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.

10 Jul 2018

GDPR – What was all the fuss about? Has anything changed?

Since the introduction of GDPR regulations, things have certainly calmed down. Insurance services provider, Jelf asks, has the world really changed and what are companies actually doing about it?

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10 Jul 2018

HMRC’s view of mutuality of obligation published

HMRC has published their view of mutuality of obligations to explain their position behind omitting it from their Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) online tool.  They steadfastly believe that...

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5 Jul 2018

Important EAT Case Update – Afzal v East London Pizza Limited t/a Dominos Pizza

Check out this important case update, which confirms that employers should still provide a right of appeal to former employees who are dismissed for failure to prove right to work.

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5 Jul 2018

MTD is a challenge for software providers NOT for accountants

FCSA Business Partner, My Digital Accounts look at the challenges presented by HMRCs Making Tax Digital (MTD) for software providers more so than accountants. Are you still in the dark...

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27 Jun 2018

DNS Associates passes FCSA accreditation

We are pleased to announce that the award-winning firm, DNS Associates has earned FCSA accreditation for its accountancy services.

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21 Jun 2018

If your supplier is accredited, you’re in good company

Here are some very important checks that every recruitment agency can put in place to ensure that the suppliers on their Preferred Supplier List (PSL) are fully compliant.

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20 Jun 2018

Changing terms and conditions of employment- be careful!

“If I change my employees’ terms and conditions and they don’t complain, does that mean that they have accepted the changes?” Brabners LLP looks at a recent case.

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13 Jun 2018

FCSA reacts to landmark employment status case

In the landmark employment status case, Mr Gary Smith vs Pimlico Plumbers, the Supreme Court concludes that the heating engineer was a worker and not self-employed. Read FCSA’s response.

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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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9 Jun 2018

Unite purports a “legal precedent” in temporary staff battle

In a dispute that has rumbled on for well over 2 years, Unite has claimed a “legal precedent” in the use of “sham contracts” by payroll companies, umbrella companies and...

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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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