Orange Genie News

Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation

In 2014, the government reacted to perceived abuse of employment status rules in the construction industry by enacting the Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation. At the time the introduction of the new rules caused widespread fear and uncertainty. For example, we saw providers saying it was “impossible to prove a negative” so “all CIS workers must switch to umbrella employment”. This is clearly not the case, as we’ll explain below.

Income Tax

One of the things contractors have to get used to is that their pay, and therefore their income tax, varies according to how much they work. If you work more in a particular week or month, you’ll earn more and you’d expect to pay more tax in that period.

However, sometimes the variable nature of contractor pay can combine with the UK PAYE system to produce unexpected variations, so you can pay a different amount of tax on the same amount of pay, at least in the short term. The aim of this article is to explain how the system works, so you can predict when your tax might vary.

Finding your next contract

Sourcing new work is an important part of life for a contractor, and finding your next contract comes down to solving two separate but related problems.

  • Making yourself as marketable as possible
  • Finding and capitalising on the opportunities available to you

Contractor's Guide About How to Market Yourself to Find Your Next Contract>>

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.

How a Contractor CV differs from a permanent job seekers CV? Click here to find out more >>