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What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide? Play
19 Jul 2021

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide?

Just a few of EEBS clients google reviews…

Why do construction firms need EEBS services? Play
16 Jul 2021

Why do construction firms need EEBS services?

Here Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about the age old issue of employment status that exists within the construction industry, and how we […]

What we can take-away from the Uber & Deliveroo cases
15 Jul 2021

What we can take-away from the Uber & Deliveroo cases

So far this year we have seen two significant, and apparently contradictory higher court judgements considering worker status in the UK.  In February Uber lost […]

The Right to Work Regulations
30 Jun 2021

The Right to Work Regulations

This week we see the final implementation of one of the cornerstones of Brexit – the UK’s new right to work arrangements.  So, from […]

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide? Play
27 Jun 2021

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide?

It’s great that we can let the clients do the talking. View all of EEBS client reviews on google.

EEBS is renowned for great customer relationships. Why is that? Play
27 Jun 2021

EEBS is renowned for great customer relationships. Why is that?

Nick Pilgrim, talks about the invaluable relationships EEBS establish with their clients.

Do EEBS work in other industries apart from construction? Play
27 Jun 2021

Do EEBS work in other industries apart from construction?

EEBS specialise in payroll solutions specifically for the construction industry.

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide? (part 2) Play
27 Jun 2021

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide? (part 2)

Don’t take it from us read what our clients google reviews to see what they have to say about the service EEBS provide..

What are the costs of using EEBS? Play
27 Jun 2021

What are the costs of using EEBS?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about EEBS fees which are calculated as a fixed fee or a percentage.

Are there any other fees? Play
27 Jun 2021

Are there any other fees?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about the fees charged to the client.

What will it cost me if I’m forced to convert sub-contractors to employees? Play
27 Jun 2021

What will it cost me if I’m forced to convert sub-contractors to employees?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about the costly bill for unpaid NI contributions, plus penalty fees and interest. In addition HMRC would expect […]

Talk me through the weekly process? Play
27 Jun 2021

Talk me through the weekly process?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks through the weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment process to sub-contractors.

What else do EEBS take care of? Play
27 Jun 2021

What else do EEBS take care of?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about the additional administration that EEBS take care of for their clients, removing some of the burden of […]

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide.. (part 1) Play
27 Jun 2021

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide.. (part 1)

Just a few of EEBS client google testimonials..

What’s the week to week payment process Monday to Friday? Play
27 Jun 2021

What’s the week to week payment process Monday to Friday?

Nick Pilgrim explains the week to week payment process to sub-contractors from Monday through to Friday.

How do the sub-contractors benefit from working with EEBS? Play
27 Jun 2021

How do the sub-contractors benefit from working with EEBS?

Nick explains the benefits to sub-contractors being paid by EEBS. They have to be registered for CIS and have a UTR number CIS is […]

As a building contractor why do I need EEBS? Play
27 Jun 2021

As a building contractor why do I need EEBS?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS discusses the benefits of working with EEBS, providing clients with complete peace of mind and a cast iron guarantee.

EEBS CIS Masterclass. Who are EEBS? What do EEBS do? Why does my construction business need EEBS? Play
26 Jun 2021

EEBS CIS Masterclass. Who are EEBS? What do EEBS do? Why does my construction business need EEBS?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS CIS Payroll explains the service that EEBS having been providing to the UK construction industry for over 20 years. […]

How does EEBS protect my business from HMRC? Play
26 Jun 2021

How does EEBS protect my business from HMRC?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains how EEBS protect UK construction companies from HMRC and Employment Rights Claims. Compliance GUARANTEED.

How does HMRC decide if sub-contractors I engage should be classified as employees? Play
26 Jun 2021

How does HMRC decide if sub-contractors I engage should be classified as employees?

Nick explains the process that HMRC go through and what they take into consideration when reclassifying sub-contractors as employees. They apply for simple tests.

What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)? Play
26 Jun 2021

What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

Here Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains why the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) exists and it’s purpose.

What is CIS Payroll? Play
26 Jun 2021

What is CIS Payroll?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks explains the definition of the term CIS Payroll

Who decides the employment status of the sub-contractors I engage? Play
26 Jun 2021

Who decides the employment status of the sub-contractors I engage?

Here Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains who decides the employment status of the sub-contractors you engage. If you are unlucky or miss-informed then […]

How many types of employment status are there? And what are they? Play
26 Jun 2021

How many types of employment status are there? And what are they?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains the three separate classes of employment.

