Free Stuff

Welcome to Free Stuff area.

Our aim is to provide you with jargon-free, basic guides for all that you need to know when working with the cps group. These guides will hopefully allow you to make more informed decisions about your work life.

Please feel free to download or print.

Contractor Insurance Guide

Guide to Contractor Insurances

As a contractor, whether you’re self employed or employed, you will need to have the relevant insurances. This guide explains Public Liability, Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances and why you need them.

Guide to self-employment expenses

As a self-employed person you can claim certain business expenses against your tax liabilityat the end of the tax year. These expenses are not paid back to you in cash or bank transfer. The expenses you have will simply reduce the amount of money you actually have to pay tax on.

Guide to UK Taxation

Guide to UK Taxation

This guide gives a slightly more in detail explanation to the different taxes that are charged in the UK and how they are collected.

Guide to working in the UK for the first time

Coming to the UK to work is a fantastic opportunity for any foreign national. Before you can start working here there are many factors to be taken into consideration. We hope this guide answers some of those many questions and helps you on your way.

Legislation Guide – AWR

Guide to AWR

These regulations are being introduced on 1stOctober, 2011 following a European Union Directive which aims to ensure that low paid agency workers are given the same basic rights as their permanent colleagues for pay, holiday pay, working hours and company benefits after completing 12 weeks employment.


Legislation Guide – Employment Agencies and Employment Business Conduct Regs

Legislation Guide to Employment Agencies & Business Conduct Regs

These are regulations set out to make sure that employment or recruitment agencies treat both their workers and their clients fairly.

Legislation Guide – IR35

Guide to IR35

The IR35 or Intermediaries Legislation was introduced in 1999 and aimed to distinguish the differences between an employee and a contractor. This meant people could not be paid through a Limited Company if they were a ‘disguised employee’.

Legislation Guide – MSC

The Managed Service Company Legislation was announced in 2007 and was introduced to ban providers from allowing multiple contractors to be paid through Limited Companies, known as Composite Companies, if they were not truly selfemployed and had no responsibilities with regards to  running and managing the Limited Company. You are of course perfectly allowed to operate through your own personal service company, as provided by your psc


Legislation Guide – The Bribery Act

Guide to The Bribery Act

This was introduced in 2011 and is designed to stop bribery and corruption in the UK in the public and private sectors. There are four new criminal offences which you can read about in this guide.

Legislation Guide – Working Time Directive

Guide to Working time Directive

This legislation also came from a European Union directive and was designed to make sure that all contractors are entitled to a minimum amount of holiday, paid rest breaks and the right to rest. It also restricts the amount of night work that a contractor can do.

Operating under the Construction Industry Scheme Guide

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) sets out the rules for how payments to subcontractors for construction work must be handled by contractors in the construction industry. If you’re interested, have a look at the your cis site.

We hope you have found the above guides useful, however, if you have got any outstanding questions regarding any of our products, don’t hesitate to call us on 0844 854 5230.