10 Jul 2017

FCSA welcomes new partner Carrington Capital on board

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade association for professional employment services, has formed a partnership with contractor solutions provider Carrington Capital. The partnership will...

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29 Jun 2017

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

New research reveals that UK freelancers and micro-business owners say that sick pay is the most valuable statutory pay benefit they could receive. Survey also reveals that 76% of the...

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19 Jun 2017

FCSA speaks out as umbrella firms come in for further attack

As umbrella firms come under fire once again, this time from representatives of the teaching profession, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade association for...

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13 Jun 2017

Recruiters urged to choose compliant umbrella companies following exposure of £45m fraud case

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, is firing a word of caution to recruiters before choosing which umbrella company to...

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9 Jun 2017

FCSA reacts to election result

Today, more than ever, we want to see the political parties co-operating and working together to bring economic security.  Brexit has left the UK facing enough uncertainty and today’s result...

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30 May 2017

FCSA welcomes Perkbox as latest business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, has formed a partnership with Perkbox, which provides over 250 free personal benefits to...

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26 May 2017

How the apprenticeship levy affects supply teachers – FCSA sets record straight

Schools Week have recently published an article with the headline “a leading umbrella company denies it is passing on the costs of the government’s new apprenticeship levy to employees.” The...

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12 May 2017

FCSA urges Labour not punish genuine self-employed workers and to review its blanket ban on umbrella companies if elected

FCSA has learned that Labour will clamp down on bogus self-employment by shifting the burden of proof of worker status so that the law assumes a worker is an employee...

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9 May 2017

FCSA welcomes Cashplus as new business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, has agreed a partnership with APS financial, a leading digital challenger to banks, providing...

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4 May 2017

FCSA partners with online accountancy software provider Nomisma

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, has formed a partnership with online accountancy software provider, Nomisma. Founded in 2013 by...

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3 May 2017

Parasol and ClearSky membership of FCSA

Regrettably we announce that ClearSky Contractor Accounting and Parasol have decided to change their FCSA membership status to Associate Member.  Earlier this year ClearSky and Parasol merged with two other...

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25 Apr 2017

FCSA outraged that HMRC continues to hamper small businesses as software fails to cope with dividend tax changes

As the first tax returns are being filed since HMRC introduced the dividend tax allowance in 2016, FCSA has learned that HMRC’s software is preventing the UK’s freelancers and contractors...

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