Media Coverage 2017

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December 2017


ContractorUK

Hammond schedules Spring Statement 2018

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Recruitment International

FCSA welcomes My Digital Accounts as new business partner

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Startup Donut

Self-employed risk health by working through illness

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Global Recruiter

Accounting software joins FCSA.

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Recruiter (13, December 2017)

Unemployment falls to 1975 levels

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Recruiter (12, December 2017)

NHSI considers role of umbrella companies in health service

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Recruiter (7, December 2017)

Gig economy legislation delayed

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Staffing Industry (6, December 2017)

Reforms to the gig economy delayed until next year

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November 2017


Recruitment Agency Now (30, November 2017)
Autumn Budget 2018: No roll-out of IR35 to private sector
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People Management (29, November 2017)
Contractor numbers decline as IR35 rules take their toll
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Recruiter (29, November 2017)
Industry sidelined by partial HMRC commissioned off-payroll research
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Recruiter (23, November 2017)
Uncertainty continues over extension of IR35 off-payroll rules
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FT
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Startup Donut (22, November 2017)
A “balanced” Budget with a few surprises
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Shout99 (22, November 2017)
Autumn Budget 2017: Mixed reaction to IR35 consultation
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IT Contracting (22, November 2017)
Autumn Budget 2017 – Government holds fire on IR35, plus other key points

Recruiter (20, November 2017)

MP proposals on ‘Gig’ employer crackdown good news for recruiters

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Business Advice (22, November 2017)
Autumn Budget 2017: No reduction to VAT threshold for small businesses
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Computer Weekly (22, November 2017)
IR35 reforms: Consultation on private sector roll-out confirmed in Autumn Budget 2017
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People Management (22, November 2017)
Budget 2017: the HR lowdown
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ContractorUK (21, November 2017)
When CEST can’t decide your IR35 status
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Recruiter (16, November 2017)
Deliveroo ruling raises more questions over gig economy
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Global Recruiter (November 2017)
Budget Balance – Response to Hammond’s budget broadly positive.
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Global Recruiter (November 2017)
Curbing the Gig? – MPs look to address the gig economy.
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Staffing Industry News (20, November 2017)

Political call for crackdown on gig economy firms that exploit employment law loopholes.

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Business Advice (17, November 2017)

Why rolling out IR35 into the private sector could be catastrophic for the economy

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Recruitment Agency Now (16, November 2017)

IR35 ‘Off-Payroll’ rules may be extended to the private sector

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People Management (16, November 2017)

Doctors’ unions launch legal challenge to IR35 guidelines

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Computing (16, November 2017)

Government is considering bringing earlier IR35 tax reforms to private sector, at contractors’ expense

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Recruiter (16, November 2017)

Deliver ruling raises more questions over gig economy

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Business Advice (15, November 2017)

Deliveroo legal victory set to safeguard future of the gig economy

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The Global Recruiter (November, 2017)

New FCSA Partner – Insurance solutions business joins association.

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The Global Recruiter (November, 2017)

The Gig Debate – Further decision casts confusion on gig workers.

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smallbusiness.co.uk (15, November 2017)

Deliveroo claims victory in self-employment case

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Staffing Industry News (15, November 2017)

Deliver wins landmark legal victory, riders ruled as self-employed

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The Global Recruiter (October, 2017)

Numbermill Becomes FCSA Member – Rigorous process recognises industry supplier.

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Recruitment International (14, November 2017)

Larsen Howie signs partnership with FCSA

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Recruiter (13, November 2017)

Contracts & Deals

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ContractorUK (6, November 2017)

BBC hosts IR35 reform ‘debate’ on Money Box

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BBC Radio 4 Moneybox (5, November 2017)

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AccountingWeb (2, November 2017)

Has legislation downpour washed away umbrella firms’ future?

