Free Guide to Working Options

Would you like to review your working options as a contractor, freelancer or a self-employed professional? Find out more about the options you have, how they affect you financially and the levels of responsibility attached to each, it will be much easier to ensure the decisions you make are the right ones for you.

What's in the guide?

  • Making the Right Choice
  • An Introduction to Working for Yourself
  • Choosing the Best Working Option for You
  • Appreciating the Financial Benefits
  • Running a Limited Company
  • Operating as a Sole Trader
  • Joining an Umbrella Company
  • Working Through Agency Payroll
  • About Brookson

Considering your working options?

Working as a contractor or freelancer is a big decision and there are a number of working options available to you. If you’re choosing between joining an umbrella company or setting up your own limited company or working as a sole trader there’s much to consider; ultimately, it’s a question of balancing the responsibility you’re prepared to take with how much of your earnings you want to keep.

Why Brookson?

For over 20 years, we’ve provided accountancy, tax and support services to over 90,000 contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals - it’s what we specialise in and it means we’ve been able to develop a unique service that is innovative, friendly and easy to use.

  • Know your tax position when you need to – with daily* updates from Brookson
  • Know how much you can safely withdraw from your business, without spending the taxman’s money
  • Realise your earning potential – now and for the future, with advice on pensions, investments and wealth planning
  • Benefit from FREE and unlimited employment status reviews (IR35)
  • Get support every step of the way
  • Specialist Advisors available 6 days a week†
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"You take away the pain of understanding all the tax requirements and associated returns, which allows me to focus on my role as an IT contractor."

Ian Tunstill

"As I am newly self-employed, I have had lots of questions and Brookson have always been extremely helpful and ensuring I fully understand. I would not hesitate to recommend them."

Shelley Connor

*Excludes weekends and bank/public holidays. † Specialist Advisors available six days a week, Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. Excludes bank/public holidays.

Brookson is an APSCo Affiliate Member
Self-Employed / CIS Accredited Member
Limited Company Accredited Member
Umbrella Accredited Member
Brookson is a REC business partner
Brookson has achieved ISO27001 for information security management