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 Oct 2020

Further Government guidance released on the Job Retention Bonus

New guidance on the Job Retention Bonus released

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20 Oct 2020

Key Information Documents – What role do umbrella companies play?

What is a Key Information Document (KID)? What must you include in a KID? What do employment agencies and employers need to do? We explain.

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15 Oct 2020

IR35 Update: HMRC issues statement on “interpretation of section 61O and conditions where the intermediary is a company”

Further to the FCSA’s meeting with HMRC officials this week (Wednesday, 14 October), following HMRC having been made aware of concerns regarding the wording of section 61O of Chapter 10...

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14 Oct 2020

FCSA and other industry leaders move forward on off-payroll reforms

FCSA report "a very positive and constructive meeting" with HMRC officials regarding the recent issues emerging out of IR35 off-payroll reforms. Find out more.

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13 Oct 2020

Umbrellaphant receives FCSA Accreditation

FCSA congratulates Umbrellaphant on achieving accreditation for their umbrella employment services. Umbrellaphant MD, Becci Wilson comments.

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2 Oct 2020

FCSA Accreditation Awarded to Fair Pay Services for Umbrella Employment Services

Fair Pay Services MD, Adam Holby comments on how proud his firm is to have achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment service.

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25 Sep 2020

48% of workers in accommodation and food services have less than 2 years service

With the accommodation and food services sector facing new COVID-related trading restrictions, and with the ending of the current furloughing scheme fast approaching, new ONS data highlights the extent to...

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24 Sep 2020

FCSA responds to Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme announcement

On behalf of the FCSA and its members, I am disappointed by the Chancellor’s statement today. Without an Autumn Budget, the Government has taken away the opportunity to introduce wider...

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24 Sep 2020

11% of UK enterprises have a severe or moderate risk of insolvency

In FCSA’s September 2020 edition of Workforce Barometer, we continue to seek to provide data and insights to support recruitment agencies and end-hirers with issues relating to the current coronavirus...

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22 Sep 2020

A breakdown of two judgments significantly affecting gig economy businesses

Written by Brabners LLP   Cycle couriers engaged by City Sprint still workers despite contract In January 2017, the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) held in a previous case that a cycle...

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21 Sep 2020

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – Potential considerations for employers in light of COVID-19

EY has produced a useful guide setting out the basic rules for SSP and the temporary change that have been introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.   A common...

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18 Sep 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards

Congratulations to Tribepade on winning the FCSA Contractor Solution of the Year Award at the 2020 Talent Tech Star Awards, and Parasol for being highly commended.

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