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.

23 Jul 2019

First court decision on restrictive covenants after 100 years

100 years since the first binding decision, the Supreme Court takes a liberal approach, confirming that courts are able to strike through restrictive covenants to make them enforceable against employees.

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11 Jul 2019

Draft Finance Bill 2019-20 issued: FCSA reacts

Today (11/07/19) the Government has issued draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019-20, including plans for off-payroll reform to be rolled out to the private sector from April 2020.  Some...

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9 Jul 2019

First case on perceived disability discrimination

In the recent case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [2019], the Court of Appeal (“CA”) confirmed that it is discriminatory for an employer to treat an individual less...

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9 Jul 2019

Tax efficient protection for your contractor and company director clients

As you’ll be well aware, when you work for yourself, you no longer automatically enjoy the financial security that being employed affords you; from sick pay to pension provisions and...

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3 Jul 2019

Brexit and Freelancer Tax deals double blow for UK’s freelance workforce new research highlights

These are just some of the findings from a collaborative survey conducted by professional membership body the FCSA and cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent amongst 500 self-employed freelancers and contractors.

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28 Jun 2019

FCSA welcomes MyPay on board as latest Accredited Member

MyPay has become the latest accredited member to join the FCSA for providing umbrella services to contractors and freelancers.

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25 Jun 2019

Contracting sector calls on next Prime Minister to stop the Government’s “war on contracting” and instead support the UK’s flexible workforce

Ten leading organisations representing the UK’s thousands of contractors and freelancers have written an open letter to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. The letter calls on them, if they win...

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24 Jun 2019

CCA states IR35 could cause disruption to meds supply

Written by Larsen Howie The response to HMRC’s private sector IR35 consultation has been widespread. Many companies, both international corporations and local businesses, have sent in varying recommendations for the...

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24 Jun 2019

Latest case on holiday pay confirms when to include voluntary overtime

The recent Court of Appeal case Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust [2019] confirms that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay where overtime is...

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20 Jun 2019

Amaze Umbrella becomes FCSA Accredited Member

Amaze Umbrella announced as FCSA Accredited Members. They have demonstrated the highest industry compliance standards for the provision of umbrella employment services.

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11 Jun 2019

Recent decision on employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments

Recent case highlights the importance of employers following their own policies when making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.

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6 Jun 2019

Champion Contractors becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Jim McMeekin, Director of Champion Contractors says the firm is delighted to have achieved FCSA Accreditation which will demonstrate to their customers a “quality compliant service that is second to...

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