FCSA Decision In Umbrella ‘Skimming’ Case

Regular readers might recall a number of cases last year where umbrellas were criticised for “skimming” amounts from contractors, and Orange Genie was accused of “secretly deducting” £2 from their umbrella workers. Around the same time, Orange Genie’s membership of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) was suspended for six months for breaches of […]

Orange Genie’s CEO Speaks Exclusively To IWORK

LinkedIn has been ablaze with allegations of umbrellas “skimming” money away from contractors, yet the company at the centre of it, Orange Genie, has so far been quiet on the subject.  Julia Kermode spoke to their Chief Executive, Paul Bresnihan, to find out what exactly has been going on.  Here’s what he had to say: […]

FCSA’s Handling Of Holiday Allegations Questioned By MPs

MPs have questioned FCSA about their handling of holiday pay allegations against one of their members, the recent amendment to FCSA’s code for umbrella members, and their previous refusal to answer questions on the subject.  The letter, from the All Party Parliamentary Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness Group, asks the following: Why has no report […]

FCSA’s New Holiday Pay Standard Changed Last Minute

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association has had to change their planned holiday pay requirement for umbrella members, according to reports by ContractorUK. It looks like an FCSA member has thrown their toys out of the pram about the proposed FCSA code (code = standard required for membership) amendment which would prevent members withholding holiday […]