The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) is the UK’s only membership body dedicated to supporting people who work for themselves. IPSE ensures freelancers, contractors, sole traders and self-employed drivers are represented to the government.

The membership body for you

IPSE partnered with Uber to develop a new class of membership designed specifically for self-employed drivers. 

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to offer you discounts on exceptional services and help you protect and develop your business. Take a look at our Benefits page to find out more about what’s on offer to IPSE members.

Representing Drivers

IPSE represents the self-employed in every industry, including professional drivers. Our membership entitles you to direct benefits that will help you and your business not only weather storms, but also grow and develop. We also give you access to dozens of member-only offers that can save you hundreds of pounds a year.

IPSE's mission

IPSE is dedicated to supporting anyone who decides to go it alone in business, and to ensuring the government recognises the vital contribution self-employed people make to the economy.

We support self-employed people by not only providing best-in-class services to our members, but also by representing the entire self-employed community to government. 


IPSE has been standing up for the self-employed since 1999. IPSE began life as the Professional Contractors Group (PCG), dedicating itself to defending the interests of independent contractors.

In 2014 PCG became IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed. In doing so, we became the UK’s only not-for-profit professional body dedicated to supporting the entire self-employed community.

IPSE now represents over 74,000 self-employed people right across the UK, from IT contractors to professional drivers. We offer them a huge range of benefits and support services, and act as a strong voice for all self-employed people in government. 

The future promises to be even more exciting for IPSE and the UK’s self-employed community. Visit our main website to find out about our current work.

"IPSE is an invaluable resource for freelancers of all kinds. When you’re self-employed, it’s great to have that strong network behind you to support your business, fight for your freelance rights, and give you advice – whatever stage you’re at."

Emmeline P

Freelancer of the Year 2016

"I am extremely pleased with the service provided by IPSE. I would definitely recommend it because it provides all the support and cover to protect you as a freelancer."

Amit A.

IPSE Member

Join today...

Joining IPSE as an Uber Partner Driver couldn’t be easier. As an Uber Partner Driver you are automatically represented by IPSE as an Affiliate Member. To get access to all of the benefits that membership to IPSE provides, join today by using your Uber log in details.