The FCSA is disappointed by the recent article contained within Computer Weekly which can be found here: IR35: FCSA defends Charter change that lets umbrella
Over the last few weeks, we have been heavily involved in creating a response to BEIS having been given a copy of their draft legislation
In August 2021, the FCSA launched a new suite of Accredited Member logos to provide supply chain partners and contractors greater clarity on services accredited.
Establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights – a step closer to regulation in our sector says the FCSA
FCSA welcomes set up of single enforcement body to protect vulnerable workers and says it’s a step closer to regulation in our sector.
Last week, FCSA Chief Executive, Phil Pluck and Board Chair, Chris James met with BEIS officials to emphasise the FCSA’s disappointment that there was no
We are pleased to announce that Oasis Umbrella and Oasis Accountants have achieveed FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment and contractor accountancy services.
Employment Bill missing from Queen’s Speech raising sector-wide concerns about the government’s commitment to enforcing much-needed legislation in the sector.
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.
Read FCSA’s response to the Budget announcement made by the Chancellor on 3 March 2021 and how it will impact the temporary workforce sector.
FCSA announces the appointment of Deborah Murphy to the newly created post of Membership Manager to support existing members and future membership growth.
The Indigo Group has passed FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS payroll services.
FCSA is to sponsor Best In-House Recruitment Team and Recruitment Agency of the Year (Large 100+ Employees) 2021 Recruiter Award categories.
Phil Pluck will join the TIARA Tech Star Awards 2021 judging panel to review the entries for the workforce, contractor and compliance award categories.
NWM is awarded FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS payroll services, and its sister firm 2020 Accountancy, accredited for contractor accountancy.
A Statement of Work (SoW) is an agreement between two businesses that typically defines key deliverables to be achieved, to consider a project satisfactorily complete
The FCSA welcomes three new Board members – James Burrows from Danbro, Daniel Haslem from Giant, and Alison Roberts from Optionis.
IR35 is tax legislation that aims to stop individuals from avoiding tax by supplying their services to the client through an intermediary, such as a
When IR35 first came into force in 2000, each contractor was responsible for assessing their own IR35 status. Therefore, the contractor’s limited company or employment
Inside IR35 Meaning To be ‘inside’ IR35 means that you are considered, for tax purposes, an employee of your end hirer and therefore subject to
The new rules come with significant compliance and tax risks for both agencies and end hirers. The agency is the first port of call for
IR35 Update: HMRC issues statement on “interpretation of section 61O and conditions where the intermediary is a company”
Further to the FCSA’s meeting with HMRC officials this week (Wednesday, 14 October), following HMRC having been made aware of concerns regarding the wording of
FCSA report “a very positive and constructive meeting” with HMRC officials regarding the recent issues emerging out of IR35 off-payroll reforms. Find out more.
Fair Pay Services MD, Adam Holby comments on how proud his firm is to have achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment service.
On behalf of the FCSA and its members, I am disappointed by the Chancellor’s statement today. Without an Autumn Budget, the Government has taken away
In FCSA’s September 2020 edition of Workforce Barometer, we continue to seek to provide data and insights to support recruitment agencies and end-hirers with issues
Congratulations to Tribepade on winning the FCSA Contractor Solution of the Year Award at the 2020 Talent Tech Star Awards, and Parasol for being highly commended.
No Worries achieves FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment and contractor accountancy services.
Dasa Umbrella Limited achieves FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment and CIS/self-employed payroll services.
FCSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Pluck as its new CEO today. Phil takes over from Julia Kermode who has held the post during its growth over the last 6.5 years.
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.
Exchequer Solutions is the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation for umbrella employment and CIS payroll services.
Sterling is the latest firm to become accredited by the FCSA, demonstrating that they operate to the highest industry standards for the benefit and protection of their clients.
Payme passed FCSA Accreditation, achieving accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS/self-employed payroll services.
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.
