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 sub-contractors make sure you’ve got this covered if in doubt talk to us.

Did you know that the Revenue continuously looks at how companies work with sub-contractors, and if any of the statements below reflect your business, then HMRC are extremely likely to find that these tradesmen are your employees, that they are not genuinely self-employed, that they should have paid more tax, that YOU should be liable for their back tax (and penalties), holiday pay and pension.

  • You use self-employed tradesman without a written contract
  • You supply the majority of the materials, plant & equipment
  • You pay your self-employed tradesman an hourly/daily/weekly rate
  • The sub-contractor cannot demonstrate that the can make a loss as well as a profit
  • The sub-contractor cannot demonstrate that he has an active portfolio of other clients.

Did you know that each year the Revenue target specific industries for investigation; construction is always on the list.  Now using the new monthly online CIS returns they are able to “data mine” submissions in real-time looking for hallmarks of employment.  These include:

  • Sub-contractors with only one “employer”
  • Sub-contractors who are paid regular amounts
  • Sub-contractors receiving fewer payments for materials
  • Sub-contractors who pay no other sub-contractors

Any contractor engaging these types of sub-contractor is flagged as a potential target.

Did you know that EEBS have worked with the UK’s leading tax advisors since 2001 to ensure that their customers are 100% protected from HMRC and other costs associated with direct employment.

Did you know that it’s completely safe to work with EEBS.  EEBS is a reputable, audited and compliant supplier, the company was established in 2002.  Our model has never been challenged by HMRC, we are audited by one of the UK’s leading tax advisor (and ex tax inspector), Alan Nolan of Aspire Business Partnership AND we offer a comprehensive guarantee. 

See what our customers have to say https://eebs.co.uk/about-us/testimonials/

Did you know that EEBS offer FREE unbiased advice to all construction firms.  Contact EEBS today for a no obligation compliance health check. info@eebs.co.uk or call 01245 493832 or visit www.eebs.co.uk/healthcheck/