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.

6 Nov 2018

Latest case confirms harassment claims are fact sensitive and be mindful of office banter

Brabners LLP examine the recent case of Evans v Xactly which confirms harassment claims are highly fact-sensitive and level of “office banter” can be relevant.

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6 Nov 2018

Optionis becomes latest FCSA accredited member

First Freelance, SJD Accountancy, Nixon Williams, ClearSky Contractor Accounting and Parasol, part of the Optionis group, have become FCSA Accredited Members.

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30 Oct 2018

FCSA proud to be a sponsor of the IRP 2018 Awards

We are pleased to announce that the FCSA is the sponsor of this year’s IRP Business Leader of the Year Award. Now in its 10th year, the prestigious IRP Awards...

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29 Oct 2018

FCSA reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget

Read our response to the Chancellor's first Autumn Budget Statement on 29 October 2018, where he announces confirmation of the delay to the roll-out of IR35 reforms until April 2020.

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23 Oct 2018

Re-arrange Disciplinary Hearings where Companions are unavailable

Written by Brabners LLP As you will know, when dealing with misconduct by a member of staff, it is important to make sure that a fair procedure is followed. Otherwise,...

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9 Oct 2018

Latest case reaffirms need for employees to prove disability

Latest Employment Appeal Tribunal case confirms that employees must prove disability in disability discrimination claims, but reminds employers of the need to fully explore health issues.

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3 Oct 2018

FCSA Appoints New Chair

The FCSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris James as its new Chairperson. Chris has played an active role in FCSA’s work for some time and takes over...

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1 Oct 2018

FCSA membership is changing

Our membership structure has changed.  Since yesterday, 30th September 2018, we have discontinued our associate membership and now we only have one category of membership, that of FCSA Accredited Member....

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28 Sep 2018

Dolan Accountancy joins FCSA’s ranks of Accredited Members

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is pleased to announce that Dolan Accountancy has earned full FCSA accreditation for its accountancy services to contractors and freelancers.  To become an...

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26 Sep 2018

A reminder for employers to be wary of unclear resignations

Written by Brabners LLP A reminder for employers to be wary of unclear resignations! (East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy UKEAT/0232/17) Case law confirms that an employee’s...

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11 Sep 2018

Why offer contractor benefits?

By 2020 over half of UK companies plan on hiring more contractors than permanent staff. Remus Rewards explain how bespoke contractor perks and benefits can help you stand out in...

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11 Sep 2018

‘Zero-hours’ employee deemed to be agency worker due to nature of assignment

Brabners LLP provides an important update on the case Brooknight Guarding Limited v Matei - ‘Zero-hours’ employee deemed to be agency worker due to nature of assignment.

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