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FCSA Launches Diligence Hub

FCSA Launches Diligence Hub

At a time where compliance and due diligence are paramount, navigating the complexities of effective vetting can be a daunting task for both recruiter and umbrella companies. Enter Diligence Hub, a new initiative by the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association...
HMRC U-Turn on Helpline Changes

HMRC U-Turn on Helpline Changes

HMRC has withdrawn changes to its helplines, less than 24 hours after announcing them. Plans to shake up HM Revenue and Customs’ helpline services, which would have seen the self-assessment helpline closed for part of the year, have been halted following an outcry. On...
Tougher fines for employers hiring illegally

Tougher fines for employers hiring illegally

Employers are to face significantly harsher fines for each worker they hire illegally, under a government shake up of penalties imposed on rogue employers and landlords.  The proposed legislation, designed to deter unscrupulous businesses that enable illegal...
Joint employment in UK supply chains

Joint employment in UK supply chains

Brabners LLP has highlighted an interesting recent case which involved the thorny issue of “dual” or “joint” employment. In a blog post for the FCSA, the law firm reflected upon the tricky nature of joint employment in the UK. While it’s a recognised principle...