What are the two strands of employment law? Play
26 Jun 2021

What are the two strands of employment law?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains the two separate divisions of the courts, one for employment tribunal service which considers employment rights, and the […]

How many Revenue inspections has EEBS experienced? Play
26 Jun 2021

How many Revenue inspections has EEBS experienced?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about the number of HMRC client inspections EEBS has experienced in 20 years of business.

What happens if I have an HMRC inspection whilst working with EEBS? Play
26 Jun 2021

What happens if I have an HMRC inspection whilst working with EEBS?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains what will happen if you have a Revenue inspection or are taken to an employment tribunal by a […]

What’s EEBS experience in HMRC Inspections & Employment Tribunals? Does EEBS provide a guarantee? Play
26 Jun 2021

What’s EEBS experience in HMRC Inspections & Employment Tribunals? Does EEBS provide a guarantee?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains their 20 years experience of Employment Tribunals, and HMRC inspections with never an issue raised. Compliance and peace […]

What due diligence does EEBS carry out for their clients? Play
26 Jun 2021

What due diligence does EEBS carry out for their clients?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about the comprehensive due diligence process that EEBS go through with each client to build layers of proof […]

What is EEBS’ status? Play
26 Jun 2021

What is EEBS’ status?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS explains EEBS’ status.

What are the benefits of working with EEBS? Play
26 Jun 2021

What are the benefits of working with EEBS?

Here EEBS summarise the benefits to construction firms engaging the CIS sub-contractors through EEBS, 20 years experience & HMRC compliance GUARANTEED. Complete peace of […]

Personal Service Company (PSC) or Sole Trader – The Pros and Cons Post IR35
24 Jun 2021

Personal Service Company (PSC) or Sole Trader – The Pros and Cons Post IR35

After a recent conversation with a sub-contractor who supplies his services through his own limited company – the classic personal service company arrangement that […]

EEBS Masterclass – The outtakes Play
19 Jun 2021

EEBS Masterclass – The outtakes

A short clip of the outtakes from our recent EEBS CIS Payroll 2 Minute Masterclass.

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide? Play
19 Jun 2021

What do EEBS’ clients say about the service you provide?

Read all of EEBS’s clients reviews on google.

Uber, Price Work, Piece Work & Attention Spans!
9 Mar 2021

Uber, Price Work, Piece Work & Attention Spans!

The Uber case was finally decided at The Supreme Court last month, and I don’t know what it is about the reporting of employment […]

How does the Revenue decide if my sub-contractors should be employees?
27 Feb 2021

How does the Revenue decide if my sub-contractors should be employees?

HMRC looks at how you work with sub-contractors, and if: You use self-employed tradesmen without a written contract, You supply the majority of the […]

THE VAT Reverse Charge Scheme Explained
27 Feb 2021

THE VAT Reverse Charge Scheme Explained

The new VAT Reverse Charge Scheme comes into effect on the 1st March 2021. Where it applies the effect of the scheme is to take […]

How quickly can I set up with EEBS? Play
26 Feb 2021

How quickly can I set up with EEBS?

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about how EEBS provide clients with complete peace of mind, and new client accounts can be set up […]

VAT Reverse Charge Checklist
26 Feb 2021

VAT Reverse Charge Checklist

So, the dreaded VAT Reverse Charge Scheme for construction starts from the 1st March 2021, and as previously mentioned supplies made by EEBS to you […]

What is IR35? And can EEBS protect my business from IR35 Play
25 Feb 2021

What is IR35? And can EEBS protect my business from IR35

Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS talks about IR35 and how EEBS can protect construction firms from this tax legislation.

What happens if I don’t complete my tax return before the deadline?
22 Feb 2021

What happens if I don’t complete my tax return before the deadline?

You will be fined. You’ll receive a penalty of £100 if it is up to 3 months late. You’ll have to pay more if […]

What’s the difference between a tax return and a tax refund?
22 Feb 2021

What’s the difference between a tax return and a tax refund?

A tax return is the declaration of income earned, and tax to be paid.  A tax refund is the portion of tax you may […]

Do I need to do a self-assessment?
22 Feb 2021

Do I need to do a self-assessment?

If you have had income whereby tax has not been deducted you will need to complete a tax return. If you are self-employed and […]

Do I need to do a tax return?
22 Feb 2021

Do I need to do a tax return?

If you have had income whereby tax has not been deducted you will need to complete a tax return. If you are self-employed and […]

How do I pay my tax?
22 Feb 2021

How do I pay my tax?

Go to HMRC pay my tax page and it will guide you on how to pay it. You will need your UTR.  It can […]

How do I get a tax refund?
22 Feb 2021

How do I get a tax refund?

