This article explains how tax avoidance schemes are targeting key workers – especially those who are returning to work as an extra line of defence against the coronavirus. It will also summarise the serious threats to recruitment agencies, and what you must to do to remain compliant and avoid penalties from HMRC.
The FCSA has demanded immediate answers from the government regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the impact on agency and umbrella workers. There are still many issues that need clarity to ensure over 600,000 contractors gain access to financial support through the CJRS.
New legislation came into effect on 6th April 2020 that requires all agency workers to be given a Key Information Document (KID) before agreeing to work with an employment business – as part of Regulation 13A of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
The UK’s leading professional bodies rally together for clarification from the government regarding furlough pay for agency and umbrella workers
In a bid to seek definitive clarification from the government regarding furlough pay for agency workers (and those using umbrella companies), five of the UK’s leading professional bodies have come together. APSCo, FCSA, Professional Passport, REC and TEAM have all joined forces and have collectively written to the government asking for vital information that will impact over 1 million agency…
To help support the UK’s workforce, the government has unveiled the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. While the FCSA has welcomed this, there are still plenty of unanswered questions, including how it will be rolled out and who exactly can claim.