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The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is the UK’s leading membership body dedicated to raising standards and promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. Our purpose is to safeguard the long-term future of the professional freelance sector for the benefit of the UK economy by:
FCSA’s primary role is to raise standards and promote compliance and through our Accreditation, we encourage self-regulation in our sector in supporting contractors to meet their tax and legal obligations. FCSA Accredited Members are tested against our Codes of Compliance annually and must pass in order to retain their Accreditation.
Our standards are the most stringent and comprehensive in the industry, as detailed in our Codes of Compliance, which is published and freely available on our website.
The Codes includes sections on:
Importantly, no FCSA Accredited Member is allowed to operate Offshore Schemes, Loan Schemes, Trusts, Managed Services Company Schemes, Pay-day-by-Pay models, Hybrid; Mini Umbrella (MUC); Elected deduction model (EDM) or similar.
Any contractor, recruitment agency, or end-hirer choosing to work with an FCSA Accredited Member is assured that the member operates at the highest industry standards for the benefit and protection of the supply chain.