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October 2017


Sunday Times (29, October 2017)

Philip Hammond eyes £1bn budget raid on freelancers

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Recruitment Agency Now (26, October 2017)

One size cannot fit all

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Global Recruiter (October 2017)

Weathering the storm

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Global Recruiter (October 2017)

Act Now – or Face the Consequences

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The Times (22, October 2017)

The taxman will see you now, Dr Avoider

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Recruitment Agency Now (October 2017)

FCSA strengthens board with new senior appointments

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Recruiter (18, October 2017)

Unemployment remains at record levels low despite Brexit uncertainty

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HR News (18, October 2017)

Public services are grinding to a halt under IR35 reforms

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People Management (17, October 2017)

Unions threaten legal action over NHS blanket IR35 rules

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ContractorUK (16, October 2017)

Why it’s perilous to put all (BBC) PSCs in the dock

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Business Advice (13, October 2017)

A five-step guide to starting as a freelancer

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Computer Weekly (5 October 2017)

HMRC accused of suppressing IR35 stakeholder views on public sector contractor walkouts

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Staffing Industry News (5 October 2017)

Public sector bearing costs of IR35 legislation changes, APSCO finds.

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People Management (6 October 2017)

Public sector contractor placements have dropped following IR35 reform

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Contractor UK (10 October 2017)

Contractors’ Questions: Is my agency right to say I must be a brolly?

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September 2017


Recruitment international (28 September 2017)

FCSA appoints chairman and strengthens board

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Recruitment Agency Now (28 September 2017)

FCSA welcomes Octopus Investments as new business partner

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Global Recruiter (September 2017)

Nowhere to hide

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Recruitment International (20, September 2017)

FCSA welcomes Octopus Investments as new business partner

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Recruiter (18, September 2017)

Contracts and deals

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Accounting Web (13, September 2017)

Mixed messages: Is the UK’s flexible economy being threatened?

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Recruitment Agency Now (14, September 2017)

The apprenticeship levy: Where are we now?

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Recruitment Agency Now (12, September 2017)

Calls to outlaw umbrella firms in the NHS

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Financial Times (5, September 2017)

Public sector locums take shelter with risky tax umbrella firms

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August 2017


ContractorUK (31, August 2017)

Umbrella companies are ‘immoral parasites’, NHS told

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Recruiter (30, August 2017)

Unite urges NHS to ban umbrella companies

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Staffing Industry News (30, August 2017)

Unite calls on NHS to outlaw umbrella companies

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Shout99 (30, August 2017)

Union’s call to outlaw umbrella companies in the NHS

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Recruitment International (30, August 2017)

FCSA responds to Unite’s call to outlaw umbrella companies in the NHS

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Staffing Stream (August 2017)

The Gig Economy Should Work Fairly for Everyone

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Community Care (2, August 2017)

How IR35 tax changes are impacting social workers

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Recruitment Grapevine

Rise of the part-time grafter (Page 20)

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Shout99 (25, July 2017)
Changing roles of umbrella in marketplace
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Staffing Industry Now (26, July 2017)
Umbrella employees’ rates of pay and assignment length on the rise
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Recruitment Agency Now (27, July 2017)
Umbrella working offers better rates of pay
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Recruitment Buzz (2, August 2017)
FCSA research shows umbrella employees enjoy better rate of pay
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Recruitment International (2, August 2017)
ICS Accounting becomes latest FCSA accredited member
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People Management (2, August 2017)
Prospect of IR35 extension to private sector tops contractors’ concerns
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Contractor Calculator (3, August 2017)
Umbrella companies making advance gross payments aren’t compliant with law
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July 2017


Shout99 (25, July 2017)
Changing roles of umbrella in marketplace
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Staffing Industry Now (26, July 2017)
Umbrella employees’ rates of pay and assignment length on the rise
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Recruitment Agency Now (27, July 2017)
Umbrella working offers better rates of pay
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Recruitment International (25, July 2017)

FCSA research shows umbrella employees enjoy better rates of pay and longer assignments

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IT Pro (20, July 2017)

What is IR35?

