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 Sep 2016

A Limited Company Guide for Freelancers

An introduction to limited company One of the questions you should ask yourself when setting out as a contractor or freelancer is, which option best suits me?  Umbrella employment, limited...

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2 Sep 2016

Finally, more information about Making Tax Digital!

What we’ve learned from the new consultation documents The long-awaited consultation documents on how HMRC see Making Tax Digital (MTD) working in more depth have finally been released. Emily Coltman...

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1 Sep 2016

FCSA calls on UCATT’s construction workers to say no to industrial action

FCSA has learned that UCATT is encouraging its construction workers to take direct action in protest against umbrella firms and is calling for UCATT to reconsider its position, and meet...

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23 Aug 2016

FCSA and All Umbrella Companies Are Equal unite to oppose Apprenticeship Levy

  The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) and All Umbrella Companies Are Equal (AUCAE) have joined forces to speak out about the unfairness of the Apprenticeship Levy which could...

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17 Aug 2016

FCSA welcomes HMRC’s plan to penalise advisors who promote tax avoidance schemes but fires note of caution

The UK’s largest independent trade association for accountancy providers and umbrella firms, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), today welcomed a consultation document issued by HMRC which outlines plans to...

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11 Aug 2016

HMRC’s planned reforms of the intermediaries legislation in the public sector will not provide silver bullet says FCSA in its official response to the consultation

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) today submitted its official response to HMRC outlining its concerns if IR35 proposals for the public sector go ahead and has included some...

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25 Jul 2016

10 reasons why recruiters should choose FCSA compliant umbrella companies for their PSL

In this article, we continue to look at the importance of recruiters choosing fully compliant supply chain partners for their Preferred Suppliers List (PSL). In our first article, we highlighted...

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25 Jul 2016

FCSA refutes Telegraph’s claims that personal service companies are inappropriate

Following a Telegraph report (22nd July 2016) that suggested the BBC has acted inappropriately by allowing key personnel to work through personal service companies FCSA today refuted any claims that...

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22 Jul 2016

You’re great at finding the right people, now find the right insurance cover

In today’s complex recruitment sector a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t an option. With recent HMRC attention focusing on the freelance workforce, the umbrella payroll sector and increasingly the recruitment industry the...

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21 Jul 2016

FCSA calls upon agencies and intermediaries to provide market insight

FCSA is calling for agencies and intermediaries to help gather evidence and market sentiment on the recent legislative changes that could impact their businesses and the industry overall.  As the...

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17 Jul 2016

10 reasons why recruiters should choose FCSA compliant contractor accountants for their PSL

Compliance has always been a primary consideration for recruitment businesses. With more legislation changes ahead, it is now more important than ever to review your current arrangements with providers and...

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13 Jul 2016

FCSA responds to Government research on hirers becoming responsible for IR35

The Government released a report yesterday outlining the findings of a research study they conducted amongst hirers about the possibility of them becoming responsible for determining IR35 status for their self-employed...

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