Orange Genie News

From 30th of September 2017 the Criminal Finance Act will create a new criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

This means that businesses, including recruiters, will be held responsible for the activities of their employees and associated persons even if the senior management were not involved or aware.

A business will be guilty of this new offence, and potentially receive an unlimited fine and criminal record if:

Matthew Taylor’s review of modern working practices was published earlier this month, and has added to ongoing debate and speculation surrounding employment and tax status. We've produced this plain-language guide to help you understand the conversation, and possibly help to clarify your own position.

After months of commentary and speculation, Matthew Taylor’s report on modern working practices was published on the 11th of July. You can read our detailed summary of the report here.

Commenting on the report, Graham Fisher, Group Chief Executive of Orange Genie described himself as “pleased” and with good reason.

Matthew Taylor’s long awaited review of modern working practices, entitled “Good Work”, was released on 11/07/2017. The report provides a fairly comprehensive and detailed picture of the UK labour market but at 116 pages, reading and digesting it all is quite a task. Below we’ve picked out and discussed the points that we believe affect our contractors and agency partners.

The UK Labour Market statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics show that 4.8 million people were self-employed between March and May 2017. This is 14,000 more than a year earlier.

Other headlines include the highest employment since comparable records began in 1971, with 74.9% of people aged from 16 to 64 in work.

From March to May 2017 there were 32.01 million people in work, which is 175,000 more than in December 2016.