6 Apr 2017

Beware tax avoidance schemes exploiting opportunity from IR35 changes

On the day that IR35 reforms come into effect in the public sector Julia Kermode, chief executive of the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade...

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28 Mar 2017

Umbrellas and agencies should work together to support contractors through the IR35 changes

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is urging umbrella firms and agencies to work in partnership to ensure clarity regarding contractors’ gross pay rates, particularly for those new to...

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23 Mar 2017

FCSA’s chief executive joins Matthew Taylor in Coventry to discuss modern employment practices as part of the Taylor Review

Julia Kermode, chief executive of the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) joined Matthew Taylor in Coventry on 23rd March 2017 as part of Mr Taylor’s nationwide tour to discuss...

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20 Mar 2017

FCSA reaction to IR35 legislation

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has welcomed the amendments made to the reform of IR35 in the public sector published in the Finance Bill yesterday and is pleased...

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8 Mar 2017

FCSA disappointed that Chancellor continues to punish self-employed

As the Chancellor claimed to want to grow “a stronger, fairer and more global Britain” the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association has questioned what is fair about targeting the very...

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7 Mar 2017

Free webinar: How can new payments tech help the professional employment services sector?

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10am – 11am Hosted by Modulr in partnership with FCSA As we all know, IR35 is a hot topic at the moment. While the conversations are...

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1 Mar 2017

FCSA keen to meet select committee to discuss umbrella working

As MPs move ahead to investigate umbrella working as part of their review of “The Future World of Work” and following reports by the BBC last week looking at some...

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24 Feb 2017

FCSA applauds Government Bodies for calling on Government to delay IR35

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has welcomed an appeal by The Local Government Association (LGA), Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and Society of Local Authority...

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14 Feb 2017

FCSA urges Government to take considered approach to any new legislation for self-employed ahead of March 8th Budget

Following a BBC story out today (Feb 14th 2017) in which Matthew Taylor suggests that self-employment ‘reduces tax take to the Exchequer’ the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association is keen...

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9 Feb 2017

Institute of Fiscal Studies tax report fundamentally flawed says FCSA

A report just out suggesting that the different rates of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) between self-employed workers and employees are unfair is fundamentally flawed argues the Freelancer & Contractor Services...

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1 Feb 2017

FCSA welcomes Modulr as new business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s leading trade association for professional employment services, has agreed a partnership with Modulr, which specialises in providing flexible payments technology to...

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18 Jan 2017

Labour market figures dispel media rhetoric around precarious working

ONS labour market figures out today are positive for the economy overall despite self-employment falling slightly says the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade association...

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