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.

14 Jan 2022

FCSA comment on the recent cyber attacks

Whilst there are current attacks underway, there is, naturally, a focus on resolving what are major system outages as soon as possible and striving to minimise the impact on employees...

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10 Jan 2022


The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has appointed a new chief executive, as the organisation sets its sights on strengthening its influence and membership within the temporary labour market.

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5 Jan 2022

FCSA respond to call for evidence on IR35 reforms and CEST

The FCSA was delighted to be invited by the House Of Lords Finance Sub Committee to present evidence on the effect on the outsourced worker sector of recently introduced IR35...

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13 Dec 2021

UK Government’s Call for Evidence on Umbrella Company Market

Government launches call for evidence on umbrella market.

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6 Dec 2021

Omnia Outsourcing are the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation

Omnia Outsourcing have achieved FCSA accreditation for their Umbrella Employment and CIS/Self-Employed Contractor Provider services.

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1 Dec 2021

Quest Pay Solutions demonstrates compliance and is awarded FCSA Accreditation

The FCSA is delighted to announce that Quest Pay Solutions have achieved Accreditation for their Umbrella Employment and CIS/Self-Employed Contractor Provider services.

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23 Nov 2021

Self-employed Contractors and the Right of Substitution

Brabners discuss self-employed contractors and the right of substitution.

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23 Nov 2021

New Director of Labour Market Enforcement announced

FCSA says it is delighted to see that Margaret Beels has been appointed to the role of Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

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27 Oct 2021

FCSA responds to today’s Budget statement

Investment in key sectors is welcomed, but no detail about government support to provide the labour required to realise such ambitious plans.

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22 Oct 2021

FCSA responds to Loan Charge APPG following expression concern regarding change to the Charter

On 21 October 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness Group wrote the following letter to the FCSA in respect of the change to the FCSA’s Chater in...

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19 Oct 2021

Compulsory vaccinations for care home workers: what you need to know

New regulations making vaccinations compulsory for care home staff in England will come into force on 11 November 2021. This means that all staff working in registered care homes must...

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19 Oct 2021

The future of annual leave and holiday pay for umbrella employees

In this series of articles, we are reviewing the current legal framework for calculating holiday entitlement for agency workers, and considering the particular challenges which this presents to umbrella companies...

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