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Umbrella Pay Calculators

If you’re new to contracting and you’re conducting research online, you’ll no doubt have come across several umbrella pay calculators, like the one on Orange Genie’s homepage.

If you’re new to contracting you may have been offered a choice between umbrella employment, and being paid directly by your agency. It should be a straightforward choice but there are some details that are often misunderstood. In this guide we’ll lay out how the supply chain works, so you’ll better understand what you’re choosing between.

As comforting as it may be to see the fruits of your labour generating large cash reserves in your company, is this a wise move?  Do you have a plan as to what you want to do with the funds? Are your savings actually costing you money?

Here we look at the top online resources for supply teachers. Whether you’re struggling with an emergency lesson plan, on the hunt for fresh ideas or in need of support and advice from your fellow teachers, you’ll find a resource here to help.

Teacher’s pet  

So, you’re killing it as a contractor. You’re working hard, impressing your clients, building up your business. Your ever-growing network of contacts is driving a steady stream of work your way. You’re loving the flexibility, the variety, the improved earning power. It’s the best move you ever made, and yet there’s one dark cloud on the horizon, one belligerent wasp at your barbeque.

You have to do your accounts.  They’re complex and time consuming, and even minor errors can be expensive.