Orange Genie News

Contracting

As the messaging from campaigners gets more urgent and the science gets more alarming, more and more of us are looking for ways to make a difference to environmental issues. You might think that contracting leaves you unable to do very much, since you’re a one-person business with a relatively modest sphere of influence, but there are things you can do to reduce your personal impact. And with an estimated 1.77 million contractors working full time in the UK, together their impact could be enormous. So, what can you do?

IR35

It’s becoming common for recruiters to underestimate the amount of work involved in assessing IR35 status correctly, and by extension how long it will take.

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IR35

Given that private-sector IR35 reform is due to take place in April 2020, you could be forgiven for thinking you and your clients have plenty of time left to prepare. Many recruiters and are thinking that way, and it’s understandable.

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Mental Health

According to mental health charity Mind, poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence from UK workplaces. Surprising as that is, there’s more. Here are some other statistics from Mind’s research:

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Supply Teachers

According to figures published by the government in June, 2,025,231 teaching days were lost to sickness in English schools last year and 54.4% of teachers had to take time off sick. In 2018 the average class size was 21.2, which means in terms of children learning, those lost teaching days actually add up to more than forty-two million missed opportunities.

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