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COVID-19 HUB

Covid-19 Rules and Legislation Explained For Recruiters, Contractors and the Self Employed!

Orange Genie is committed to both the health and wellbeing of our contractors and to providing our agency partners with first class support and information, hence why we've created the ''The Covid-19 Hub for agencies, contractors and the self-employed'' to provide our latest updates about the Covid-19 and to explain the Coronavirus rules and regulations announced by the government aimed at umbrella employees, Limited company contractors & the self employed and agencies.

Covid-19 for Umbrella Employees

Orange Genie Group help for umbrella employees to succeed through the legislative changes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Here is the Covid-19 resource hub for Umbrella Employees where we’ve collated our best advice following the rules and legislation announced by the Government so you have easy access to all the information you need!

Our first furlough payrun was processed on Friday 8 May 2020 and on Saturday 9 May 2020 for many of our employees. We will be doing more payments as explained here>> . Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

The Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme for Furloughed Employees – What We Know So Far, 17 April 2020:The Government has now released new details about the Covid19 Job Retention Scheme. The cut-off date has changed, from 28th February to the 19th March... Read More>>

 

Coronavirus Support for Contractors in the Public Sector, 17 April 2020: For contractors who are being supplied in ‘long term’ assignments, the note states that they should be paid 80% of their pay rate to a maximum of £2500 per month by the Public Sector body for the ... Read More>>

 

Making Your First Claim for Benefit, 17 April 2020: On Many years ago, in what feels like another life, I worked for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) taking new claims for benefit from a call centre in the wilds of West Yorkshire. I have many stories about that job, but... Read More>>

 

A Guide to Coronavirus Support For Umbrella Company Employees,5 May 2020:In recent weeks our lives have changed dramatically. On a daily basis we receive more updates and guidance from the Government in response to the current coronavirus pandemic... Read More>>

 

Covid-19 FAQs for Umbrella Company Employees: We’ve collated the answers to some of the Covid-19 FAQs you’ve been asking our support team into a webpage. The information showcased in the FAQs is correct at the time of writing.... Read More>>

 

An Update For Umbrella Employees - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furlough, 6 May 2020: We are delighted to be able to confirm that we're making our furlough payments based on average gross earnings, including the bonus element rather than at National... Read More>>


An Update on Furlough Payments - For Umbrella Employees, 14 May 2020: By now, many of you will have received your first furlough payment from us in the last week. Others would have been contacted by us this week requesting an update on your situation... Read More>>

 

Furlough and CJRS – Your Questions Answered, 14 May 2020: We’ve collated the answers to some of the most common questions you’ve been asking our support team into this document. The information below is correct at the time of writing... Read More>>

 

How Contractors Can Return to Work Safely, 15 May 2020: On Sunday 10th May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced changes to the lockdown restrictions, as the first step in a staged lifting, the intention being to allow the UK to “re-open”... Read More>>

 

Covid-19 Extra Help and Resources for Umbrella Company Employees, 15 May 2020: This guide assumes that you’re already employed by Orange Genie Umbrella, Education or Healthcare. If this not the case, this information may still be relevant to your situation and we hope it helps... Read More>>

 

Covid-19 for Limited Company Contractors and the Self Employed

Orange Genie Group help for Limited company contractors and the self employed to succeed through the legislative changes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Here is the Covid-19 resource hub for Limited Company Contractors and the Self-Employed where we’ve collated our best advice following the rules and legislation announced by the Government so you have easy access to all the information you need!

Coronavirus Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SIESS), 14 April 2020: The scheme is designed to help self-employed people whose income has been adversely affected by Coronavirus. Who is eligible? You can apply for the scheme if you are self-employed... Read More>>

 

Coronavirus Support for Contractors in the Public Sector, A Fact Sheet, 14 April 2020: For contractors who are being supplied in ‘long term’ assignments, the note states that they should be paid 80% of their pay rate to a maximum of £2500 per month by the Public Sector... Read More>>

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for PSC’s, A Fact Sheet, 14 April 2020: The Government have confirmed that the CJRS applies to salaried individuals who are directors of their own personal service company (PSC). Furloughing only applies to your role as an... Read More>>

 

Coronavirus Support for Contractors, the Self Employed and Small Businesses, 17 April 2020: If you're facing financial hardship now or in the near future due to the COVID- 19 crisis, you will be keen to understand what help the Government are offering to... Read More>>

 

A Practical Guide to Surviving the Coronavirus Crisis for Limited Company Contractors and Small Businesses, 17 April 2020: The Government have moved quickly to announce a plethora of support for workers affected by the current COVID- 19 crisis and... Read More>>

 

A Guide to Coronavirus Support For Limited Company Contractors and the Self Employed, 17 April 2020:  It has been confirmed that directors can furlough themselves and claim 80% of their pay (salary only not
dividends). You will not be able to perform
... Read More>>

 

How to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis for the Self Employed, 17 April 2020: The Government have moved quickly to announce a
plethora of support for workers affected by the current COVID- 19 crisis and a lot of information has been released
... Read More>>

 


 

Limited Company Directors: What Work Can You Do While Furloughed?, 17 April 2020: Whilst many Limited company directors eye up the availability of the Job Retention Scheme in order to provide themselves with financial support... Read More>>

 

Making Your First Claim for Benefit, 17 April 2020: Many years ago, in what feels like another life, I worked for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) taking new claims for benefit from a call centre in the wilds of West Yorkshire. I have many stories... Read More>>

 

Contractors Boosted by the Government’s New Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan, 28 April 2020: On Monday 27th April the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the launch of a new 100% government backed loan scheme for small businesses known as... Read More>>

 

Covid-19 Extra Help and Resources for Limited Company and Contractors and The Self-Employed, 30 April 2020: We understand that it is difficult to keep up with all the announcements and to work your way through the pages of official guidance, so we... Read More>>

 

COVID-19 FAQs For Limited Company Contractors and The Self Employed, 30 April 2020: Here are the Covid-19 FAQs (coronavirus) sent in to us by Orange Genie Accountancy’s clients. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please... Read More>>

 

New Online Tool Launch for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), 4 May 2020: Assuming you are eligible for the SIESS, HMRC will confirm the date from which you can make a claim and ask to add your contact details.They will then use these details to... Read More>>

 

Contractor Question: Is the CJRS Taxable Income? 26 May 2020: As politicians begin to talk about easing the lockdown and the nation starts to think about what happens next, we’ve received a number of questions surrounding the tax treatment of money received under...Read More>>