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 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 accounting (within the parameters acceptable to HMRC)
  • Payroll & CIS administration
  • VAT issues (including use of Applications) and options to tax
  • Regular management accounts
  • Financing decisions
  • Protecting assets and wealth away from the risk associated with the trading business.
  • Advising on accounting software to cover CIS, project monitoring etc
  • Tax Investigation Insurance
  • Trade sale exit planning


Our Construction Group meet regularly, 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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Latest Blogs in Construction
Chris Ridgeon
22nd June 2016 CIS Changes

CIS: Big administration changes. With effect from 6 April 2016, a lot has changed within the CIS processing sector: The abolishment of the paper return, Amendment to the nil return obligation, Changes to the Compliance and Turnover tests when applying for Gross status. Paper seems to be a thing of the past and so HMRC…

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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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Steve Smith
30th November 2015 Business Asset Financing

Green Finance: Santander now lending on energy efficient CapEx. Santander, through their partners Macquarie Equipment Finance, have recently announced that they will lend on the following energy efficient asset purchases: Batteries/storage Biomass Boilers Boilers (condensing/gas) Building Management Systems CHP systems Energy Efficient Lighting (LED) Gas turbines Heating/ventilation air conditioning systems Metering Power factor correction Roof ventilation Solar…

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Mark Haydon
7th October 2015 Tax Compliance for Builders

Removal of CIS Gross Payment Status: Financial consequences no longer relevant. A recent HMRC appeal (CRC v J P Whitter) heard in the Upper Tribunal overturned a decision made by the First-tier Tribunal to reinstate gross CIS payment status on the grounds of it having a ‘significant detrimental effect on the business’. The Upper Tribunal…

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Ruth Pearson
24th June 2015 CIS Compliance Amendments

CIS: Welcome relaxation in red tape. The government has announced that it will implement a package of improvements to the CIS. The stated aim of the changes is to reduce the administrative and related cost burden on construction businesses. The measures should result in more subcontracting businesses being able to achieve and maintain gross payment…

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Chris Ridgeon
24th September 2014 CIS Compliance

Proposals to Reduce the CIS Tax Compliance Burden on Construction Sector. The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has published its response to HMRC’s proposals to introduce mandatory online CIS filing for contractors, amend the gross payment status turnover and compliance tests and improve the sub-contractor verification process. It welcomes the proposals aimed at reducing the…

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Ben Kilby
30th June 2014 Worker Tax Status

Employer or Self-Employed? – that is the question As an employer, legislation makes it your responsibility to correctly determine the employment status of your workers – that is, whether they’re employed by you or self-employed. This depends on the terms and conditions of your working relationship with each worker. It’s important to get your workers’…

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Chris Ridgeon
21st May 2014 Status Workaround

Schemes now appearing in Construction Sector to Circumvent HMRC’s new Disguised Employment Anti-Avoidance Rules. The Government’s new rules to tackle the false self-employment of construction workers and agency ‘temps’ entered into force on 6 April 2014, but were swiftly followed by headlines such as ‘New model tries to duck false self-employment rules’ in the recruitment…

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Chris Ridgeon
10th December 2013 Worker Status

2013 Autumn Statement: HMRC attack construction worker status, AGAIN! Construction is a trade which continually has issues with worker status. The building main contractor wants the flexibility of hiring labour only sub-contractors as and when required, but it does not want the rights and costs that come with employment. A present day workaround to this…

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