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 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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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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