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.

11 Jun 2019

Recent decision on employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments

Recent case highlights the importance of employers following their own policies when making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.

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6 Jun 2019

Champion Contractors becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Jim McMeekin, Director of Champion Contractors says the firm is delighted to have achieved FCSA Accreditation which will demonstrate to their customers a “quality compliant service that is second to...

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29 May 2019

New research highlights confusion amongst self-employed regarding Off-Payroll reforms

One in five UK sole traders are needlessly making plans to address the impact of proposed Off-Payroll reforms despite the legislation not affecting them, new research has revealed. According to...

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28 May 2019

Recent court case confirms employers must have systems to record how many hours a day an employee is working

Written by Brabners LLP   The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed that employers need to have systems in place that record the hours worked...

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22 May 2019

FCSA welcomes Sapphire Accounting on board as latest Accredited Member

Sapphire Accounting become the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employer, contractor accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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15 May 2019

Why HMRC lost yet another IR35 appeal to a presenter

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Larsen Howie In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’, Lady Bracknell famously says, “To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a...

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15 May 2019

Latest EAT case on discrimination arising out of disability

Latest case confirms dismissal could be discriminatory despite employer not being aware of the employee’s disability until after the dismissal.

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29 Apr 2019

Case confirms candidates must be equally qualified before employers positively discriminate when recruiting

Brabners LLP looks at a case that reminds employers to ensure that candidates are equally qualified before positively discriminating in recruitment process.

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25 Apr 2019

Orbital is the latest firm to achieve prestigious FCSA Accredited Membership status

Orbital achieves FCSA Accreditation for the provision of umbrella employment, accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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18 Apr 2019

Pendragon Consultancy passes FCSA accreditation with flying colours in just 15 weeks

Pendragon Consultancy passes FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment services in just 15 weeks.

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16 Apr 2019

Contractor engagement

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Remus Rewards   When it comes to attracting and maintaining new and existing employees, it can become a challenge to retain let alone attract high...

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16 Apr 2019

Regulations require key information document to be provided

New legal changes will require employment businesses to provide work-seekers with a Key Information Document and extra assistance from Umbrella Companies is likely to be needed as a result.

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