Frequently asked questions with your cis.
Firstly, whilst some might feel the need to give long and laborious answers, we like to keep things nice and simple here. If you want to read up on the technical stuff, check out the FREE STUFF section. Otherwise, we’ll keep these answers nice and short to keep you awake, however, if you have any questions that we’ve not covered below then please feel free to live chat with us now.
I would like to join your cis so what’s next?
Thank you and congratulations. We have an easy to use online registration set-up – please click here.
Do you charge me for setting up?
We won’t make any charges that you’re not already aware of so there are no nasty surprises with us – everything that you’ll have to pay for is listed upfront for you. You only pay for what you use, when you use it. For specific prices for your cis, please click here.
Can I switch to your cis from another provider?
Yes, absolutely. All you’ll need to do is let them know. They might have you tied into a notice period, which unless they agree otherwise, you’ll have to serve. But it’s completely your right to choose the provider of your choice, and after all, as you will find out your cis is the best!
All payroll companies are the same, right?
Wrong. There are plenty out there who do not have your interests at heart, so make sure you do your homework. Offshore? Loans? Guaranteed % take home? No insurance?
Avoid these like the plague!
What is CIS?
CIS is the Construction Industry Scheme set out by HMRC to govern how self-employed contractors working in the construction industry pay their tax and national insurance. With your cis you can have your payments processed through the scheme.
Do I become your employee? Are you my Employer?
No, if you are engaging with your cis you will be a self-employed individual through the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).