If you’ve had CIS tax deducted from your gross wages throughout the tax year you may be entitled to a tax refund. CIS tax […]

What is the tax return deadline?
22 Feb 2021

What is the tax return deadline?

The deadline to submit your tax return online is 31st January, for paper copies it is 31st October, and if you owe tax to […]

How do I submit a tax return?
22 Feb 2021

How do I submit a tax return?

You can register for self-assessment and complete your own tax return online via HMRC website using your gateway code and UTR or appoint a […]

How do I register for self-assessment?
22 Feb 2021

How do I register for self-assessment?

When you register for your UTR, you will be given a gateway code and password. These are very important and must be kept safe. […]

What is a self-assessment?
22 Feb 2021

What is a self-assessment?

A self-assessment is system whereby HMRC collects income tax. When self-employed you will be responsible for paying your income tax to HMRC and you […]

How do I get a UTR?
22 Feb 2021

How do I get a UTR?

You will get a UTR when you register with HMRC for self-employment, this can be done on HMRCs online registration portal.

What is a UTR?
22 Feb 2021

What is a UTR?

A UTR is your Unique Tax Reference, this is issued to you by HMRC when you register for self-employment. This reference will be used […]

What is CIS?
22 Feb 2021

What is CIS?

CIS is the abbreviated name for Construction Industry Scheme whereby your contractor will deduct your income tax from your gross wage prior to paying […]

How do I register for self-employment?
22 Feb 2021

How do I register for self-employment?

You will need to go to HMRC online registration portal and complete your information. They will then send your Unique Tax Reference (UTR) in […]

Who pays CIS tax?
22 Feb 2021

Who pays CIS tax?

All contractors working within the construction industry, assuming their work is subject to the regulations are obliged by law to pay their sub-contractors through […]

What does CIS mean in payroll?
22 Feb 2021

What does CIS mean in payroll?

Well for at EEBS CIS in payroll terms means payments made or received within the context of the construction industry scheme.  This can be […]

Do I have to pay CIS tax?
22 Feb 2021

Do I have to pay CIS tax?

If you are a sub-contractor working within the construction industry, and assuming your work is subject to the regulations, then your contractor is obliged […]

What expenses can I claim CIS?
22 Feb 2021

What expenses can I claim CIS?

It depends on your individual business circumstances, but generally a self-employed sub-contractor can claim a small proportion of home costs for heating and electricity […]

What’s the difference between CIS and self-employed?
22 Feb 2021

What’s the difference between CIS and self-employed?

There’s no difference – a self-employed worker in the construction industry must, in most cases be paid through the CIS, or construction industry scheme.

What is CIS Umbrella?
22 Feb 2021

What is CIS Umbrella?

It’s just another term for administering payments to cis registered sub-contractors.

Do Limited companies pay CIS?
22 Feb 2021

Do Limited companies pay CIS?

Yes – assuming they are working within the parameters established by the CIS! The rules apply to all working entities – limited companies, partnership […]

Can I pay a subcontractor without a UTR Number?
22 Feb 2021

Can I pay a subcontractor without a UTR Number?

Yes – but he must still be verified with HMRC first, and he will have to be paid under the higher rate of deduction […]

How is CIS Payroll calculated?
22 Feb 2021

How is CIS Payroll calculated?

From our perspective it depends on the CIS status of the sub-contractor, if he is VAT registered and if we are providing public liability […]

What if a subcontractor is not registered for CIS?
22 Feb 2021

What if a subcontractor is not registered for CIS?

Sub-contractors are not required to register by law, but if they are not registered their contractor is obliged to take payments from them at […]

IS CIS number same as UTR?
22 Feb 2021

IS CIS number same as UTR?

Well technically, there is no longer any such thing as a CIS number – it was abolished as part of the CIS reforms of […]

Is CIS compulsory?
22 Feb 2021

Is CIS compulsory?

Yes, it’s compulsory for all contractors who work within the parameters that are defined by the scheme to register, But Sub-contractors don’t have to […]

Does a sole trader pay CIS?
22 Feb 2021

Does a sole trader pay CIS?

Payments to a sole trader (assuming we are talking about a self-employed construction worker within the UK) will be subject to CIS deduction if […]

What falls under the CIS scheme?
22 Feb 2021

What falls under the CIS scheme?

Generally speaking, all construction operations to either a building or the land falls within the scope of the scheme – with a very few […]

What is exempt from CIS?
22 Feb 2021

What is exempt from CIS?