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Recruitment Buzz (14, July 2017)

Self-Employed Would Value Receiving Sick Pay Above Other Benefits

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Recruitment Agency Now (13, July 2017)

Taylor Review suggests new ‘dependent contractor’ status for gig workers

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People Management (13, July 2017)

IR35 could be extended into private sector ‘as early as spring 2018’

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ContractorUK (12, July 2017)

‘Dependent contractor’ status: quick summary

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AccountingWeb (12, July 2017)

Good work? Responses to the Taylor review

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The Global Recruiter (July 2017)

‘Aggressive’ Scheme Targeted – Anderson Group under fire in newspaper report.

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Recruiter (12, July 2017)

Trade bodies weigh in to Taylor Review debate

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Recruitment International (11, July 2017)

Matthew Taylor’s review into modern employment practices published

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Staffing Industry News (11, July 2017)

Tax scheme promoted by Andersen Group closed down by HMRC

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Mail on Sunday (1, July 2017)

Small businesses see their pension scheme liabilities rocket as low rates trigger funding problems
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June 2017


Freelance UK (30, June 2017)

Prioritise giving us sick pay, freelancers say

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Business Advice (30, June 2017)

Self-employed demand statutory sick pay ahead of any other benefit

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Business Matters (30, June 2017)

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

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Recruitment International (30, June 2017)

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits, according to research

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Workplace Insight (29, June 2017)

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

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The Global Recruiter (June 2017)

Compliance – Julia Kermode, chief executive of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) on the challenge of compliance.

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Smallbusiness.co.uk (29, June 2017)

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

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Recruiter (27, June 2017)

Is the flexible market still working for the UK

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Recruiter (26, June 2017)

FCAS accuses HRMC of software malfunction with tax returns

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Recruitment Buzz (20, June 2017)

FCSA Urges Recruiters to Choose Compliant Umbrella Companies Following £45m Fraud Case

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Recruitment International (19, June 2017)

FCSA speaks out as umbrella firms come in for further attack

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Real Business (16, June 2017)

The difference between an umbrella company and agency PAYE

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Recruitment Agency Now (15, June 2017)

Government urged to listen following General Election

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Recruitment International (13, June 2017)

FCSA urges recruiters to choose compliant umbrella companies following exposure of £45m fraud case

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Freelance UK (12, June 2017)

Political uncertainty ‘puts freelancers on the hiring agenda’

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Real Business (9, June 2017)

Important business issues will now take a back seat to political squabbling

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Recruitment International (9, June 2017)

General Election 2017 leads to hung parliament for UK

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Global Recruiter (June, 2017)

FCSA Election Response – Keep watch for self-employed says Kermode.

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Recruiter (9, June 2017)

Recruitment bodies urge government to be decisive despite hung parliament

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Staffing Industry News (9, June 2017)

Recruitment industry reacts to general election’s hung parliament results

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May 2017


Recruiter (30, May 2017)

Contracts & Deals: 30 May – 3 June 2017

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Agency Central (29, May 2017)

Employer briefing on Article 50: the things you need to know

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Recruitment International (30, May 2017)

FCSA welcomes Perkbox as latest new business partner

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Recruitment Agency Now (25, May 2017)

General Election 2017: Recruitment industry responds

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Recruitment Agency Now (25, May 2017)

Latest ONS figures reveal UK’s lowest unemployment rate since 1975

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Global Recruiter (May 2017)

Julia Kermode, chief executive FCSA, on the apprenticeship levy in schools.

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IT Pro (23, May 2017)

What is IR35?

