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.

7 Jul 2016

Contractor Contracts – Risks for Recruitment Companies

  It used to be the case that once you’d found the right person for a position then your duty as a recruiter was complete. You and your end client...

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7 Jul 2016

Working with contractors? Here’s what your cloud accounting software should do

  With recent changes to Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC) and IR35 legislation prompting many former umbrella clients to incorporate as limited companies, it’s more important than ever to manage...

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27 Jun 2016

To brolly or PSC? – That is the question

I can only apologise for misquoting William Shakespeare, but in what has been a year where we remember the bard’s great works, 400 years since his death, it’s also a...

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27 Jun 2016

The power of comparative reporting

As the UK government focuses on ensuring that temporary workers pay the expected amount of tax, it is increasingly important for umbrella companies and contractor accountants to ensure that their...

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24 Jun 2016

FCSA comments on leaving the EU

On leaving the EU, Julia Kermode, CEO of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association, the UK’s largest independent trade body for contractor accountants and umbrella firms said:  “For FCSA it...

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9 Jun 2016

Don’t fear the Liquidator: the benefits of liquidating your limited company

When a contractor is trading as a limited company, there is likely to be a time when they would benefit from speaking to a Liquidator. This is normally a good...

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9 Jun 2016

FCSA challenges Lawspeed on umbrella contract clause

FCSA is disappointed that Lawspeed’s recently updated umbrella contract includes an unreasonable clause and has advised umbrella firms not to sign or accept the new terms.  The contract requires umbrella...

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8 Jun 2016

FCSA sponsor TREC 2016 Conference

We are proud to sponsor TREC 2016 – the Talent, Recruitment and Employment Conference hosted by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The conference will take place on Wednesday, 22...

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1 Jun 2016

FCSA welcomes JustAccounts as new business partner

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s largest leading trade association for professional employment services working to support the flexible workforce has agreed a partnership with JustAccounts, a...

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27 May 2016

FCSA responds to Government’s public sector off-payroll consultation out today

Despite unveiling research reported by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this month that implied that 90% temporary workers in the public sector are tax compliant, the Freelancer & Contractor...

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18 May 2016

FCSA outlines importance of contingent workers as labour market figures released

  ONS Labour market figures out today show that the UK workforce has increased due to an upsurge in self-employment and temporary workers.  20,000 more people are choosing to work...

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11 May 2016

Treasury Minister David Gauke MP meets FCSA in roundtable discussion on the Government’s PSC reforms

FCSA members have held a roundtable with David Gauke MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, as part of the trade association’s mission to build relations and continue discussions with the...

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