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.

29 Aug 2018

Unfair Dismissal Legal Update

Brabners LLP advise claimants to beware as recent legal case confirms that unfair dismissal time limit does not automatically extend to the next working day when it expires on a...

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29 Aug 2018

There’s more to taking on medical sector employees than Umbrellas may think

Commercial insurance broker, Caunce O'Hara outline 5 key things for umbrella employers to consider when insuring your medical workers.

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24 Aug 2018

FCSA welcomes Government’s official guidance on umbrellas but argues it does not go far enough

Whilst the FCSA welcomes the latest HMRC guidance on engaging with umbrella firms issued on 23 August 2018, we are concerned that it does not go far enough to explain...

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15 Aug 2018

Will the Gender Pay Gap reporting obligations make any difference?

Written by FCSA Business Partner, MyDigitalAccounts Are Men and Women Equal and will the Gender Pay Gap reporting obligations make any difference? What must be reported? The prominent pay gap...

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15 Aug 2018

Gender pay gap reporting update

Written by Brabners LLP Get up to speed with the latest recommendations from BEIS on employer compliance with gender pay gap reporting! You may remember that there was extensive media...

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9 Aug 2018

As the Off-Payroll working in the private sector consultation closes we propose an innovative solution for Government consideration

As the Off-Payroll working in the private sector consultation comes to a close we are proposing a new innovative solution designed to increase IR35 compliance in a fair and transparent...

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7 Aug 2018

FCSA responds to Unite’s attack on Government and umbrella employers

As Unite’s assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail calls for umbrella companies to be outlawed and accuses the government of washing its hands of workers who it believes are ‘experiencing the...

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31 Jul 2018

Government provides its view on whether ‘caste’ should be a protected characteristic

Written by Brabners LLP Under employment law, an individual who has been treated less favourably can bring a claim for unlawful discrimination in certain circumstances.  In order to bring a...

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18 Jul 2018

Umbrella.co.uk passes FCSA accreditation

Umbrella.co.uk is the latest Associate Member to earn full FCSA Accreditation for its accountancy, umbrella and CIS services to contractors and freelancers. 

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18 Jul 2018

Court of Appeal ruling provides much needed relief for care providers whose workers do ‘sleep-ins’

The long-awaited Court of Appeal ruling in MenCap v Tomlinson-Blake has been made and its good news for employers whose workers do ‘sleep-ins’.

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12 Jul 2018

FCSA advice to recruitment firms following The Times article on tax avoidance schemes

The Times has today warned freelancers who engage with tax avoidance schemes that they will be hit with an enormous tax bill in the light of HMRC’s controversial loan charge...

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12 Jul 2018

FCSA advice to contractors following The Times article on tax avoidance schemes

The Times has today warned freelancers who engage with tax avoidance schemes that they will be hit with an enormous tax bill in the light of HMRC’s controversial loan charge...

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