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You’ve been offered a permanent role on a salary you think is too good to be true…what do you do? Well for many, the lure of the apparent big salary is not enough to make them turn their back on their established brand, the autonomy and freedom they have enjoyed as a contractor. But if you find yourself considering this option there are a few financial implications to consider…

It’s no secret that the UK education system relies heavily on supply teaching agencies to source and deploy high quality teaching staff at short notice. Over 2 million teaching days were lost to sickness during academic year 2016/17, and most of those days will have been covered by supply teachers.

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Umbrella companies

Being employed by an umbrella company remains the best option for most supply teachers, but all umbrella companies are not equal. The industry still contains unscrupulous companies who are willing to exploit supply teachers and put them, and any recruiter working with them, at risk of investigation, prosecution and financial ruin at the hands of HMRC.


Mention IR35 in certain circles and you’re likely to tap into an unexpected world of anxiety and frustration. The spectre of private sector reform is looming, it seems, over any business that engages contractors and the memory of public sector chaos is not far away, feeding the fear. While reform in the private sector may not yet be inevitable, it is clear that immediate action is necessary. Clients and contractors alike need to prepare, if they are to weather the coming storm.


A lot has been written already about potential IR35 reform in the private sector, and over the next few months we’re going to see more as the recruitment industry holds its collective breath. Whether it comes in April 2019 or waits another year, many believe reform is inevitable, and it’s likely to look very similar to the public sector reform of 2017.