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HMRC have lost a number of high-profile IR35 cases recently, and the commentary by various industry experts has been predictably scathing. Often these cases centre on Mutuality of Obligation (MOO), which is one of the key legal tests for employment.

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As you probably know by now, when the new tax year starts in April 2020 your end client will be responsible for assessing your IR35 status, unless they class as a small private company. This has serious implications for your income, which could reduce significantly if they find you to be inside IR35.

Orange Genie Edge for supply teachers

According to statistics published by the Bank of England, the average UK household spends over £500 extra in December. That’s a 25% increase in the average monthly spend per household. At a time when your supply teachers will be trying to plan the Christmas holidays into their budget, how can you make sure they get as much as possible for their money? After all, you want them to have a great Christmas, so they come back refreshed and ready to take on the new year. 

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January is a key month for supply teaching agencies, when supply teacher registrations and demand are riding high, according to statistics gathered by CharlieHR, a software firm who looked at data from 706 organisations, it’s also when sickness absence is at its highest. In fact, workers take 53% more sick days in January than they do in any other month. So, how can you maximise your supply teachers’ availability during this important time? 


If you engage contractors who are on the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), they’ll be anxious to avoid paying more tax than they should, and claiming expenses is an important part of that. In this article we’ll explain how CIS expenses work, and the common things your contractors can claim, so you can advise them correctly.