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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25 Oct 2016

FCSA elects new Board

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade body whose members provide professional support services to freelancers and contractors, is delighted to announce a newly elected...

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3 Oct 2016

FCSA calls for Matthew Taylor to review how people are treated not how they are engaged

Following Matthew Taylor’s appointment by Theresa May to look at whether employment regulations need to change to keep pace with flexible working practices FCSA is urging the review to look...

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22 Sep 2016

FCSA research shows public sector contractors will not be railroaded into becoming employees

Plans to put contractors onto the payroll in the public sector as part of HMRC’s new intermediaries legislation due to come into force in April 2017 have been met with...

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13 Sep 2016

FCSA refutes unions’ criticisms of umbrellas at TUC conference

FCSA has responded to a motion tabled at the TUC congress in Brighton earlier this week opposing umbrella companies, pointing out that the debate is peppered with a number of...

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12 Sep 2016

FCSA welcomes Minister’s call to investigate Hermes’ treatment of self-employed workers

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the largest independent trade association representing the UK’s specialist contractor accountancy services providers, has welcomed the Business Minister Margot James’ move to ask...

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1 Sep 2016

FCSA calls on UCATT’s construction workers to say no to industrial action

FCSA has learned that UCATT is encouraging its construction workers to take direct action in protest against umbrella firms and is calling for UCATT to reconsider its position, and meet...

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23 Aug 2016

FCSA and All Umbrella Companies Are Equal unite to oppose Apprenticeship Levy

  The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) and All Umbrella Companies Are Equal (AUCAE) have joined forces to speak out about the unfairness of the Apprenticeship Levy which could...

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17 Aug 2016

FCSA welcomes HMRC’s plan to penalise advisors who promote tax avoidance schemes but fires note of caution

The UK’s largest independent trade association for accountancy providers and umbrella firms, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), today welcomed a consultation document issued by HMRC which outlines plans to...

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