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Contractor question and answer time with Genie Umbrella

Contractor’s Question:

"I’ve been working for an umbrella company as a contractor for a big company. This company agreed that motoring/travel expenses would be paid at cost. So every week I received car parking and road toll monies, plus fuel allowance at £0.15p a mile.

Topics: Genie Umbrella, contractors

Orange Genie Group receive an award in recognition of the support provided to one of their employees

Orange Genie Group were recently honoured to receive an award in recognition of the support provided to one of our employees, Lucy Boland who nearly six years ago suffered a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident not far from our headquarters in Aylesbury. 

Beginners' Guide to Reporting Requirements for Agencies


Whether you are the owner/ manager of a recruitment agency, or a recruitment consultant; the rules and regulations concerning the reporting requirements are of vital importance to you and your business. We have put together an infographic that outlines exactly what you need to know. 

HMRC plan to recruit up to 60 officers to catch out NMW cheats...

The national minimum wage (NMW) was first introduced to put a stop to under pay and curb work poverty in April 1999. However, nearly 15 years on loopholes in the system still allow dishonest or incompetent employers to exploit workers. The government released on Tuesday its latest list of 48 employers who failed to pay NMW.

Topics: HMRC

Agency workers unaware of their rights....

According to a new report published by the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) yesterday many agency workers are often unaware of their employment rights and are afraid to raise concerns due to fears over job security. 

Budget 2015 - what the Chancellor announced...

On Wednesday 18th March, in his 2015 Budget, the Chancellor announced that the government will now consult on detailed proposals to restrict tax relief for travel and subsistence for workers engaged through an employment intermediary, such as an umbrella company or a personal service company, where that worker is under the supervision, direction and control of a third party.

Topics: Orange Genie Group, HMRC

Self Assessment deadline is fast approaching...

The Self-Assessment deadline is fast approaching! Irrespective of whether you have a liability or not, if your Self Assessment return is not submitted by 31st January 2015 you will be facing a minimum penalty of £100

Topics: HMRC

Don't miss the deadline for Self Assessment Tax Returns!

Self Assessment tax returns for the year ended 5th April 2014 are due to be filed at HMRC by 31st January 2015. Not everyone needs to file a return however, if you do, it can be costly to miss the deadline!