News & Insights

Our news & insights page includes updates on policy and legislation, thought leadership and commentary on the latest industry issues from our chief executive, practical advice and employment law updates, as well at the latest news from within the association.

13 Dec 2018

ContractorUmbrella becomes latest FCSA accredited member

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is delighted to add ContractorUmbrella to its growing list of accredited members. FCSA accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members...

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7 Dec 2018

Are key facts statements inevitable?

It’s been an interesting few days of media spotlight on our sector – from agency workers missing out on pay and rights, to the House of Lords’ criticism of excessive...

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4 Dec 2018

A liquidator’s view on the impact of IR35 changes

FCSA Business Partner, Clarke Bell, specialist in MVL and CVL services, takes a look at the impact of IR35 on professional services providers from a liquidators perspective.

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4 Dec 2018

Bridging the gap between the accountant and Making Tax Digital

Written by FCSA Business Partner, My Digital Accountants   What is MTD? All VAT returns submitted for quarters beginning on or after, 1st April 2019 (where the VAT payer’s turnover exceeds...

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4 Dec 2018

New framework released for reporting disability, mental health and wellbeing

Government releases new voluntary reporting framework for disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Brabners LLP takes a closer look.

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3 Dec 2018

The power of choice and the importance of informed choice

FCSA looks at the increased responsibility being passed on to end hirers using non-permanent staff, and explains how to mitigate risk by choosing compliant supply chain partners.

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19 Nov 2018

British Airways case re-affirms part-time workers rights

Employment law experts, Brabners LLP looks at the British Airways case that confirms part-time workers have the right not to be treated less favourably but leaves some questions unanswered for...

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16 Nov 2018

Mango Pay is the latest firm to achieve the prestigious FCSA Accredited Membership status

We are pleased to announce that Mango Pay is the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accredited Member status, accredited for their umbrella, accountancy and self-employed services.

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6 Nov 2018

Latest case confirms harassment claims are fact sensitive and be mindful of office banter

Brabners LLP examine the recent case of Evans v Xactly which confirms harassment claims are highly fact-sensitive and level of “office banter” can be relevant.

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6 Nov 2018

Optionis becomes latest FCSA accredited member

First Freelance, SJD Accountancy, Nixon Williams, ClearSky Contractor Accounting and Parasol, part of the Optionis group, have become FCSA Accredited Members.

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30 Oct 2018

FCSA proud to be a sponsor of the IRP 2018 Awards

We are pleased to announce that the FCSA is the sponsor of this year’s IRP Business Leader of the Year Award. Now in its 10th year, the prestigious IRP Awards...

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29 Oct 2018

FCSA reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget

Read our response to the Chancellor's first Autumn Budget Statement on 29 October 2018, where he announces confirmation of the delay to the roll-out of IR35 reforms until April 2020.

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