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The Private-Sector reform of IR35 has been delayed until April 2021, but that doesn't necessarily mean a return to business as usual for your clients and contractors. It is great news, because it will in theory give everyone longer to prepare their repsonse to IR35 reform, control the risks and lessen the imact on their business. But because the delay was announced so late in the day, just weeks before the reform was due to take effect, your clients may not find themselves in a simple position, and your contractors may not be able to go "back to normal" for another year:

If your contractors are operating inside IR35, or trading through their own limited company is otherwise not appropriate, the two main options available are Agency PAYE or Umbrella Company Employmen. For someone who's new to contracting it can be difficult to know which way to go and they're likley to look to you as a recruiter for advice on which option to choose.

Orange Genie Edge is our amazing contractor benefits platform, available to all our umbrella employees and accountancy clients. In this article we’re looking at how the benefits and services in Orange Genie Edge can be of particular use to our contractors who are stuck at home due to Covid-19, either because they’re self-isolating or due to the government’s social distancing measures. We designed Orange Genie Edge to be as useful as possible during normal, everyday life, so how can it help you now?

The UK has locked down in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and as a result thousands of people are working from home for the very first time. If you’re one of them you’ll have found yourself facing a number of unique challenges and in this article, we’ll look at how to deal with them.

In order to maintain continuity of service to you and your contractors and to observe all government protocols we have made some operational changes.