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Research launched to quantify economic value of umbrella sector

FCSA chief executive Julia Kermode, said, “We know from our various lobbying activities that Government and policymakers do not fully appreciate the economic value of our sector. Credible data is needed to demonstrate this.  Nothing suitable currently exists, so we decided to commission independent research.  We will use the results to directly influence decision-makers.”

All umbrella companies are invited to participate in the study, which is being conducted on behalf of the FCSA by respected employment research consultancy, Worklab.  Data will be analysed independently, and participants will receive consolidated insights from the research.  Kermode added: “We believe that, broadly speaking, the interests of the majority of organisations operating in the service provider community are aligned.  For this reason, a key aim of this research programme is to provide a united voice for the sector.” 

Matthew Brown FCCA, Managing Director of Giant Group, said: “This is an important initiative, and I would encourage all umbrella firms to participate.  In return, FCSA will share the analysis with contributors, and more importantly will lobby to ensure that future legislative changes are not detrimental to our sector.”

All parties keen to participate in the study are encouraged to contact Julia Kermode on julia.kermode@fcsa.org.uk.

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