During this unprecedented global environment, Broster Buchanan would like to help you stay connected to your colleagues and communities as we navigate the shift towards increased isolation and home-working.

Broster Buchanan has a number of digital meeting spaces available which can be used at any time of day and can be accessed in one click; so if you would like to use these for any purpose, including team meetings & one to one’s, direct hiring or to keep in touch with close friends or family who may be experiencing extended periods of isolation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your contact at Broster Buchanan or email info@brosterbuchanan.com.

With one of the most experienced and talented teams in the industry, if there is anyway we can support you please do get in touch.

And most importantly, we wish good health for you, your families and your communities.

To hear more about how we can help please click the video link below.

National recruitment & talent consultancy Broster Buchanan and Harpenden-based training gym Marchon Athletic are pulling together to raise money for registered charity London Youth Rowing.   Through the sport of rowing, London Youth Rowing empowers young people’s lives through improving their physical, social and mental wellbeing whilst helping develop crucial life skills.

 

 

On Friday 28th February ‘The Broster Buchanan Unsinkables’ are signed up to take part in the ‘Race the Thames 2020’ challenge at Olympic Park, London and the skilled team at Marchon Athletic have taken up the mantle of training CEO, Andrew Broster at Broster Buchanan through their highly tailored regime. Starting with a full body composition analysis, Andrew will be taken through a number of training sessions comprised of both strength and conditioning protocols as well as receiving nutritional advice to ready him for the challenge ahead.

 

“LYR are passionate about making fitness and rowing accessible to young people from all walks of life; helping them get active, develop confidence and skills and have fun in the process!  They are currently working with over 70 schools and 20 clubs. Last year over 5,500 participants took part in their programmes or activities, including over 250 young people with disabilities.”

 

Broster Buchanan’s team of 8 will race the full length of the Thames (45 miles) on rowing machines overlooking the buzz of the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, with guest appearances from Olympic Rowers to help coach and motivate the participants.   At this event Broster Buchanan will also host a stand to offer careers advisory skills to 11-18 year olds, in partnership with Weetabix.

 

Marchon Athletic is a specialist training gym based in Harpenden which encourages health, wellbeing and performance through the philosophy of functional fitness.

Broster Buchanan is a nationwide professional recruitment & talent solutions consultancy with offices in Harpenden; specialising in Finance, IT & Change Management, Marketing & Sales, Human Resources, Executive Search and Interim & Temporary assignments.

To get in touch or if you would like to make a charitable donation to this cause please call 0203 6674577 or click here.

Andrew Triggs Hodge, three times Olympic gold medalist offers rowing training tips to Broster Buchanan ahead of Race the Thames for London Youth Rowing.

Through the sport of rowing, London Youth Rowing empowers young people’s lives through improving their physical, social and mental well being whilst helping develop crucial life skills.

 

Broster Buchanan’s team of 8 will race the full length of the Thames (45 miles) on rowing machines overlooking the buzz of the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships.

At this event Broster Buchanan will also host a stand to offer careers advisory skills to 11-18 year olds, in partnership with Weetabix.

If you would like to make a charitable donation to this cause please click here.

In this latest video Miles Jefford, Legal Sector Senior at Armstrong Watson chats to Broster Buchanan’s Andrew Grimshaw to discuss his reasons for making the move from a Top 10 to a Top 30 practice, and why he has made this step in his career.

 

To watch the video click here.

 

If you would like advice from Andrew Grimshaw please get in touch here.

 

 

On Friday 28th February ‘The Broster Buchanan Unsinkables’ are signed up to take part in the ‘Race the Thames 2020’ challenge at Olympic Park, London to raise money for London Youth Rowing, a ground breaking charity who encourage disadvantaged young people to be active and improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing.

LYR are passionate about making fitness and rowing accessible to young people from all walks of life; helping them get active, develop confidence and skills and have fun in the process!  They are currently working with over 70 schools and 20 clubs. Last year over 5,500 participants took part in their programmes or activities, including over 250 young people with disabilities. 

Click here to read about the mission & vision of this incredibly inspiring charity.

Broster Buchanan’s team of 8 will race the full length of the Thames (45 miles) on rowing machines, overlooking the buzz of the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, with guest appearances from Olympic Rowers to help coach and motivate us. At this event Broster Buchanan will also host a stand to offer our careers advisory skills to 11-18 year olds through an interactive activity; the team are looking forward to meeting up to 2,000 people on the day.

CEO, Andrew Broster will be taking part in the challenge and has even threatened to dust off the rowing machine in his shed in preparation!

If you would like to make a donation, please click on this link.

Thank you so much for your support – It really does mean a lot.

Wish us luck!

The Team at Broster Buchanan

The intermediaries legislation – more commonly known as IR35, is a piece of anti-avoidance tax
legislation to combat what HMRC call “disguised employees”. It applies to contractors who supply their services through a limited company, known by HMRC as a personal service company. It requires the PSC to pay equivalent employment tax to directly engaged employees i.e PAYE tax and NIC if the reality of the work is akin to employment.

Since the introduction of IR35, it has been the responsibility of the PSC to determine whether they were working inside (i.e. effectively an employee) or outside (i.e. a genuine self-employed contractor in business on their account) of IR35 and to pay the appropriate taxes due.

 

 

Who is going to be responsible?

From 6th April 2020, except for some smaller end user companies, the responsibility of determining status moves to the end client. Where the contractor is deemed inside IR35, the rules also make the fee payer (recruitment company) responsible for the contractor’s tax and NIC, as well as the employer’s NIC.  Check your obligations carefully.

 

Is the method by which status is assessed changing?

The actual method by which status is assessed is not changing. There is simply a change in responsibility in who determines the IR35 status of the contractor. If a contractor is legitimately outside IR35 today, then they should continue to be outside IR35 after April 2020. It is also important to remember that HMRC’s own view is that one-third of contractors should be caught by IR35 – meaning the majority are still outside.

 

Is there a basic rule?

Yes; if the engagement between the end client & contractor looks and feel like employment, it is more likely IR35 will apply. The contractor will need to clearly demonstrate that there is an absence of at least personal service, right of control or mutuality of obligation to show that IR35 does not apply.

 

What is right of control?

The level of control exercised by the client over the services to be provided. What is the scope of the work, how is it going to be provided, who is providing it, when is it going to be provided, and where is it to be provided is highly important for determining IR35 status. HMRC may only need to show one of these four aspects of control is present for there to be a strong case that the contractor is controlled and therefore inside IR35.

 

What is MOO?

There is a Mutuality of Obligation between an end-user client and contractor if the client is obliged to provide paid work and the contractor is obliged to accept and complete the work. This situation is typical of most employer-employee relationships, in which the employee is paid by their employer each week or month. Genuine limited company contractors outside IR35 should neither expect nor receive such mutuality of obligation. A contractor’s limited company should be engaged on contract for services basis, to perform a specific task for a specific project, and once the project is over the contractor moves on, or may be offered a new project by the client.

 

I’m a contractor; what happens if I get caught by IR35?

If HMRC choose to investigate, and deem you inside IR35 they will make their demand for the retrospective PAYE tax and National Insurance, plus interest and a possible penalty.

 

So what options do I have as a contractor?

  • Consult your ​lawyer or accountant – ​We can put you in touch with suitable professionals if requested
  • Review your current working practices
  • If the majority of your work is deemed inside IR35, you may wish to consider joining an umbrella company
  • Insure yourself