Orange Genie News

IR35 reform

Julia Kermode, CEO of FCSA, the trade association for umbrella companies and contractor accountants, has warned of damaging effects if reform of IR35 is extended to the private sector.

Work-related training for contractors.

One of the things that attracts many people to contracting is the autonomy. As a contractor you have clients rather than employers, which makes for a different dynamic. You decide when and how you work, to a greater degree than permanent employees do at least.

The UK’s second largest construction company, Carillion, has gone into liquidation, after talks between the firm, it’s creditors and the government failed to reach a deal to save it.

Contractors working for Carillion will be watching with interest today, hoping for indications that they will be paid for work they’ve completed. Whatever the eventual outcome, thousands of contractors are in for a tense time.

Orange Genie Group Announce Renewal of FCSA Accreditation

Following a comprehensive review of our business practices, processes and culture by independent assessors, Orange Genie Group are delighted to announce that we have successfully renewed our FCSA Accreditation.

Who needs to file a self-assessment tax return?

Do I really need to fill this in? Why do I have to complete a tax return? As the deadline date approaches, these questions become more and more common. Fortunately, HMRC provides clear guidance on who is expected to file a self-assessment return.

You’ll need to file a tax return if, in the last tax year (6th April to 5th April):