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The FCSA’s CEO Explains Recent Amendment To Section A10 Of Codes Of Compliance

The FCSA’s CEO explains recent amendments to Section A10 of Codes of Compliance

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has recently updated its Codes of Compliance to clarify the confusion surrounding umbrella companies and holiday pay and to strengthen compliance by its members. However, the recent updates have been scrutinised by industry stakeholders. Contractor UK said the “FCSA rubbed out words proposed …

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Umbrella Companies And Holiday Pay - What Is Going On In The Industry?

Umbrella companies and holiday pay – what is going on in the industry?

The FCSA has recently updated its Codes of Compliance in response to industry-wide frustration surrounding a few umbrella companies retaining their workers’ holiday pay. Such practice is providing a handful of umbrellas with significant boosts in profits, but the practice is unethical and has rightfully been heavily reported on. In …

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The FCSA Updates Codes Of Compliance – July 2022

The FCSA Updates Codes Of Compliance – July 2022

In a recent article (July 2022) by Chris Bryce on the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association’s (FCSA) website, it’s been unveiled that the FCSA has updated its Codes of Compliance. With the primary objective of the FCSA to “champion compliance across the sector and protect the interests of members, workers …

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First-Tier Tribunal Rules In Favour Of HMRC Leaving Umbrella Company Exchequer Solution Facing £11 Million Tax Bill

First-Tier Tribunal rules in favour of HMRC leaving umbrella company Exchequer Solutions facing £11 million tax bill

An FCSA accredited umbrella company, Exchequer Solutions, has lost a First-Tier Tribunal against HMRC relating to an £11 million tax bill due to errors processing historical contractor expenses. In this article, we summarise the case between HMRC and Exchequer Solutions and share the FCSA’s official response to the First-Tier Tribunal …

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The FCSA responds to the Queen's speech: No Employment Bill is a "missed opportunity"

The FCSA responds to the Queen’s speech: No Employment Bill is a “missed opportunity”

In a blog on the Freelancer and Contractor Service Association’s (FCSA) website, CEO Chris Bryce explains how he believes leaving out the Employment Bill from the Queen’s speech is a “missed opportunity”. Chris reiterates the umbrella company sector still requires “much-needed” regulations to protect contingent workers. Keep reading for more …

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Umbrella workers' national insurance increase is almost double that of regular workers

Umbrella Workers’ National Insurance Increase Is Almost Double That Of Regular Workers

The Chancellor will impose an increase in both employers’ and employees’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs), which will take effect from April 6th 2022.  The increase being imposed is 1.25 percentage points, meaning the actual rise is about 9% for employers and 10% for employees.  For some time, most freelancers working for end clients through an umbrella company have …

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An exclusive interview with Chris Bryce – the new CEO at the FCSA

An exclusive interview with Chris Bryce – the new CEO at the FCSA

We’re delighted to announce that our team has been lucky enough to have an exclusive interview with Chris Bryce – the new CEO at the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). Please keep reading to discover Chris’s thoughts on his new job, the FCSA, regulating umbrella companies, and advice for …

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The FCSA welcomes Chris Bryce as new CEO

The FCSA welcomes Chris Bryce as new CEO

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has confirmed that Chris Bryce is taking over as CEO (previously the CEO at IPSE), replacing Phil Pluck. Keep reading for more information about the change in CEO and a brief introduction to the FCSA’s new leader. Farewell to Phil Pluck, and a …

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