The UK’s self-employment body has shown that freelancers are upbeat about prospective work in 2015.
When asked about freelancers’ outlook for the coming year, IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) said that most were ‘cautiously optimistic’. This conclusion was taken from IPSE’s most recent Freelancer Confidence Index.
According to this index, the number of contracts that freelancers are winning has increased, as well as their businesses’ overall revenue.
However, in spite of this optimism, chief executive of IPSE Chris Bryce noted that the costs of running a freelance business are increasing. His statement, however, countered this fact: “Despite potential concerns about the year ahead, the UK economy seems to be strengthening which is good news for micro-businesses up and down the country.”
IPSE’s announcement comes after the ONS counted part-time and full time self-employment to have risen by 68,000 and 54,000 respectively, between September and November 2013-14.
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