Orange Genie News

Orange Genie, one of the UK’s leading contractor management companies, offering compliant umbrella employment and specialist accountancy services to contractors and freelancers, have been voted Best Payroll Service at the Recruitment International Supplier Awards.

Recruitment International provide comprehensive insight and collaboration for the recruitment industry through their products and services, including websites, specialist industry research and reports and conferences and forums. The award is voted for by recruitment agencies to recognise companies who have provided outstanding service during the past year.

Graham Fisher, Group Managing Director at Orange Genie comments, “We are delighted to have been awarded Recruitment International’s Best Payroll Service award, and we thank our agency partners for taking the time to vote. Our aim is to improve the lives and opportunities of contractors and freelancers in the UK and the service we provide is a huge part of that, so it’s extremely satisfying to know our efforts have made such a difference to our partners and their contractors.”  

To achieve accreditation to this level, Orange Genie was independently assessed against the Investors in People framework organised around the nine key indicators of high performance. Assessment is carried out using surveys, interviews, meetings and observation. The IiP assessor noted that “Orange Genie had faced significant challenges with a range of legislative changes” and that despite these “there is a very positive working culture and high levels of trust; it was very impressive to see they have maintained their high standards in business and people practices.” 

Business Development Director of Orange Genie Education, Pras Desai recently featured in the latest edition of Recruiters supplement, ‘Managing Agency Workers and Contractors’ in a piece called ‘Servicing the Supply Teachers’.


We thought you might find it useful if we shared the questions (& answers) Pras went over, take a look…

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.

Four key areas will affect contractors in the future:

 

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.

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