18 Apr 2016

FCSA sets the record straight re media story and alleged advice on tax loophole around T&S

Following a media story that appeared in the Guardian on Friday April 15th (recruiter advises construction firms how to overcome tax loophole clampdown) suggesting that Recruitment firm 1st Step Solutions...

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7 Apr 2016

FCSA responds to inaccurate report in The Mirror

Mark Ellis is right to report in The Mirror (6th April 2016 “New stealth tax to hit pockets of hundreds of thousands of workers) that umbrella workers will be hit...

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30 Mar 2016

FCSA welcomes amendments to draft Finance Bill to stamp out unethical practice

FCSA has welcomed the extra measures included in last weeks 2016 Finance Bill which clarified long awaited details on restricting travel and subsistence tax relief for those contractors working through...

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16 Mar 2016

Chancellor offers few sweeteners for freelancers and contractors in today’s Budget

The “sugar tax” featured heavily in today’s budget, but apart from the scrapping of Class 2 NICS for the self-employed there were few sweeteners for freelancers and contractors in today’s...

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14 Mar 2016

FCSA urges Osborne to get his facts right before tarnishing all contractors with the same brush ahead of Wednesday’s Budget

Media reports over the last few days suggesting that Transport for London has encouraged some staff to be paid “off the books” along with other organisations like the BBC need...

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14 Mar 2016

Transport for London furore gives all freelancers and contractors a bad name and that’s unfair says FCSA

Media reports (Daily Mail, March 10th) suggesting that Transport for London has encouraged some staff to be paid “off the books” needs to be addressed immediately argues the Freelancer &...

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10 Mar 2016

FCSA responds to trade union inaccuracies as Wakefield Council signs Minimum Standards Charter

Whilst FCSA welcomes any move to raise standards and stamp out bad practice it is disappointing that in signing the Minimum Standards Charter Wakefield Council has been won over by...

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25 Feb 2016

Research reveals UK plc confused about T&S regulations

  Research out today has revealed that only 35% of UK hirers are fully conversant with the pending Travel & Subsistence (T&S) regulations with 38% of operational teams claiming to...

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15 Feb 2016

FCSA welcomes Julie Deane’s recommendations to support self-employed

Following its contribution to the BIS consultation process last year, FCSA is pleased that Julie Deane’s report just out has recognised that a range of measures needs to be addressed...

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1 Feb 2016

FCSA sets record straight as UCATT takes another swipe at umbrella companies

A report out over the weekend suggesting that workers are forced to use ‘umbrella firms’ and are losing out on pensions and pay is completely unfounded says The Freelancer &...

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27 Jan 2016

FCSA welcomes SmartWork as newest Accredited Member

SmartWork has been awarded Accredited Membership of The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) demonstrating that it fully complies with the trade body’s strict code of compliance. To qualify as...

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20 Jan 2016

Professional Bodies call upon UK plc to help gather evidence for Government

The CBI, CIPD, REC and FCSA are appealing for businesses to help them gather evidence on the impact that the removal of Travel & Subsistence tax relief for contractors and...

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