Category Archives: Working in Construction

How to form a limited company

Wanting to setup your own limited company? If so, then you need to make sure you have the correct measures in place. Of most importance is registering your company. This is done by applying through Companies House, the government’s Registrar of Companies who deal with all new and existing UK businesses. You might be wondering… Read More »

Handling tax when self-employed

So you’re self-employed. Great. There’s many pros to this – like choosing when you want to work, being your own boss, and remaining flexible with your holidays. But like with many things there’s always a flipside. Sorting out your tax, for some people, is a headache. If you’ve worked as a pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) employee, you… Read More »

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

Getting paid is important. Getting paid fairly, more so. The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) sets about making sure both are carried out correctly. In short, the CIS sets the agenda on how subcontractors should be paid by contractors for their construction related work as well as the amount of deductible tax. What are the main… Read More »

What can you claim as expenses?

Tax returns. Let me guess, negative thoughts are currently streaming into your head as you think about the painstaking hours spent dealing with forms and torn receipts. Breaking news – it doesn’t have to be this way – if you’re self-employed that is – and if done correctly you can save lots of money. In… Read More »

Grants and Levys: Explained

They say that today’s kids are tomorrow’s dreams. This couldn’t be more true of the construction industry. As the economic climate glooms the need for a fresh and young workforce to come through and thrive in the industry is mightily important. One instrumental piece of law for this side industry is the Levy. The Levy… Read More »

Online Tax Refund Calculator

Don’t worry, you’re not on your own if you find yourself feeling confused about tax returns. You can make the process a little easier however by using an online tax refund calculator. What exactly are tax refunds anyway? Tax refunds exist for people who are overpaying on their income tax. There are many ways in… Read More »

Types of taxes in the UK

Do you really know your tax types? Whether or not you do, it’s always a good idea to make sure you understand the British tax system so you know where your hard earned cash is actually going. Here’s a breakdown of the types of taxes you may come across. The five types of taxes: Income… Read More »

FAQ: Money & Tax Advice

How do I get a Tax Refund? How do I change my Tax Code? Am I eligible for a Tax Refund/Rebate? How do I register as Self Employed? Can I get a Tax Refund from Business Mileage? Can I claim back National Insurance? How can I get my P60/P45? When do I file my Tax… Read More »