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Brookson’s economic outlook: Business services

Providing professional services to contractors, freelancers and other self-employed professionals in a number of industries, we pay close attention... Read more

Brookson’s economic outlook: Aerospace and defence

Defence may be struggling, but the aerospace sector is providing a growing number of opportunities for contractors and freelance workers. We... Read more

Brookson’s economic outlook: Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy has suffered in recent years, but renewed commitment from government points to happier times ahead. The nature of the services we... Read more

Brookson’s economic outlook: Oil & Gas

The oil and gas sector is enjoying a boom recently, and contractors should continue to benefit. Providing professional services to contractors,... Read more

Recruitment Industry Reform – ‘Red Tape Challenge’

Opportunity for less red tape in the recruitment industry? In the final quarter of last year, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills... Read more

Brookson’s reaction to the budget 2013

Many will remember 2013 as the ‘penny off the pint’ Budget, but for the time being it’s business as usual for the flexible workforce. Whilst... Read more

Budget 2013: Predictions

Martin Hesketh is managing director of Brookson, an accountancy firm providing services to over 9,000 contractors, freelancers and self-employed... Read more

Public sector contracting and IR35

At the IR35 Forum meeting in January 2013, HMRC confirmed that they are scrutinising off-payroll arrangements in the Public Sector and no job titles... Read more

IR35 ‘strengthening’

In the Autumn Statement late last year, the Chancellor announced a ‘strengthening of IR35’ following the decision not to bring forward new... Read more

Umbrella companies still making the headlines

During 2012 there has been increasing scrutiny of umbrella working generally and some umbrella businesses in particular. Indeed we start 2013 with... Read more