By Jonathan London on 16th February 2015

IPSE welcomes new WiFi announcement

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, (IPSE) has voiced its opinion on the announcement that David Cameron plans to roll-out free WiFi on trains from 2017.

As part of a £50 million plan, the prime minister is hoping that the new addition will help bring Britain up to speed….

Mr Cameron highlighted that WiFi on trains is vital for businesses and those who work individually to be able to do so while on the move.

Indeed, those who are self employed and have to travel on a regular basis will undoubtedly find that this will help give their business the potential to grow.

Simon McVicker, director of policy and external affairs, said: Independent professionals are always on the move, visiting both new and existing clients, and the current lack of WiFi causes a huge loss in productivity.

This proposal was outlined in IPSE’s recent manifesto to help the self-employed reach their full potential and we are delighted the prime minister has acted to bring Britain up to speed,… he added.

This news follows IPSE’s proposal to strengthen the UK’s connectivity which was stated in its report Infrastructure for Independent Working: Boosting workhubs, broadband and mobile coverage earlier last month, which also calls for better and more accessible 4G coverage.

Mr McVicker added: Other IPSE policies that have already been taken up include the creation of freelance ambassador David Morris MP, a pledge from the Conservative Party to set up a business conciliation service and steps to ease the procurement process for the smallest businesses.

Jonathan London Written by Jonathan London

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