Accredited Members can now enter for the FCSA sponsored Talent Tech Star Awards Contractor Solution of the Year award with 50% discount on entries.
Bright Sky Contracting has achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS payroll services.
Husp, part of the Huntswood Group, is the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation for umbrella employment services.
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
SSC Services has achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment services.
Julia Kermode discusses two significant issues affecting FCSA: delay to IR35 reforms in the private sector, and coronavirus.
FCSA Chief Executive, Julia Kermode responds to the government’s decision to delay the implementation of the off-payroll reforms in the private sector announced on 17 March 2020.
Churchill Knight and associated companies are the latest firms to become accredited by the FCSA, demonstrating that they operate to the highest industry standards for the benefit and protection of their clients.
Read FCSA Chief Executive, Julia Kermode’s response to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2020 announcement.
AZebra is the latest firm to become an FCSA Accredited Member; accredited for its umbrella employment and CIS payroll services.
I have recently submitted on behalf of the FCSA evidence to the House of Lords and HMRC’s separate reviews on off-payroll legislation. HMRC’s review was
Smart Pension, providers of a super-fast and secure automatic enrolment workplace pensions platform designed specifically for UK business, forms a partnership with FCSA.
EdenGroup has achieved FCSA Accreditation, demonstrating that they operate to the highest industry compliance standards for the provision of umbrella employment services.
Achieving FCSA Accreditation, “…sends out a clear message that the SG Group is dedicated to providing a quality, compliant umbrella and accountancy service to all of our clients and a commitment to continuously raising our standards.” says SG Group MD, Daniel Mepham.
Generate has achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment and CIS/self-employed payroll services.
Exact Payroll, providers of professional support services to help freelancers, contractors and small businesses, has become the latest firm to become accredited by the FCSA for its umbrella and CIS payroll services.
FCSA welcomes three highly respected industry authorities to its Board. They are Mark Beal-Preston from Optionis, Tim Hunt from Mango Pay and Joe Taffurelli from Liquid Friday.
Employers be aware: earlier drafts of disciplinary documentation are disclosable in Tribunal proceedings
New case shows earlier drafts of investigatory reports can be disclosable in Tribunal proceedings.
Payments Pro becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for their umbrella employment and accountancy services.
Carrington has become the latest FCSA Accredited Member; accredited for their umbrella employment and accountancy services.
FCSA Chief Executive will speak at the TALiNT World Leaders in Recruitment Conference on 29th October 2019 in London.
The BP Plus Fuel Card guarantees low prices by giving contractors access to the wholesale price for unleaded and diesel fuel at all BP service
Global Challenge Umbrella Services has become the latest FCSA Accredited Member; accredited for their umbrella employment services.
Clipper Contracting secures FCSA Accreditation for the provision of umbrella employment and self-employed/CIS payroll services.
Today (11/07/19) the Government has issued draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019-20, including plans for off-payroll reform to be rolled out to the private
MyPay has become the latest accredited member to join the FCSA for providing umbrella services to contractors and freelancers.
Contracting sector calls on next Prime Minister to stop the Government’s “war on contracting” and instead support the UK’s flexible workforce
Ten leading organisations representing the UK’s thousands of contractors and freelancers have written an open letter to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. The letter calls
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.
Amaze Umbrella announced as FCSA Accredited Members. They have demonstrated the highest industry compliance standards for the provision of umbrella employment services.
Jim McMeekin, Director of Champion Contractors says the firm is delighted to have achieved FCSA Accreditation which will demonstrate to their customers a “quality compliant service that is second to none”.
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
Sapphire Accounting become the latest firm to achieve FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employer, contractor accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.
Written by FCSA Business Partner, Larsen Howie In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’, Lady Bracknell famously says, “To lose one parent, Mr Worthing,
Orbital achieves FCSA Accreditation for the provision of umbrella employment, accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.
Pendragon Consultancy passes FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment services in just 15 weeks.
