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Member News

Further update on recent Code changes

Following the various news items and social media posts about recent updates to the FCSA Codes, many of which mischaracterise events or draw incorrect conclusions,

Employment Law

Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Written by Laura Darnley, Brabners LLP A number of important changes affecting how employers undertake right to work checks have come into force with effect

Employment Law

When does the KID need to be amended?

Written by Brabners LLP  Key Information Documents It has been almost 2 years since the requirement to produce Key Information Documents (KIDs) was introduced on

Employment Law

Smith wins against Pimlico Plumbers

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the long-running Smith vs Pimlico Plumbers case and overturned the decisions in lower courts to force Pimlico Plumbers to compensate Smith for previously unpaid annual leave.


FCSA comment on the recent cyber attacks

Whilst there are current attacks underway, there is, naturally, a focus on resolving what are major system outages as soon as possible and striving to minimise the impact on employees expecting payments or having queries go unanswered. In our view it is crucial that workers are kept informed of progress.

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FCSA appoints new CEO

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has appointed a new CEO


FCSA respond to call for evidence on IR35 reforms and CEST

The FCSA was delighted to be invited by the House Of Lords Finance Sub Committee to present evidence on the effect on the outsourced worker sector of recently introduced IR35 reforms in the private sector and specifically the effectiveness of the HMRC CEST tool


FCSA Appoints New Membership Manager

FCSA announces the appointment of Deborah Murphy to the newly created post of Membership Manager to support existing members and future membership growth.


What is a Statement of Work?

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


What is IR35?

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


Sterling Achieves FCSA Accreditation

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.

Churchill Knight

Churchill Knight Group Achieves FCSA Accreditation

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.

SG Umbrella & SG Accounting

SG Accounting and SG Umbrella Achieve FCSA Accreditation

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.

New FCSA Accredited Member - Exact Payroll

Exact Payroll passes FCSA accreditation

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 Board

FCSA welcomes three new members to its Board

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.


Contractor engagement

Written by FCSA Business Partner, Remus Rewards   When it comes to attracting and maintaining new and existing employees, it can become a challenge to


Key becomes 34th member to become FCSA Accredited

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.”


PayStream becomes latest FCSA Accredited Member

Julia Kermode congratulates PayStream on achieving FCSA Accreditation for their accountancy, umbrella employment and CIS payroll/self-employed services, increasing our membership to 32.


Are key facts statements inevitable?

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