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Why Should You Work through An Umbrella Company...

  1. Your contract is less than 6 months
  2. You're contracting  between jobs and looking for straight forward solution
  3. Due to visa restrictions, you're unable to contract through a limited company 
  4. You're unsure want to commit to the responsibility of a limited company
  5. You need a quick same day setup
  6. You're unsure how long you are going to contract for 
  7. You would like the day to day admin taken care of for you

To find out more about becoming an employee of Orange Genie Umbrella, please call us on: 01296 468 483 or email umbrella@orangegenie.com.

Popular Questions

Why do agencies use Umbrella companies?

A fully compliant umbrella employer manages the commercial, employment, taxation, and statutory risks associated with the use of temporary workers for the supply chain. This minimises the overheads, employment risk and administrative burden of managing temporary workers in-house.

What is an Umbrella company? 

An umbrella company is an employer of contractors and freelance professionals who complete assignments at various locations for recruitment agencies and/or end hirers. The umbrella enters into a service contract with the agency or end-hirer, and an employment contract with the worker. 

What are your costs?

We make a profit on providing your services to your agency, typically a small percentage of the income we receive for each week or month that you work. For a personal illustration of what you could earn, contact our Employee Support Team team on 01296 468 483 or umbrella@orangegenie.com

When do I get paid?

As regularly as possible. We know that consistency is important to you, so in the vast majority of cases you’ll be paid on the same day each week or month. We run payroll at least once a day, so as soon as we’re able to pay you, we will pay you. We will let you know by SMS on the morning of your pay day and again after we have paid you.

What expenses can I claim? 

Typical allowable business expenses include:
- Temporary accommodation costs 
- Work related training costs
- General office expenses including stationery costs 

e.g. if your total weekly income from us is £600 and you have legitimately claimed £200 expenses, £400 will be paid as taxable income and £200 as expenses, which are not subject to tax.
Our registration consultants can provide you with a bespoke pay calculation which will give you an indication of what your expected weekly take home pay would be.  They can also discuss with you the rules and criteria regarding claiming expenses and can be contacted on 01296 468 483 or umbrella@orangegenie.com.

How do I claim these expenses?

We have made it quick and easy for our employees to claim for the expenses they have incurred by launching a new amazing online expenses portal. This user-friendly portal can be accessed via a PC, tablet, or smart-phone meaning you will never have to post any receipts to us. 

You can upload receipts to the portal either by scanning them in, or by simply taking a photo on your smart-phone. Our Employee Support Team will inform you of how to use this portal when you join, and there are also videos available on the Knowledge Hub section on this website. 

Most of our contractor employees spend a few minutes over the weekend following the week they have worked to upload their expenses so they receive the benefit in their next pay packet.

How do I join?

You can fully register as an employee with Genie Umbrella in a matter of minutes. The complete process can be completed totally online without the need for you to print, or post any documents to us. Furthermore, you can complete this online registration either on a PC, Tablet, or Smart-phone. 

To start the process click here you will initially be asked to complete a few basic details and once you have submitted them we will email you with your employee number and log-in details to our contractor portal. Once you are logged on to the portal you will be able to upload your proof of identity, complete a new starter declaration (P46) or upload your most recent P45 form. That's it. 

One of our Employee Support Team will then contact you to answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you can contact our Employee Support Team to begin the sign up process, on 01296 468 483 or umbrella@orangegenie.com.

What happens after I have joined?

Once you have become an employee of Genie Umbrella you will be contacted by our Employee Support Team. They will go into more detail regarding how to use the portal, the process of claiming your expenses, and how to make the most of your employment with us. 

The Employee Support Team is here to assist you during your employment with Genie Umbrella and can be contacted on 01296 468 483 or umbrella@orangegenie.com

What other benefits do I receive?

As an employee of Orange Genie Umbrella you will be provided with full employment rights and statutory employee benefits including sick pay, maternity pay, and paternity pay. Our HR department would be more than happy to provide you with employment references whether you need it for a new permanent role, if you are moving home, or need to set up a new bank account.

You will have access to a childcare voucher scheme which is a more tax efficient way of paying for the escalating costs of childcare. If you require any independent financial advice you can speak to our partner, Contractor Financials who specialise in assisting our employees who work on temporary assignments. We have a currency exchange service for our contractor employees who are coming into the UK from overseas. This service in conjunction with the OzForex Group enables you to benefit from having access to competitive currency exchange rates.

What happens if I work for more than one agency?


We understand that you may be registered with more than one agency. Orange Genie Umbrella can employ you for all the work you do regardless of how many agencies you are registered with, which ultimately means less hassle for you.


Why Orange Genie Umbrella?

Genie Umbrella is one of the UK’s leading umbrella employment companies, with an outstanding reputation for its commitment to service delivery, compliance and quality.

We employ and pay thousands of contractors like you every week, to carry out work on your assignments, allowing you to focus on the job at hand. Our experience and knowledge make sure we take care of the things that matter to you. As an employee of Orange Genie Umbrella, you will benefit from:

  • Sign up within 10 minutes
  • One continuous employment for all of your assignments
  • Statutory employment rights such as sick pay, holiday pay and maternity/ paternity pay.
  • Simple to use online portal
  • Guaranteed pay for the work you carry out on our behalf
  • Communication via SMS to let you know when your payment is on its way
  • Our helpful, experienced and enthusiastic team being just a phone call away
  • Talk to real people
  • A workplace pension scheme you can choose to pay into
  • A childcare voucher scheme, as well as expert advice with regards to mortgages and financial planning

If you are thinking about becoming an umbrella company employee, please give us a call on 01296 468 483 or email umbrella@orangegenie.com

FREE Guides

  1. What are the benefits of using an umbrella company?
  2. Finding your next assignment
  3. A contractor's guide to UK taxation 
  4. How we calculate your pay
  5. Umbrella employment - the relationships
  6. Umbrella employment the process

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