Become a Member

The FCSA is the UK’s leading membership body dedicated to raising standards and promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. The scope of FCSA’s accreditation covers 3 types of business operation in the UK: umbrella employment, contractor accountancy and CIS payroll services.   

Pre-requisites for Potential Applicants

In order to be eligible to for FCSA Accreditation, all applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 2 years successful operation and 1 year’s full accounts for the service seeking accreditation
  • A minimum of 75 contractors successfully supported by the service seeking accreditation
  • Minimum financial liquidity requirement of at least 2.5% of the margin

The above minimum criteria are essential for FCSA to be able to assess applicants’ business operations in practice, not just in theory.  It is important to realise that FCSA accreditation is not just a tick-box exercise.  

Published Standards for Accredited Membership

To join as an FCSA Accredited Member, applicants need to adhere to FCSA’s Charter and demonstrate compliance with the FCSA Codes of Compliance. You will need to provide documentary evidence supporting this, which will be independently tested by FCSA approved assessors. Please also see the FCSA’s Constitution and Articles of Association.


The Assessment Process

In order to achieve FCSA accreditation, applicants are independently audited against our published standards (see above).  The process requires applicants to provide documentary evidence of how they adhere to each and every standard.  In addition to the paperwork element, assessors conduct in-depth site visits to the applicant’s business to interview their staff, test scenarios, undertake random audits, listen to on-boarding calls and ensure that all policies and procedures are being implemented in practice.  

How to apply for membership

To apply for Accreditation, please get in touch with Rebecca Sumpter: 

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