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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

What decisions will the Chancellor make in the Budget on Wednesday 18th March and how this will affect the UK flexible workforce?

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

Dispensations demystified

Many contractors are “sold” an umbrella company based on dispensations. So, what is a dispensation, what benefits can they bring and why is... Read more

Personal self assessment tax return deadline looms for contractors

Now that the Christmas festivities are over it's a good time for contractors and freelancers to turn their attention back to their business... Read more

Child benefit changes – Contractor tips

Changes to the child benefit rules are due to come into effect from 7 January 2013. From this date households where one or more taxpayer earns over... Read more

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