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Calling all supply teachers in search of a mortgage...

The school summer holidays offers the perfect opportunity to trawl the internet, visit local estate agents and start viewing properties if you are hoping to move during the summer holidays.

One of the questions that we are asked time and time again by supply teachers is ‘will I be able to secure a mortgage?’ The answer is yes!

As a supply teacher, you can borrow based on your teaching contract rather than your umbrella payslips. This means that you can often borrow more and at the same rates that permanent teachers can secure at their local branch.

Will supply teachers be eligible for a mortgage?

Topics: Mortgage advice, Contractor Financials, mortgages

Summer Budget - what it means for Limited freelancers & contractors

If the Chancellor George Osbourne wanted us to pay attention to his proposed summer budget then he certainly got the desired effect!

There is a lot for us all to take in and on the face of it the cost of extracting income from a company has increased but there are still some really good reasons to operate through a Limited company.

Topics: Genie Accountancy, Freelancers, contractors, Contractor Accountants

Genie Education comments - 'There is more to umbrella companies than claiming expenses'


The most important role performed by an umbrella company, such as Genie Education, is to employ supply teachers. In addition to being able to claim for expenses were you aware through becoming an employee of Genie Education this then grants access to an extensive list of other benefits too?

Topics: Supply Teaching, Genie Education, umbrella companies

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.