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.

14 Feb 2018

Government responds to Matthew Taylor’s Review of Modern Working Practices with proposals and numerous consultations

A look at the four consultations announced by the government in response to the Taylor Review.

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13 Feb 2018

Nasa Group passes FCSA accreditation with flying colours

David Greene, MD of Nasa Group on what it means to the company to become an FCSA Accredited Member.

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1 Feb 2018

Steps to FCSA Accreditation Workshops

EY hosts two workshops to explain FCSA’s accreditation process.

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31 Jan 2018

Case Update – ECHR finds that covert surveillance cameras breach employees’ privacy rights

Reflecting on the Lopez Ribalda and others vs Spain case, Brabners LLP considers this in the context of UK data protection law when using camera surveillance in the workplace.

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24 Jan 2018

FCSA restructures membership status

Julia Kermode outlines the rationale behind changes to our membership structure.

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16 Jan 2018

Compensatory rest break for workers – EAT confirms it must be an uninterrupted 20 minutes

A look at a recent case where the EAT considered whether the compensatory 20-minute rest break has to be taken in one uninterrupted period, or whether it could be taken...

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8 Jan 2018

Are you making the most of tax reliefs and allowances?

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Octopus Investments A decade on from the Global Financial Crisis and the cupboards remain pretty bare for HM Treasury. Philip Hammond did use his Autumn...

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20 Dec 2017

Dismissal unfair where employee could not provide right to work documents

EAT find the dismissal of an employee was unfair as employee was not subject to immigration control but with no documentation evidencing his Right to work in UK.

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19 Dec 2017

We welcome My Digital Accounts as new business partner

John Whelan explains why he is delighted to be joining up with us and how his firm will be able to help our members.

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5 Dec 2017

Holiday Pay Update

ECJ’s findings support holiday accrual rolling over indefinitely and being paid for on termination where a worker has been deterred from taking their paid holiday.

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5 Dec 2017

Supplementing your income with a VCT investment

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Octopus Investments Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) invest in the UK’s smaller companies and they can provide contractors with an easy way to access the growth...

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30 Nov 2017

We Contract becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

We Contract founder Richard Baxendale shares his delight on becoming a member and what it means for his company

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