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ContractorUK (17, May 2017)

Corbyn in vow to ban umbrella companies

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Staffing Industry News (17, May 2017)

Temp workers number down, unemployment rate lowest since 1975

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Staffing Industry News (17, May 2017)

Labour Party promises far-reaching reforms that would impact the staffing industry

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Recruiter (17, May 2017)

Employment rates hits record highs

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Shout99 (16, May 2017)

Labour proposes clampdown on umbrellas

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Agency Central (May, 2017)
IR35 Reforms: How will these affect recruitment agencies?
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People Management (15, May 2017)
IR35 tax rules ‘too complicated’ for HMRC staff to understand
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Recruiter (12, May 2017)
Umbrella’s blast Labour’s ‘ill-thought out’ policy to ban them
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The Global Recruiter (May 2017)
Policy Review Required – FCSA issues warning to Labour.
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Recruitment International (12, May 2017)
FCSA responds to Labour’s pledges to ban umbrella companies and clamp down on bogus self-employment
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Recruitment Agency Now (11, May 2017)
Caution and cooperation needed in the face of public sector’s IR35 changes
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Staffing Industry News (2, May 2017)
MPs condemn companies that use ‘bogus’ self-employed practices
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Recruiter (2, May 2017)

FCSA partners with online accountancy software provider Nomisma

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Recruiter (2, May 2017)

Work and Pensions Committee calls for ‘Worker’ status as default

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April 2017


Contractor UK (26, April 2017)

Government shelves MTD, revises IR35 rules

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Recruiter (26, April 2017)

FCSA accuses HMRC of software malfunction with tax returns.

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Tax Donut (27, April 2017)

HMRC not coping with dividend tax changes, says FCSA

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Recruitment International (27, April 2017)

FCSA outraged that HMRC continues to hamper small businesses as software fails to cope with dividend tax changes

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Recruitment Agency Now (19, April 2017)

Industry bodies welcome finalisation of IR35 legislation

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Recruitment Agency Now (6, April 2017)

The 2017 Apprenticeship Levy: What agencies need to know

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Recruiter (6, April 2017)

Extra caution of tax avoidance scheme urged as new IR35 rules take effect

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Computer Weekly (4, April 2017)

IR35 reforms: HMRC ‘delays’ blamed for last-minute public sector compliance panic

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Contractor Calculator (3, April 2017)

Public sector IR35 reforms: Agency/client cooperation key to overcoming hurdles

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March 2017


Global Recruiter (March, 2017)

RECRUITMENT LIVE – Simon Kent reports from a round table featuring in-house recruiters.

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Contractor UK (31, March 2017)

What the umbrella company bashers just don’t get

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Recruiter (21, March 2017)

Industry bodies welcome IR35 amendment

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Recruitment international (28, March 2017)

Umbrellas and agencies should work together to support contractors through IR35 changes

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Recruitment Agency Now (23, March 2017)

Industry bodies welcome finalisation of IR35 legislation

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Recruiter (16, March 2017)

Full steam ahead with railroading IR35

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Global Recruiter (March, 2017)

IR35 Finalised – FCSA and ARC react to new legislation

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FT (March 2017)

Tax crackdown will hit public sector workers

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Recruitment Agency Now (22, March 2017)

Spring Budget 2017: Class 2 NIs abolished for self-employed while personal allowance gets a boost

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Freelance UK (16, March 2017)

Hammond cancels NI hike on self-employed

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ContractorUK (9, March 2017)

Hammond’s dividend allowance cut ‘devastating’

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ContractorUK (9, March 2017)

Budget 2017: how contractors are affected

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Recruiter (9, March 2017)

Praise and dismay from recruitment bodies over budget

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Freelance UK (9, March 2017)

Hammond raids self-employed at Budget 2017

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Recruitment Agency Now (9, March 2017)

Spring Budget 2017: Class 2 NIs abolished for self-employed while personal allowance gets a boost

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People Management (7, March 2017)

Chancellor ‘will increase tax for the self-employed’

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Recruiter (7, March 2017)

Hammond hits the self-employed but champions tech skills

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Freelance UK (6, March 2017)

Last-minute budget wishes sent to Hammond

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AccountingWeb (2, March 2017)

An update from the OTS, insights into IR35 and secrets of practice excellence: a report from FreeAgent’s 2017 Partner Summit

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Recruiter (2, March 2017)

Recruiters eyeing budget boost

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Staffing Industry News (9, March 2017)

Spring budget 2017 sees taxes increase for the self-employed

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Global Recruiter (March 2017)

APSCo and FCSA critical of Hammond’s work.

