26 Jul 2017

FCSA research shows umbrella employees enjoy better rates of pay and longer assignments

Research out today has revealed that umbrella working is being adopted by more and more high-end professionals in a diverse range of occupations.  The research conducted by the Freelancer and...

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11 Jul 2017

Identify and overcome the key challenges of acquiring and retaining contractors

Written by former  FCSA Business Partner, Perkbox As we know, working with freelancers and contractors can be challenging to umbrella companies. In the UK there is a surplus of qualified workers...

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11 Jul 2017

FCSA welcomes Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices launched today

Julia Kermode, chief executive of the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association, the UK’s largest independent trade association whose members provide professional support services to some 120,000 freelancers and contractors said:...

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10 Jul 2017

FCSA welcomes new partner Carrington Capital on board

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade association for professional employment services, has formed a partnership with contractor solutions provider Carrington Capital. The partnership will...

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29 Jun 2017

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

New research reveals that UK freelancers and micro-business owners say that sick pay is the most valuable statutory pay benefit they could receive. Survey also reveals that 76% of the...

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19 Jun 2017

FCSA speaks out as umbrella firms come in for further attack

As umbrella firms come under fire once again, this time from representatives of the teaching profession, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade association for...

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13 Jun 2017

Recruiters urged to choose compliant umbrella companies following exposure of £45m fraud case

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, is firing a word of caution to recruiters before choosing which umbrella company to...

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9 Jun 2017

FCSA reacts to election result

Today, more than ever, we want to see the political parties co-operating and working together to bring economic security.  Brexit has left the UK facing enough uncertainty and today’s result...

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30 May 2017

FCSA welcomes Perkbox as latest business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, has formed a partnership with Perkbox, which provides over 250 free personal benefits to...

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26 May 2017

How the apprenticeship levy affects supply teachers – FCSA sets record straight

Schools Week have recently published an article with the headline “a leading umbrella company denies it is passing on the costs of the government’s new apprenticeship levy to employees.” The...

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12 May 2017

FCSA urges Labour not punish genuine self-employed workers and to review its blanket ban on umbrella companies if elected

FCSA has learned that Labour will clamp down on bogus self-employment by shifting the burden of proof of worker status so that the law assumes a worker is an employee...

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9 May 2017

FCSA welcomes Cashplus as new business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest trade association for professional employment services, has agreed a partnership with APS financial, a leading digital challenger to banks, providing...

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