Contractor's Tools
IR35 News
Recruiter FAQs

Are you switching from Limited Company to Umbrella Employment? Click here to calculate your take home pay >>

We have created an information hub to support our Orange Genie Accountancy clients, our Umbrella Employees and agencies where the Covid-19 rules and legislation are explained for recruiters, contractors and the self-employed. Click here to find out more>>

I'm a Recruitment Consultant

Looking for a compliant umbrella company or specialist contractor accountants? We can help...Orange Genie Groups sole aim is to provide recruiters and end clients with a simple, helpful and efficient service that supports professional contractors. Our business is based on the knowledge and experience gained from working with hundreds of agencies, many thousands of contractors over the last ten years.

This knowledge is backed up by a panel of expert advisors, industry recognised awards and accreditations and over 50 office based staff. This ensures that we are able to recommend the most robust solutions, deliver ongoing unrivalled service levels all within current legislation.

  1. By choosing Genie Umbrella or Genie Education contractors can benefit from the following;
  • Quick and easy online sign up  
  • Access to our online portal for timesheet and expense upload  
  • A dedicated account manager  
  • Insurance cover  
  • Childcare vouchers  
  • Access to online, award winning Health and Safety training  

Genie accountancy offers your contractor the support and guidance needed to navigate the complex legislation that is ever changing within freelancing. One of our qualified, contractor accountants will walk them through the limited company formation to completing and returning annual accounts. This is managed through their personal portal where real- time information is at their fingertips.

  1. Benefits of signing up with Genie Accountancy;
  • Online real time portal  
  • Dedicated Qualified Contractor Accountant  
  • Tax Planning Advice  
  • IR35 Advice  
  • Regular face to face meeting 

Give us a call to discuss the benefits of working with Orange Genie Group
01296 468 483

How will you support my contractors?

Once registered with Genie Umbrella, your candidate will receive a welcome call from our Employee Support Team, ensuring they understand how we work in order for everything to run smoothly during their employment with us. 

Our online portal makes submitting timesheets and claiming expenses quick and easy. Receipts can simply be scanned or uploaded, where our Expenses Team will then check and approve them. 

Our dedicated Employee Support Team can be contacted directly - Monday to Friday, 8am – 5.30pm, where any queries will be dealt with promptly and professionally. 

Our Ltd Company option, Genie Accountancy, aims to remove the administration work for your candidate by dealing with HMRC and Companies House on their behalf. We will provide you and your candidates with the assurance that you are working with an expert, experienced firm of accountants, specialising in the freelance and contractor market. 

Each client will have unlimited access to their own personal fully qualified accountant who will provide ongoing proactive advice and support. We like to get to know each of our clients, something achieved by offering free face-to-face meetings with their dedicated accountant

How much will my candidate take home?

This depends on their pay rate and circumstance. Take home pay can vary for a number of reasons such as their tax code and total expenses for example.

It is important however to bear in mind that all Umbrella and Accountancy companies comply with the same legislation, therefore if payments are being processed correctly then take home pay will be largely the same no matter which company they join.

What is the difference between Ltd and Umbrella?

An umbrella company such as Genie Umbrella is a company that acts as an employer to agency contractors who work under a fixed term contract assignment, usually through a recruitment employment agency.  You, the recruitment agency outsource the administrative responsibility of the contractor’s employment to Genie Umbrella to reduce your liabilities.  

Under an ‘over-arching’ contract of employment your contractors maintain all employment rights when employed by  Genie umbrella and we will issue invoices to your agency for the services carried out by the contractor. When payment of the invoice is made, the contractor will be paid through a PAYE method with all Employers National Insurance, National Insurance and Income Tax contributions deducted at source with the added benefit of offsetting some of the income through claiming expenses such as travel, meals, and accommodation.

Limited (Personal Service Company) If your contractor decides to operate under their own Limited Company, or (Personal Service Company) they will be fully responsible for the administration of their business and managing their own pay.  They are Self-Employed. The contract for services will be between the contractors Limited Company and the Recruitment Agency.  

With the support of our FCSA accredited Genie Accountancy and with the benefit of a designated fully qualified accountant, your contractors will be will be taken through the process of setting up their company through Companies House to ensuring that all responsibilities such as complying with all statutory requirements including all company returns, VAT and pay based requirements are in accordance with HMRC regulation.

What expenses can my candidate claim?

Business Expenses are the costs incurred by the contractor whilst performing the duties of their assignment under our employment. These expenses must be reasonable and must have been incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of their duties.

For a detailed breakdown of the expenses permitted, please follow this link.

How do I refer a candidate?

You can contact us with your candidates’ details either by:

Phone – 01296 468 483

Email –

Online website formclick here

Whichever method you use, we will contact your candidates within our service level agreement time of 20 minutes, and keep you updated of our progress.

Those candidates choosing to use our umbrella company can complete their employment registration within a few minutes as the whole process is completely online.  Your candidate can complete their employment registration either on a PC, Tablet, or Smart-phone, without the need to print or post documents to us – we have made it quick and easy for them so they can concentrate on their assignment.

How will you support me?

You will be allocated an Account Manager who will become your single point of contact. They will be on hand to provide advice and support whenever you need it. They can also provide training and answer questions on industry specific topics such as IR35, AWR, and Agency Conduct Regulations to name a few.

Do you have a rewards programme?

Please contact your Account Manager at our main office on 01296 468 483 to discuss in more detail.

Additionally, please follow the following link to our Brand Ambassador programme.

Where can I find additional information?

Visit our Knowledge Hub where you will find useful videos, guides and other informative documents designed to feed you with a wealth of valuable information.

(Please note - you will see, this section is currently under development and we will be adding to it very shortly)



Orange Genie - I am a recruitment consultant


Request a Call Back


edge promo