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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Jul 2016

EEBS Launch New Website / Free Compliance Health Check

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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