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When your contractors are employed by an umbrella company, they benefit from full employment rights, and if they choose the umbrella company well they may also receive a host of other benefits. Obviously, you want your contractors to be happy and well looked after, and this is enough for many recruiters to recommend a good umbrella company, but is there anything in it for you?

IR35

The right to substitution is often thought of as a “magic bullet” that kills off the idea of personal service, meaning that a contractor will automatically fall outside IR35. The truth is, predictably, far more complex and in this article we’ll examine the right to substitution in detail, and explain when it is indeed likely to shoot down personal service, and when it isn’t.

Umbrella Company

If you’re one of our umbrella company employees, you should already be aware of Orange Genie Edge, and all the amazing benefits and services it contains. The Discount Outlet is one of the services that is useful to almost everyone, and it’s constantly evolving and being updated.

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IR35

If you’re a recruitment consultant and you understand the detail of IR35, you’re in a vanishingly small minority. Whenever we raise this topic with recruiters, some have a vague idea that it has something to do with a contractor’s tax, but it’s rare that anyone can explain it in any more detail. This is understandable, because recruiters have other things to think about and it may look from your point of view like it doesn’t affect you. In this article we’ll explain why you need a working knowledge of IR35, and how you can achieve this.

IR35

As with many complex ideas, the internet is full of myths, misunderstandings and half-truths about IR35, and it can be difficult for contractors to know which information they can trust. If you’re contracting through your own limited company, you need to have at least a basic understanding and working knowledge of IR35. With that in mind, our experts have chosen some of the more common myths and misconceptions, so we can explain how it really works.

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