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Brookson have developed a comprehensive range of FREE guides to help you decide which way of working is right for you and assist you in your self-employment journey.

If you require more information, or to find out more, please call 0800 230 0213 or email us.

 

Ways of working guides

 

Choosing Your Working Options

This guide is ideal for anyone considering the various self-employment working options, from running a limited company, working as a sole trader or working through an umbrella company. This guide can help you decide.

 

Setting up a Limited Company

This guide is ideal for anyone looking to set up a limited company, and who wants to quickly cut through the jargon and understand what they need to know.

 

Working through an Umbrella Company

This guide is ideal for anyone considering working through an umbrella company. It provides a jargon free overview of the Brookson Umbrella service, along with the key benefits.

 

Webinars

 

Limited Risks and Rewards
A Limited Company can be an extremely tax efficient way to run a business, but how do you structure your Limited company in the most tax efficient way, whilst remaining compliant?

 

Infographics

 

Understanding your working options

Our infographic compares the various working options availible to a self-employed professional to help you understand the pros and cons and possible take home pay.

 

Claiming expenses as a self-employed professional

Our infographic will outline typical expenses incurred by a self-employed professional over the course of a month and will give insightful hints into what can be claimed to reduce your monthly taxable income. 

 

Reference Guides

 

Benefits of using a Specialist Contractor and Freelancer Accountant

This guide will help explain why it’s important to ensure you have your business finances in control with the help of a specialist contractor and freelancer accountant who understands the way you work.

 

Guide to IR35

This guide will explain what IR35 is, outlining the rules and legislation and how it will affect you.

 

Insurance for Contractors

This guide will help explain why you need contractor insurance; the types of cover you should consider and provide examples to help demonstrate how your cover works. 

 

Budget 2016 Summary

Brookson have consolidated the budget 2016 announcements to produce this guide which summarises the forthcoming tax changes and have also provided some hints and tips about how this could impact you as a contractor.

 

Autumn Statement 2015 Summary Guide

We have consolidated the 2015 Autumn Statement announcements to produce this guide which summarises the forthcoming changes and have also provided some hints and tips about how this could impact you.

 

Connect Guide for Limited Companies

See how Connect can help you run your business.

 

RTI running your own accounts

This guide is aimed at contractors completing their own accounts. It covers what you need to do, checks that you should be making with your current software and a summary of changes.

 

RTI using high street accounts

This guide is aimed at contractors using a high street accountant. It covers what you need to do, questions you should be asking your current accountant and a summary of changes.

 

Flat Rate VAT Scheme

This guide will explain flat rate VAT and explain how to work out the correct flat rate for your business.