There are only a limited number of exemptions to the CIS, and these include the professional work of engineers, draughtsmen, scientists and technicians, architects […]

Is the employer a contractor under CIS?
22 Feb 2021

Is the employer a contractor under CIS?

Yes – if working within the industry sectors established by the construction industry scheme.

How does a CIS sub-contractor get paid through EEBS?
22 Feb 2021

How does a CIS sub-contractor get paid through EEBS?

If paid through EEBS the completion of a payment schedule by the client is deemed to be confirmation that the engagement for which the […]

How do CIS subcontractors get paid?
22 Feb 2021

How do CIS subcontractors get paid?

Under normal arrangements and unless a sub-contractor has a self-billing arrangement process, he will supply an invoice to his contractor once the works for […]

How does the CIS scheme work?
22 Feb 2021

How does the CIS scheme work?

The Construction Industry Scheme or CIS is a mandatory tax regime under which almost all construction companies must operate.  Under the Scheme contractors deduct money […]

IS CIS the same as PAYE?
22 Feb 2021

IS CIS the same as PAYE?

No, CIS is the Construction Industry Scheme, a specific tax regime that only applies to the construction industry.  PAYE refers to “pay as you […]

How many types of employment status are there? And what are they?
22 Feb 2021

How many types of employment status are there? And what are they?

Well technically there’s employment and then there’s everything else! But for our purposes there are three separate classes of employment that we need to […]

What is an Employment Status Review?
22 Feb 2021

What is an Employment Status Review?

When referring to an employment status review we mean the element of a tax inspection that focuses on how you consider the employment status […]

How many Revenue inspections has EEBS experienced?
22 Feb 2021

How many Revenue inspections has EEBS experienced?

Throughout our business life we have approaching 50 clients who have experienced a status inspection from HMRC whilst using our services, and to date […]

Do EEBS provide a guarantee?
22 Feb 2021

Do EEBS provide a guarantee?

Yes! If, after a status investigation HMRC were to challenge our arrangements, or if a sub-contractor were to take you to an employment tribunal […]

What is CIS payroll?
22 Feb 2021

What is CIS payroll?

CIS payroll (at least as far as we are concerned) is an overarching phrase that describes payments that you make to self-employed sub-contractors within […]

How do I get gross payment status back if I lose it?
22 Feb 2021

How do I get gross payment status back if I lose it?

If you do not appeal (and you must be able to demonstrate a “reasonable excuse” for the failure that led to the revocation of […]

How do I lose Gross Payment Status?
22 Feb 2021

How do I lose Gross Payment Status?

HMRC conduct regular reviews of Gross Payment Status contractors at least once in every 12 month period. You will automatically lose gross payment status […]

How do I get Gross Payment Status?
22 Feb 2021

How do I get Gross Payment Status?

You must pass some HMRC tests. You’ll need to show that: you’ve paid your tax and National Insurance on time in the past your […]

What is Gross Payment Status?
22 Feb 2021

What is Gross Payment Status?

CIS Gross Payment Status means contractors will pay you in full – in other words without deducting 20%.  You pay all your tax and […]

What’s the weekly process from start to finish?
22 Feb 2021

What’s the weekly process from start to finish?

EEBS provide you with a bespoke online portal for uploading sub-contractor payments.   We take full responsibility for the employment status of these sub-contractors […]

What will it cost me if I am forced to convert sub-contractors to employees?
22 Feb 2021

What will it cost me if I am forced to convert sub-contractors to employees?

You would likely face a bill for the unpaid Employer’s National Insurance contributions that HMRC would calculate that you owe – plus late penalty […]

What is EEBS’ status?
22 Feb 2021

What is EEBS’ status?

EEBS is a gross payment sub-contract intermediary.

How do I pay EEBS?
22 Feb 2021

How do I pay EEBS?

By Chaps or Bacs, with cleared funds on the Wednesday of the week payment is due.

Are there any other Fees?
21 Feb 2021

Are there any other Fees?

No. there are no set up fees for clients or sub- contractors, nor tie-in periods. We provide a “pay as you use” service. No […]

What are the costs of using EEBS?
21 Feb 2021

What are the costs of using EEBS?

Our margin is calculated as either a percentage or fixed fee per sub-contractor engaged, per week paid. We aim to earn between £6 and […]

Who must Register with the CIS?
21 Feb 2021

Who must Register with the CIS?

All contractors who work within defined sectors of the construction industry must, by law register with the CIS. Although it is not obligatory for […]

Why must I register with the CIS?
21 Feb 2021

Why must I register with the CIS?

