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Julia Kermode

Julia Kermode is Chief Executive of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), the market-leading professional membership body for accountants, umbrella firms and service providers that specialise in supporting the contingent workforce.  FCSA’s primary role is to raise standards and promote supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. 

Self-regulation is encouraged through FCSA’s accreditation which requires applicants to undergo a rigorous assessment of their business services, policies and processes, all of which are independently examined by regulated accountants and solicitors to ensure adherence to FCSA compliance standards.  Since joining FCSA in 2014, Julia has successfully driven unprecedented growth and today FCSA accreditation is widely recognised as the industry gold-standard, with an increasing number of recruitment agencies looking for FCSA as a prerequisite for their PSLs. 

Julia has significant knowledge and insight into issues affecting the contingent workforce, and she has a proven track record with credibility as a regular commentator in both national, regional and specialist press.  Julia spends much of her time ensconced in the world of politics and current affairs, keeping track of developments, lobbying policy makers on behalf of FCSA’s members and championing the important role of the whole recruitment industry.

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‘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.

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

3rd May, 2019 | Umbrella Companies

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.