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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 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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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