Media Coverage

As the voice of the UK’s professional employment services sector, stay up-to-date with our extensive media coverage. 

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November 2019


Recruiter

FCSA Board Appointments

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Recruitment Grapevine

BBC bigshot loses £400k IR35 tax bill

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Computer Weekly

Lib Dem election manifesto: Party vows to scrap loan charge and review IR35 private sector reforms

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Smallbusiness.co.uk

Liberal Democrats election 2019 manifesto: experts react to key policies

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Recruiter

Recruitment bodies say Lib Dem tax plans will be music to contracts’ ears

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Finance Global Business

Labour reveals plans to extend company tax to 26% in 2019 manifesto

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Smallbusiness.co.uk

Labour reveals plans to increase corporation tax to 26% in 2019 manifesto

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Recruiter

Labour manifesto focuses on Apprenticeship Levy and bogus self-employment

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HR Review

UK General Election 2019: REC backs Labour’s pledge to broaden apprenticeship levy

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Staffing Industry News

Labour Party manifesto gets recruitment industry response; flexibility is a concern

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Staffing Industry News

FCSA Board Announcements

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ContractorUK

Labour manifesto 2019: Genuinely self-employed exempted from new worker status proposal

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Recruiter 

Industry bodies pleased as Conservative manifesto pledges to find 50,000 nurses

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Smallbusiness.co.uk

Conservative Party 2019 manifesto deemed ‘pro-enterprise’ but lacking in detail

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ContractorUK

HMRC finally updates CEST, making almost 40 changes

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HR Review

Are the 5 million self-employed workers seen as an important part of the electorate?

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Computer Weekly

Revamped HMRC IR35 status checker tool still lacks key functionality, contractor groups claim

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October 2019


 

Contractor Weekly

How to spot a non-compliant umbrella scheme

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Contractor UK

Contractor sector handed Key Information Document templates

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Personnel Today

IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

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Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector preparation: What the banks’ take on the reforms means for IT contractors

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Contractor UK

Alternatives to contracting through a limited company

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Recruiter Magazine

TV presenter loses IR35 tribunal appear

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Contractor UK

Contractors ‘shouldn’t mistake a Budget delay for an IR35 reform delay

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Shout 99

November budget cancelled, amid concerns

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Staffing Industry Analysts

EU agrees to 3-month extension for Brexit, Government cancels autumn budget

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Accountancy Daily

BBC presenter Ackroyd loses appeal over £400k tax liability

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FT Adviser

TV presenter faces £400k tax bill after losing IR35 appeal

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September 2019


The Times

What IR35 tax tribunal ruling means for freelancers

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The Global Recruiter

Julia Kermode, chief executive of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association on the BBC IR35 case and more.

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Recruiter

IR35 raises more questions as BBC presenters lose test case

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Staffing Industry News

HMRC wins IR35 tribunal against BBC presenters

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AccountingWeb

Three BBC presenters lose IR35 case

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Recruiter

Payroll special: Rising to the challenge

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ContractorUK

HMRC scrapes IR35 win against BBC presenter trio who owe £920,000

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Accountancy Age

HMRC wins IR35 case against three BBC presenters – Reaction

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FreelanceUK

Top 5 qualities of a freelancer

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What Investment

How freelancers need to get saving for their pension

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ContractorUK

Loan Charge 2019 Review opens up to contractors, alive to ‘independent’ concerns

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The Guardian

 Sort your finances and your downtime’ – the unwritten rules for small businesses run from home

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Recruiter

Suspending Parliament fatal for jobs market

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IT Contracting

Umbrella companies and the off-payroll working (IR35) rules

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Staffing Industry News

Number of temporary employees down 6.9%, employment at joint highest on record

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Recruitment International

Unemployment rate remains low at 3.8%

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Recruiter

Employment figures at odds with hiring confidence among employers

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Recruitment Grapevine

Experts respond to resilient employment figures

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Staffing Industry News

Chancellor commissions independent review of loan charge

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Recruiter

Government launches independent review into loan charge scheme

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Global Recruiter

IPS Administration becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member.

