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.

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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12 Oct 2021

FCSA responds to recent article in Computer Weekly

The FCSA is disappointed by the recent article contained within Computer Weekly which can be found here: IR35: FCSA defends Charter change that lets umbrella firms operate offshore setups (computerweekly.com)...

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29 Sep 2021

Agencies warned of company ‘cloning’ activity on Companies House

The FCSA has noticed some unusual activity on Companies House involving new companies being recently incorporated with very similar names to existing FCSA Accredited Members. The FCSA became aware of...

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20 Sep 2021

Discrimination of Part-Time Workers: The Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Employees of umbrella companies could potentially be classed as part-time workers and could consequentially obtain protection from discrimination in the same way other part-time workers do. Brabners explain.

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20 Sep 2021

Annual leave and holiday pay for umbrella employees – the case of The Harpur Trust v Lesley Brazel

Witten by. Brabners LLP   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...

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20 Sep 2021

Potential UKAS accreditation/certification emerging in sector – what this means for agencies and end hirers

Our sector is constantly evolving and another new initiative that you may see entering the marketplace soon are membership organisations or umbrella companies that will carry a UKAS accreditation or...

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20 Sep 2021

JobsAware Update – Meeting Minutes 16 August 2021

Over the last few weeks, we have been heavily involved in creating a response to BEIS having been given a copy of their draft legislation surrounding regulation of the umbrella...

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25 Aug 2021

FCSA launches new accreditation logos to reinforce transparency for the supply chain

In August 2021, the FCSA launched a new suite of Accredited Member logos to provide supply chain partners and contractors greater clarity on services accredited.

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24 Aug 2021

The Conduct Regulations: rights, restrictions and responsibilities  

Brabners consider who the Conduct Regulations apply to, what protection they afford to the various parties in the supply chain, and the circumstances in which someone can (and cannot) opt...

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24 Aug 2021

Employers named and shamed for failing to pay National Minimum Wage

Brabners discuss the consequences of breaching National Minimum Wage legislation, what to look out for and how to avoid mistakes.

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