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.

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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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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