We are pleased and proud to announce that our MD, Paul Gough has been appointed as the new Chairman of FCSA (The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association).
Since early 2014 Paul has had an active role in the work carried out by FCSA, and takes over the position from David Mount who has been the Chairman for the last 18 months.
As Chairman Paul will support Julia Kermode, CEO of FCSA and the FCSA team in their continued work to support the UK’s flexible workforce and be their voice when it comes to representing this valuable group of professionals. His role will ultimately involve helping the FCSA to achieve its mission to continually increase standards.
The wealth of knowledge Paul brings to the position
Paul founded Intouch Accounting in 2010, and his career as an accountant spans almost 30 years. Paul had the following to say about his new role as Chairman of the FCSA:
“FCSA has come a long way since it was set up in 2008 and is going from strength to strength. I am delighted to be taking up the responsibility of supporting Julia and FCSA in our mission to drive up standards in an industry that is working hard to support the UK’s freelancers and contractors. The last couple of years have been challenging ones for our sector as the government has continued to seek to target the UK’s contingent labour market and impose legislation like the IR35 reforms in the public sector that has undoubtably been damaged for all parties. I am looking forward to working with our members to get their voices heard by policymakers and steer them awayfrom imposing more rules and regulations that will hamper the UK’s flexible workforce, that is propping up the UK economy. Our industry has come a long way but there is still a lot to do in our efforts to drive up standards, stamp out unethical behaviour and promote best practice.
I would also like to thank David Mount for all his work as chairman and I look forward to continuing his good work.”
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