FCSA accredited umbrella companies and contractor accountants

The umbrellacompanies.org.uk Team is committed to encouraging contractors, freelancers and agency workers to use a compliant umbrella company for their payroll. While a majority of umbrella companies are perfectly compliant and will process your pay in accordance with HMRC’s rules and regulations, some are promoting tax avoidance schemes or disguised remuneration, and engaging with such companies could land you in serious trouble.

The FCSA accredited umbrella companies and contractor accountants table below shows a list of UK-based umbrella companies and contractor accountants that have obtained an FCSA accreditation (be it for ‘Limited Company Advisor’ or for ‘Umbrella Employment’). We still recommend you double check each company has the prestigious FCSA accreditation at the time you decide to engage with them – just to be sure.

Visit the official FCSA members directory for more information.

A quick summary of the FCSA (Freelancer and Contractor Services Association)

The FCSA is the UK’s most recognised professional body that is dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers is compliant with UK tax law. For years, obtaining FCSA accreditation has been a priority of umbrella companies and contractor accountants that have been desperate to showcase their commitment to compliance within their sector.

To obtain FCSA accreditations, members must show they operate in accordance with HMRC’s rules and regulations, and their internal processes are ethical. It’s vital that companies always put the temporary workers first, and they abide by the FCSA’s strict Codes of Compliance.

Once a business has earned FCSA accreditation, it cannot afford to take its foot off the gas. Every year, FCSA members are audited and assessed to ensure they remain compliant and customer-focused. There is no room for complacency.

Directories – contractor accountants and umbrella companies 

To help make your life easier, we’ve created the table below so that you can see which umbrella companies and contractor accountants are accredited by the FCSA.

For more information on each listed company, please visit our umbrella company directory and contractor accountants directory. Each listing in the directories links to the company’s website, and their official accreditation listing.

Professional Passport

The umbrellacompanies.org.uk website also has a table of Professional Passport accredited umbrella companies and contractor accountants that you may find useful.

For a full list of accredited companies (contractor accountants and umbrella companies), please visit the page: FCSA and Professional Passport accreditation comparison table.

The FCSA accredited umbrella companies and contractor accountants table above has been created by the umbrellacompanies.org.uk Team in good faith. We’ve collated the information from the official FCSA member directory, and have done our best to ensure the information is accurate at the date of publishing. We highly recommend before you register with an umbrella company, you carry out thorough due diligence, and check they’re definitely accredited by a professional body (FCSA or Professional Passport). If you find an error on the table above, we’d love to hear from you so that we can make the appropriate amendment. Please email info@umbrellacompanies.org.uk. Read our websites disclaimer as well, available here.

Table last updated: April 2021

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