Welcome to the Forestry Contracting Association
"We offer a wide range of business benefits that help members to be successful and profitable."The Forestry Contracting Association (FCA Membership Ltd) is the leading trade association within UK forestry and wood related industries.
The Association focuses on those businesses and individuals who are involved or interested in the contracting sector.
We are a not-for-profit pressure group driven by our members and we offer a wide range of business benefits that help members to be successful and profitable.
We also provide a platform for individuals and specialist contractors to air their views, gain knowledge from other sectors of the industry, and be given the opportunity to provide a united front as part of a professional organisation.
Help with HMRC
On behalf of the membership, we have secured the services of Accountax Consulting; one of the UK’s leading advisors on IR35, Employment Status, Umbrella Company’s and other contentious tax issues.
They specialise in defending clients against HMRC disputes. They provide a wide variety of products and services to contractors and accountants and can advise in all manner of technical tax disputes.
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We Are Member Owned And Run
Members are at the heart of the organisation. It is the members who elect the three Country Policy Groups (England, Scotland and Wales) and it is from those Groups that the main Board that runs the Association is then elected.
Having members as elected representatives means that the Policy Groups and the Board comprise of like-minded individuals who understand the issues that you face.
The industry sectors that we represent and the benefits we provide are listed below:
- Arboriculture Contractor
- Harvesting Contractor-Hard Wood
- Road Building
- Forest Owner
- Establishment Contractor
- Harvesting Contractor-Soft Wood
- Timber Haulier
- Horse Logging
- Woodland Management
Benefits, depending on the level of membership, can include:
10% Trust Insurance discount on Public Liability, Employers' Insurance and Professional Indemnity, Manufacturers' Parts Search, monthly E-newsletter, Advanced Best Practice CD, 10% discounted training through FCA Member Services, entry into FCA Member Directory, FCA News Magazine, invitations to member meetings and suppliers' discounts.
Members are entitled to a listing in our Membership Directory.
All services and geographical locations are included and you are able to browse these categories or use the site search facility to narrow down your requirements.
- FCA Annual General Meeting 2014
- Meeting with Accountax Consultants - Lockerbie 19th February
- Help with HMRC
- Forestry to be removed from Gangmaster Licensing
- Contractors Phytophthora Training Event
- FCA Commercial Legal Advice Service launched
- CS33 - Felling Larger Trees
- Red band needle blight in Scottish tree nurseries
- First Aid at Work – Forestry Commission Policy
- The implications of Red band needle blight on forestry practice in Scotland