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Top Tips for Choosing an Umbrella Company

Choosing an umbrella company can be difficult. There’s a lot of information online, much of it conflicting. Given that most umbrella companies will pay you roughly the same and they all claim to be the best, how do you choose between them? Here’s a list of things to look for:

Compliance with legislation

As your employer, your umbrella company has to comply with a lot of legislation. This includes providing you with statutory employment rights like statutory sick pay, maternity/paternity pay, holiday pay and a workplace pension scheme. It also includes calculating your tax and national insurance and paying you correctly. Finding a company with a strong record on compliance will ensure you get paid what you’re entitled to and protect you from expensive errors.

Employee Benefits.

Your employer should always be looking out for your interests and finding ways to make a difference to you. For example, Orange Genie Education offers specialist financial advice and a foreign currency exchange program. We also offer free mobile phone insurance, discounted cinema tickets and much, much more through Orange Genie Rewards.


Flexibility and Convenience

Another benefit of being employed by an umbrella company is that you can be registered with more than one teaching agency, giving you more opportunities to work. Orange Genie Education have strong working relationships with all the UK’s leading supply teaching agencies,  so we can process all your payments. This will ensure that your tax and national insurance contributions are in order and in one place.


Clarity and reliability

It may not be exciting to talk about being clear and dependable, but when talking about support for contractors that’s exactly what’s required. You need to know you’ll be paid on time, every time. Orange Genie Education pay weekly in arrears and we have clear, robust processes in place to sure you’ll be paid by the Friday following the week you worked. As members of the FCSA we’re  independently audited every year so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.


To find out more about how Orange Genie Education can help you, please call 01296 468 483 or email:


Why Orange Genie Education?

We employ and pay thousands of supply teachers and education support staff every year. Our employment portfolio stretches over 10 years in the umbrella industry making Orange Genie Education one of the most trusted umbrella brands. With this in mind, there’s no wonder we have long lasting relationships with hundreds of recruitment agencies all over the UK. Upon joining Orange Genie Education you become an employee of ours benefiting from:

Single employer for all assignments

  • One payment for all different agency assignments completed in a week
  • Simplified and efficient taxation from single tax code
  • Guaranteed pay for the work completed
  • Continuous employment rights
  • Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Sick pay
  • Access to a workplace pension
  • Statutory rights
  • Improved personal credit references and rating
  • Extraordinary employee benefits including 24/7 access to a GP, councelling, support, fitness resouces, and discounts & offers worth hundreds of pounds in day to day savings

Reassurance our supply teachers are employed by an FCSA member that protects and supports contractors. Our aspiration is to improve the lives and wellbeing of supply teachers and education support staff.

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