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.

23 Oct 2018

Re-arrange Disciplinary Hearings where Companions are unavailable

Written by Brabners LLP As you will know, when dealing with misconduct by a member of staff, it is important to make sure that a fair procedure is followed. Otherwise,...

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9 Oct 2018

Latest case reaffirms need for employees to prove disability

Latest Employment Appeal Tribunal case confirms that employees must prove disability in disability discrimination claims, but reminds employers of the need to fully explore health issues.

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3 Oct 2018

FCSA Appoints New Chair

The FCSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris James as its new Chairperson. Chris has played an active role in FCSA’s work for some time and takes over...

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1 Oct 2018

FCSA membership is changing

Our membership structure has changed.  Since yesterday, 30th September 2018, we have discontinued our associate membership and now we only have one category of membership, that of FCSA Accredited Member....

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28 Sep 2018

Dolan Accountancy joins FCSA’s ranks of Accredited Members

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is pleased to announce that Dolan Accountancy has earned full FCSA accreditation for its accountancy services to contractors and freelancers.  To become an...

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26 Sep 2018

A reminder for employers to be wary of unclear resignations

Written by Brabners LLP A reminder for employers to be wary of unclear resignations! (East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy UKEAT/0232/17) Case law confirms that an employee’s...

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11 Sep 2018

Why offer contractor benefits?

By 2020 over half of UK companies plan on hiring more contractors than permanent staff. Remus Rewards explain how bespoke contractor perks and benefits can help you stand out in...

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11 Sep 2018

‘Zero-hours’ employee deemed to be agency worker due to nature of assignment

Brabners LLP provides an important update on the case Brooknight Guarding Limited v Matei - ‘Zero-hours’ employee deemed to be agency worker due to nature of assignment.

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11 Sep 2018

Latest ONS labour market statistics issued

Today the ONS has issued their latest labour market figures, showing the UK workforce (all in employment) almost static this quarter – at 32,397 in May to July 2018 it...

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11 Sep 2018

Contractors could face hefty tax bills unless they take action by 30th September 2018

FCSA is today reminding all contractors who might have an outstanding contractor loan, benefit trust or similar that they are at risk of a very significant tax bill unless they...

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7 Sep 2018

Promised cut to class 2 NICs has been abolished

The government has scrapped its already-delayed plans to give some 3 million self-employed people a National Insurance contribution (NIC) tax break.  The promised cut to class 2 NICs has now been...

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3 Sep 2018

Danbro is the latest firm to achieve the prestigious FCSA Accredited Membership status

We are pleased to announce that Danbro has earned full FCSA accreditation for its accountancy, umbrella and CIS services to contractors and freelancers.

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