Is an FCSA Independent Assessment Actually Independent? Contractor Voice Hears from Whistle-blowers on the Inside…

At contractorvoice.org, we are no stranger to calling out the FCSA and its members on questionable conduct and malpractice. We now reveal the shocking outcome of an investigation that undermines the entire compliance standard upon which the FCSA markets itself as the gold standard for the temporary workforce sector. With no statutory basis, or regulatory […]

FCSA members in uproar over the organisations U-Turn decision following legal letters from FCSA member, Advance

FCSA members in uproar over the organisations U-Turn decision following legal letters from FCSA member, Advance

Will the FCSA survive the infighting between its members and threats of legal action by its member? An article published by ContractorUK on Monday 4th July alleged that an umbrella company (a member of the FCSA) threatened legal action against the FCSA in objection to the decisive and what would have been laudable and deliberate […]

Umbrella Company IPS issued with an SRN by HMRC

Does anyone know what checks Professional Passport and APSCo does to prevent tax avoidance umbrellas from being accredited by them? I ask as IPS Umbrella, currently accredited by Professional Passport and APSCo, is owned, and operated by the same people that own and operate IPS Progression Ltd, which has been issued with a DOTAS SRN, […]

Holiday Pay Claims Are Coming

Umbrellas & Agencies are in the crosshairs – Get ready for big pay-outs. Those that follow Contractor Voice will be aware that we have been working on a legal route that will give Contractors’ access to justice to recover unlawfully withheld Holiday Pay. The time for claims against Umbrellas and Agencies for their historical Holiday […]

FCSA Member Giant Umbrella – Pocketing Holiday Pay and what happened to Gap Pay?

Contractor Voice only exposes wrongdoing when it has the evidence to justify it. Now it has the corroborated evidence of several former employees of yet another FCSA umbrella, Giant, to reveal that Giant had in place systems, procedures, policies, and training explicitly designed to withhold pay from contractors that they were lawfully entitled to, with […]

AND SO, IT CONTINUES…JSA / WORKWELL CAUGHT MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS OVER HOLIDAY PAY

As always, Contractor Voice only discloses what can be factually proven. Now it proves that JSA’s comments in its official quoted statement, published by ContractorUK 21st March 2022, about the allegations made by Contractor Voice of it unlawfully withholding Holiday Pay are incorrect.  In the statement, JSA said “We refute any suggestion of wrongdoing and, […]

NHS Workers – Forced into risks of being victims of cyber-crime

Contractor Voice was formed to campaign for improved legal rights for all UK temporary contractors but, when it comes to those that work for the NHS its founder, Jacob Bellas, is particularly passionate as he has worked within the NHS for 13 years, with 10 of those as a contractor. With many close friends and […]

Holiday Pay – Court of Appeal Judgment Gives Access to Justice for Contractors

On 1st February 2022 the Court of Appeal in the case of Gary Smith V Pimlico Plumber Limited has provided a huge victory for umbrella contractors as: They now have the legal right to claim for unpaid Holiday Pay for the entire time it has not been paid – which could be many years and […]

FCSA Cyber Attacks – Protecting Contractors

Recommendations sent to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Recruitment & Employment Confederation and APSCo for protection of contractors. Dear All, As each of your organisations have a mandate to protect the interests of contractors in the UK, I urgeyou either collectively or individually to take immediate action that will reduce the number ofcontractors employed by FCSA umbrellas […]

Leigh Day and C4J (Contractors For Justice) – Some of the most important legal actions currently underway on behalf of UK contractors

Undoubtedly, many reading this article will be aware of the unfortunate consequences following the 2017, and subsequent 2021, legislative changes to the Off-Payroll Working Legislation.  This legislation has forced hundreds of thousands of contractors across the UK to change the way they work, making the transition from an autonomous independent contractor to an umbrella worker […]