12 April 2017
We’re pleased to announce we have once more completed the assessment process in accordance with the Freelance & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) Code of Conduct.
The independent audit of our processes confirms that SmartWork are providing professional employment services to the highest of compliance, financial and ethical standards imposed by the stringent FCSA testing process.
FCSA has a proven track record and has been supporting the contractor management industry and flexible workforce since 2008. With the recent attacks by the Chancellor on freelancers, it is more important than ever to have a voice to communicate contractor’s concerns. The FCSA continue to lobby Government, promote the economic value of the sector, present credible evidence-based arguments and respond to inaccurate portrayals of our industry.
All FCSA Full Members must satisfy the Code of Compliance on an annual basis – an independent compliance review is undertaken by regulated accountancy and legal firms approved by FCSA. Applicants and members must provide evidence to confirm compliance with the code, which is then tested by expert assessors. The reviewers are wholly independent of FCSA; regulated accountants and lawyers required to adhere to specific professional standards, and proven experts within their field. A copy of documentation and review findings are also sent to HMRC, an integral part of the process.