Construction

Construction is a sector with unique accountancy and tax requirements. Our team of experienced advisers will get to understand your business with a view to support your needs. Our current loyal clients range from large business contractors to sub-contractors, tradesmen, and professional developers as well as those building up a buy-to-let property portfolio.

 

As experts in the industry we offer support with aspects including:

  • Start Up assistance
  • Tax planning including property transactions, company vehicles etc.
  • Retentions advice
  • Payroll & CIS administration
  • VAT issues including standard-rating, reduced-rating, zero-rating and the option to tax
  • Regular management accounts
  • Financing decisions
  • Advising on accounting software to cover CIS, project monitoring etc
  • Tax Investigation Insurance

 

Our Construction Group meet regularly throughout the year, with representatives from across the firm discussing current affairs impacting the sector as well as ensuring the team are up to date with recent legislative changes.

 

Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist Construction advisers.

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When advised that we had found a further opportunity to reclaim CIS tax through his P35 return, the director of a builder client commented "It's great to know I made the right choice in choosing your company to take care of my accounts."



 
Latest Blogs in Construction
 
Lisa Mason
18th March 2019 Payroll update: March 2019

  The team at Whiting’s payroll bureau have produced their latest newsletter, to keep clients updated on relevant recent changes to payroll and related legislation.   Edition 10 – March 2019  

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Daryl Smith
6th March 2019 Construction Industry VAT Reverse Charge

  HMRC’s latest attempt to stamp out tax fraud has turned their attention to the construction industry and, more specifically, VAT within the construction industry.  HMRC state they have identified “a significant risk to the Exchequer” as a result of missing trader fraud.  Missing trader fraud occurs where fraudsters take over or create shell companies…

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Stephen Malkin
28th February 2019 The ‘Right to Build’

In 2016, new legislation came into force which meant that councils now have a duty to grant planning permission to appropriate serviced plots as part of the ‘Right to Build’ entitlement. This was part of the government’s solution to tackling housing shortages across the country – the objective was to double the value of the…

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Amanda Newman
30th May 2018 CITB Levy form requirement

It is the time of year when contractors are being issued with their CITB Levy forms, with a completion deadline of 30 June 2018. For those starting in the construction industry the registration process is easily not realised. For the purpose of the construction industry an employer includes those with subcontractors, and therefore the annual…

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Stephen Malkin
1st May 2018 CITB Levy: Changes in calculation basis

Builders will probably now be aware that the basis for calculating how much their annual payment is under the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has recently changed:     Old Basis New Basis Levy on employees 0.5% 0.5% Levy on labour only sub-contractors 1.25% 0% Levy on payments to sub-contractors with Net CIS status 0%…

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Chris Ridgeon
25th January 2018 Twin Cab Pick-ups: Uncertainty over future tax treatment.

  For many years now, businesses, particularly builders, have provided their staff with twin cab pick-ups, instead of cars, to take advantage of the more generous tax regime. Such vehicles have previously been taxed as a van, resulting in more favourable capital allowances, VAT, NIC and benefit in kind treatments. The distinction between a car…

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James Cater
4th November 2016 Building Information Modelling

Construction Projects: Use of cloud accounting helps with BIM. Are you part of a construction project team? There is increasing publicity being given to the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into construction projects. Since 4 April 2016, any firm wanting to be considered for public sector construction work has to be BIM level 2…

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Jason Jones
12th August 2016 CIS Administration

Builders: Problems obtaining CIS refunds from HMRC ? Over recent years many limited company subcontractors working in the construction industry have experienced problems and delays in obtaining their CIS refunds from HMRC, due records not matching, i.e. the contractor who made the deduction has not correctly reported this on their monthly CIS returns. Subcontractors who…

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Daryl Smith
19th July 2016 CIS Verification

CIS: Why are our subcontractors now showing as unverified? This is a phrase undoubtedly being heard in the offices of construction industry firms nationwide as HMRC appear to be having some CIS online service verification issues.  Contractors looking to complete their latest monthly return may be logging on to their online services to find that…

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Steve Smith
13th April 2016 Business Credit Rating

Business Credit Rating: Poor rating hurting your business? If there is one positive that has come out of the UK’s double-dip recession, then it is reminding businesses of how important their credit rating is. In many sectors, both suppliers and customers have now re-engineered their processes to routinely look at a company’s credit ratings. Within the UK,…

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