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 Mar 2015

“Letter to the editor” response to Welsh Government ban on umbrella companies

13 March 2015 Dear Sir I am outraged and disappointed to learn that the Welsh Government has formally barred the use of umbrella payroll companies on public works contracts. I...

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10 Mar 2015

FCSA collaboration showcases umbrella employment at House of Commons

  Representatives from a collaboration of 38 companies, employing approximately 90,000 contingent workers, today visited the House of Commons to showcase the benefits of umbrella employment to Parliamentarians.  Constituency MPs...

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4 Mar 2015

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...

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28 Feb 2015

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”...

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11 Feb 2015

Response to HMRC’s discussion document “Employment Intermediaries: Temporary workers – relief for travel and subsistence”.

  Leading a collaborative campaign with 36 of the UK’s largest umbrella firms, the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), today stated that the proposed changes to the temporary workers...

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3 Feb 2015

Government recognises role of responsible umbrella companies

3 February 2015 Monday’s parliamentary questions resulted in the Financial Secretary to the Treasury recognising the value of umbrella companies which operate responsibly.  Responding to a written question posed by...

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21 Jan 2015

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...

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