Brookson News

  • The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today presented his first and last Spring Budget. With this being the last Budget to take place in the Spring, many commentators expected the measures announced to be relatively low key.

  • HMRC has made available the draft legislation regarding how IR35 reform changes will be applied for public sector engagements, as announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Alongside the legislation, HMRC has also produced a technical guidance note to support the interpretation of the legislation.

  • HS2 looks to introduce more contracting jobs The government has outlined its planned route for Phase Two of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway network.

  • Autumn Statement Key Outputs The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today presented his first Autumn Statement to Parliament.

  • With only a week to go until Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement we wait with bated breath to see what the new chancellor will announce on Wednesday November 23rd and how his offerings will impact the UK’s contract workforce, writes Victoria McDonnell, a manager at contractor accountancy firm Brookson.

  • Supply chain compliance has recently become the hottest topic among most of the recruiters we work with. For the 15 years that I have been involved in the sector, there have always been challenges associated with legislative change impacting all of us involved in the supply chain of flexible labour.

  • The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just released its latest bulletin highlighting the changing state of employment in the UK. The 'UK Labour Market: October 2016' report has found that the number of British people working for themselves has continued to rise; something that has been praised by key industry bodies.

  • A recent survey conducted by Markel - a UK-based specialist online insurer for professionals - has reported some very interesting statistical findings for those interested in becoming their own boss.

  • The changing nature and innovative trends of digital technology means it has become heavily incorporated into all aspects of our everyday lives, including business. However, this has meant that we are now more prone to potential cyber-attacks, and business owners are not an exception.

  • Speaking at the Tory party conference in Birmingham, chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has given away some clues as to what contractors can expect from the Autumn Statement.

  • So-called ‘funtrepreneurs’ added £165 billion in total to the UK economy over the past year, according to Freelance UK.

  • The period of becoming self-employed can be a difficult time, as you sort out the best way to transition from your current working pattern to being your own boss. As many things are done differently when you work for yourself

  • When you are thinking about taking the leap to becoming self-employed contractor, it can seem like a big risk for you, your family and your career.

  • As a Limited Company Contractor IR35 is an important consideration for you as it sets out the law relating to tax treatment of your income and also determines your tax position with HMRC.