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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

Government unveils new clause to strengthen IR35

Publicity around the off-payroll engagements of the Head of the Student Loans Company and other high profile figures lead to a knee jerk reaction... Read more

Autumn Statement

Brookson’s reaction to Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

The Chancellor has now delivered his Autumn Statement and our reaction is that it is unsurprising at a macro and overall policy level and holds very... Read more

Autumn Statement 2012 Predictions

The Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Statement on 5 December 2012. The Statement provides an update on the Government’s plans for the economy... Read more

Contractors Festive Season

The festive season – just as festive for contractors!

Whilst Christmas parties can be fraught with IR35 danger for contractors, this shouldn't mean that all freelance professionals should miss out on... Read more

IR35 – how the agency and end client can help

As we are all aware IR35 is not going away and HMRC have said they will increase compliance which means more IR35 enquiries are on the... Read more

Umbrellas under Threat

Are umbrella companies under threat?

It is clear from recent media coverage that interest and concern regarding certain ‘umbrella’ businesses has increased over the last few... Read more

National Freelancers Day 2012

Celebrating National Freelancers Day

It’s certainly an interesting time to be a freelancer and National Freelancers Day on the 21st November will be a great opportunity to highlight... Read more