The new CEO of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) hinted that his organisation could start ‘naming and shaming’ non-compliant umbrella companies in a bid to boost standards.
Industry experts have called on the government to regulate the ‘cartel-like’ umbrella market.
Former senior policy advisor to the Treasury, Rebecca Seeley Harris, and offpayroll.org founder James Poyser argue that urgent action is needed to stop scandalous companies ripping off workers and bringing the sector into disrepute.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has missed a chance to regulate umbrella companies after failing to mention it in his Autumn Budget.
The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), which represents compliant umbrella companies, expressed disappointment at the government’s silence on an important issue to protect temporary workers.