Policy Conference 2016

Unleashing the self-employed in the new economy

April 26th 2016 | London

Unleashing the Self-Employed

Written by IPSE on 20 January 2016
IPSE Policy Conference

More people are taking on freelance work than ever before. As a record 4.6 million plus people make the choice to work for themselves, policymakers and heads of industry are taking notice. Now is the time to engage with Government – ensuring future policymakers consider the smallest businesses first and recognise freelancers as essential to the UK’s flexible labour market. IPSE’s flagship policy conference, Unleashing Independent Professionals and the Self Employed in the New Economy, aims to make this happen.  

Bringing together key politicians, heads of industry, thought leaders and our members on April 26, the debate will centre on two themes: The evolution of the way we work and Economic growth and self-employment. Experts will make the business case for and against Britain’s EU membership, and explore the possibilities for Government to boost the economic contribution of the self-employed. We’ll also be talking about the challenges and opportunities that running your own business presents.

The event, which is by invitation only, will include IPSE’s very own ‘Dragon’s Den’ session in which policy ideas are pitched to an expert panel with audience interaction, plus a series of interviews with independent professionals and renowned broadcaster Declan Curry. He’ll be joined by broadcaster Sue Lawley, IPSE CEO Chris Bryce and IPSE Chairman James Collings, alongside a series of other speakers from across the world of business and politics. It’s set to be an informative, productive day. Be sure to save the date!