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CIS And IR35: What Contractors & Subcontractors Need To Know As a contractor or subcontractor in the construction industry, you’ve probably heard of CIS and IR35. Perhaps you’re already enrolled in CIS and want to understand how - if at all - IR35 will imp...
Construction Payroll Issues? Here Are 8 Payroll Remedies When it comes to managing CIS payroll, there are two things that no organisation wants.
How To Choose The Right Construction Payroll Services For Co... As a contractor, your payroll requirements are likely to be fairly complex. Subcontractors work in different locations, have different pay levels, and are probably paid on different schedules.
CIS Payroll: What It Means And Who It Applies To CIS payroll refers to the payments made between contractors and subcontractors under the government’s Construction Industry Scheme - or CIS.
What Is Construction Industry Scheme (CIS): A Contractor’s G... Odds are that if you run operate as a contractor in the construction industry, you'll be required to register for the Construction Industry Scheme, or CIS.
Glossary: words you'll hear a lot of in payroll There are a lot of phrases you will hear in the payroll world, so we’ve provided a brief rundown of some of those keywords, along with a brief description for each.  
What determines IR35 status? You’re probably familiar with the complexities of determining the IR35 status of an employee, as it’s dependent on multiple factors which can vary from assignment to assignment. If that’s not har...
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