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.

12 Aug 2015

When hiring freelancers can work for your business

Let’s go back twenty years to the ‘90s when the air was thick with rumours that the traditional workplace was soon to be a thing of the past.  Hot desking...

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5 Aug 2015

Flying the Flag for Freelancers

Interestingly, the Labour party has started saying it must reach out to self-employed, with their “Red Shift” group believing the party is doomed to failure unless it adapts to the...

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16 Jul 2015

FCSA’s contingent labour workforce insights for June

  In line with the Labour Market Statistics released for June, FCSA has issued analysis in its monthly Contingent Labour Workforce report for members and associates. Insights include: – 12.1% of...

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9 Jul 2015

FCSA ambitiously pursuing amendment to legislation to protect contractors’ income

  FCSA is urging MPs to show their support for contractors by using the Summer Budget as an opportunity to redress errors made in the March Finance Act.  In a...

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8 Jul 2015

FCSA reflects on Osborne’s Summer Budget

FCSA has called today’s Budget a mixed bag for members and the freelance community it supports. Commenting on some of the detail that affects members, freelancers and contractors, Julia Kermode,...

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1 Jul 2015

FCSA influencing Government at top level

FCSA chair Graham Fisher has been invited to attend the Chancellor’s post-Budget briefing on 9th July.  The invitation can be seen as a clear acknowledgement by the Government that it...

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29 Jun 2015

FCSA welcomes Boox on board as latest compliant member

Boox has become the latest member of The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) demonstrating that it fully complies with the trade body’s strict code of conduct for accountancy providers....

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26 Jun 2015

Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance partners with FCSA to offer tailored solutions to members and freelance community

  Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance has become the latest business partner of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). Kingsbridge is dedicated to providing insurance solutions specifically designed for the freelancer...

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19 Jun 2015

FCSA’s Associate programme well received by industry players

Just one month following the launch of FCSA’s trade association for contractor management service providers, over 25 professional services companies have signed up to FCSA’s Charter and become FCSA Associates....

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17 Jun 2015

FCSA outlines significance of contingent working across the generations as labour market figures released

FCSA has issued its first monthly Contingent Labour Workforce Update on the day that the ONS Labour Market Statistics (for February-April 2015) shows that UK plc’s use of non-permanent labour...

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12 Jun 2015

NAPF report reveals only 11% of FTSE companies measure the number of temporary staff they take on

  FCSA welcomes a report issued by the National Association of Pension Funds assessing the levels of human capital in the workplace.  The report entitled ‘Where’s the workforce in corporate reporting?’ highlights...

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2 Jun 2015

FCSA partners with SAFERjobs to help prevent more job scams

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is lending its support to the SAFERjobs campaign to help clamp down and stamp out job scamming in its mission to promote job...

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