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19 February 2020

SmartWork is pleased to announce that we have once again passed our annual FCSA review.

FCSA Accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members act professionally and ethically within the UK tax, employment and regulatory laws.  Coupled with financial stability tests, FCSA Accreditation is proof that professional businesses can take the lead in delivering the highest levels of industry standards.

SmartWork Sales Manager Neil Kane said, “SmartWork is thrilled to have been awarded full FCSA accreditation for the 5th year running. The accreditation complements the hard work and professionalism that we strive for here at SmartWork. With the changes to IR35 in the private sector in April 2020, it is now more important than ever for recruitment businesses to work with FCSA accredited members to ensure compliance. Providing compliant, quality services to both contractors and recruiters is the foundation of our business. We look forward to supporting FCSA in driving up standards as it continues to grow and is recognised as the gold standard within the industry.”

FCSA’s chief executive Julia Kermode said, “it is always pleasing when members successfully renew their FCSA accreditation. Our standards are high, and our members must pass our rigorous independent testing annually to retain their accredited status. Many congratulations to all at SmartWork; FCSA accreditation is an accolade to be proud of”

To become an Accredited Member, applicants must undergo an independent and rigorous assessment of their business services, operations, policies and processes, all of which are examined to ensure adherence to FCSA compliance standards.

With more legislation changes due over the next 12 months, now is an ideal time to review your Preferred Supplier List. The best practice solution is to use a list of compliant providers that you know have been fully audited. You can mitigate this risk by choosing to work only with umbrella companies that are FCSA Accredited Members such as SmartWork.

A growing number of recruitment businesses now are only using FCSA members and find that this can bring genuine business benefits. If your agency would like to work in partnership with SmartWork, please contact Neil Kane directly on 0800 434 6446 or email neil.kane@smartwork.com.

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