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.

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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4 May 2016

FCSA appoints new Chair

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the UK’s leading independent trade body whose members provide professional support services to freelancers and contractors, is delighted to announce the appointment of...

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28 Apr 2016

Are you protected from the risk of cybercrime?

Since the days of the industrial revolution, new manufacturing process and technical innovations have brought new insurance risks never previously considered. In the modern age of IT and the use...

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26 Apr 2016

Julia Kermode to speak at the Recruitment Leaders Connect Conference in Manchester

  We are pleased to announce that the FCSA is a sponsor of the Recruitment Leaders Connect Conference in Manchester. This conference, which will take place on Thursday, 12th May,...

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25 Apr 2016

FCSA calls for HMRC to abandon its consultation on public sector use of off-payroll staff as evidence suggests 90% compliance

FCSA has called into question HMRC’s plans to consult on public sector contractors to be taxed as employees and put onto the payroll.  The challenge comes following research reported by...

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18 Apr 2016

FCSA sets the record straight re media story and alleged advice on tax loophole around T&S

Following a media story that appeared in the Guardian on Friday April 15th (recruiter advises construction firms how to overcome tax loophole clampdown) suggesting that Recruitment firm 1st Step Solutions...

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7 Apr 2016

FCSA responds to inaccurate report in The Mirror

Mark Ellis is right to report in The Mirror (6th April 2016 “New stealth tax to hit pockets of hundreds of thousands of workers) that umbrella workers will be hit...

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4 Apr 2016

FCSA to host seminar to prepare the professional employment services sector for the raft of legislation changes

Following our successful recruiters’ seminar roadshow, we are pleased to announce an exclusive seminar for FCSA Associate Members, Associates and other firms in the professional employment services sector. This seminar,...

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