/injury. 

Founded in 1999 by a community of freelance contractors, IPSE has become the leading authority on freelancing in the UK. The association is governed by its members and any member is eligible to stand for election to the Consultative Council, and from there, for election to the Board of Directors. 

IPSE represent 21,000 freelancers, contractors and consultants from every sector of the economy and it is their ambition to become the voice for the 4.6 million self-employed people across the UK.