Contractors can expect a great deal of opportunity to arise from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Contractors should move quickly to seize these opportunities following the Brexit decision, as with their skills and flexibility they will be in very high demand in this period of change and uncertainty.

Chris Bryce, CEO of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) agrees: “IPSE believes this new era can and must be taken as an opportunity for the UK. New circumstances always bring new opportunities for freelancers. We should be optimistic about the future”

According to the Freelancer and Contractor Association (FCSA) CEO Julia Kermode states: “Leaving the EU will undoubtedly bring a period of uncertainty and as we have witnessed in the run up to this referendum demand for contractors has been high and I see this demand increasing. However, it should be borne in mind that exit will not be instant, stability is needed and now more than ever it is important to ensure that firms have the right skills in place. Once again, the flexible workforce will be key in ensuring the UK’s economy doesn’t suffer.”