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.

15 Oct 2019

“No rest for the wicked” – Or is there? The importance of rest breaks

Employment law experts Brabners LLP take a look at a recent employment case illustrates the importance of employee rest breaks.

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11 Oct 2019

Julia Kermode to speak at TALiNT for their World Leaders in Recruitment Conference 2019

FCSA Chief Executive will speak at the TALiNT World Leaders in Recruitment Conference on 29th October 2019 in London.

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1 Oct 2019

Is vegetarianism a protected belief or a lifestyle choice?

Employment law experts Brabners LLP looks at a new case that confirms vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

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27 Sep 2019

Remus Rewards has launched the first-ever contractor fuel savings cards.

The BP Plus Fuel Card guarantees low prices by giving contractors access to the wholesale price for unleaded and diesel fuel at all BP service stations across the UK. This...

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18 Sep 2019

Global Challenge Umbrella Services joins ranks of FCSA Accredited Members

Global Challenge Umbrella Services has become the latest FCSA Accredited Member; accredited for their umbrella employment services.

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17 Sep 2019

Advice to help contractors close down their personal service companies

John Bell, a senior partner at Clarke Bell, shares his advice with professional employment service providers who will be facing talks with contractors in the coming months about closing down...

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17 Sep 2019

Contractor found to be a worker despite being paid through a company

Written by Brabners LLP The recent case of Community Based Care Health Ltd v Narayan [2018] confirmed that a GP providing services to an NHS provider through a limited company...

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3 Sep 2019

Protecting you and your clients health with Private Healthcare

With a government in prorogation, an impending no-deal Brexit, the loan charge and IR35 at our door, it’s undoubtedly an anxious time for Contractors. With the very real impact of...

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3 Sep 2019

Costa franchise held liable for unlawful deduction of wages

Written by Brabners LLP You may have seen that Costa Coffee has been in the press recently for deducting pay from employees’ wages. The BBC has reported that a number...

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2 Sep 2019

Unified Payroll passes FCSA accreditation

Unified Payroll has become the latest firm to become accredited by The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). FCSA accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members are...

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27 Aug 2019

Clipper Contracting secures FCSA Accreditation

Clipper Contracting secures FCSA Accreditation for the provision of umbrella employment and self-employed/CIS payroll services.

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20 Aug 2019

What do the Deutsche Bank job cuts mean for contractors?

Written by FCSA Business Partners, Larsen Howie Another week, another multinational bank announces job cuts. As well as the 15,000-20,000 job cuts, as reported by the Financial Times, Deutsche Bank has...

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