Brexit: Contractors and Temporary workers


Brexit: What does it mean for Contractors and Temporary workers?


Deal or no Deal, one thing is for certain, the world will keep turning, supermarkets will remain stocked and current planning, design & construction projects will need completing.

However, following on from numerous conversations with clients it’s evident that businesses are less likely to rush into permanent hiring decisions due to the looming Brexit verdict and Interim solutions are now, more relevant than ever to ensure that businesses continue to deliver against both their internal and external commitments.

While the appetite with many businesses remains for permanent staff (which by its very nature shows a commitment not just to the job, but to the company, its brand and its values), the uncertainty in the market for both employees and the employer alike is leading to a shift in mind set as to just how feasible this approach really is.

Given that independent workers can offer a flexible and mutually beneficial solution to both employers and employees, businesses are able to keep moving forward with plans that could otherwise be hampered by the uncertainty that surrounds what will be the post-Brexit world we will be operating in.

In light of this evolving mind set it falls upon providers of interim/contract solution such as Mattinson Partnership, to work with our clients to ensure that their strategic goals can be met with a cost efficient and effective hiring strategy.

If you would like to know more about hiring a contractor, or if you are a contractor looking for new work around the Brexit deal, get in touch with me today!


Robert Baxter

Principal Recruitment Consultant, Interim Solutions

0207 960 2554 |

Back to blog
Log In.

Apply now:


Please note: we only accept .doc, .docx and .pdf files

Refer A Friend:


London Wildlife Trust.

We are proud partners of The London Wildlife Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife and wild spaces of London by driving environmental projects throughout the city. Our team often get involved at ground level in Wild Workdays by helping to maintain and restore treasured spaces and land… we love to get our hands dirty! We also run multiple interactive workshops, providing their conservation trainees with invaluable career advice and insights into the environmental sector to prepare them for employment. Most recently, we worked with young people taking part in their Keeping it Wild programme, which engages young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in nature conservation.

Royal Town Planning Institute.

The RTPI represents planning professionals in the UK and Ireland and aims to encourage the development of vibrant and prosperous places and communities. Our Senior Consultant Freddie enthusiastically attends the annual Planning Convention, and we host several events throughout the year to show our support, including drinks networking and a literal pub quiz. We also keep in close contact with our friends down under, at the Planning Institute Australia and New Zealand Planning Institute. In addition, we sponsor the London Planning Summit, an event designed to address the biggest challenges facing the industry. This is our opportunity to stay on top of the latest changes in town planning by meeting with other key professionals in the sector, while celebrating our achievements.

Land Securities Group Plc.

One of our clients, LandSec, are the clever people behind Girls Can Do It Too, an initiative designed to encourage girls to consider a career in construction. Currently, only 11% of the construction workforce are female, and LandSec are attempting to increase this number by providing education and engagement projects and workshops for girls aged 11-13. Featuring workshops on demolition and tower building, as well as challenging the girls to design a planning project of their own (with a focus on budgeting and environmental considerations), LandSec have proven their dedication to addressing the need for diversity in this very male dominated industry. Ruth assists the project by sharing her fascinating insights into the industry and is even on the project judging panel!

Urban Land Institute.

In partnership with Urban Land Institute we are able to play an imperative role in creating a larger and more diverse pool of candidates within the planning & property professions. Working in schools we take part in the Urban Plan Educational workshops programme, which has now reached more than 2,500 pupils in 100 schools since its launch. Alongside more than 200 industry volunteers engaged across the country, we provide invaluable industry & careers advice to students while guiding them through their workshops and helping judge their presentations.

Carbon Footprint.

Carbon FootprintTM works to help organisations offset their CO2 through tree planting and community projects worldwide. By partnering with Carbon FootprintTM, we have planted native trees and shrubs such as Whitebeam, Hazel, Field Maple, Silver Birch, Rowan, Beech, Blackthorn, Holly and Dog Rose to create a Mattinson Forest that spreads across South East England. Carbon FootprintTM work in conjunction with the Florestal Santa Maria Project (FSM-Redd Project), designed to reduce deforestation in the Amazonian Rainforest. So, for every tree we plant in the UK we guarantee a tonne of CO₂ offset in Brazil too. Carbon FootprintTM have allowed us to not only do our bit for the environment but also commemorate moments of growth for our clients and candidates.