Construction
Industry Scheme

How we can help

If you’re registered under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and are looking for a payroll provider,
Danbro’s CIS service could be for you. If you're due a CIS tax refund, click here
to find out about the fast rebate service we provide.

With decades of experience working in the construction industry, we understand the pressures of self-employment.

Each time you get paid we’ll make the necessary deductions. We'll also process your expenses for any
materials you need to do your job and provide you with a statement of your earnings. What's more, we offer a swift and
simple tax refund service to get back any money you've overpaid during the tax year.

At Danbro, we’ll support you and your contracting career. That’s why our CIS registration is swift,
simple and stress free. We’ll verify your status with HMRC in a matter of minutes and can get you set up straightaway.


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I'm registered with CIS

I'm registered with CIS

I'm not sure if I can register with CIS

I'm not sure if I can register with CIS

If you’re already registered with the scheme we’ll need to verify your status with HMRC before we can process your pay, this takes just a matter of minutes. Alternatively, if you need to complete your CIS tax return click here.

Each time you get paid we’ll make the necessary deductions. We’ll also process your expenses for any materials you need to do your job and provide you with a statement of your earnings.

Find out more about what our solutions includes below.

CIS Solution

For self-employed subcontractors from £17.50 per weekly timesheet

What this solution includes:

  • Full HMRC compliance
  • Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance, as standard
  • Personal Accident Insurance at a discounted rate of £2.50 per week
  • Reduced payment terms, so you get your money faster than you would from an end client
  • Support in finding your next contract using our exlusive Jobs Board
  • Efficient weekly or monthly payments with accurate, transparent deductions
  • Statements of pay provided on a weekly/monthly basis, so you stay on top of your tax affairs
  • Preferential rates for your End of Year Tax Returns

Can I register with CIS and what do I need to do next?

CIS is available to individual sub-contractors working on certain jobs in construction. It’s a flexible solution to help reduce administration and ensure sub-contractors are paid promptly.

What is CIS?

The Construction Industry Scheme dictates that contractors deduct money from a subcontractor’s payments to be passed to HMRC. The deductions are considered advance payments towards the subcontractor’s tax and National Insurance.

You must be registered with the scheme for it to apply, or you may be subject to a higher rate than necessary. Deductions are usually made at the standard rate of 20%. However, they could also be made at 0% (gross status) or 30% (higher rate), depending on the individual’s circumstances.

Who is covered by CIS?

CIS covers most construction work on buildings or structures, as well as civil engineering work on things like roads or bridges. All self-employed construction workers should register online and operate through CIS. For the purpose of CIS, construction work includes:

  • Buildings and structures
  • Construction
  • Alteration
  • Repair
  • Extension
  • Demolition
  • Dismantling
  • Works forming part of the land
  • Installation of systems
  • Internal and external cleaning
  • Painting and decorating
  • Integral works
  • Preparatory works
  • Finishing operations

Certain jobs are exempt from the scheme. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture and surveying
  • Scaffolding hire (with no labour)
  • Carpet fitting
  • Delivering materials
  • Work on construction sites that’s clearly not construction, for example running a canteen or site facilities

For more information read our advice article here.

Still not sure?

If you're not sure if your area of work is within the scope of the scheme, get in touch with us.

CIS doesn’t apply to me

If CIS isn't for you, take a look at our other solutions.