Liz Truss’s Chief of Staff is a Limited Company Contractor

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Mark Fullbrook of Fullbrook Strategies Limited Company

What is the Work Status of Mark Fullbrook, Liz Truss’s Chief of Staff?

What Do Civil Servants Think of a Freelancer as Chief of Staff?

Why Shouldn’t a Chief of Staff be a Contractor?

Will Fullbrook Strategies Get Any Tax Benefits from this?

What is the Work Status of Mark Fullbrook, Liz Truss’s Chief of Staff

It turns out that Liz Truss’s Chief of Staff, Mark Fullbrook is a full fledged freelancer. He is on a short term contract via his limited company Fullbrook Strategies.

He gets paid all of his income through that limited company.

His contract only runs to November, although, as with all freelancers, it can be renewed.

What Do Civil Servants Think of a Freelancer as Chief of Staff?

It seems that top civil servants are in revolt about this. They think it is not appropriate for a freelancer to hold this position.

If you remember one of our articles from a couple of years ago, Dominic Cummings was a freelancer too.

It would stick in the craws of civil servants that this role has been given to someone outside the civil service but for it to go to a freelancer too must really stick in the craw.

And he would almost certainly be getting much more money than they get – which doesn’t go down with any kind of permie.

A Whitehall insider said “it feels really, really murky”.

Why Shouldn’t a Chief of Staff be a Contractor?

Why shouldn’t this position be taken by a freelancer?

If they don’t need him on a long term basis why can’t they hire him as a short term freelancer?

Mark Fullbrook is also hoping to get the well paid position of running the Conservative’s election campaign.

Will Fullbrook Strategies Get Any Tax Benefits from this?

The Cabinet Office said that Mark Fullwell’s limited company was not in place for tax purposes and Mr. Fullbrook derives no tax benefit from it”.

Of course he doesn’t.

No 10 has declined to comment on the details of Fullbrook’s contract.

There was a surprise announcement late last week that the 2017 and 2021 IR35 changes would be scrapped from April 2023.

It’s good to know that there is someone who is at the centre of Government who understands contractors and how they operate and how they are needed and can pass that insight on to the Prime Minister and Chancellor.

Perhaps contractors groups can get in touch with him.

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