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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21 May 2018

We celebrate as Liberty Bishop passes FCSA accreditation

We are pleased to announce that specialist umbrella employment, payroll and accountancy provider Liberty Bishop is now a fully Accredited Member. Founded in 1995, Liberty Bishop boasts more than 20...

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18 May 2018

HMRC issues consultation on IR35 reforms to the private sector

HMRC have today finally issued their long-awaited consultation on IR35 reforms in the private sector, and it isn’t quite as expected.

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15 May 2018

Latest official figures show increases in both temporary employment and part-time self-employment

Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show temporary employment has risen by 54k (+3.5%) quarter on quarter with growth in non-traditional employment set to continue.

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9 May 2018

We welcome the government’s first labour market enforcement strategy

FCSA welcomes the publication of the government’s first-ever Labour Market Enforcement Strategy with Julia Kermode expressing her delight that the Directorate has listened to proposals put forward by FCSA.

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8 May 2018

FCSA calls on Unite to educate itself on benefits of compliant umbrella firms

As payroll firms come under attack from the media once again Julia Kermode steps in to defend the role compliant umbrella firms play.

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1 May 2018

Legal challenges to IR35 public sector reforms seem inevitable

We conducted a survey of intermediaries who support 33,500 workers in public sector roles. Alarmingly, 50% of FCSA survey responses stated that no IR35 compliance tests had been carried out.

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24 Apr 2018

We welcome Recruitready as a new business partner

Recruitready has joined FCSA as a new business partner, affording members and agencies access to a wealth of recruitment specific services that will help them in their day-to-day business.

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18 Apr 2018

HMRC is pursuing unpaid tax on incentive payments

FCSA has heard that HMRC are pursuing unpaid tax on incentive payments – recruitment agencies please beware! Last week some recruitment consultants started receiving bills from HMRC for unpaid tax...

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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

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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