Along with the warmer weather, summer always brings our annual FCSA audit – and we are delighted to say we’ve had our accreditation renewed for another year – for both PAYE umbrella and CIS services.
The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association is the UK’s largest independent trade association for professional employment service providers.
In the continued absence of government regulation of the industry, the FCSA represents over 75 compliant umbrella organisations, supporting hundreds of thousands of contractors.
“A standard bearer for compliance”
The accreditation process is something we never undertake lightly at Liquid Friday, even more so this year with recent updates to the FCSA’s Codes of Compliance.
Speaking of the changes earlier this month, FCSA CEO Chris Bryce said:
“The FCSA exists to champion compliance across the sector and protect the interests of members, workers and the supply chain of the contingent workforce.
Following consultation with our members, the FCSA’s board, and stakeholders across the industry, we are announcing we have updated our Codes of Compliance.
We are confident that these refreshed codes will continue to act as a standard bear for best practice across the industry, providing clarity and certainty on what constitutes compliant operations for stakeholders across the sector.”
“A people business”
Joe Taffurelli, Liquid Friday’s Head of Group Operations and FCSA board member, praised the dedication of the Liquid Friday team in securing accreditation:
“This is everyone’s achievement; Liquid Friday is very much a people business and every department plays a key role in ensuring we meet the high bar set for FCSA accreditation. I’m incredibly proud of the team for their dedication and the consistent service they deliver to our contractors and agency partners on a day to day basis.
I can’t stress enough that the FCSA fundamentally exists to drive compliance standards within our industry. They have our full support in continued lobbying for regulation of the umbrella sector and I hope that this is a priority for the government under a new PM. It is the best way to ensure best practice and better protect the UK’s contingent workforce.”
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