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Umbrella Company

As a responsible employer, we do everything we can to help our umbrella company employees to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing. This includes ensuring they can access the care they need, when they need it. In this article we’ll look at how our umbrella company employees can get fast access to healthcare at no cost to themselves, while protecting vital NHS resources.


IR35 reform took place in April 2021, and most contractors are no longer responsible for determining their own IR35 status. This responsibility now lies with the end client, so anyone who engages contractors must assess whether those contractors fall inside or outside IR35, unless they class as a small private company.


According to their 2020-21 annual report and accounts, the Home Office received a tax bill for £33.5 million after a review found their IR35 compliance practices to be “careless”. This carelessness prompted HMRC to issue a fine of £4 million, which has been suspended for 3 months to give the department a chance to improve its procedures.


It has been an unprecedented year, particularly for contractors, but you have made it halfway through 2021 and it is natural to be thinking about your mortgage at this stage. Are you on the best deal? Are you paying more than you need to be? Could you use additional funds for those big life choices?

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Limited Company

Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received from Limited company contractors in August 2021, with answers from the experts at Orange Genie Accountancy:

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