Orange Genie News

Overseas Trained teachers

If you’re recruiting overseas trained teachers, it’s worth remembering that certain expenses connected with their relocation could be reimbursed tax free. For obvious reasons it’s important to advise them correctly; here we’ll explain what your teachers could claim for, and how their expenses will work, so you can set their expectations.  

Moving to the UK: A Guide for Overseas Teachers. Click here to download>>

Supply Teachers

Some supply teachers still see supply as a temporary situation; maybe they’re between jobs or gaining experience while they look for their first permanent position. Some see it as a casual arrangement, topping up their pension or thinking about going back to work after a long break. But a significant and growing number see supply teaching as a long-term career choice.


A judge presiding over an employment tribunal has found that HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool gave an incorrect decision.

Contractor Tony Elbourn was engaged by agency Qualserve Consulting Ltd to complete a contract for their client, the Met Office. Under the public sector off-payroll rules, the Met Office were responsible for assessing Mr. Elbourn’s IR35 status and after CEST returned a clear verdict that IR35 applied, Mr. Elbourn was treated as “employed for tax purposes”.


Whether it happens in April 2019 or 2020, all indications are that private-sector IR35 reform is on the way. Assuming the reform unfolds as expected, anyone hiring contractors who trade through their own limited company (PSC) will be responsible for assessing their IR35 status. This is an involved and complex process, requiring specialist expertise. 


It seems these days that compliance issues are constantly at the top of the agenda in the recruitment industry, and with possible IR35 reform approaching in the private sector that doesn’t look set to change. Which is why we think it’s worth implementing an approved supplier list (ASL) for accountants.