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Spry Pay joins FCSA Membership

Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is pleased to announce the addition of Spry Pay Limited alongside group companies DNS Accountants Ltd and Limelight Accountancy

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FCSA Attains Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

We’re delighted to have attained certification of Cyber Essentials Plus,a robust cybersecurity certification scheme, endorsed by the UK Government, designed to fortify organisations against prevalent

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The Ethical Dimensions of Overemployment in Contracting

The concept of over-employment, where individuals juggle multiple full-time jobs simultaneously, (without informing their end-hirers), is steadily gaining traction within the contractor community. This approach

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Cyber risks in a world of AI

Written by David Fleming, Chief Technology Officer at Mitigo   AI is a hot topic. Many businesses in the professional employment services sector are already

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Navigating the Future of Freelancing

Written by FCSA Chief Executive, Chris Bryce In the ever-evolving landscape of the freelance and contractor industry, adaptability is the name of the game. As

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The Genesis of Umbrella Companies

Umbrella companies have become a staple in the modern gig economy, offering a convenient employment solution for contractors and freelancers. However, the origin of umbrella

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The rise of new technology

Chris Bryce – Chief Executive of FCSA Several new technologies, such as AI and machine learning, are emerging that have the potential to enhance the

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Holiday Pay – the latest development

Written by Brabners LLP   On Wednesday 4 October 2023, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in the case of Police Service of

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Is tax (too) complex?

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

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A rising tide lifts all boats

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

Employment Law

Menopause Discrimination in the Workplace

Written by Brabners LLP The recent Employment Tribunal case of Mrs M Lynskey v Direct Line Insurance [2023] highlights the difficulties an employer can face

Employment Law

AECOM Ltd v Mallon [2023]

The duty to make reasonable adjustments is aimed at levelling the playing field by ensuring that disabled persons are not placed at a substantial disadvantage

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How FCSA Collaborates with Other Organisations

Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is dedicated to elevating standards and ensuring compliance within the professional employment services industry. Collaborating with other organisations enables

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FCSA Welcomes i4 Pay as an Accredited Member

  Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) welcomes i4 Pay Partners as a newly accredited member. i4 Pay is an umbrella company that was acquired

FCSA Governance

FCSA’s Non-Profit Status: Why It Matters

Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to setting and raising standards for the temporary workforce. FCSA’s non-profit status

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The Two Payment Method

Chris Bryce – Chief Executive, FCSA The Two Payment Method is a tax avoidance scheme some rogue umbrella companies use; it is a form of

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Addressing the skills gap in UK PLC

This article was written by Graham Williams at NWM, FCSA Accredited Member. Our team here at NWM speak to recruiters daily, and two pressing subjects

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Your Sprightly Achieves FCSA Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Your Sprightly, a top provider of Umbrella services for contractors and freelancers, has achieved FCSA Accreditation. This accreditation is

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Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill

The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill has officially received Royal Assent and will now be officially enshrined in the statute books. This is a big

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An Essential Guide For New Contractors

Businesses working in professional services rely on their reputation and hold lots of confidential and valuable information belonging to their clients and the projects they work on. This combination makes them the ideal target for cybercriminals who once inside a firm’s IT systems will use a number of different tactics to hold a firm to ransom.

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APSCo & FCSA Partnership

Freelancer and Contractor Services Association has re-committed to its partnership with ASPCo UK (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies). “We are pleased to announce that

Employment Law

Employment Update: The Government’s Proposals

Employment Update: The Government’s Proposals…   On 10 May 2023 the UK Government (‘Government’) announced its intention, namely through its policy paper “Smarter regulation to

Employment Law

Budget 2023 – Pensions taxation reforms

Written by JMW solicitors LLP The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his first budget on Wednesday 15thMarch. A number of changes to the

Employment Law

The increasing concerns around pay equality

Written by JMW Solicitors LLP A recent study by beqom (‘Study’) has indicated that employees based in the United Kingdom (UK) are becoming increasingly concerned

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HMRC names another tax-avoidance schemester

HMRC shared another company yesterday (2nd March 2023), on their ‘named tax avoidance schemes, promoters, enablers and suppliers’ list. Hive Umbrella Ltd (HUL) were caught

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HMRC names 2 more tax-avoidance schemesters

HMRC shared another two companies yesterday (23rd February 2023), on their ‘named tax avoidance schemes, promoters, enablers and suppliers’ list.   The companies named were:

Employment Law

Auto-enrolment – are your affairs in order?

Written by JMW Solicitors LLP There can be little doubt that the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012 has been a success, with workplace pension participation

Employment Law

Termination and Re-engagement

Written by Brabners LLP   On 29 March 2022, in the wake of P&O Ferries’ dismissal of around 800 employees without consultation, the government announced

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FCSA STATEMENT ON LIQUID FRIDAY

  Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has now finalised its investigation into allegations that Liquid Friday had made deductions for “business overheads” from its

Employment Law

Fertility in the Workplace: A Statutory Right?

Blog post written by JMW Solicitors LLP   Fertility in the workplace has attracted headlines in recent months, highlighting issues faced by individuals and couples undergoing

FCSA Governance

FCSA MOVES TO CORRECT MISINFORMATION

  Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has today been made aware of claims that multiple FCSA members have been suspended or expelled in the

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FCSA COMMENT ON PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT

  In common with many commentators and the global markets, the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) had anticipated today’s U-turn regarding the cancellation of