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The FCSA operates a best practice Codes of Compliance designed to ensure that its Accredited Members provide services, advice and employment to the highest level of professional and ethical standards in the UK.
For recruitment agencies, the FCSA Codes of Compliance provides complete peace of mind when selecting umbrella employers, contractor accountants and CIS payroll providers for their preferred supplier list for the following reasons:
The FCSA is the UK’s leading membership body dedicated to raising standards and promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. The scope of FCSA’s accreditation covers 3 types of business operation in the UK: umbrella employment, contractor accountancy and CIS payroll services. In order to be eligible to for FCSA accreditation, all applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
The above minimum criteria are essential for FCSA to be able to assess applicants’ business operations in practice, not just in theory. It is important to realise that FCSA accreditation is not just a tick-box exercise.
In order to achieve FCSA accreditation, applicants are independently audited against our published standards (see above). The process requires applicants to provide documentary evidence of how they adhere to each and every standard. In addition to the paperwork element, assessors conduct in-depth site visits to the applicant’s business to interview their staff, test scenarios, undertake random audits, listen to on-boarding calls and ensure that all policies and procedures are being implemented in practice.