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.

25 Feb 2016

Research reveals UK plc confused about T&S regulations

  Research out today has revealed that only 35% of UK hirers are fully conversant with the pending Travel & Subsistence (T&S) regulations with 38% of operational teams claiming to...

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15 Feb 2016

FCSA hosts free seminars for recruitment industry on the effects of the new T&S legislation

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s leading independent professional employment services trade association, is holding a series of free seminars up and down the country to equip...

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15 Feb 2016

FCSA welcomes Julie Deane’s recommendations to support self-employed

Following its contribution to the BIS consultation process last year, FCSA is pleased that Julie Deane’s report just out has recognised that a range of measures needs to be addressed...

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8 Feb 2016

FCSA to hold free seminars on travel & subsistence changes to help recruiters minimise their supply chain risk

We are pleased to announce a free seminar roadshow on ‘Travel & Subsistence Changes – How to Minimise Your Risk’ to be held at venues across the UK late February...

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1 Feb 2016

FCSA sets record straight as UCATT takes another swipe at umbrella companies

A report out over the weekend suggesting that workers are forced to use ‘umbrella firms’ and are losing out on pensions and pay is completely unfounded says The Freelancer &...

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27 Jan 2016

FCSA welcomes SmartWork as newest Accredited Member

SmartWork has been awarded Accredited Membership of The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) demonstrating that it fully complies with the trade body’s strict code of compliance. To qualify as...

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20 Jan 2016

Professional Bodies call upon UK plc to help gather evidence for Government

The CBI, CIPD, REC and FCSA are appealing for businesses to help them gather evidence on the impact that the removal of Travel & Subsistence tax relief for contractors and...

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14 Jan 2016

We’re attending Recruitment Agency Expo London

The FCSA will kick-start its 2016 events programme by exhibiting at the Recruitment Agency Expo 2016 London. Now in its 5th year, the exhibition will take place on the 3rd...

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13 Jan 2016

FCSA 2015 Year in Review

Welcome to our 2015 FCSA year in review – a collection of highlights and some of our great achievements. It was an outstanding year for our professional employment services trade...

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22 Dec 2015

All change for Umbrella Companies from April 2016

Following the publication of the draft legislation on Travel and Subsistence, umbrella companies will be considering what their business model will look like from April 2016. Direction, supervision and control...

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17 Dec 2015

FCSA applauds Swinney’s SRIT decision

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has welcomed Scotland’s decision to keep tax rates aligned with the rest of the UK. The trade body, whose members provide professional services...

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10 Dec 2015

In the right circumstances, can MVLs be used for tax planning?

Historically the tax benefit of trading through a company has been one of the main reasons contractors opt for that trading structure rather than operating as a sole trader or...

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