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.

26 Apr 2021

COVID-19: dismissal for employee’s refusal to attend work

Employer not liable for dismissal of employee who refused to attend work because of COVID-19 concerns

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22 Apr 2021

FCSA Welcomes CWC Accounting Solutions As Newest Accredited Member

"Joining the FCSA identifies our company as having proven that we operate at the very highest level of compliance and service," says CWC Accounting Solutions Director on becoming the latest...

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8 Apr 2021

Clarity Umbrella is the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation

On becoming FCSA Accredited for umbrella employment services, Lucy Smith, director at Clarity Umbrella said: “Clarity is what our business is all about and becoming an FCSA Accredited Member will only...

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30 Mar 2021

Can employers force employees to wear face masks?

Brabners LLP discuss whether employers can force employees to wear face masks whilst the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing.

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16 Mar 2021

FCSA Webinar: IR35 – the risks and opportunities for agencies and end hirers

FCSA's recorded webinar looks at the risks for agencies and end hirers of non-compliance with IR35 and the commercial opportunities for their business beyond April 2021. Watch now.

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11 Mar 2021

iConsult is the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation

iConsult is a announced as the latest company to achieved FCSA Accreditation for umbrella employment and self-employed/CIS provider services.

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6 Mar 2021

Industry output down 15% in 2020 as self-employed numbers plummet 13% year-on-year in Q4

Download the February 2021 FCSA Workforce Barometer report for comprehensive analysis of ONS data relevant to the temporary workforce sector.

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3 Mar 2021

FCSA Responds to Budget 2021 Announcement

Read FCSA's response to the Budget announcement made by the Chancellor on 3 March 2021 and how it will impact the temporary workforce sector.

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1 Mar 2021

Uber argues that its drivers are self-employed: Supreme Court rules they are workers

Supreme Court rules that Uber drives are workers. What does that mean for umbrella companies? Brabners LLP discuss.

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23 Feb 2021

FCSA submits recommendations to the Government ahead of March Budget

The FCSA has requested increased government resources to protect contingent workers from being exploited by non-compliant companies high ahead of March 2021 budget.

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22 Feb 2021

FCSA Appoints New Membership Manager

FCSA announces the appointment of Deborah Murphy to the newly created post of Membership Manager to support existing members and future membership growth.

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17 Feb 2021

The Indigo Group passes FCSA Accreditation with flying colours

The Indigo Group has passed FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS payroll services.

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