Orange Genie News

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. 

ACAS chair, Sir Brendan Barber, said: ‘Our analysis reveals that agency workers can feel a sense of insecurity and fear around their contracts, similar to those raised by calls to our helpline on zero hours contracts.

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.

The Association of Independent Professional and the Self-Employed (IPSE), formerly known as the PCG, set out taxation proposals in the September manifesto, titled ‘Britain’s Secret Weapon’.

Within it were four ideas but one of particular interest:

The Freelancer Limited Company (FLC) which effectively would allow contractors to work free of IR35.

 

A significant and increasing number of teachers and support staff are choosing to be employed by Orange Genie Education...

Along with the protection and reassurance of being employed by the UK’s leading umbrella company why else is it teachers and recruitment agencies are choosing us?

Here are Helen Christopher's (our Operations Director) thoughts on what makes someone recommend a service:

I recently found myself in the position of needing to find a reliable and trustworthy builder to create an opening in a rather important structural wall of my home! I did what most of us would do in that situation and I asked my friends and colleagues if they could recommend anyone – I even used social media and posted the question to a wider unknown audience hoping to receive a multitude of replies.

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