Orange Genie News

Umbrella company

Partnering with the wrong umbrella company could be disastrous for your recruitment business, and we’re not just talking about non-compliant companies. Many key skills are in short supply, and recruiters stand or fall on their ability to attract and retain high quality workers while controlling cost and risk. If your umbrella company isn’t helping you meet the challenge it might be time for a change.


For the right people with the right skills, contracting offers great rewards, including the freedom to choose when and where you work, the opportunity to earn more money and the challenge of carving your own place in the commercial landscape. We support thousands of contractors who have left traditional employment behind, taken control of their working lives and changed their world for the better.


In the course of running your business, you might occasionally pick up costs that benefit other people, whether that means sponsoring a local sports team, entertaining a client or treating your staff with a small gift. In this guide we’ll examine the tax treatment of these expenses.


There is something about giving gifts and helping others that makes us feel good and if you can do that and save tax at the same time all the better!

Saving for a rainy day and retirement is important, but you probably would rather your family benefit from your hard earned savings rather than the tax man so why not consider giving regular small gifts to reduce the potential for a future Inheritance Tax Liability,


On 8th August 2018, we launched Orange Genie Edge, our amazing benefits platform.

When we created Orange Genie Edge, we set out to make a real difference to contractors’ lives. Our popular discounts and offers are still an important part of that, which is why we’ve improved them, with average projected savings of £1,200 a year, but that wasn’t enough.