Advance Awarded FCSA Membership
In order to be accepted as an FCSA member, Advance was subjected to the FCSA code of conduct a rigorous review of process established by the Association following extensive liaison with HMRC. The code is designed to be the most robust and comprehensive in existence. It involves a comprehensive review of an applicant’s business services, operations, policies and processes by means of an extensive questionnaire and onsite assessment reviewed by Ernst & Young.
The code is designed to demonstrate to HMRC, as well as contractors & temporary workers looking for a service provider, that a company is financially stable, provides high quality professional services and is operated to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. Compliance with the Code is independently verified and validated by Ernst & Young, with documentation deposited with HMRC at the end of the accreditation process.
Tim Hunt, Managing Director of Advance said: “Advance is a company with professionalism, compliance and first class service at its core and we are therefore very proud to be the first company to have passed the FCSA self-employment & umbrella code of conduct audit. We admire the work of the FCSA in setting the benchmark for the compliance standards for our industry.”
Stuart Davis, Chairman of the FCSA said: “It is great news that Advance has been able to meet the extremely high standards required to gain membership of the FCSA – I’m delighted to welcome them to the Association. Advance is an increasingly important player in the industry, and their becoming members of the FCSA brings us closer to our aim of ensuring the entire industry adheres to the strict standards of excellence set by the FCSA code.
At the FCSA, we take great pride in the quality of our membership, the independent nature of our code, our representation of the flexible workforce with Government, and the excellent professional services our members provide to tens of thousands of contractors across a range of sectors in the UK. FCSA membership is the badge of honour every freelancer and contractor should look for when choosing a professional services company to advise them. Only then can they be sure that they will receive a reliable, responsible and robust service.”