Calling all recruiters – FCSA & EY Compliance Seminar Roadshow 2017

The Compliance Seminar Roadshow, hosted by the FCSA and Ernst & Young, is coming to a city near you!

  • Birmingham – 31st October
  • London – 7th November
  • Manchester – 8th November

These free seminars will give recruiters the opportunity to get fully up to speed with two of the key tax and employment compliance areas of the moment – the new Corporate Criminal Offence of facilitating tax evasion and the National Minimum Wage; an area of increasing HMRC focus.

About the hosts


The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is an independent trade association for professional employment service providers. The association is committed to raising standards and acting as a united voice for the freelance and contractor industry.

Ernst & Young

As one of the Big 4 global accounting firms, Ernst & Young (EY) provide assurance, tax and specialty services to corporates and SMEs around the world.
EY are advisors and independent approved assessors to the FCSA.


New Corporate Criminal Offence of facilitating tax evasion
Speakers: Robert Burton and John Chaplin, EY

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduced this new offence which means corporate bodies, including recruitment agencies, can now be held criminally accountable if they fail to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.
The session will explore:

  • How does this impact recruitment businesses?
  • What do reasonable prevention procedures look like?
  • Discussion, Q&A

National Minimum Wage – should agencies be concerned?
Speakers: Jeni Morris and Ian Thomas, EY

With HMRC paying close attention to this area of compliance, some employers are concerned with being tripped up by the smallest errors.
In this session, the speakers will cover:

  • NMW risk areas for recruitment agencies
  • Assuring NWM compliance and avoiding exposure to penalties and reputational damage
  • Discussion, Q&A

Find out more

You can find out more about the Compliance Seminar Roadshow and register to attend any of the regional seminars here

Criminal Finances Act 2017 – download our free guide

As fully accredited FCSA members and experienced compliance consultants to the recruitment sector, Liquid Friday is well-placed to support our agency partners as they take the necessary steps to comply with the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Download our concise guide to the legislation by clicking the link below:

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