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HMRC hits the bullseye with IR35 judgement on Sky Sports darts commentator Dave Clark
30 Nov 2021

HMRC hits the bullseye with IR35 judgement on Sky Sports darts commentator Dave Clark

Dave Clark stood down after 22 years as one of Sky Sports most respected darts commentators in 2020 because of the inevitable progression of […]

Navigate the National Insurance Hike
28 Sep 2021

Navigate the National Insurance Hike

The Health and Social Care Levy is a new UK-wide tax being introduced to help pay for the NHS and social care in England, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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