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.

8 Jan 2020

Generate earns prestigious FCSA Accreditation

Generate has achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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8 Jan 2020

“Beard ban” can be discriminatory according to Tribunal

Brabners LLP examines a tribunal case that confirms that a blanket ban on beards can be discriminatory if the facial hair is a religious requirement.

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10 Dec 2019

Are ‘workers’ covered by TUPE protection?

Written by Brabners LLP   The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) provide protection for employees who work for a business that is sold, or who perform...

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26 Nov 2019

CCTV monitoring did not violate employees’ right to privacy

EU’s top human rights court decides that employer’s use of covert surveillance did not breach employees’ right to private life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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26 Nov 2019

Exact Payroll passes FCSA accreditation

Exact Payroll, providers of professional support services to help freelancers, contractors and small businesses, has become the latest firm to become accredited by the FCSA for its umbrella and CIS...

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18 Nov 2019

FCSA welcomes three new members to its Board

FCSA welcomes three highly respected industry authorities to its Board.  They are Mark Beal-Preston from Optionis, Tim Hunt from Mango Pay and Joe Taffurelli from Liquid Friday.

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12 Nov 2019

New employment case illustrates the importance of robust whistle-blowing policies.

Written by Brabners LLP Protection for individuals who blow the whistle on concerning conduct continues to be a topical subject. In recent times, individuals are more readily prepared to speak...

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29 Oct 2019

Employers be aware: earlier drafts of disciplinary documentation are disclosable in Tribunal proceedings

New case shows earlier drafts of investigatory reports can be disclosable in Tribunal proceedings.

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29 Oct 2019

Why culling contractors isn’t a risk-free solution to IR35

FCSA business partner, Larsen Howie discusses the actions some of the UK's major banks are taking ahead of the IR35 reforms in April 2020.

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23 Oct 2019

Payments Pro becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Payments Pro becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for their umbrella employment and accountancy services.

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17 Oct 2019

Carrington becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Carrington has become the latest FCSA Accredited Member; accredited for their umbrella employment and accountancy services.

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15 Oct 2019

“No rest for the wicked” – Or is there? The importance of rest breaks

Employment law experts Brabners LLP take a look at a recent employment case illustrates the importance of employee rest breaks.

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