Orange Genie News

Recently, Orange Genie Umbrella have spoken to a number of nursing agencies who did not expect to pay VAT on our invoices. This is because the supply of nurses by agencies is usually covered by the Nursing Agencies Concession, and VAT is not usually due. These agencies have, quite reasonably, assumed that the concession would still apply when their nurses are employed by umbrella companies.

Back in early July, we reported that Mike Gibson, a contractor who instigated a crowd-funded legal challenge to the Public sector reform of IR35, had exceeded his target of £10,500 in donations. At the time Mr. Gibson was about to instruct tax barrister Michael Paulin to begin research into possible grounds for challenging the IR35 reforms.

It now seems that this research is not going all Mr. Gibson’s way. Addressing campaign donors, Mr Gibson admitted that the chances of success look “increasingly dubious” as “every possible angle has already been looked into by many others”.

Orange Genie are proud to announce their business partnership with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) – the professional body for UK recruitment businesses.

Orange Genie provide specialist accountancy, umbrella employment and self-employed/CIS solutions for UK contractors, as well as offering expert compliance advice and training to their agency partners. They are the only contractor support company to be accredited by both FCSA and Professional Passport and they have a well-deserved reputation for excellent service and compliance expertise.

From 30th of September 2017 the Criminal Finance Act will create a new criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

This means that businesses, including recruiters, will be held responsible for the activities of their employees and associated persons even if the senior management were not involved or aware.

A business will be guilty of this new offence, and potentially receive an unlimited fine and criminal record if:

Matthew Taylor’s review of modern working practices was published earlier this month, and has added to ongoing debate and speculation surrounding employment and tax status. We've produced this plain-language guide to help you understand the conversation, and possibly help to clarify your own position.

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