The law requires all construction industry contractors to register with the scheme. Contractors must verify the legitimacy of any sub-contractors that they aim to […]

What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?
21 Feb 2021

What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

The construction industry holds the dubious honour of being the only sector of industry to have its own tax regime – the Construction Industry […]

Why is there such a reliance on self-employment in the construction industry?
21 Feb 2021

Why is there such a reliance on self-employment in the construction industry?

Three reasons:­ Historic Model – if you are a small or medium contractor you may only need the specific skills of particular tradesperson for […]

Why do you need us?
21 Feb 2021

Why do you need us?

It’s no secret that for many years conflict has existed between the UK tax authorities and the Construction Industry over the employment status of […]

CIS Compliance – Important Information
18 Feb 2021

CIS Compliance – Important Information

Whilst focusing on the technicalities of the supply chain it’s also worth a quick reminder about CIS compliance. If you are a registered contractor […]

How does the Revenue decide if my tradesmen should be employees
17 Feb 2021

How does the Revenue decide if my tradesmen should be employees

EEBS Celebrate 20 Years of Tax Protection
14 Jan 2021

EEBS Celebrate 20 Years of Tax Protection

EEBS has just celebrated its twentieth anniversary! A lot has happened since we started supplying our services to the construction industry! Here is a […]

Brexit to Heavily Impact Construction Workforces
23 Nov 2020

Brexit to Heavily Impact Construction Workforces

Construction & Points-Based Immigration One of the perennial issues we face in the industry is a lack of skilled or properly trained tradesmen, which, […]

HMRC publish VAT Reverse Charge Scheme Guidance.
22 Oct 2020

HMRC publish VAT Reverse Charge Scheme Guidance.

As previously mentioned, and after a number of delays it appears that the VAT Reverse Charge Scheme will go ahead next spring and HMRC […]

EEBS remain one step ahead.
30 Sep 2020

EEBS remain one step ahead.

We have, over the last few months at EEBS (in conjunction with our tax advisors) completely overhauled our compliance policies and practices, to ensure […]

Self-employed? No deduction statement means no rebate! Or worse!
2 Sep 2020

Self-employed? No deduction statement means no rebate! Or worse!

If you are self-employed and paid through the CIS and your contractor deducts 20% of your wages they must, by law, give you a […]

To Cut a Long Story Short
29 Jul 2020

To Cut a Long Story Short

You have to love the press – never let the facts (or lack of them) get in the way of a story. So you […]

VAT Reverse Charge Scheme Delayed – Again!
10 Jun 2020

VAT Reverse Charge Scheme Delayed – Again!

HMRC announced last week that another impact of the Covid 19 pandemic is that the already delayed implementation of the VAT Reverse Charge Scheme […]

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme
28 Apr 2020

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership in the UK and have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19) then you can access […]

Latest Guidance on COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme
21 Apr 2020

Latest Guidance on COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme

by The Aspire Business Partnership Updated Guidance at 15th April  Employers can now furlough employees that were on the PAYE payroll on or before 19 […]

Latest Guidance on COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme
21 Apr 2020

Latest Guidance on COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme

by The Aspire Business Partnership Updated Guidance at 15th April  Employers can now furlough employees that were on the PAYE payroll on or before 19 […]

How HMRC will audit the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
21 Apr 2020

How HMRC will audit the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

By the Aspire Business Partnership As expected the Revenue are making plans to spot check and audit UK businesses that make use of Coronavirus […]

EEBS Open for Business
8 Apr 2020

EEBS Open for Business

EEBS will remain open for business throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.  Our service to clients will be to process payroll and complete individual tax returns […]

COVID 19 – Information Hub for the Construction Industry.
8 Apr 2020

COVID 19 – Information Hub for the Construction Industry.

There is so much information already published on the internet below you will find links to guidance and advice that we have found helpful […]

Government announce delay to IR35
18 Mar 2020

Government announce delay to IR35

The off-payroll reforms will now be postponed until 6 April 2021. This is due to the immense business pressures of COVID-19. A quote directly […]

The VAT Reverse charge is coming! Are you ready?
21 Feb 2020

The VAT Reverse charge is coming! Are you ready?

Thank you to the Taxation Magazine for publishing this helpful article on this somewhat complicated subject. HMRC reminds construction industry businesses to make sure […]

IR35 – Additional Draft Legislation
30 Jan 2020

IR35 – Additional Draft Legislation

Although the Government recently announced a review of (and possible delay to) the new Off Payroll (IR35) Rules; last week HMRC published additional draft legislation directly […]

The start of the Good Work Plan to be introduced
30 Jan 2020

The start of the Good Work Plan to be introduced

The 6th of April is a big day for legislation as ten of ‘the good work plan’ recommendations will be introduced. These could have a […]

Confused By IR35? EEBS Can Help.
19 Nov 2019

Confused By IR35? EEBS Can Help.

