Private investment in the arts

Five years ago saw the monumental collapse of Lehman Brothers, a catastrophic event which completely hammered the global financial market. Meanwhile, Damien Hirst’s Sotheby’s bonanza set a new record for a one-artist auction, raking in £111 million. You could perhaps look at these two incidences as being prescient of the world in 2013, where capitalism’s […]

Simplifying umbrella companies

Over the past 14 years, an increasing number of people have started using umbrella companies. This gathered pace after the global economic collapse of 2008, when many workers used to full time employment suddenly moved into contracting.  Today umbrella companies play an important role in the economy – but what exactly are they, what do […]