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.

20 Jun 2018

Changing terms and conditions of employment- be careful!

Written by Brabners LLP A question often asked by businesses is, “If I change my employees’ terms and conditions and they don’t complain, does that mean that they have accepted...

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13 Jun 2018

FCSA reacts to landmark employment status case

Today sees a landmark employment status case conclude with the Supreme Court concluding that a heating engineer was a worker and not self-employed.  The claim was brought about by Gary...

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11 Jun 2018

Remus Rewards is our latest new business partner

FCSA forms a partnership with Remus Rewards so that members can reward freelancers and contractors they support with a range of benefits and free perks.

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6 Jun 2018

Off-Payroll Working in the Private Sector

Written by FCSA Business Partner, My Digital Accounts.   What is the latest on IR35? IR35 has been a hot topic in the news over the last few weeks due...

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6 Jun 2018

Do you use Zero Hours Contracts?

Written by Brabners LLP Who can workers/employees on these contracts compare themselves with for discrimination purposes? In most discrimination claims, the claimant must have a comparator who they can compare...

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23 May 2018

Workers to become entitled to itemised statements

On 6 April 2019, the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement (Amendment (No.2) Order 2018 (the ‘Order’) will come into force and amend the Employment Rights Act 1996. Brabners...

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21 May 2018

We celebrate as Liberty Bishop passes FCSA accreditation

We are pleased to announce that specialist umbrella employment, payroll and accountancy provider Liberty Bishop is now a fully Accredited Member. Founded in 1995, Liberty Bishop boasts more than 20...

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18 May 2018

HMRC issues consultation on IR35 reforms to the private sector

HMRC have today finally issued their long-awaited consultation on IR35 reforms in the private sector, and it isn’t quite as expected.

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15 May 2018

Latest official figures show increases in both temporary employment and part-time self-employment

Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show temporary employment has risen by 54k (+3.5%) quarter on quarter with growth in non-traditional employment set to continue.

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9 May 2018

We welcome the government’s first labour market enforcement strategy

FCSA welcomes the publication of the government’s first-ever Labour Market Enforcement Strategy with Julia Kermode expressing her delight that the Directorate has listened to proposals put forward by FCSA.

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8 May 2018

FCSA calls on Unite to educate itself on benefits of compliant umbrella firms

As payroll firms come under attack from the media once again Julia Kermode steps in to defend the role compliant umbrella firms play.

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1 May 2018

Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable

We conducted a survey of intermediaries who support 33,500 workers in public sector roles. Alarmingly, 50% of FCSA survey responses stated that no IR35 compliance tests had been carried out.

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