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.

6 Aug 2019

2019/20 Reflections and Predictions

Written by My Digital Accounts The last year has been another year of interminable change for those looking after the tax affairs of temporary workers with many important changes announced;...

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6 Aug 2019

Court of Appeal case confirms that agency workers are not entitled to ‘the same contractual working hours as employees’ after 12 weeks

Written by Brabners LLP A new case Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited and another [2019] in the Court of Appeal has provided clarification on the ‘working hours’ an Agency...

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31 Jul 2019

Stay ahead of legislation changes

With two big industry changes in the shape of the Domestic Reverse Charge & IR35, now is the time to look at how much time and money you can save.

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23 Jul 2019

IR35: HMRC sticks to original proposals in draft legislation

Written by FCSA Business Partners, Larsen Howie HMRC has published the Summary of Responses to the consultation ‘Off-payroll working rules from April 2020’ (our response to which you can read...

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23 Jul 2019

First court decision on restrictive covenants after 100 years

100 years since the first binding decision, the Supreme Court takes a liberal approach, confirming that courts are able to strike through restrictive covenants to make them enforceable against employees.

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11 Jul 2019

Draft Finance Bill 2019-20 issued: FCSA reacts

Today (11/07/19) the Government has issued draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019-20, including plans for off-payroll reform to be rolled out to the private sector from April 2020.  Some...

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9 Jul 2019

First case on perceived disability discrimination

In the recent case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [2019], the Court of Appeal (“CA”) confirmed that it is discriminatory for an employer to treat an individual less...

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9 Jul 2019

Tax efficient protection for your contractor and company director clients

As you’ll be well aware, when you work for yourself, you no longer automatically enjoy the financial security that being employed affords you; from sick pay to pension provisions and...

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3 Jul 2019

Brexit and Freelancer Tax deals double blow for UK’s freelance workforce new research highlights

These are just some of the findings from a collaborative survey conducted by professional membership body the FCSA and cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent amongst 500 self-employed freelancers and contractors.

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28 Jun 2019

FCSA welcomes MyPay on board as latest Accredited Member

MyPay has become the latest accredited member to join the FCSA for providing umbrella services to contractors and freelancers.

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25 Jun 2019

Contracting sector calls on next Prime Minister to stop the Government’s “war on contracting” and instead support the UK’s flexible workforce

Ten leading organisations representing the UK’s thousands of contractors and freelancers have written an open letter to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. The letter calls on them, if they win...

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24 Jun 2019

CCA states IR35 could cause disruption to meds supply

Written by Larsen Howie The response to HMRC’s private sector IR35 consultation has been widespread. Many companies, both international corporations and local businesses, have sent in varying recommendations for the...

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