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FCSA welcomes today’s budget announcement

18 March 2015 The FCSA has welcomed today’s announcement by the Chancellor that it aims to continue supporting the UK’s flexible workforce by abolishing class 2 national insurance contributions as well as annual tax returns.  Moreover, the trade body is

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Advance earns full FCSA accreditation

4 March 2015 The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is pleased to announce that Advance has demonstrated full compliance with the FCSA Code of Conduct.  Advance already holds FCSA accreditation for its umbrella services and self-employment services and following

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Compliancy advice to recruitment firms

Non-compliant umbrella employers have been making the headlines lately and for all the wrong reasons. In September 2014, in his party conference speech, Ed Miliband pledged a crackdown on “umbrella” schemes used by construction firms to employ temporary workers. In

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Channel 4 Dispatches exposes poor practices

The Channel 4 Dispatches programme (aired Monday 19 January, 20:00) exposed some unethical practices that we have long been aware take place within our sector.  As a professional body for umbrella employers and accountancy providers, the Freelancer and Contractor Services

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