News & Insights

Our news & insights page includes updates on policy and legislation, thought leadership and commentary on the latest industry issues from our chief executive, practical advice and employment law updates, as well at the latest news from within the association.

21 Feb 2019

Crest Plus Operations becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Crest Plus Operations becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for their umbrella employment, accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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19 Feb 2019

Self-employment claims run out of fuel – directors duties not consultancy services

Larsen Howie examines a first-tier tax tribunal case of Petrol Services Ltd v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 773 (TC), its two directors argued they were providing consultancy services not duties of...

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19 Feb 2019

ASDA Retail Staff Compare Terms to Distribution Workers for Equal Pay

Court of Appeal Confirms that ASDA’s Supermarket Retail Staff Can Compare Their Terms to more highly paid Distribution Workers in Equal Pay Case. Brabners LLP take a look at this...

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4 Feb 2019

Uber drivers confirmed as “workers” but the case could still continue

Employment Law Update from Brabners LLP: Court of Appeal Confirms that Uber Drivers are “Workers” but it isn’t over yet!

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22 Jan 2019

Case confirms providing a substitute does not prevent personal service and an employee relationship

Are the employment status tests outdated? Latest case reaffirms that providing a substitute does not prevent the existence of personal service and an employee relationship.

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16 Jan 2019

ForeTwo Group joins growing ranks of FCSA Accredited Members

ForeTwo Group Managing Director, Jeff Blakemore says he's delighted to have secured FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment services so early in the company's history.

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8 Jan 2019

Health & social care online job adverts up 20% year-on-year as 1 in 11 NHS posts remain vacant

Following the announcement of the Government’s 10-year Plan for the NHS in early January, many commentators expressed concern that the proposals fail to tackle workforce pressures. Commenting on the proposals,...

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8 Jan 2019

Good Work Plan boosts worker rights and abolishes Swedish Derogation

The Good Work Plan: Latest Government Reform boosts workers’ rights and confirms the end of the Swedish Derogation!

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18 Dec 2018

Implied term can prevent employee’s dismissal if it ends entitlement to long-term disability benefits

Latest case reveals that an implied term can prevent an employer from dismissing an employee if this would end their entitlement to long-term disability benefits

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18 Dec 2018

Good Work Plan: the Government finally responds to Taylor’s Review

On Monday the Government finally issued their response to Matthew Taylor’s Review and the four consultations that took place over the summer. The most relevant decisions for us are: Umbrella...

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13 Dec 2018

ContractorUmbrella becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

ContractorUmbrella becomes lastest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for its umbrella employment services.

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7 Dec 2018

Are key facts statements inevitable?

It’s been an interesting few days of media spotlight on our sector – from agency workers missing out on pay and rights, to the House of Lords’ criticism of excessive...

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