9 Feb 2017

Institute of Fiscal Studies tax report fundamentally flawed says FCSA

A report just out suggesting that the different rates of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) between self-employed workers and employees are unfair is fundamentally flawed argues the Freelancer & Contractor Services...

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1 Feb 2017

FCSA welcomes Modulr as new business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s leading trade association for professional employment services, has agreed a partnership with Modulr, which specialises in providing flexible payments technology to...

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18 Jan 2017

Labour market figures dispel media rhetoric around precarious working

ONS labour market figures out today are positive for the economy overall despite self-employment falling slightly says the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade association...

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19 Dec 2016

FCSA to present and exhibit at Recruitment Agency Expo 2017 London

We are pleased to announce that FCSA will be exhibiting at the Recruitment Agency Expo 2017 London. The exhibition will be held on Wednesday, 1st February and Thursday, 2nd February...

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14 Dec 2016

FCSA research on travel & subsistence confirms umbrella employment still viable option for UK’s flexible workforce

Umbrellas are still a viable engagement mechanism for freelancers and the temporary workforce in spite of the introduction of Travel & Subsistence legislation introduced in April this year, according to...

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25 Nov 2016

FCSA members get sneak preview of HMRC’s IR35 online digital tool

‘More work to be done’ is the overall message FCSA members have sent to HMRC following a preliminary demonstration of HMRC’s new online digital tool.   As Government presses ahead to...

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23 Nov 2016

FCSA reacts to Autumn Statement

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Julia Kermode, chief executive of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association said: “As the largest representative body in our sector that is committed to setting...

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17 Nov 2016

FCSA urges agencies under attack for tax avoidance to check their due diligence

A media report in The Guardian (November 15th) suggesting that temporary agencies are operating tax avoidance schemes costing taxpayers millions of pounds has prompted The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association,...

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15 Nov 2016

14% of intermediaries fear going out of business when Apprenticeship Levy is imposed

Government plans to introduce the Apprenticeship Levy have been met with mixed response by intermediaries according to research conducted by The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest...

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8 Nov 2016

FCSA responds to Deliveroo couriers pursuing worker rights

As we hear that Deliveroo couriers will pursue workers rights and to unionise Julia Kermode, CEO of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), whose members provide accountancy and umbrella...

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1 Nov 2016

FCSA urges Government not to destabilise the flexible workforce as it launches inquiry into the future world of work

Whilst FCSA acknowledges that vulnerable workers in today’s gig economy must be protected by legislation, the UK’s largest independent trade body for accountancy providers and umbrella firms is concerned that...

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28 Oct 2016

FCSA comments on Uber tribunal ruling

Today we have learnt the outcome of the Uber tribunal – which concluded that Uber drivers should be classified as “workers” rather than self-employed.  This means they will be entitled...

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