The off-payroll working rules (IR35) apply if a worker provides their services through their own Limited/Personal Service Company (PSC), but would be classed as […]

Case Study: Employment v Self-Employment Costs
19 Nov 2019

Case Study: Employment v Self-Employment Costs

EEBS recently took on a new client who decided to vary his workforce from fully employed to part self-employed, replacing natural wastage of employees […]

VAT Reverse Charge Delayed!
9 Sep 2019

VAT Reverse Charge Delayed!

HMRC announced late Friday afternoon that the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge will now be delayed until October 2020 because businesses are not ready to […]

How good is your due diligence?
18 Jun 2019

How good is your due diligence?

If you are using or thinking about using a payroll intermediary or a labour supplier then HMRC’s guidance on the due diligence is important reading.  After […]

The Risk You Face – The Tax Cometh Play
9 Jun 2019

The Risk You Face – The Tax Cometh

For many decades there has been conflict between the UK tax authorities and the construction industry over the employment status of workers. The animation […]

CIS Case Study: The Devil is in the Detail
25 Apr 2019

CIS Case Study: The Devil is in the Detail

Incorrect operation of Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) We recently came across the following case study discussing the potential penalties and implications for even genuine […]

Off Payroll IR35 Rules
27 Mar 2019

Off Payroll IR35 Rules

Nothing to see here – move along please!! As we all probably know already, the IR35 off payroll rules that the Government introduced into […]

Reverse Charge VAT for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
27 Mar 2019

Reverse Charge VAT for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

As of the 1st October 2019 the Government are introducing a reverse charge VAT scheme into the construction industry as an anti-theft measure, intended to […]

Yet another twist in the increasingly rancorous Pimlico Plumbers case!
25 Mar 2019

Yet another twist in the increasingly rancorous Pimlico Plumbers case!

If you remember, this case is where Mr Smith, a plumber engaged under a self-employed contract by Pimlico Plumbers claimed that he was a […]

Employment Status Urban Myths – What’s True, & what’s False?
11 Mar 2019

Employment Status Urban Myths – What’s True, & what’s False?

Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director at EEBS Limited, a leading payroll specialist for the Construction Industry looks at a few popular urban myths concerning the […]

Legislation – out with old in with the new!
7 Jan 2019

Legislation – out with old in with the new!

Just before the Christmas holidays the Government unveiled it’s ‘Good work plan’, in response to the four consultations which were published in February 2018 […]

Lighthouse launch App to support construction worker’s mental health
6 Dec 2018

Lighthouse launch App to support construction worker’s mental health

The statistics are grim, two construction workers take their own life every single working day and stress, anxiety and depression currently accounts for a […]

HMRC’s own compliance tool found wanting (again!)
5 Dec 2018

HMRC’s own compliance tool found wanting (again!)

For many of us in the industry it will be of little surprise to hear that HMRC’s online Contractor Employment Status Tool (CEST) has […]

What are the implications from the Addison Lee case?
22 Nov 2018

What are the implications from the Addison Lee case?

Last week Addison Lee lost its Employment Tribunal appeal against the decision that its London based drivers were workers rather than engaged under fully […]

Support The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
22 Nov 2018

Support The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

This year EEBS are supporting the incredible Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.  If you haven’t heard of the Lighthouse Club then please take a minute […]

Well, there maybe one thing to thank Brexit for?!
8 Nov 2018

Well, there maybe one thing to thank Brexit for?!

Other than the much forecast (by us and many others) introduction of the deemed employment regulation (IR35) into the private sector, and then only […]

Gross Payment Status – How to get it, and how to lose it!
21 Sep 2018

Gross Payment Status – How to get it, and how to lose it!

What is gross payment status? Gross payment status allows contractors to take control of their own cash flow throughout the tax period and can […]

EEBS on Trial | Claims for Holiday Pay Rocket
11 Sep 2018

EEBS on Trial | Claims for Holiday Pay Rocket

This summer we have seen first-hand a marked increase in the number of HMRC inspections.  Three of our long term clients have experienced routine […]

EEBS CIS payroll experts return to FMB Members Conference
6 Aug 2018

EEBS CIS payroll experts return to FMB Members Conference

This September EEBS are delighted to be joining the FMB and their members for their National Conference in Bournemouth, the event will be held […]

