Orange Genie News

On Wednesday 18th March, in his 2015 Budget, the Chancellor announced that the government will now consult on detailed proposals to restrict tax relief for travel and subsistence for workers engaged through an employment intermediary, such as an umbrella company or a personal service company, where that worker is under the supervision, direction and control of a third party.

The Self-Assessment deadline is fast approaching! Irrespective of whether you have a liability or not, if your Self Assessment return is not submitted by 31st January 2015 you will be facing a minimum penalty of £100! 

Every year HMRC publish the top excuses taxpayers give for not filing their returns. Last year it was revealed that such excuses comprised of ‘the dog ate the form’ ‘my baby used the paperwork as a colouring book’ and ‘My Mum usually does it for me’ these, along with many others are obviously not acceptable. 

The Association of Independent Professional and the Self-Employed (IPSE), formerly known as the PCG, set out taxation proposals in the September manifesto, titled ‘Britain’s Secret Weapon’.

Within it were four ideas but one of particular interest:

The Freelancer Limited Company (FLC) which effectively would allow contractors to work free of IR35.

 

A significant and increasing number of teachers and support staff are choosing to be employed by Orange Genie Education...

Along with the protection and reassurance of being employed by the UK’s leading umbrella company why else is it teachers and recruitment agencies are choosing us?

Here are Helen Christopher's (our Operations Director) thoughts on what makes someone recommend a service:

I recently found myself in the position of needing to find a reliable and trustworthy builder to create an opening in a rather important structural wall of my home! I did what most of us would do in that situation and I asked my friends and colleagues if they could recommend anyone – I even used social media and posted the question to a wider unknown audience hoping to receive a multitude of replies.

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