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FCSA “set the record straight” regarding accusations from stakeholders about holiday pay and Codes of Compliance

FCSA “set the record straight” regarding accusations from stakeholders about holiday pay and Codes of Compliance

Stakeholders have recently scrutinised the FCSA because of recent changes to their Codes of Compliance. In this article, we share an exclusive interview with Chris Bryce, CEO of the FCSA. Chris explains that the FCSA “wish to set the record straight” and has provided excellent insight into what has happened. …

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FCSA release further statement to put an end to “incorrect conclusions” about updated Codes of Compliance

FCSA release further statement to put an end to “incorrect conclusions” about updated Codes of Compliance

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has recently updated its Codes of Compliance to ensure all members process holiday pay correctly and in the best interests of temporary workers. However, some stakeholders have responded negatively to the changes, suggesting the wording is a watered-down version of what should be …

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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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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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Can you switch umbrella company when mid-contract?

Can You Switch Umbrella Company When Mid-Contract?

Switching umbrella companies is a straightforward process, and providing you’re joining a reputable provider with streamlined processes in place, it won’t take long. However, are you better off putting up with the substandard service until you finish your current assignment, or are you better off moving mid-contract? Keep reading, and …

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Essential Advice: Protecting Your Umbrella Company & Payroll Business From Cyber Security Threats And Hackers

Essential Advice: Protecting Your Umbrella Company & Payroll Business From Cyber Security Threats And Hackers

Okay, so we’re a little late to the party regarding sharing this article. However, we know that many umbrella company representatives visit our website for helpful information and we have decided it would be irresponsible of us not to share this very informative article. Written by the team at My …

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Which umbrella companies and contractor accountants have been hacked or subjected to cyber-attacks?

Which umbrella companies and contractor accountants have been hacked or subjected to cyber-attacks?

The entire umbrella company and contractor accountancy sector has been shaken by multiple cyber security attacks that have had devastating consequences. This article examines the cyber-attacks that have targeted umbrella companies and contractor accountants, including Giant Pay, Brookson, Parasol and SJD Accountancy. September 2021 – Giant Pay On Friday 24th …

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"Key systems" at SJD Accountancy impacted by cyber security incident

“Key systems” at SJD Accountancy impacted by cyber security incident

Another brand under the Optionis Group, SJD Accountancy, has also been hit by cybercriminals. Earlier today, we wrote an article about a similar threat faced by Nixon Williams – contractor accountants within the Optionis Group. Here is what we know. Two Optionis brands, Parasol (umbrella company) and Nixon Williams (contractor …

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Nixon Williams – another well-known and umbrella company and accountant suffers from a “cyber security incident”

Nixon Williams – another well-known umbrella company and accountant suffers from a “cyber security incident”

2022 has already been a very stressful year for several leading umbrella companies that have been subjected to malicious cyber threats, including Brookson and Parasol. Now, it appears another leading umbrella company and contractor accountant has been targeted by cybercriminals – Nixon Williams. We’ve found an update on the Nixon …

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The FCSA responds to recent cyber-attacks targetting umbrella companies

The FCSA responds to recent cyber-attacks targetting umbrella companies

Brookson, a leading UK-based umbrella company, had been hit by a cyber-attack this week that’s caused a temporary halt to services. Astonishingly, Brookson is not alone. Parasol, another well-known umbrella, has also been targeted recently, and Giant Pay was heavily impacted by cyber criminals last year. The Freelancer and Contractor …

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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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HMRC Defends Decision To Only Refer Contractors To FCSA Accredited Umbrella Companies And Claim It’s Because Of A Supplier

HMRC defends decision to only refer contractors to FCSA accredited umbrella companies and claim it’s because of a supplier

In a recent article posted on Contractor UK, HMRC defends itself for exclusively referring contractors to umbrella companies that have an accreditation from the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) and claim it’s because of a supplier. From our perspective – surely this is proof that HMRC values the FCSA? …

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The FCSA updates Charter to clear up confusion surrounding offshore operations for its members

The FCSA updates Charter to clear up confusion surrounding offshore operations for its members

The FCSA, the UK’s leading professional body committed to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers is compliant with UK tax law, has updated its Charter in response to concerns raised by third parties. Rather than approach the FCSA in a calm and collected manner, some stakeholders were quick to …

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Déjà vu: The FCSA is under attack again for promoting the “highest standards of compliant and ethical behaviour”

Déjà vu: The FCSA is under attack again for promoting the “highest standards of compliant and ethical behaviour”

The FCSA has come under more scrutiny by a “well-respected” online source of information for IT contractors, and we wanted to explain the situation. Apparently, the FCSA is happy to endorse non-compliant, offshore umbrella companies. This simply isn’t the case – and it’s accusations like this that do far more …

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