EEBS Answer your CIS Payroll Questions to Camera Play
18 Jul 2018

EEBS Answer your CIS Payroll Questions to Camera

In this short film, Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director talks everything EEBS and CIS payroll. From it’s beginnings in 2001, the challenges that construction firms […]

EEBS CIS Payroll 2 Minute Master Class (with outtakes) Play
16 Jul 2018

EEBS CIS Payroll 2 Minute Master Class (with outtakes)

In this short film, Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director of EEBS talks everything EEBS and CIS payroll. How does EEBS help construction firms? Why does […]

EEBS CIS Payroll – FAQs Play
23 Jun 2018

EEBS CIS Payroll – FAQs

In this short film, Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director talks everything EEBS and CIS payroll. From the beginning 18 years ago, the challenges that construction […]

Pimlico plumbers lose (again) but who are the real winners and losers?
14 Jun 2018

Pimlico plumbers lose (again) but who are the real winners and losers?

It comes as no surprise and the result has been long predicted by EEBS that Gary Smith has finally had his employment tribunal decision […]

General Data Protection Regulation
18 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation

As you are probably aware as of Friday 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This applies to how EEBS […]

HMRC Inspections on the Rise – What’s the Answer?
8 May 2018

HMRC Inspections on the Rise – What’s the Answer?

We are hearing from both existing and potential clients of an increase in HMRC inspection activity across the construction industry, and as the four government […]

EEBS join the FMB for London & Southern Counties Members Conference
24 Apr 2018

EEBS join the FMB for London & Southern Counties Members Conference

On Friday 20th April, EEBS CIS Payroll Team joined the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and their members at the De Vere Estate, Windsor for […]

Summary of the Taylor Review
13 Feb 2018

Summary of the Taylor Review

Summary of the Government response to both the Taylor Review, and the Framework for Modern Employment report from the Work and Pensions Committee and […]

Will sub-contractors become “Workers” by default?
8 Feb 2018

Will sub-contractors become “Workers” by default?

As we predicted the Government has just confirmed that the recommendations of the Taylor Review will be implemented in full.  The draft legislation published […]

2018: Employment Status – Does it look like Duck?
17 Jan 2018

2018: Employment Status – Does it look like Duck?

With the crash of Carillion still ringing in our ears, 2018 already looks like being a significant year for the construction industry. The only […]

EEBS Join Professional Builder LIVE! Alexandra Palace 31st Jan – 1st Feb
16 Jan 2018

EEBS Join Professional Builder LIVE! Alexandra Palace 31st Jan – 1st Feb

EEBS are kicking off new the year with a visit to the Professional Builder Live & The Tool Fair. The payroll team love nothing […]

Deliveroo Win! Uber Lose! What to expect next…
27 Nov 2017

Deliveroo Win! Uber Lose! What to expect next…

After an interesting week with the media heavily reporting on employment status and self-employment within the UK, Nick Pilgrim, CIS Payroll Specialist and Managing […]

How does the Revenue decide if your tradesmen are employees? Play
31 Aug 2017

How does the Revenue decide if your tradesmen are employees?

Nick Pilgrim, CIS Payroll Specialist answers the question that you’ve all been asking. Engaging sub-contractor is the norm within the construction industry so many […]

EEBS on tour – Have your CIS compliance questions answered!
30 Aug 2017

EEBS on tour – Have your CIS compliance questions answered!

An insider’s view on the future of Construction Employment Practices 2017 has seen a large focus from government and the media on self-employment within […]

Win a luxury 2 night stay in Soho, London
7 Aug 2017

Win a luxury 2 night stay in Soho, London

EEBS CIS payroll would like to offer you and 5 friends, the chance to win an exciting city-break in the beating heart of London, […]

Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees “illegal”
1 Aug 2017

Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees “illegal”

On the 26th July the Supreme Court ruled that the government’s employment tribunal fees are “illegal”, and prevent fair access to justice. That legislation will therefore, […]

What’s missing from the Taylor Review?
25 Jul 2017

What’s missing from the Taylor Review?

The Taylor review of modern working practices was recently published, to mixed, but predictable comment. The Federation for small businesses has cautiously welcomed the […]

Who chooses your employment status? You, or the Inland Revenue?
17 May 2017

Who chooses your employment status? You, or the Inland Revenue?

The status of self-employed workers is a hot topic in the industry at the moment with regular cases going to court. Millions of construction […]

What does the Work & Pensions Committee have to say about self-employment and the gig economy?
8 May 2017

What does the Work & Pensions Committee have to say about self-employment and the gig economy?

Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director of EEBS and CIS payroll specialist, summarises the outcome of the Government’s report published last week. One of the last acts […]

Will Self-Employment and the Gig Economy feature in the snap election?
19 Apr 2017

Will Self-Employment and the Gig Economy feature in the snap election?

