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Julia Kermode

Julia is a podcaster, network builder and campaigner with a passion for the rights of all independent workers.  Like many people, the pandemic made Julia re-evaluate her purpose, and she founded IWORK to support and champion the UK's army of temps, agency workers, gig economy workers, contractors and the self-employed. 

Before setting up IWORK Julia single-handedly grew FCSA, a compliance standard for accountants and umbrellas, from an unheard-of niche organisation to becoming ubiquitous within the recruitment supply chain.  Here she led unprecedented growth, successfully raising the profile of FCSA and it’s influence within the government, recruitment sector and employers. 

In recent years, Julia became increasingly frustrated that the people most affected by tax and employment legislation are those with the least control in their own status.  In July 2020, Julia left FCSA in a position of strength as she launched IWORK and her mission to empower all independent workers so they get the fair deal they deserve. 

Author Content

Myths about umbrellas are still being peddled, by their critics and impersonators.

15th May, 2022 | Umbrella Companies

An explainer of the IR35-related term every contractor wants to avoid becoming.

2nd February, 2022 | IR35

‘Forget any soft landing, it’s enforcement action as necessary; prepared or not.’

Forget events prime minister, it’s timings (of IR35, the Loan Charge) that risks decimating the freelance sector.

Out of the blue or not, KIDs will represent new red tape for agencies, not contractors.

6th August, 2019 | Guide To Agencies

Only one working day left to object to the biggest assault on off-payroll workers in two decades.

When even what they call themselves isn’t correct, you can know the arrangement is a wrong’un.

Registering an intention to settle with HMRC is a window that's closing, fast.

Are you in the 15%? You've got options but, unlike HMRC, you'll probably wish they were better.

The press pack’s reporting of the Glenister case is wrong, unhelpful and dangerous.

Ahead of the summer IR35 consultation, HMRC is already lowering your expectations.

It may be hard work, but its contractors' job to speak up about unintended consequences.