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Matt Fryer

Matt is a Chartered Tax Advisor with 18 years' experience of advising on tax planning and compliance. Matt has been with Brookson since 2009, having previously worked for Big 4 accountants, KPMG and PwC. Matt’s primary role is to ensure that the services provided by the Brookson Group comply with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements. Matt is also a Board member of the FCSA, the UK's leading membership body dedicated to promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market.

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An understanding of both tax residency and IR35 is required to realise when international contractual chains are caught.

16th November, 2022 | IR35

With the ups and downs on dividends and IR35 over, it’s time for calm financial reflection.

Much of what’s needed to boost the UK’s flexible labour market is already on the shelf. But revoking IR35 will stay beyond reach.

A recap of why dividends are important to contractors, when to pay them, and looking forward to April 2022.

14th March, 2022 | Limited Companies

Overview for directors of the expenses eligible for tax relief when working from home.

2nd February, 2022 | Limited Companies

Overview of sole trading versus limited company working, through the lens of IR35 reform.

25th January, 2022 | Successful Contracting

Taking end-users at their word and accepting all’s in hand could unravel. Potentially as soon as April 2022.

As the case of The Trainline two shows, HMRC remains interested in PSCs -- just forget your accountant’s old adage.

The taxman will spread his wings beyond Oil, Gas and Finance, despite the ‘soft landing.’

CEST puts it at 56%; we put it at 72%. But the chunk of not caught rules is as low as 26%. And some job ads carry no status whatsoever.

Unlikely the taxman will pick on engagers recanting, but likely he’ll prioritise ‘reasonable care.’

9th November, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

Ten things not all contractors know about how the intermediaries legislation is changing.

11th September, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

IR35 confusion is unifying both umbrellas and PSCs as to who’s responsible, liable and the deducting party. Time to clarify.

29th July, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

Forget COVID, it’s actually IR35 that will cause PSCs severe (administrative) headaches.

Lights, curtains and blinds have stronger ties to the home than the office.

25th January, 2016 | Expenses

The least-taxing way for 'Ltd' contractors to furnish a room dedicated to business.

3rd July, 2015 | Limited Companies

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