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Personnel Today (28, February 2017)

Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

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Public Technology (6, March 2017)

Government faces ‘mass exodus’ of IT contractors as HMRC clamps down on tax rules

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Recruitment Agency Now (2, March 2017)

FCSA welcomes IR35 delay appeal

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In the Bay (1, March 2017)

90 Lancaster businesses to be hit by shakeup

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Contractor UK (1, March 2017)

Public bodies unite to try to shelve IR35 changes

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The Global Recruiter (March 2017)

Time is Running Out. Calls for IR35 legislation delay grow.

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February 2017


BBC (24, February 2017)

FCSA CEO, Julia Kermode appeared on:

  • BBC Radio Leeds
  • BBC Radio Sheffield
  • BBC Look North (TV)

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Recruitment International (24, February 2017)

FCSA applauds Government Bodies for calling on Government to delay IR35

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Staffing Industry Analysts (24, February 2017)

MPs to investigate umbrella companies after employees complain of being exploited

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Staffing Industry (14, February 2017)

Jobs TSAR and TUC Look at Self-Employment

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Recruiter (14, February 2017)

FCSA calls on government inquiry head to take considered approach to self employed

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Recruitment International (14, February 2017)

FCSA urges Government to take considered approach to any new legislation for self-employed ahead of Budget

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Tax News (14, February 2017)

Freelancers Challenges IFS Report On Self Employment Taxes

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Recruitment Agency Now (9, February 2017)

IFS tax report fundamentally flawed, says FCSA

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Freelance UK (16, February 2017)

Self-Employment Come Under Attack Twice

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Small Business.co.uk (8, February 2017)

Institute of Fiscal Studies tax report fundamentally flawed says FCSA

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Recruitment International (8, February 2017)

Institute of Fiscal Studies tax report fundamentally flawed, claims FCSA

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Recruitment Agency Now (2, February 2017)

Industry bodies prepare recruiters for Apprenticeship Levy and IR35 changes

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Global Recruiter (February, 2017)

NIC Report ‘Flawed’ – FCSA defend self-employed NICs

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Global Recruiter (February, 2017)

FCSA Warning – Organisation advises cautious approach to self-employed in budget.

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Recruitment International (1, February 2017)

FCSA welcomes Modulr as new business partner

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January 2017


Staffing Industry Analysts (26, January 2017)

GMB Union set to launch legal proceedings against Hermes

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Recruiter (26, January 2017)

Hermes and Addison Lee cases bring ‘gig’ economy workers back into the spotlight

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Recruitment International (26, January 2017)

Free IR35 seminars hosted by FCSA prepares recruiters for April’s legislation

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People Management (19, January 2017)
One-fifth of zero-hours employees don’t know when they can work
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Recruiter (18, January 2017)
UK unemployment falls to lowest levels in a decade
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Recruitment Agency Now (18, January 2017)
Latest ONS figures show unemployment at 11-year low
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Recruitment International (18, January 2017)
Unemployment rate down to 4.8%, ONS reveals
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Recruitment Agency Now (12, January 2017)
Recruitment Agency Expo takes place in London next month
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ContractorUK (6, January 2017)

UK labour market gets new enforcement boss

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Global Recruiter (January 2017)

Umbrellas Continue – FCSA pleased to find model still has a place.

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Recruitment Agency Now (10, January 2017)

Should the gig economy be regulated?

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Freelance UK (9, January 2017)

UK Labour Market gets New Enforcement Boss

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