Professional umbrella employment provider, giant group, has welcomed the amendments made to the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) code of conduct, announced on Monday.
Under the new regulations, professional providers in the self-employed and CIS arena will be included in the code of conduct. Previously this had only covered those delivering accountancy and employment services to the freelance and contractor community. The code also includes the requirement for professional providers to transparently share the results of any onsite review with HMRC.
Matthew Brown, Managing Director of giant group, believes the change will have a positive effect, “It’s encouraging to see the code of conduct updated. At giant we are committed to delivering the high levels of standards expected by the association. We believe recruitment agencies and contractors alike will benefit from these amendments. With the Government’s ongoing commitment to tackling ‘employment’ disguised as self-employment, the FCSA’s timely announcement will reassure agencies and contractors that their providers are fully compliant. We expect the code will be further updated following the conclusion of the onshore employment consultation in February 2014.”