19 Dec 2016

FCSA to present and exhibit at Recruitment Agency Expo 2017 London

We are pleased to announce that FCSA will be exhibiting at the Recruitment Agency Expo 2017 London. The exhibition will be held on Wednesday, 1st February and Thursday, 2nd February...

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14 Dec 2016

FCSA research on travel & subsistence confirms umbrella employment still viable option for UK’s flexible workforce

Umbrellas are still a viable engagement mechanism for freelancers and the temporary workforce in spite of the introduction of Travel & Subsistence legislation introduced in April this year, according to...

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25 Nov 2016

FCSA members get sneak preview of HMRC’s IR35 online digital tool

‘More work to be done’ is the overall message FCSA members have sent to HMRC following a preliminary demonstration of HMRC’s new online digital tool.   As Government presses ahead to...

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23 Nov 2016

FCSA reacts to Autumn Statement

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Julia Kermode, chief executive of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association said: “As the largest representative body in our sector that is committed to setting...

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17 Nov 2016

FCSA urges agencies under attack for tax avoidance to check their due diligence

A media report in The Guardian (November 15th) suggesting that temporary agencies are operating tax avoidance schemes costing taxpayers millions of pounds has prompted The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association,...

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15 Nov 2016

14% of intermediaries fear going out of business when Apprenticeship Levy is imposed

Government plans to introduce the Apprenticeship Levy have been met with mixed response by intermediaries according to research conducted by The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest...

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8 Nov 2016

FCSA responds to Deliveroo couriers pursuing worker rights

As we hear that Deliveroo couriers will pursue workers rights and to unionise Julia Kermode, CEO of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), whose members provide accountancy and umbrella...

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1 Nov 2016

FCSA urges Government not to destabilise the flexible workforce as it launches inquiry into the future world of work

Whilst FCSA acknowledges that vulnerable workers in today’s gig economy must be protected by legislation, the UK’s largest independent trade body for accountancy providers and umbrella firms is concerned that...

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28 Oct 2016

FCSA comments on Uber tribunal ruling

Today we have learnt the outcome of the Uber tribunal – which concluded that Uber drivers should be classified as “workers” rather than self-employed.  This means they will be entitled...

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25 Oct 2016

FCSA elects new Board

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade body whose members provide professional support services to freelancers and contractors, is delighted to announce a newly elected...

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3 Oct 2016

FCSA calls for Matthew Taylor to review how people are treated not how they are engaged

Following Matthew Taylor’s appointment by Theresa May to look at whether employment regulations need to change to keep pace with flexible working practices FCSA is urging the review to look...

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22 Sep 2016

FCSA research shows public sector contractors will not be railroaded into becoming employees

Plans to put contractors onto the payroll in the public sector as part of HMRC’s new intermediaries legislation due to come into force in April 2017 have been met with...

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