Orange Genie News

IR35 Consultation

Following their announcement in the Autumn Budget, the government have launched their consultation on tackling non-compliance with the off-payroll rules (IR35) in the private sector, which will run from 18/5/2018 to 10/08/2018.

Contractor CV

Your contractor CV is where you make a business case for why potential clients should be interested in you. Often the only information a client or recruiter has about you comes from your CV, so it’s an extremely important part of your work-sourcing process.

If you’re making a lot of applications and not getting many interviews, it’s likely that the issue is your CV. Even where there’s a lot of competition for a role, it’s your CV against everyone else’s, so if you’re consistently losing out it’s worth taking another look at it.

Personal Brand

“Creating your personal brand” is included in many lists of things a contractor needs to do in order to successfully market themselves, but what is a personal brand, and how will having one help you secure your next contract?

Contractor Insurance

Contractor insurance experts Kingsbridge give us the benefit of their experience

Insurance is one of those things in life that we don’t realise we need until it’s too late. Here at Kingsbridge we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve spoken to a customer who put off purchasing cover, or didn’t renew an existing policy, only to find themselves in a situation where a claim was being made against them.

Tax avoidance

We understand why contractors are tempted by tax avoidance schemes. IR35 chaos in the public sector has caused many contractors to lose an extra chunk of their pay to the tax man, and it’s understandable that many of them have searched for a solution. In any case, who wants to pay more tax than they need to? If there’s a legitimate way to shrink your tax bill, why wouldn’t you use it?

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