IPSE to host two self-employment panel sessions at Labour Party Conference

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18th September 2018

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) will host two panel sessions on self-employment alongside SME4Labour and the Co-operative Party at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on Tuesday 25 September.

Small Business Question Time

Alongside SME4Labour, the event – inside the secure zone from 4-5pm – will be chaired by Ayesha Hazarika and will include Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd MP, Labour MP Alison McGovern, Business Insider UK’s Adam Payne and IPSE’s Director of Policy Simon McVicker.

Following a similar format to BBC Question Time, the panellists will focus on topics including: 

  • Brexit: what does the UK’s EU exit mean for the self-employed;
  • Universal Credit: how this government reform is having a devastating impact on the self-employed;
  • Pensions: currently less than a third of the self-employed save for retirement;
  • What ‘good work’ means for the self-employed: following the Taylor Review;
  • Vulnerable self-employment: how to stamp out bogus self-employment without reducing the opportunities to work flexibly.

To register, click here.

‘Making self-employment work: co-ops, trade unions, trade associations and the self-employed’

In partnership with the Co-operative Party, this event – at The Pullman Hotel from 1-2pm – will discuss issues central to self-employment such as Universal Credit, late and non-payment, vulnerable self-employment and how a support network of trade associations, cooperatives and trade unions can create a better environment for the self-employed.

The panel includes Shadow Minister for Labour Justin Madders MP, Hamish Sandison from Labour Business, Isabelle Gutierrez from the Musicians’ Union, the Co-operative Party’s Claire McCarthy and IPSE’s Simon McVicker.

To register, click here.