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.
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.
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
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
- 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.