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.

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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29 Jul 2021

Banning umbrella companies is not the answer – FCSA responds to TUC statement

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for the Government to ban the use of umbrella companies to employ agency workers, The Guardian has reported today (29 July 2021). Read...

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27 Jul 2021

Recruitment and Right to Work Post-Brexit

Brabners provide answers to those all-important questions concerning right to work post Brexit.

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27 Jul 2021

‘Pingdemic’ causes business chaos

Brabners discuss the huge number of pings on the Covid app is causing chaos amongst businesses.

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6 Jul 2021

The FCSA announces launch of revised Codes of Compliance

Revised Codes for member firms provide added assurance for agencies, end hirers, and contractors. Watch the video to find out more.

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21 Jun 2021

Annual leave and holiday pay for umbrella employees – Back to basics

Brabners LLP discusses the correct approach to the calculation of annual leave and holiday pay for umbrella employees in part one of this article series.

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21 Jun 2021

Dismissal of employees for expressing concerns about COVID-19: two contrasting decisions

Brabners LLP look at contrasting decisions given in cases concerning the dismissal of employees for expressing concerns about COVID-19

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14 Jun 2021

Establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights – a step closer to regulation in our sector says the FCSA

FCSA welcomes set up of single enforcement body to protect vulnerable workers and says it's a step closer to regulation in our sector.

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26 May 2021

FCSA writes to Minister Paul Scully to urge prioritisation of sector regulation

Last week, FCSA Chief Executive, Phil Pluck and Board Chair, Chris James met with BEIS officials to emphasise the FCSA’s disappointment that there was no mention of the Employment Bill...

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