So far, 2017 has seen an unprecedented degree of pressure and a raft of new policies and regulations for companies that engage self-employed tradesmen […]

CITB Levy – Take the opportunity to have your say!
27 Mar 2017

CITB Levy – Take the opportunity to have your say!

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is embarking on the biggest consultation the organisation has ever undertaken, with all in-scope employers being asked to […]

CIS Payroll Compliance – Did you know?
6 Mar 2017

CIS Payroll Compliance – Did you know?

Did you know that there are two strands of employment law? One for tax, with a different court taking responsibility for Employment Rights.  When engaging […]

Pimlico Plumbers lose employment status argument at appeal court
14 Feb 2017

Pimlico Plumbers lose employment status argument at appeal court

Pimlico Plumbers lose employment status argument at appeal court Recently, a case regarding the company Pimlico Plumbers has re-ignited the debate over self-employment within […]

EEBS to join Professional Builder Magazine at PRO BUILDER LIVE!
6 Feb 2017

EEBS to join Professional Builder Magazine at PRO BUILDER LIVE!

The new tax year is nearly upon us, in light of this EEBS will be providing FREE CIS payroll advice to the Construction Industry at […]

Onshore Intermediaries Act: 2 years on…
8 Dec 2016

Onshore Intermediaries Act: 2 years on…

Is that the Light at the End of the Tunnel? Or an Oncoming Train!Nick Pilgrim of EEBS, the leading Construction Industry payroll specialists, analyses […]

Interview: EEBS CIS payroll solution explained! Play
29 Nov 2016

Interview: EEBS CIS payroll solution explained!

Nick Pilgrim, Specialist Payroll Advisor talking at the Build Show, NEC Birmingham in October. Nick explains the payroll service and solution that EEBS have […]

This October… Construction Payroll Workshops with THE Inside Men!
1 Sep 2016

This October… Construction Payroll Workshops with THE Inside Men!

This October, Nick Pilgrim, Payroll Specialist teams up with Alan Nolan, a former HMRC Senior Inspector of Aspire Business Partnership for The Build Show […]

Sharp increase in auto-enrolment enforcements
31 Aug 2016

Sharp increase in auto-enrolment enforcements

Enforcement action against businesses that have failed to meet their pension auto-enrolment requirements has risen by 306%, according to data from the Pensions Regulator. […]

October Construction Payroll Seminars | The Whole Spectrum
23 Aug 2016

October Construction Payroll Seminars | The Whole Spectrum

This October EEBS team up with Aspire Business Partnerships at this year’s London Build Expo, Olympia and The Build Show, NEC, Birmingham to talk […]

Nick Pilgrim Shares a SECRET with Professional Builder Magazine’s Readers
23 Aug 2016

Nick Pilgrim Shares a SECRET with Professional Builder Magazine’s Readers

Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director at EEBS Limited, looks at the options for contractors to square the circle of needing to maintain a competitive, yet […]

EEBS Launch New Website / Free Compliance Health Check
8 Jul 2016

EEBS Launch New Website / Free Compliance Health Check

Leading CIS payroll specialists EEBS unveil TODAY their new CIS payroll solution website www.eebs.co.uk The site has been fully updated to reflect all recent […]

Nick Pilgrim answers questions on payroll with Professional Builder Magazine
1 Jul 2016

Nick Pilgrim answers questions on payroll with Professional Builder Magazine

Nick Pilgrim, Managing Director at EEBS Limited, a leading payroll specialist for the Construction Industryanswers questions on how contractors are at risk and how […]

Onshore Intermediaries Legislation
25 May 2016

Onshore Intermediaries Legislation

Background In the 2014 budget, with little notice, the government introduced significant changes to the way individuals are taxed when paid through ANY type […]

Update on Construction Employment Taxation & What You Need to Know
1 May 2016

Update on Construction Employment Taxation & What You Need to Know

As Featured in Construction Manager Magazine May 2016 This April saw a number of significant changes to regulations that directly affect the Construction Industry. […]

Construction Tax Seminar | In case you missed it!
20 Feb 2016

Construction Tax Seminar | In case you missed it!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Construction Tax Seminar Update It was a pleasure to meet some of you at the Aspire Business Partnership, Tax Seminar […]

Construction Tax seminar
15 Jan 2016

Construction Tax seminar

NOT TO BE MISSED: CONSTRUCTION TAX SEMINAR EEBS is pleased to announce that one of our advisors and a market leading consultant, Alan Nolan of Aspire Business […]

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