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 Jan 2021

Webinar Replay: IR35 Reforms: Identifying and Managing Risk in the Recruitment Supply Chain

Watch this IR35 webinar for guidance on how to identify and mitigate risk in the supply chain, how fee payers and payment intermediaries are responding to the reforms, and advice...

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23 Jan 2021

Webinar Replay: IR35, Off-Payroll and the Recruitment Supply Chain

Watch this on-demand webinar for an easy-to-understand explanation of IR35 and off-payroll reforms, how it will affect the recruitment supply chain for end hirers.

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18 Jan 2021

Why choosing an FCSA Accredited Umbrella Company for your PSL is Important

With so many umbrella companies in the market and many more emerging since the announcement of IR35 reforms in the private sector, choosing the right provider for your agency business...

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7 Jan 2021

How to spot a non-compliant umbrella company

Most UK umbrella companies operate honestly and ethically, ensuring all statutory deductions are made, and the contractor’s pay is accurate. However, the term ‘umbrella company’ has more recently been ‘hijacked’...

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7 Jan 2021

FCSA writes to Chancellor to urge measures to protect contingent workers during the new lockdown 

FCSA CEO Phil Pluck writes on behalf of FCSA members to urge the Chancellor to implement additional measures to protect contingent workers and the businesses that support them during the...

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7 Jan 2021

FCSA Accreditation awarded to NWM and sister firm 2020 Accountancy

NWM is awarded FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS payroll services, and its sister firm 2020 Accountancy, accredited for contractor accountancy.

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5 Jan 2021

What is a Statement of Work?

A Statement of Work (SoW) is an agreement between two businesses that typically defines key deliverables to be achieved, to consider a project satisfactorily complete and therefore secure payment. They...

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5 Jan 2021

Ensuring IR35 Compliance: Statement of Work

We explain what a Statement of Work "SoW" is and how is relevant to the IR35 off-payroll reforms.

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17 Dec 2020

Key considerations for umbrella companies as 31st December 2020 marks the end of free movement

Discussion around the end of free movement and the impact for umbrella companies

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1 Dec 2020

FCSA welcomes HMRC’s report on the use of marketed tax avoidance schemes in the UK

HMRC issues report to increase awareness of contrived schemes that are sold to one or more individuals and employers for a fee to reduce their tax liabilities.

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1 Dec 2020

FCSA welcomes three new members to the Board

The FCSA welcomes three new Board members - James Burrows from Danbro, Daniel Haslem from Giant, and Alison Roberts from Optionis.

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17 Nov 2020

Employees Blowing the Whistle on Employers amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

Discussion around whistleblowing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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