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Brookson news centre is packed with lots of articles that may be of interest to you as a contractor, freelancer or self-employed professional. Look at the latest newsfeed or search our news centre for topics of interest. It is updated daily.


The Future of Work – A Flexible Workforce?

Wednesday 8 November 2017

The most valuable asset that this country possesses is its people and the way that people want to work, and the work that they will do, is changing - and that change is coming quickly. Creating the right work environment for people is of critical economic and social importance. In the recently ...

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Brookson shortlisted for MEN business of the year 2017 awards

Friday 6 October 2017

Brookson shortlisted for MEN business of the year 2017 awards Brookson is pleased to have been shortlisted for the prestigious MEN Business of the Year Awards ...

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Brookson One to host North West Contractor Workshops

Wednesday 8 November 2017

This winter Brookson One will be hosting a series of workshops, across the North West, with the aim of ensuring that self-employed professionals are making the ...

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Brookson announce Gold Partnership with The Recruitment Network

Friday 1 September 2017

We are pleased to announce that Brookson One are now Gold Partners of The Recruitment Network. As a specialist accountancy company who offer support to freelancers, contractors ...

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Brookson announces newly selected charity, St. Rocco’s Hospice

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Brookson announces newly selected charity, St. Rocco’s Hospice. This month, staff voted for the Warrington based hospice to be our dedicated charity

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Brookson Sponsors Future Of Jobs Commission

Monday 24 July 2017

Brookson announces sole sponsorship of ‘The Future of Jobs’ commission’, a Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) led coalition of leading employers, academics, ...

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Latest Industry News

Wednesday 22 November 2017

The self-employed will, like everyone else, have been watching closely to see what the Budget has brought. As ever, the announcements made by the chancellor Philip Hammond will have impacted on a wide range of issues. Perhaps the most eagerly-awaited announcement concerned the VAT threshold for small businesses, currently set at £85,000, the highest ...

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Anyone who is self-employed knows how difficult doing their taxes can be. It's a small price to pay for the flexibility and freedom that this style of working allows, but it is still an annoyance that can have serious consequences if it's not done correctly. Someone who recently found this out firsthand is BBC star Robert Glenister. The actor, who ...

Monday 16 October 2017

Anyone thinking about becoming self-employed is likely to be concerned about their finances. It can be difficult to make the leap into being your own boss if it's not clear how much you will be earning if you do so. Luckily, IT professionals will be pleased to hear that contracting could well be the best financial decision for them. Recent research ...

Friday 13 October 2017

One of the most frustrating things for any freelancer is not getting paid on time. Whether you're going solo as a sole trader or have set up your own limited company , you will always need to know where the money is coming from and when it's going to arrive. Unfortunately, a recent study has found that UK businesses are having trouble paying their ...

Friday 13 October 2017

Recent questions surrounding the so-called 'gig economy' - the system of on-demand work popularised by firms such as Uber and Deliveroo - have been controversial. Much of this has stemmed from the idea that the companies are incorrectly defining their employees as self-employed, meaning they should be eligible for the minimum wage and other benefits ...

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