Celebrating National Freelancers Day!

Intouch celebrate National Freelancers Day with IPSE

We’d like to wish the UK’s freelancing and contracting community a very happy National Freelancers Day! Today is all about celebrating the contribution you and your colleagues make to the UK’s economy and recognising your talents and professionalism through the leading body for independently employed professionals – IPSE.

 

This year’s event sees a new format as the day has been redesigned and extended to give practical advice on how to be on top of your game. With a day full of interactive workshops, seminars, networking, advice sessions and the IPSE-QA Freelancer Awards for the UK’s best independent minds, IPSE is making the event at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden the one to attend for those looking to further their self employed success. And the icing on the cake is that the event is free of charge!

 

#NoFreeWork

This year’s event focuses around the concept that contractors and freelancers should say no to completing any work free of charge. It’s a subject which we also feel strongly about, as your time is precious and should never be taken for granted. For tips on how to ensure you get what you need and want from your contracts, check out our latest blog as shared with Women in Technology. We’ve also recently blogged about tips for preventing late payments from clients and what action you can take when payments are late.

 

Who are IPSE?

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) currently represents over 67,000 contractors, freelancers and consultants from every professional sector of the economy. Run and owned by its members, IPSE is a non profit organisation, whose main purpose is to educate and empower its members.

 

With a wealth of knowledge, professional advice and support, IPSE is the EU’s largest association for the self employed.

 

How can IPSE help you?

IPSE offer two membership packages that many contractors and freelancers consider an essential must-have to complement their career. Find out more details and take advantage of a 10% discount for a new IPSE membership.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting celebrate National Freelancers’ Day

Happy National Freelancers Day!

If you’re one of the five million freelancers currently working within the UK, then today is all about you. Here at Intouch Accounting we recognise the invaluable contribution freelancers make to the UK economy and so we are helping celebrate by having a ‘freelancer day’ at the Intouch office.

 

Whilst the Intouch team are blissfully happy looking after the needs of our clients, we wanted to have a bit of fun and celebrate today in our own way. So we put our heads together and decided to come in dressed as the freelancer we’d be if we weren’t accountants!

 

Take a look below to see if you can guess what each person would be:

 

National Freelancers' Day

 

 

Every year NFD is celebrated and hosted by IPSE and this year’s event will be held at the exclusive Hospital Club in Covent Garden to showcase and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and aspiring freelancers. IPSE will be awarding 15 of the best self-employed individuals and crowning one winner in particular.

 

There’s also a separate award for under 23s (the Aspire Award) and one for the veteran freelancers (the Inspire Award). The winner of the Aspire award will win £3,000 along with a technology bundle and the winner of the Inspire Award will win £5,000!

 

From all of us here at Intouch Accounting we’d like to offer our best wishes for all who are taking part and many congratulations to the winners and runners up. Have a fantastic night everyone!

 

If you’re considering freelancing or have already taken the leap, ensuring that you maximise your take home pay whilst remaining compliant will be at the top of your priority list. If you’re struggling with doing your accounts by yourself, or are currently using an Umbrella company that’s leaving you out of pocket, call our team today on 01202 375 562 to discuss your options.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.