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.

17 Sep 2019

Contractor found to be a worker despite being paid through a company

Written by Brabners LLP The recent case of Community Based Care Health Ltd v Narayan [2018] confirmed that a GP providing services to an NHS provider through a limited company...

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3 Sep 2019

Protecting you and your clients health with Private Healthcare

With a government in prorogation, an impending no-deal Brexit, the loan charge and IR35 at our door, it’s undoubtedly an anxious time for Contractors. With the very real impact of...

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3 Sep 2019

Costa franchise held liable for unlawful deduction of wages

Written by Brabners LLP You may have seen that Costa Coffee has been in the press recently for deducting pay from employees’ wages. The BBC has reported that a number...

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2 Sep 2019

Unified Payroll passes FCSA accreditation

Unified Payroll has become the latest firm to become accredited by The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). FCSA accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members are...

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27 Aug 2019

Clipper Contracting secures FCSA Accreditation

Clipper Contracting secures FCSA Accreditation for the provision of umbrella employment and self-employed/CIS payroll services.

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20 Aug 2019

What do the Deutsche Bank job cuts mean for contractors?

Written by FCSA Business Partners, Larsen Howie Another week, another multinational bank announces job cuts. As well as the 15,000-20,000 job cuts, as reported by the Financial Times, Deutsche Bank has...

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20 Aug 2019

An employer may be vicariously liable for an employee’s posts on social media

Written by Brabners LLP In a society where social media is more pervasive than ever and with a range of online platforms at our fingertips, the potential exposure for employers...

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20 Aug 2019

The New KID On The Block

In March 2019, legislation was introduced that requires employment businesses to provide job seekers with a Key Information Document (KID). FCSA Business Partners. My Digital Accounts looks at what this...

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6 Aug 2019

2019/20 Reflections and Predictions

Written by My Digital Accounts The last year has been another year of interminable change for those looking after the tax affairs of temporary workers with many important changes announced;...

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6 Aug 2019

Court of Appeal case confirms that agency workers are not entitled to ‘the same contractual working hours as employees’ after 12 weeks

Written by Brabners LLP A new case Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited and another [2019] in the Court of Appeal has provided clarification on the ‘working hours’ an Agency...

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31 Jul 2019

Stay ahead of legislation changes

With two big industry changes in the shape of the Domestic Reverse Charge & IR35, now is the time to look at how much time and money you can save.

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23 Jul 2019

IR35: HMRC sticks to original proposals in draft legislation

Written by FCSA Business Partners, Larsen Howie HMRC has published the Summary of Responses to the consultation ‘Off-payroll working rules from April 2020’ (our response to which you can read...

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