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.

9 Dec 2015

UK economy will suffer says FCSA as T&S cuts go ahead

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) – the UK’s leading independent trade body for umbrella employers and accountancy service providers supporting the flexible workforce – today expressed its disappointment...

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30 Nov 2015

FCSA welcomes FreeAgent as new business partner

Innovative cloud accounting company FreeAgent has become the latest business partner of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s leading trade association for professional employment services working to...

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25 Nov 2015

FCSA react to Autumn Statement – double whammy for health sector

Julia Kermode, CEO of the FCSA said: “As usual the devil was in the detail of the Chancellor’s Spending Review today and it would appear that the Government will go...

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17 Nov 2015

UK plc to pay the price if T&S tax relief goes ahead

Government legislation to deny Travel & Subsistence tax relief for contractors and freelancers will have a significant impact on British business and the very many companies which rely on the...

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11 Nov 2015

House of Lords speech comes out in support of FCSA

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill has appealed to the Government to rethink its plans announced in the March 2015 Finance Bill and repeal Sections 289A that will prevent contractors and...

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5 Nov 2015

FCSA’s CEO to speak at Payroll World’s Client Payroll Autumn Conference

FCSA’s Chief Executive Julia Kermode has been invited to take part in a panel debate on the ongoing impact of the holiday pay ruling for employers and employees at Payroll...

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15 Oct 2015

FCSA outraged at Government’s hypocrisy to introduce new tax relief for councillors

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has learned from Tuesday’s Public Bill Committee session on the Finance Bill 2015-16 that the Government is making moves to introduce a NEW...

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12 Oct 2015

FCSA see move to appoint Small Business Commissioner as positive

FCSA has welcomed Friday’s announcement that the Government will move ahead with its plans to appoint a Small Business Commissioner through the Enterprise Bill following its recent consultation. Responding to the...

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9 Oct 2015

New Immigration Bill for Autumn 2015: the risks of hiring illegal workers increase

A forthcoming Immigration Bill, which is to be implemented during Autumn 2015, will affect illegal workers, as they may face a prison sentence of up to six months, as well as...

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29 Sep 2015

Is HMRC listening?

Our CEO, Julia Kermode, shares her blog post published on linkedin: Last week I shared a platform with HMRC representatives and IPSE to discuss, debate and share our combined thoughts...

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4 Sep 2015

FCSA’s CEO to speak on compliancy at Recruitment Agency Expo in Birmingham

FCSA’s Chief Executive Julia Kermode has been invited to speak at this year’s Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. She will deliver a seminar on compliancy on Thursday...

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3 Sep 2015

REC advise their members to use only FCSA compliant umbrella companies

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) are announcing a new working relationship. All umbrella companies holding REC business partner status must have...

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