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Our free guide to your working options is designed to help you make an informed decision of what is best for you.
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If you offer your services as a professional, such as a healthcare, IT or engineering, or you are thinking of doing so, you probably already have quite a few years’ experience and training under your belt in your chosen profession.
Like consultants or freelancers, self-employment as a professional usually involves working with more than one client at a time, providing your professional expertise for different clients and projects.
But although the variety and flexibility of working as a professional is an advantage when it comes to job satisfaction, motivation and the financial rewards, keeping on top of the all the administration and compliance it entails is not so enticing.
How do you want to work?
Choosing your way of working is often the biggest step. Many self-employed professionals choose to form their own business, working as a sole trader or setting up their own limited company, but this isn’t right for everyone. Plenty of others decide they’d rather join an umbrella company or get paid directly through a recruitment agency.
Often, making this decision is a question of balancing the risk and responsibilities you’re willing to take on. Some options will have lower operating costs than others, but they may also offer less protection if things go wrong.
Our free guide to choosing your working options is a good place to start. It’s full of useful insights into running your own business, however you decide to go about it, and it also explains how Brookson can help you stay on top of your accounts.
Pros and Cons
At Brookson we have almost 20 years of experience in guiding self-employed professionals through the highs and lows of working for yourself. We’re in a prime position to give you honest, reliable and friendly advice to help you make the decision that’s best for you.
We can talk you through the pros and cons of each option and give you all the information you need to make an informed choice.
We’ll never try to steer you in any one direction - we want to make sure you have everything you need to make the decision that fits your circumstances.
Of course, we’ll also help out with the form-filling and administration when you’re just starting out, as well as pension planning, tax and insurance. We’ll make sure that everything is in place to help you make the most of life as a self-employed professional.
Making sense of IR35
If you decide that setting up a limited company is best for you, you need to be aware of what IR35 legislation might mean for your business. There’s no need to worry - our IR35 specialists will guide you through the maze of this complex law. If that doesn’t set your mind at rest, we offer limited company self-employed professionals unlimited IR35 Compliance Reviews as standard. Download our free guide to IR35 here.
Once you’re set up, our Connect accounting service keeps all your essential business information in one place.
Connect is a single online portal where every strand of your business is at your fingertips. Submit expenses, track invoices, double check your tax status or see how much you can withdraw with the click of a mouse - and because Connect is updated every day, you know you’re looking at the very latest financial information.
Striking out on your own can seem daunting at first, but with Brookson you’ll never be alone. We’ll be there to help you deal with everything from administration to your tax obligations and finances.
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