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.

20 Mar 2019

Key becomes 34th member to become FCSA Accredited

On becoming FCSA Accredited, Key Director Gary Smith said: “We’re delighted to have secured FCSA Accreditation and to be part of a professional association that is widely acknowledged as the...

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19 Mar 2019

MTD only weeks away – Are you ready for Making Tax Digital?

FCSA Business Partner, Larsen Howie provides advice on preparing for Making Tax Digital (MTD) which comes into effect on 1 April 2019.

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18 Mar 2019

Personal injury damages available where employers fail to provide rest breaks

As you will know, working time is governed by the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR 1998”) and it applies to all workers (not just to employees). Under the WTR 1998,...

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5 Mar 2019

Surprising Court of Appeal decision on the Agency Workers Regulations

Written by Brabners LLP Important Court of Appeal Case gives an insight into how compensation is dealt with under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 where there is an equal pay...

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5 Mar 2019

HMRC issues consultation on IR35/off-payroll reforms to the private sector

HMRC has now issued the long-awaited consultation into off-payroll reforms for the private sector, due to be effective from April 2020.  At a glance there are some interesting points being...

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27 Feb 2019

PayStream becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Julia Kermode congratulates PayStream on achieving FCSA Accreditation for their accountancy, umbrella employment and CIS payroll/self-employed services, increasing our membership to 32.

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21 Feb 2019

Crest Plus Operations becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Crest Plus Operations becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for their umbrella employment, accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.

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19 Feb 2019

Self-employment claims run out of fuel – directors duties not consultancy services

Larsen Howie examines a first-tier tax tribunal case of Petrol Services Ltd v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 773 (TC), its two directors argued they were providing consultancy services not duties of...

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19 Feb 2019

ASDA Retail Staff Compare Terms to Distribution Workers for Equal Pay

Court of Appeal Confirms that ASDA’s Supermarket Retail Staff Can Compare Their Terms to more highly paid Distribution Workers in Equal Pay Case. Brabners LLP take a look at this...

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4 Feb 2019

Uber drivers confirmed as “workers” but the case could still continue

Employment Law Update from Brabners LLP: Court of Appeal Confirms that Uber Drivers are “Workers” but it isn’t over yet!

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22 Jan 2019

Case confirms providing a substitute does not prevent personal service and an employee relationship

Are the employment status tests outdated? Latest case reaffirms that providing a substitute does not prevent the existence of personal service and an employee relationship.

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16 Jan 2019

ForeTwo Group joins growing ranks of FCSA Accredited Members

ForeTwo Group Managing Director, Jeff Blakemore says he's delighted to have secured FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment services so early in the company's history.

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