The research con­duc­ted by the Asso­ci­ation of Inde­pend­ent Pro­fes­sion­als and the Self Employed (IPSE) and The Freel­an­cer Club finds those sur­veyed spent an aver­age of 31 chargeable days in the past two years under­tak­ing assign­ments without pay.

This includes scen­ari­os where free work was pre-agreed, as well as those where an expec­ted fee was not paid. Many freel­an­cers were left unable to cov­er work-related costs, or even basic liv­ing expenses.

IPSE and The Freel­an­cer Club launched the sur­vey as part of the #NoFree­Work cam­paign, which aims to put an end to exploit­at­ive free work where the cli­ent clearly profits fin­an­cially.

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David Howell

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Dave Howell is Nexus Publishing. I have been working as a freelance writer, journalist and publisher for the last 20 years. I specialise in technology and business subjects. My work has appeared in the national press and many of the leading technology and business magazines.
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