Freelancer and Contractor Services Association aims to promote compliance and give contractors a voice in the industry.
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 HMRC has updated their guidance for working through an umbrella company, on their website today. The guidance, originally posted in April of 2021, has
Grant Thornton report has key insights into contractor accounting services for 2022
Brabners consider who the Conduct Regulations apply to, what protection they afford to the various parties in the supply chain, and the circumstances in which someone can (and cannot) opt out of the Regulations.
Brabners discuss the consequences of breaching National Minimum Wage legislation, what to look out for and how to avoid mistakes.
Brabners provide answers to those all-important questions concerning right to work post Brexit.
Brabners discuss the huge number of pings on the Covid app is causing chaos amongst businesses.
Brabners LLP discusses the correct approach to the calculation of annual leave and holiday pay for umbrella employees in part one of this article series.
Brabners LLP look at contrasting decisions given in cases concerning the dismissal of employees for expressing concerns about COVID-19
BEIS guidance issued following Royal Mencap case on NMW for sleep-in workers. Brabners LLP look at this recent case.
Brabners LLP discuss whether employers can force employees to wear face masks whilst the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing.
FCSA’s recorded webinar looks at the risks for agencies and end hirers of non-compliance with IR35 and the commercial opportunities for their business beyond April 2021. Watch now.
Download the February 2021 FCSA Workforce Barometer report for comprehensive analysis of ONS data relevant to the temporary workforce sector.
Supreme Court rules that Uber drives are workers. What does that mean for umbrella companies? Brabners LLP discuss.
FCSA looks at what tools can help support an accurate decision for the IR35 status determination of your contractor workforce.
FCSA explains to recruitment agencies what impact it will have on their profitability and cashflow if they fail to adequately prepare for IR35 reforms.
Download the January 2021 issue of FCSA Workforce Barometer for analysis of the latest ONS Labour Market Statistics.
Brabners LLP discuss the key considerations for employers on their approach to the COVID-19 vaccines within their workforce.
FCSA’s pre-recorded webinar provides end hirers and agencies with a practical roadmap to ensure they’re prepared for the IR35 reforms. Watch now.
As the UK’s leading membership organisation for professional employment service providers, the FCSA is committed to setting umbrella employer standards in order to stamp out
Watch this IR35 webinar for guidance on how to identify and mitigate risk in the supply chain, how fee payers and payment intermediaries are responding to the reforms, and advice on managing your contractor workforce through the changes.
Watch this on-demand webinar for an easy-to-understand explanation of IR35 and off-payroll reforms, how it will affect the recruitment supply chain for end hirers.
With so many umbrella companies in the market and many more emerging since the announcement of IR35 reforms in the private sector, choosing the right
Most UK umbrella companies operate honestly and ethically, ensuring all statutory deductions are made, and the contractor’s pay is accurate. However, the term ‘umbrella company’
We explain what a Statement of Work “SoW” is and how is relevant to the IR35 off-payroll reforms.
Discussion around the end of free movement and the impact for umbrella companies
Discussion around whistleblowing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
An easy-to-understand explanation of the IR35 reforms, how it will affect the recruitment supply chain, and what the changes will mean for employers.
FCSA provides employment agencies with advice on what they need to action in order to be ready for IR35 reforms in the private sector.
Download this guide for agencies and employers of Ltd company contractors to help you make sense of these complex rules and what it means for your business.
New guidance on the Job Retention Bonus released
What is a Key Information Document (KID)? What must you include in a KID? What do employment agencies and employers need to do? We explain.
With the accommodation and food services sector facing new COVID-related trading restrictions, and with the ending of the current furloughing scheme fast approaching, new ONS
Written by Brabners LLP Cycle couriers engaged by City Sprint still workers despite contract In January 2017, the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) held in a
EY has produced a useful guide setting out the basic rules for SSP and the temporary change that have been introduced in response to the
Data published by HMRC for the period ending 30 June highlights that three in ten Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) claim (31%) were made by
Government announces further details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus
JMW Solicitors look at a recent EAT case to explain why, in some circumstances, making deductions from wages for training costs and accommodation expenses may put you in breach of minimum wage law.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only 5% of UK workers predominantly operated from home. As of 8 – 12 July 2020, more than a quarter
Is an individual on a long-term assignment covered by the AWR?
In research by YouGov in June 2020, 51% of all businesses knew that they would need to make redundancies at the end of the CJRS scheme in October 2020.
How the new flexible furlough scheme impacts on furloughed workers’ holidays
FCSA Chief Executive, Julia Kermode responds to the government’s summer economic update in which the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announces a stimulus package to kickstart the UK economy.:
Brabners LLP provide us with an article looking into how the current apprenticeship system is failing people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Read the latest market analysis from FCSA.
Brabners LLP provide us with an update on the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Cumulative value of grants and loans made to businesses through government emergency coronavirus interventions shy of £50bn
Latest market analysis by FCSA shows the value of bounce-back loans exceeds CJRS grants and just 12% of agency workers furloughed.
Brabners LLP explain how employers can now access the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme – a financial support package for businesses during COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19: factors to think about before bringing employees back to work
FCSA and NASUWT has written to the government to press for clarification on the issue of furloughing supply teachers employed through umbrella companies and agencies under the CJRS.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: further updates to the Government guidance
Government continues to stall on providing absolute clarity on CJRS furlough pay calculation at the expense of 625k umbrella employees and agency workers. FCSA says, we need answers NOW.
