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Umbrella Company

We’ve recently seen activity from “ambulance chasers” looking for opportunities to bring claims for unlawful deductions on umbrella company contracts. Assuming all members of your supply chain are fully compliant, neither you nor your umbrella company partners have much to worry about, but it is worth making sure.


If you’re contracting through your own limited company, you probably already know that IR35 is changing from April 2021. In this article, we’ll explain what the up-coming changes are all about and what you can do to protect yourself and your income.


In 2017, the Government reformed the off payroll rules in the Public Sector, making end clients responsible for determining the IR35 status of any contractors they engage. Since then, the contracting industry has waited for IR35 private sector reform and in April 2021, such reform will come into place.

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Umbrella Companies

If you’re new to umbrella company employment, it’s only natural that you will have questions about how umbrella companies work. With this in mind, here are the answers to the most common questions asked by new umbrella company employees.

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Umbrella Company

A good, compliant umbrella company will have a standard contract of employment (COE) that is by necessity designed to cover many different circumstances. It will not usually be possible to negotiate the details of your COE, and there should be no need to do so, because it’s specifically written for your benefit as a contractor and to fit in with any assignment you might take on. In this article we’ll cover what you need to know about umbrella company employment contracts, relating specifically to Orange Genie’s contract of employment.