On Wednesday 25 April, join the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) and the think tank Demos in Westminster for a policy conference on self-employment and the future of work.
The conference programme will explore a range of key issues to do with the rise of self-employment in the modern economy, such as:
- Ways to improve the security of self-employment, including the issue of pensions and lifetime savings;
- The opportunities self-employment opens for older workers, parents, the disabled and other groups seeking flexible working structures;
- How technology is shaping people’s working lives; and
- Preparing the labour market for the rise of automation.
- Cathy Newman, Host
- The Rt. Hon. Liz Truss MP
- Lord Andrew Adonis
- The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP
- Philip Collins, the Times
- Alok Sharma MP
- Debbie Abrahams MP
- Nita Clarke OBE
The day will open with a presentation from Demos of findings from a major new research project into the UK’s self-employment economy. There will be special keynote speeches from prominent Government and business leaders on building a future-oriented and flexible labour markets. The conference will place a strong emphasis on audience participation and interaction throughout, and the day will conclude with a networking drinks reception.
IPSE is the leading representative body for over two million independent, self-employed and freelance workers in the UK, and Demos is the leading future-focused, cross-party think tank dedicated to social and economic change.
IPSE and Demos’ joint conference will bring together some of the nation’s most dynamic, resourceful and creative entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals, alongside leading policy-makers, business figures and the media, to debate the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing our labour market.
Full conference programme available here.
Wednesday 25 April
9am – 6pm, Westminster, London (UK)
The conference is free to attend, however places will be limited.
Places will be limited. Register here.
For any queries, please contact [email protected]