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Private Sector IR35 Consultation Announced

Following their announcement in the Autumn Budget, the government have launched their consultation on tackling non-compliance with the off-payroll rules (IR35) in the private sector, which will run from 18/5/2018 to 10/08/2018.

Topics: umbrella companies

Brexit - An update from our Finance Director, Ross Baker

At this early stage, there is little detail on how an exit from the European Union will affect contractors in the UK, so it is business as usual. Orange Genie has remained politically neutral during the build up to the vote and will now embrace the decision and the consequences. 

Exit will not be instant, so in the short term, we expect little to change.

Business needs stability and now more than ever it is important to ensure that firms have the right skills in place. Once again, the flexible workforce will be key in ensuring the UK's economy doesn't suffer. We are particularly curious as to how the public sector will be able to resource the skills required to negotiate the exit and start to formulate and implement new and revised UK legislation.

Topics: Genie Accountancy, Genie Education, Orange Genie Group, Genie Umbrella, brexit, eu

How to promote yourself as a contractor/ freelancer…

Higher rates of pay, flexible working hours and the ability to choose which projects you work on are just some of the many reasons people choose to go contracting. If you do decide to move into contracting you’ll need to know how to best market yourself in order to stand out from the crowd in a competitive field. Let’s take a look at the most successful forms of advertising your services…

Topics: Genie Accountancy, Genie Education, Orange Genie Group, Genie Umbrella

Why hiring freelancers or professional contractors makes sense

When it comes to choosing to hire either a permanent employee, freelancer or independent benefits-1.pngcontractor, you may be wondering what the benefits are of choosing to go with freelancers or contractors.

Before businesses decide on how to staff a particular job, have a read of just some of the benefits of employing either a freelancer or independent contractor…

  • Affordability

When you hire an employee you will have to pay a number of expenses that you probably wouldn’t have to pay for contractors including employer-provided benefits, office space, and equipment.

You will also have to make required payments and contributions on behalf of your employees. All together, these expenses can easily increase your payroll costs.

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