Lancashire expert says the self-employed will lead Britain’s revival

Damian Broughton of Danbro
Damian Broughton of Danbro
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Contractors and the self-employed will help Britain bounce back from Brexit, says Lancashire-based accountants Danbro.

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the Lytham-based firm has played down fears of damage to the economy. It argues freelancers, contractors and temporary workers will see a boost in demand as they support British firms to adapt to the new landscape.

Following a move that has shaken markets and rocked individual business sectors, managing director Damian Broughton says the UK’s millions of contractors will be the ones to help stabilise the economy.

Danbro works with more than 8,000 contractors and businesses and sits at the heart of a range of sectors. Despite the referendum result sparking panic and unrest in many areas, Damian says this will not be another blow for the self-employment sector following a raft of new Government rules that have impacted them.

He said: “Following on from the recent legislative changes that have resulted in disruption in our market, leaving the EU may seem like another hit for the self-employed. However, I believe it will be an opportunity.

“Yes, there may be a time of uncertainty while the enormity of this decision is worked through and understood, but it will be the Government’s task to bring calm, understanding and visibility of the potential impact.

“We have already seen a reaction in the construction industry due to its traditional reliance on migrant workers. However, the flexible workforce is ideally situated to provide the support our businesses need.”

Danbro provides a wealth of services to contractors, freelancers, temporary workers, self-employed people and small businesses.