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Getting started

Getting Started With CIS - CIS contractors & sub-contractors are required to register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

What do CIS Contractors Need to do?

To be paid by Umbrella you have to initially be registered as self-employed with HMRC.

To register as Self-Employed you need to ring the HMRC helpline on 0845 915 4515. At the same time you should also be able to register for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

To register as a subcontractor you must have a National Insurance number. If you do not have one please contact the Department for Work and Pensions on Tel 0845 600 0643.

You will then receive a Unique Tax Reference (UTR) which is a 10 digit number.

If you have any issue regarding CIS or in getting a UTR then a CIS Helpline is available from HMRC on 0845 366 7899 or by calling Umbrella on 0800 121 6513.
 
To register with Umbrella please call 0800 121 6513.

Being paid as a CIS Contractor

We invoice and collect monies due from your agency and pay you on based on the income we receive from your agency less a small weekly margin. We also deduct the appropriate tax (normally 20% deducted) and pay the money into your bank account to credit every Friday.

We will text you on Thursday the amount you are being paid.

Excellent. Plenty of information and backup. Staff always very polite, friendly and helpful. It was also useful to have an Account Manager and named contacts so that when we called or e-mailed we could speak to someone who was aware of our account. We would not hesitate to recommend Umbrella.co.uk.

Philip S April 2014