FCSA Accreditation

First Freelance Becomes FCSA Accredited Member

Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is delighted to announce First Freelance has once again successfully passed its FCSA Accredited Membership status with flying colours.

What does FCSA Accreditation mean?

To become an accredited member, applicants must undergo an independent and rigorous assessment of their business services, operations, policies and processes, all of which are examined to ensure adherence to FCSA compliance standards.

FCSA accreditation demonstrates to contractors, freelancers and recruitment businesses that members are acting both professionally and ethically within the UK tax, employment and regulatory laws. Coupled with financial stability tests, FCSA accreditation is proof that professional businesses can take the lead in delivering the highest levels of industry standards. We’re renowned for our outstanding service to recruiters and contractors and for our stringent compliance procedures.

This accreditation is a testament to our standards – we’re renowned for our outstanding service to recruiters and contractors and for our stringent compliance procedures.
On renewing FCSA accredited status, Derek Kelly, CEO of the Optionis Group, which includes First Freelance, commented:

“We are delighted to once again have passed FCSA’s rigorous auditing and be granted accredited status which is recognised throughout the industry as the gold standard for compliance and professionalism. Our staff are committed to delivering the highest levels of service to recruiters, end clients and contractors and I’d like to personally thank them for helping us to maintain FCSA’s standards. As part of the largest accountancy and umbrella provider to the UK’s flexible workforce, we look forward to working with FCSA to continue to support and drive our sector forward’’.


FCSA’s chief executive, Julia Kermode stated:

“FCSA accreditation is something to be celebrated and I am thrilled that First Freelance has successfully met the extremely high standards required to become a fully accredited member of the FCSA. I know that Derek and his team care passionately about our sector and I look forward to working with them to continue our efforts in raising standards and supporting the UK’s flexible workforce.”

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Published on: 06 November 2018 - By: First Freelance

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