Written by FCSA Business Partner, Remus Rewards When it comes to attracting and maintaining new and existing employees, it can become a challenge to
In a move to drive up standards in the supply chain, The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) today unveiled a new initiative for recruiters.
We are delighted to welcome Mortimer Childe as our latest FCSA Accredited Member. FCSA Accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members are
On becoming FCSA Accredited, Key Director Gary Smith said: “We’re delighted to have secured FCSA Accreditation and to be part of a professional association that is widely acknowledged as the gold standard in our sector.”
HMRC has now issued the long-awaited consultation into off-payroll reforms for the private sector, due to be effective from April 2020. At a glance there
Julia Kermode congratulates PayStream on achieving FCSA Accreditation for their accountancy, umbrella employment and CIS payroll/self-employed services, increasing our membership to 32.
Crest Plus Operations becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for their umbrella employment, accountancy and CIS/self-employed payroll services.
ForeTwo Group Managing Director, Jeff Blakemore says he’s delighted to have secured FCSA Accreditation for their umbrella employment services so early in the company’s history.
On Monday the Government finally issued their response to Matthew Taylor’s Review and the four consultations that took place over the summer. The most relevant
ContractorUmbrella becomes lastest FCSA Accredited Member, accredited for its umbrella employment services.
It’s been an interesting few days of media spotlight on our sector – from agency workers missing out on pay and rights, to the House
First Freelance, SJD Accountancy, Nixon Williams, ClearSky Contractor Accounting and Parasol, part of the Optionis group, have become FCSA Accredited Members.
We are pleased to announce that the FCSA is the sponsor of this year’s IRP Business Leader of the Year Award. Now in its 10th
Read our response to the Chancellor’s first Autumn Budget Statement on 29 October 2018, where he announces confirmation of the delay to the roll-out of IR35 reforms until April 2020.
The FCSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris James as its new Chairperson. Chris has played an active role in FCSA’s work for
Our membership structure has changed. Since yesterday, 30th September 2018, we have discontinued our associate membership and now we only have one category of membership,
The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is pleased to announce that Dolan Accountancy has earned full FCSA accreditation for its accountancy services to contractors
Today the ONS has issued their latest labour market figures, showing the UK workforce (all in employment) almost static this quarter – at 32,397 in
FCSA is today reminding all contractors who might have an outstanding contractor loan, benefit trust or similar that they are at risk of a very
The government has scrapped its already-delayed plans to give some 3 million self-employed people a National Insurance contribution (NIC) tax break. The promised cut to
We are pleased to announce that Danbro has earned full FCSA accreditation for its accountancy, umbrella and CIS services to contractors and freelancers.
Whilst the FCSA welcomes the latest HMRC guidance on engaging with umbrella firms issued on 23 August 2018, we are concerned that it does not go far enough to explain what a compliant umbrella looks like. Read the FCSA’s response.
As the Off-Payroll working in the private sector consultation closes we propose an innovative solution for Government consideration
As the Off-Payroll working in the private sector consultation comes to a close we are proposing a new innovative solution designed to increase IR35 compliance
As Unite’s assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail calls for umbrella companies to be outlawed and accuses the government of washing its hands of workers who
Umbrella.co.uk is the latest Associate Member to earn full FCSA Accreditation for its accountancy, umbrella and CIS services to contractors and freelancers.
The Times has today warned freelancers who engage with tax avoidance schemes that they will be hit with an enormous tax bill in the light
The Times has today warned freelancers who engage with tax avoidance schemes that they will be hit with an enormous tax bill in the light
HMRC has published their view of mutuality of obligations to explain their position behind omitting it from their Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) online
In the landmark employment status case, Mr Gary Smith vs Pimlico Plumbers, the Supreme Court concludes that the heating engineer was a worker and not self-employed. Read FCSA’s response.
FCSA forms a partnership with Remus Rewards so that members can reward freelancers and contractors they support with a range of benefits and free perks.
In a dispute that has rumbled on for well over 2 years, Unite has claimed a “legal precedent” in the use of “sham contracts” by