Holiday Pay Campaign For Redress Gathers Pace

Our friends over at Contractor Voice have stepped up their campaign against holiday pay being unfairly retained from temporary and contract workers by their agency or umbrella company.  They are in talks with specialist lawyers to seek financial redress for affected workers, and formal legal action seems inevitable.  The legal experts have confirmed that the […]

Umbrellas & Holiday Pay: Professional Passport Responds to MPs

In an interesting turn of events, Professional Passport has submitted a response to the Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness APPG answering the questions that they put to FCSA last month.  The influential group of MPs has raised concerns due to umbrellas potentially withholding holiday pay from their contractors, particularly in the light of the recent […]

Kermode Breaks Silence Regarding Bullying Behemoth, Workwell

Regular readers of IWORK will know that an article was recently published, along with accompanying evidence, regarding Workwell (previously JSA) refusing to pay a contractor accrued but unpaid holiday pay. Today, as readers can see from the communications provided, IWORK founder Julia Kermode reveals she has been subject to a campaign of bullying by the […]

Latest Umbrella Holiday Pay Rip Off: Evidence Published

Our friends over at Contractor Voice have published a body of evidence which confirms that one of the UK’s largest umbrella companies, Workwell (previously JSA Group), has deliberately withheld holiday pay from one of their umbrella contractors. In this instance, the contractor has had £2865.50 withheld and has written to JSA several times seeking for […]

FCSA Quizzed By MPs Again

An All Party Parliamentary Group of MPs has again written to FCSA seeking assurances regarding the recent cyber-attacks that have hit some FCSA members.  The Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness APPG tweeted to explain their letter: “We are concerned about the implications for contractors & freelance workers in the light of cyber-attacks on #umbrellacompanies & […]

Important Holiday Pay Development

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a worker can only lose the right to take paid leave within the holiday year when: The employer can show it specifically and transparently gave the worker the opportunity to take paid annual leave; The employer encouraged the worker to take paid annual leave; The employer informed the […]

Crawford Temple from Professional Passport Discusses Holiday Pay Issues

Earlier this year allegations surfaced that some umbrella firms are wrongly withholding holiday pay from contractors.  The story was highlighted by BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox programme and its impact was felt throughout the entire industry as all umbrellas came under suspicion for duping contractors out of money due to them. Crawford Temple is CEO of […]

029 Holiday Entitlement For Furloughed Temporary / Agency Workers

This podcast builds on the earlier podcast done with Paul Chamberlain of JMW Solicitors looking at holiday for agency workers.  Today we are joined by Lewina Farrell, a specialist legal advisor to the recruitment sector, to specifically look at the issue of whether agency workers were entitled to holiday pay whilst on furlough.  We cover […]

Accruing Holiday Whilst Furloughed – Another Case Decided

An Employment Tribunal has recently dismissed a claim for holiday pay allegedly accrued by a temporary agency worker whilst on furlough, in contrast with another recent case which found in the agency worker’s favour. In the latest case, Mr D Perkins v The Best Connection Group Limited (case no. 1602061/2020), Mr Perkins brought a claim […]