Guest Blog: Construction Industry Scheme Guide

Guest Blog: Construction Industry Scheme Guide
CIS – What Is it? Construction activities are a core business activity within the UK SME business sector, and have been for generations. In 2007, HMRC introduced the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for how payments to subcontractors for construction work must be handled by contractors in the construction industry.  Where contractors make payments to subcontractors they must take the subcontractor’s tax status into account.  In practice this means th

Guest Blog: Know Your External Rendering Options

Guest Blog: Know Your External Rendering Options
There are a number of things to consider when planning external rendering, and it’s probably not a good idea for an inexperienced person to try it without any practice. Before rendering the walls of your home, it’s a good idea to practice on a garden wall to begin with. Better yet, you can hire a certified tradesman to do the rendering for you. If you’re planning to render an old wall, make sure that any moss or mould is completely cleaned off with blea...