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Contractor expenses: What can I claim when working as a freelance contractor?

Contractor expenses: What can I claim when working as a freelance contractor?

A major part of your finances when you're a freelance contractor is claiming expenses. Doing so ensures you don't get hit with a major tax bill,... Read more

Umbrella Vs Limited: Which is right for you?

Umbrella Vs Limited: Which is right for you?

Here at Brookson we’ve helped thousands of contractors make the important choice of choosing between a Limited company or Umbrella employment.... Read more

Top 10 smartphone apps for the self-employed

The top 10 smartphone apps for freelancers and contractors

If you want to succeed as a contractor or freelancer, you will need to make sure you're making the most out of every piece of technology that you... Read more

Top ten laptops for contractors or freelancers

Top ten laptops for contractors or freelancers

Computers are so important now that few of us can live without one, and this goes doubly so for freelancers. In fact, many of our jobs need nothing... Read more

2018's top engineering projects for contractors

2018’s top engineering projects for contractors

One of the main aspects of being a successful engineering contractor is finding the right projects on which to work. Maximising your income relies... Read more

Going self-employed for the first time

Going self-employed for the first time

For many people, the decision to become self-employed is one of the best they've ever made. However, stepping away from a full-time job is a big... Read more

what options are available when becoming a contractor

What options are available when becoming a contractor?

If you're thinking of taking the plunge and becoming a contractor, you'll need to make sure you're choosing the right options. Here's our guide to... Read more

Are you ready to switch from umbrella to limited

Are you ready to switch from umbrella to limited?

Working through an umbrella company is a great option for many contractors starting out, but at some point it's usually a good idea to consider... Read more

IR35 – Key factors which help to show you’re not a disguised employee – Part 2

IR35 – Key factors which help to show you’re not a disguised employee – Part 2

Read below and find out the key factors which will help to show you’re not a disguised employee. To read part 1 click here. 6.Provide a... Read more

Understanding the fine print – the importance of keeping a close eye on your contract

Understanding the fine print – the importance of keeping a close eye on your contract

Understanding the finer points of a contract is harder than you might think. Before you sign on the dotted line (or whatever today’s digital... Read more

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