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.

18 Sep 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards

Congratulations to Tribepade on winning the FCSA Contractor Solution of the Year Award at the 2020 Talent Tech Star Awards, and Parasol for being highly commended.

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19 Aug 2020

Three in ten SIESS claims made by construction workers

Data published by HMRC for the period ending 30 June highlights that three in ten Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) claim (31%) were made by construction workers. Whilst the average...

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18 Aug 2020

Further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus

Government announces further details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus

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18 Aug 2020

The National Minimum Wage: Are you compliant?

JMW Solicitors look at a recent EAT case to explain why, in some circumstances, making deductions from wages for training costs and accommodation expenses may put you in breach of...

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31 Jul 2020

27% of UK workers are still working exclusively from home, many of them contractors

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only 5% of UK workers predominantly operated from home. As of 8 – 12 July 2020, more than a quarter (27%) of the UK workforce...

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29 Jul 2020

FCSA Welcomes No Worries As Newest Accredited Member

No Worries achieves FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment and contractor accountancy services.

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28 Jul 2020

Do the AWR apply to long-term assignments?

Is an individual on a long-term assignment covered by the AWR?

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27 Jul 2020

Oasis Group are the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Oasis Umbrella and Oasis Accountants have achieveed FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment and contractor accountancy services.

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24 Jul 2020

Dasa Umbrella secures FCSA Accreditation

Dasa Umbrella Limited achieves FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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21 Jul 2020

FCSA CEO Phil Pluck comments on the Government’s response to the Economic Affairs Finance Sub-Committee inquiry on off-payroll reforms

FCSA CEO Phil Pluck comments on the Government's failure to take into consideration recommendations by the House of Lords and Taylor Report in respect of the imminent off-payroll reforms and...

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21 Jul 2020

Will the Job Retention Bonus save the anticipated 1 million CJRS-related job losses?

In research by YouGov in June 2020, 51% of all businesses knew that they would need to make redundancies at the end of the CJRS scheme in October 2020.

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15 Jul 2020

New CEO joins the Freelancer and Contractors Services Association

FCSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Pluck as its new CEO today. Phil takes over from Julia Kermode who has held the post during its growth over...

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