FCSA Accredited Member ADVANCE

FCSA Accreditation 

ADVANCE are accredited for the following services: 


Limited Company Advisor Umbrella Employment Self-Employed and CIS Contractor Provider


About Us

ADVANCE provides FCSA accredited umbrella, limited company and self-employment / CIS solutions to the UK’s contractors and recruiters.  

Known for its compliant and ethical approach, ADVANCE provides world-class service and works in partnership with recruitment businesses and their candidates, adding value throughout the contracting supply chain.  

ADVANCE is based in Chester but operates throughout the UK, supporting contractors and recruiters in a wide range of industry sectors including engineering, construction, IT, technology, medical, healthcare, education, technical, manufacturing and life sciences.   

ADVANCE prides itself on going the extra mile to support contractors and recruiters, offering flexible margins, bespoke solutions and unique processes designed to meet an agency’s specific requirements.  

The company is an official business partner of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), putting it at the heart of the UK recruitment industry.  

ADVANCE managing director Shaun Critchley is a qualified solicitor who, through his niche recruitment law practice, has advised many of the UK’s leading recruitment businesses on changes in legislation and compliance. ADVANCE is therefore able to offer unparalleled in-house expertise on everything from IR35 and employment status to ‘Supervision, Direction or Control’ (SDC) and CIS to key pieces of legislation such as the Criminal Finances Act.  

Here are some key points about ADVANCE’s market-leading contracting solutions:  

  • Umbrella – contractors who are free from ‘Supervision, Direction or Control’ (SDC) are eligible for reimbursement of a broad range of travel & subsistence expenses including mileage, food and drink, travel and accommodation/rent, boosting their take-home pay through a fully compliant solution.   
  • Limited company – contractors who choose ADVANCE’s platinum accountancy package (£169 + VAT per month) get up to £13m business insurance cover included – potentially saving them hundreds of pounds a year – plus free company incorporation and a free annual self-assessment tax return.   
  • Self-employment / CIS – contractors who are free from ‘supervision, direction or control’ (SDC) can subcontract through ADVANCE, while recruitment businesses benefit from a bespoke solution designed to minimise their exposure to risk.  

Whether you’re a contractor looking for support or a recruitment professional who wants the very best for your contract candidates, ADVANCE has the solution.  

Trust the experts. Trust ADVANCE. 

FCSA Compliance Review Date 

January 2022 

Contact ADVANCE  

Martin Brown (Relationship Manager)   

Tel: 01244 564 564  

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