Orange Genie News


The government’s second consultation on private-sector IR35 reform closed on 28th May, and you can read Orange Genie’s response, here. Important as it is for all stakeholders to continue discussing IR35 and making their position known, it’s just as important to continue preparations for April 2020.


Since the very beginning, when we were designing Orange Genie Edge, our benefits platform for contractors, we’ve known that it was going to be a positive force in the lives of our staff, umbrella employees and accountancy clients. We’ve been excited about it from the outset, because it really is something new and different that hasn’t been seen in the contracting industry before, and it fits perfectly with our vision of who we want to be, and where we want to fit into our peoples’ lives.

UK Tax

The UK Tax system is designed to ensure that your tax is always correct. It also ensures that the vast majority of employees don’t need to submit a tax return at the end of the tax year. The system works so well that most UK employees don’t have to deal with it at all; their employer calculates their tax and pays it over to HMRC, so other than occasionally checking their payslips and filing their P60 away once a year, they don’t have to do anything.

Umbrella Company

Recent news coverage paints an alarming picture for NHS patients, particularly regarding waiting times, but could your umbrella company have the solution? Well, the answer is “yes they could”, but only if your umbrella company is Orange Genie.

Amazing benefits for umbrella company contractors: Click here to download our free guide!

Travel Expenses

Travel expenses are a routine part of life for many contractors, and the ability to claim can have a significant effect on the amount of tax you pay. Like many aspects of tax law, the rules surrounding travel expenses can appear complex and arbitrary, and it’s vitally important to claim correctly. No-one wants to pay more tax than they need to, but you also don’t want to land yourself in hot water with HMRC.