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.

29 May 2019

New research highlights confusion amongst self-employed regarding Off-Payroll reforms

One in five UK sole traders are needlessly making plans to address the impact of proposed Off-Payroll reforms despite the legislation not affecting them, new research has revealed. According to...

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28 May 2019

Recent court case confirms employers must have systems to record how many hours a day an employee is working

Written by Brabners LLP   The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed that employers need to have systems in place that record the hours worked...

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22 May 2019

FCSA welcomes Sapphire Accounting on board as latest Accredited Member

Sapphire Accounting become the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employer, contractor accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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15 May 2019

Why HMRC lost yet another IR35 appeal to a presenter

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Larsen Howie In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’, Lady Bracknell famously says, “To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a...

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29 Apr 2019

Case confirms candidates must be equally qualified before employers positively discriminate when recruiting

Brabners LLP looks at a case that reminds employers to ensure that candidates are equally qualified before positively discriminating in recruitment process.

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25 Apr 2019

Orbital is the latest firm to achieve prestigious FCSA Accredited Membership status

Orbital achieves FCSA Accreditation for the provision of umbrella employment, accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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18 Apr 2019

Pendragon Consultancy passes FCSA accreditation with flying colours in just 15 weeks

Pendragon Consultancy passes FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment services in just 15 weeks.

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16 Apr 2019

Contractor engagement

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Remus Rewards   When it comes to attracting and maintaining new and existing employees, it can become a challenge to retain let alone attract high...

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16 Apr 2019

Regulations require key information document to be provided

New legal changes will require employment businesses to provide work-seekers with a Key Information Document and extra assistance from Umbrella Companies is likely to be needed as a result.

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11 Apr 2019

FCSA initiative launched to give peace of mind to recruiters and their clients

In a move to drive up standards in the supply chain, The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) today unveiled a new initiative for recruiters. The FCSA Supply Chain Partnership...

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2 Apr 2019

EAT confirms an employee’s mistaken belief is not enough for her disability discrimination claim to succeed

Written by Brabners LLP In the recent case of iForce Ltd v Wood [2019], the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) confirmed that an individual did not suffer unfavourable treatment when she...

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28 Mar 2019

Mortimer Childe secures prestigious FCSA Accreditation

We are delighted to welcome Mortimer Childe as our latest FCSA Accredited Member.  FCSA Accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members are acting both professionally and ethically...

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