By Chris Bryce, Chief Executive, FCSA Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s second Autumn Statement has made waves, primarily for its headline act: a reduction in Employee’s National
Chris Bryce – Chief Executive of FCSA Several new technologies, such as AI and machine learning, are emerging that have the potential to enhance the
By Chris Bryce, Chief Executive of FCSA As the CEO of FCSA (Freelancer & Contractor Services Association), I’ve witnessed the evolution of the umbrella company
Tax and employment laws are two of the UK’s most complex areas of law. Both areas constantly change, making it difficult for contractors to keep
Our accreditation program is like a rising tide: it lifts all boats. By setting the industry standard in our Code and Charter, which we expect
Chris Bryce – Chief Executive, FCSA The Two Payment Method is a tax avoidance scheme some rogue umbrella companies use; it is a form of
I recently had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural FCSA Forum, which took place on Tuesday the 11th of July in Manchester. It was a
My thoughts on the 2023 Spring Budget? The words ‘damp squib’ come to mind. It wasn’t of interest to the vast majority of temporary workers,
The contractor and freelancer industry has been dealt a blow by the government, as it abandons plans to introduce the Single Enforcement Body (SEB)
It’s Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October, so I wanted to shine a light on the modern slavery that exists in the UK, which includes
Whilst recognising that financial stability and market reassurance are the prime goals of Jeremy Hunt’s statement earlier this morning, FCSA is disappointed that the
FCSA accreditation takes almost a year to attain, which may seem like a while. Honestly, it’s a stringent process – but this is by no means a bad thing. When it comes to compliance in the freelancer and contractor industry, meticulousness is an absolute necessity.
Is 90% take home pay possible? The short answer? No. The long answer? Also, no. So please, please don’t touch anyone offering these schemes with
There’s an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished, and when updating the FCSA Codes of Compliance, we’ve definitely found ourselves between a
You’ll know as well as I do that compliance is crucial when it comes to hiring a contractor or freelancer. But understanding who needs to
All businesses need to have cyber security on their Board level risk registers.
As we all know the Chancellor has imposed an increase in both employers’ and employees’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) to take effect from April 6th 2022.