There has continued to be much discussion this week regarding the interaction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and umbrella employers. However, many are
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: considering the latest Government guidance
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has likely been designed with monthly paid workers in mind. However, 37% of temporary and casual roles are paid
UK’s leading professional bodies join forces to seek absolute clarity on the calculation of furlough pay and holiday accrual for agency and umbrella workers
In an unprecedented move, five of the UK’s leading professional bodies – APSCo, FCSA, Professional Passport, REC and TEAM – have joined forces to write
We welcome the additional job retention scheme guidance published by the government on 4 April 2020, and it is very positive that umbrella is specifically
Coronavirus in the workplace – an update based on the latest developments including the new job retention scheme
FCSA urges all umbrella employees to lobby their Local MP to seek clarity on how their furloughed pay will be calculated under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
FCSA welcomes the job retention scheme, which we understand will be applicable to umbrella employers. There are a number of points on which we are
FCSA very much welcomes the additional guidance that the government has recently issued in relation to the job retention scheme. Whilst we are hopeful that
Good morning The team at Brabners have produced the attached very useful updates on the current position in relation to two current issues: Government’s planned
Latest advice for businesses operating in the temporary workforce sector on Statutory Sick Pay and the implications of the coronavirus on your business.
Written by Brabners LLP With the rise in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the UK and the severity of the issue escalating across the world daily,
Coronavirus in the workplace – how to prepare in light of the recent outbreak and actions you can take to protect your business.
Peter Stoll, Director at Marsh Commercial, takes a look at the issues and risks facing recruiters in 2020.
New case considers whether individuals can succeed in discrimination complaints that relate to acts occurring before an impairment actually satisfies the definition of a ‘disability’ under the Equality Act 2010.
Written by My Digital Accounts As you will no doubt be aware, unless you have been living under a rock, the UK government is extending
FCSA business partner, Touch Financial, discuss options for contractors approaching the end of the road
New tribunal judgment determines that a belief in two biological sexes should not be protected under law if their belief amounts to a violation of a trans person’s dignity.
New employment case explores whether ‘veganism’ amounts to a ‘belief’ qualifying for protection under the Equality Act 2010.
Brabners LLP examines a tribunal case that confirms that a blanket ban on beards can be discriminatory if the facial hair is a religious requirement.
Written by Brabners LLP The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) provide protection for employees who work for a business that
EU’s top human rights court decides that employer’s use of covert surveillance did not breach employees’ right to private life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Written by Brabners LLP Protection for individuals who blow the whistle on concerning conduct continues to be a topical subject. In recent times, individuals are
FCSA business partner, Larsen Howie discusses the actions some of the UK’s major banks are taking ahead of the IR35 reforms in April 2020.
Employment law experts Brabners LLP take a look at a recent employment case illustrates the importance of employee rest breaks.
Employment law experts Brabners LLP looks at a new case that confirms vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
John Bell, a senior partner at Clarke Bell, shares his advice with professional employment service providers who will be facing talks with contractors in the coming months about closing down their PSCs.
Written by Brabners LLP The recent case of Community Based Care Health Ltd v Narayan  confirmed that a GP providing services to an NHS
With a government in prorogation, an impending no-deal Brexit, the loan charge and IR35 at our door, it’s undoubtedly an anxious time for Contractors. With
Written by Brabners LLP You may have seen that Costa Coffee has been in the press recently for deducting pay from employees’ wages. The BBC
Written by FCSA Business Partners, Larsen Howie Another week, another multinational bank announces job cuts. As well as the 15,000-20,000 job cuts, as reported by
Written by Brabners LLP In a society where social media is more pervasive than ever and with a range of online platforms at our fingertips,
In March 2019, legislation was introduced that requires employment businesses to provide job seekers with a Key Information Document (KID). FCSA Business Partners. My Digital Accounts looks at what this will mean from recruiters.
Written by My Digital Accounts The last year has been another year of interminable change for those looking after the tax affairs of temporary workers
Court of Appeal case confirms that agency workers are not entitled to ‘the same contractual working hours as employees’ after 12 weeks
Written by Brabners LLP A new case Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited and another  in the Court of Appeal has provided clarification on
With two big industry changes in the shape of the Domestic Reverse Charge & IR35, now is the time to look at how much time and money you can save.
Written by FCSA Business Partners, Larsen Howie HMRC has published the Summary of Responses to the consultation ‘Off-payroll working rules from April 2020’ (our response
100 years since the first binding decision, the Supreme Court takes a liberal approach, confirming that courts are able to strike through restrictive covenants to make them enforceable against employees.
In the recent case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey , the Court of Appeal (“CA”) confirmed that it is discriminatory for an employer
As you’ll be well aware, when you work for yourself, you no longer automatically enjoy the financial security that being employed affords you; from sick
These are just some of the findings from a collaborative survey conducted by professional membership body the FCSA and cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent amongst 500 self-employed freelancers and contractors.
Written by Larsen Howie The response to HMRC’s private sector IR35 consultation has been widespread. Many companies, both international corporations and local businesses, have sent
The recent Court of Appeal case Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust  confirms that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay where overtime is sufficiently settled and regular to count as normal remuneration.
Recent case highlights the importance of employers following their own policies when making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
One in five UK sole traders are needlessly making plans to address the impact of proposed Off-Payroll reforms despite the legislation not affecting them, new
Recent court case confirms employers must have systems to record how many hours a day an employee is working
Written by Brabners LLP The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed that employers need to have systems in place
Case confirms candidates must be equally qualified before employers positively discriminate when recruiting
Brabners LLP looks at a case that reminds employers to ensure that candidates are equally qualified before positively discriminating in recruitment process.