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Andy Chamberlain

Andy is Director of Policy at the Association of Independent Professionals & Self-Employed (IPSE), the representative body for the UK’s self-employed community, including freelancers, contractors, consultants and independent professionals. He is responsible for IPSE’s tax policy and has a special expertise in labour market changes, employment status and IR35.

He is IPSE’s lead spokesperson on a range of policy issue and he recently gave evidence to the Lords’ Finance Bill Sub-Committee on the proposed rollout of IR35 to the private sector. He is currently working on the government’s response to COVID-19 and its impact on the self-employed, engaging with stakeholders both in government and more broadly on the financial support that is needed.

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Next time you hear the phrase the ‘party of business,’ you’d be forgiven for asking ‘which party is that then?’

HMRC no longer being free to continue on as a ‘non-ministerial department’ is important enough to warrant a place in our manifesto – IPSE.

IR35 is meant to deter disguised employment, not genuine freelancing, but something has gone badly wrong -- as Adams, Street-Porter and Moore are now finding out.

Our latest confidence index shows contractor daily fees doing well, despite short-term faith in their own ventures dwindling -- IPSE.

Despite being designed for permies, PSCs can enjoy the scheme, especially with a steer from their accountant.

10th November, 2023 | Successful Contracting

Contrary to the business department’s claims to justify its action, now would have been the perfect time to solve the UK’s status crisis.

The IR35 reform-induced trend of unwilling employment? Like PSLs and holiday pay, ministers owe it to work-seekers to intervene.

IPSE outlines the potential bolt-on to the furlough scheme which government has been told to adopt to help limited company directors.

18th June, 2020 | Coronavirus