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Contractor Calculator

Off-Payroll: ‘assignment rates’ pose problems for contractors, agencies and clients

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August 2019


 

Accountancy Age
Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid urged to ‘repeal silly IR35 tax’
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ContractorUK
ContractorUK writes to Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid over IR35 and Loan Charge 2019
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Recruitment International
Unemployment rate rises to 3.9%
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Recruiter
ONS figures show employment up, but vacancies starting to shrink
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Recruiter
Freelance organisations demand halt to private sector legislation
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July 2019


 

FreelanceUK
Will the Good Work Plan be a good job done for Freelancers?
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ContractorUK
Sajid Javid cheered as chancellor having backed small firms, tax reform and IR35 repeal
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FreelanceUK
Creatives give guarded welcome to new Culture Minister, Nicky Morgan
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ContractorUK
Client-led IR35 status disagreement process ‘just a sop to contractors’
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Ready for Brexit
Brexit will be bad for business say nearly 50% of self-employed
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Law Donut
One in eight UK freelancers plans to quit by 2020
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June 2019


Love money

Umbrella firms: tax avoidance schemes still operating despite Loan Charge crackdown

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Recruitment International

FCSA welcomes MyPay on board as latest Accredited Member

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Business Mole

Brexit and Freelancer Tax deals double blow for UK’s freelance workforce new research highlights

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Londonlovesbusiness

Brexit and freelance tax deals double blow for UK’s freelance workforce

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Recruiter

Don’t bury your head in the sand over IR35, recruiters warned

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Business Matters

Brexit & new freelance tax regime double blow for UK freelancers

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ContractorUK

One-two punch of Brexit, IR35 reform will floor UK plc, warns FCSA

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Shout99

Brexit and Freelancer Tax deals double blow

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ContractorCalculator

IR35: summary of responses to Off-Payroll private sector consultation – June 2019

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Global Recruiter

Amaze Umbrella becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

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May 2019


Financial Times

HMRC loses tax case against ‘Loose Women’ presenter

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ContractorUK

Umbrella companies: what their detractors don’t want you to know

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Working Mums

Gig working in professional firms

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April 2019


Recruiter
Loose Woman Adams case again highlights faults in IR35 legislation
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ContractorUK
Loose Woman presenter Kaye Adams wins IR35 appeal
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Staffing Industry News
EU approves new rules to improve gig economy workers rights
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Business Telegraph
HMRC loses tax case against Loose Women presenter
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Staffing Industry News
Broadcaster wins IR35 case against HMRC
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Shout99
HMRC loses another IR35 case to television star
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Global Recruiter

FCSA initiative launched to give peace of mind to recruiters and their clients

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Recruitment Buzz

FCSA initiative launched to give peace of mind to recruiters and their clients

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Recruiter

Reaction: Abolition of Swedish Derogation will ‘Driver up industry standards’

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Recruitment International

FCSA Supply Chain Partnership initiative launched

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Smallbusiness.co.uk

Off-payroll legislation and loan charge set to devastate UK plc

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GrowthBusiness.co.uk

Off-payroll legislation and loan charge set to devastate UK plc

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TaxGuide.co.uk

Loan charge and off-payroll legislation and loan charge set to devastate UK plc

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Recruiter

Payroll rules and loan charge take centre stage in Parliament and for recruiters

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Staffing Industry News

MPs debate loan charge and off-payroll legislation but water leak forces early closure of Parliament

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ContractorUK

Let’s stop the next batch of contractors falling victim to schemes

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March 2019


Global Recruiter

SELLING COMPLIANCE – Julia Kermode, chief executive of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) explains why embedding compliance into the heart of selling is a winning combination.

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Global Recruiter

Mortimer Childe Secures Prestigious FCSA Accreditation.

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Recruiter

HMRC should never have gone ahead with ‘slam dunk’ Lorraine Kelly IR35 case

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ContractorUK

Lorraine Kelly smashes IR35 case in ‘embarrassing’ defeat for HMRC

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Shout99

Top TV presenter wins £1.2m IR35 battle with HMRC

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Staffing Industry News

BBC presented wins £1.2m IR35 tax case against HMRC over her freelance ITV role

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Recruiter

IR35’ rocky road

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Simply.communicate.com

IR35: Do you know the ins and outs?

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People Management

Government proposes raft of new employment legislation under Good Work Plan

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Recruitment Grapevine

Umbrellas set to face UK-wide regulation

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Business up North

Chester-firm Crest Plus achieves industry recognition

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Global Recruiter

Recruiter Industry Reaction To Chancellor’s Spring Statement.

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Recruiter

Recruiters’ views on late payments, Apprenticeship Levy, Contractors

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Global Recruiter

Government publishes consultation on IR35 changes in the private sector

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People Management

Upcoming introduction of IR35 to private sector is ‘myopic’, say critics

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Finance Global Business

HMRC below hearth over IR35 off payroll session

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January 2019


 

FreelanceUK

Uber drivers ruled as workers, not self-employed — again

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Prospects

What is freelancing?

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Smallbusiness.co.uk

Going freelance and what to consider for a successful transition

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ContractorUK

Umbrella companies face UK-wide regulation

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Global Recruiter

Accreditation for Umbrella Payroll Service Company.

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Simply.communicate.com

IR35: Do you know the ins and outs?

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People Management

Government proposes raft of new employment legislation under Good Work Plan

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Recruitment Grapevine

Umbrellas set to face UK-wide regulation

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