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.

28 Mar 2018

Supreme Court Casts Doubts Over the Future of the “Burchell” test in Unfair Dismissal Cases involving Misconduct.

Brabners LLP ask, "Is there now going to be a change to how those cases are dealt with by the courts?".

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28 Mar 2018

Making Tax Digital – Are you a ‘Moaning Michael’?

Written by FCSA Business Partner, My Digital Accounts.  A Simple Explanation of Making Tax Digital Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key part of government’s plan to make it easier for...

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28 Mar 2018

The hassle-free way businesses can lock in the best savings rates – year in, year out

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Octopus Investments. US President Dwight Eisenhower liked to say he had two types of problems: the urgent and the important. “The urgent is never important,...

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21 Mar 2018

Julia Kermode stands up for umbrellas and responds to Scottish Labour Leader calls to halt exploitative working practices

Julia Kermode has responded to calls by Scottish Labour party leader Richard Leonard MSP to halt exploitative working practices in the construction sector outlined in The Scotsman recently. Speaking in...

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13 Mar 2018

Employment Tribunals: Increase to awards and individual claims being brought

Find out more about the new employment tribunal fee limited that are due to apply from 6 April 2018.

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13 Mar 2018

New Tax Year 18/19 – what’s changing for small businesses?

Written by FCSA Business Partner, FreeAgent. A new tax year will be starting soon. What’s changing for your small business clients at the beginning of April 2018? Emily Coltman FCA,...

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13 Mar 2018

Julia Kermode reacts to today’s Spring Statement

The Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement at lunchtime today. Reacting to what Mr Hammond said, Julia Kermode said: “The Chancellor told us that today’s Spring Statement would not be a...

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10 Mar 2018

Are you GDPR compliant?

On May 25, the new GDPR legislation will come into force. Brabners look at how this will affect your business and steps you need to take to ensure compliance.

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28 Feb 2018

Off-payroll in private sector – when not if?

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Larsen Howie. Is it inevitable that ‘off-payroll’ rules will be extended, and how does it affect agencies? April 2017 saw the introduction of the ‘off-payroll’...

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28 Feb 2018

The best way for contractors to close down their limited company

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Clarke Bell Limited With recent changes to IR35 coming into effect and the fallout from the collapse of Carillion, the current economic climate is especially...

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27 Feb 2018

Worker Rights: upcoming changes to itemised payslips

Brabners LLP looks at the two new Orders that were placed before Parliament which is set to change the itemised payslip requirements for businesses engaging workers.

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15 Feb 2018

FCSA responds as Unite celebrates employment status

Julia Kermode reiterates the importance of engaging a fully compliant umbrella company as Unite celebrates a win for one of its members on workers’ rights.

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