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  1. Oli999

    Advice On Finding Work as an Electrician in the UK

    I qualified as a domestic installer about 6 years ago but have been unable to work for the last 5 years due to ill health. I'm now looking to get back to working again. I don't feel that I have the necessary experience to go it alone yet so am looking to work with someone as an electricians...
  2. ray-bentos

    Single labourer - CIS required??

    Hello Can someone please point me in the right direction with regards CIS and my business? Please be gentle as this is my first foray into the realms of CIS, having previously being employed and since then being self employed (doing 'jobs' as opposed to subcontracting work which would fall...
  3. londonfire

    CIS payments

    I am currently exploring using CIS payment as a means of being paid whilst subbing work. I only do electrical work part-time so would like to do it in the most cost effective manor. A friend has told me that he had 30% deducted due to being employed PAYE elsewhere. Does anybody get paid or...
  4. J

    CIS > PAYE > Setting up LTD.

    Hi guys, First post on the forum so go easy on me. Ive been an electrician now for 12 years and started off as an apprentice and served my time under Lorne Stewart in Bristol. I left Lornes a year after coming out of my time and have been 'self employed' ever since (7 years). It started off...
  5. Murdoch

    Iceland - decision not to join the EU

    So girls and guys, its Friday and I noticed this on the BBC website: BBC News - Iceland drops EU membership bid Have they done the right thing? Will they regret it later? Will import taxes be imposed on Icelandic produce when it arrives in the EU? Are we envious? Could this the beginning...
  6. L

    CIS, Tax, Materials ??????

    OK here is the scenario....you work for a builder who is CIS registered, you are CIS registered too, he deducts your tax from your invoice to him @ 20%, this is for your labour only and excludes material costs. However you have purchased 10 double sockets for the job @ £4 each and sold them to...
  7. uksparks

    Cis

    Hi, ok im either stupid or something but did a days work for someone last month and a few days for someone else, we agreed a price per day and now they are coming to pay me they are saying they must knock 20% off and want my UTR number etc... I said on your bike, you pay me the full invoice...
  8. G

    In PAT testing what is the precise meaning of he term luminaries

    Please tell me about Luminaries and if they have/ pose certain issues when undergoing testing .. Lots of conflicting info out there eg some units unsuitable for 500 v dc insulation test.. some have high earth leakage currents and need special labelling .... I seek to be enlightened (Pardon...
  9. dingledong

    decision

    Got home at 4 the Mrs and her sister are laying laminate floors all I have done is watch tv and eat my dinner which she made and go on here.if I ask for a cup of tea do you think I am taking the p ? They are still working
  10. H

    Cis

    Hi guys looking for some help to save me hours on a phone to HRMC as i can't find the answer online... ok here goes and i hope its not to rambled I do a £10,000 job for a main contractor ( labour only) he stops me £2000 under the CIS scheme simple.... now i get a little lost because my Sub...
  11. G

    The end of cis?

    Has anybody else been told by their umbrella company that they wont be paid CIS after the end of the month and must go on the books? Looks like we are in for a humping re the employers NI, well they aint going to pay it so I guess we will? Anybody? Boydy
  12. vb6951

    overturned my 2394 decision after put in for a appeal

    done my 2395 back in last October and passed it with no problem. but sat on my 2394 in December and failed. i was 120% sure i would not fail 2394, so decided to put in for a review/appeal. the funny thing was that the training provider tried to convince me not to put in an appeal (indirectly)...
  13. R

    agency and cis

    Shoot me down and point me in the the direction of the thread if this has already been dealt with. currently working through an agency and working as cis but have been now told that that due to hmrc changes agencies now have to take you on the cards or start up a ltd company to get paid direct...
  14. B

    CIS help

    Ok you will have to bear with me here, I started up as a sole trader in oct 2013 prior to that PAYE for another company, now I've just taken on a job with a friend of mine and once we looked at the job we decided we needed more men to help out, we priced for it all and decided I would invoice...
  15. brizospark

    CIS Payments Template

    Do any of you lads have a CIS template for providing subcontractors once they have been paid? Many Thanks
  16. B

    Dilemma decision.

    You get a call out to fix kitchen sockets that are not working. It's only a couple of miles out of your way home so you leave the job you are on an hour early and call in. You charge say, £47 including VAT for a up to 1 hour and £35 per hour after that. It's a sweet elderly lady living on her...
  17. gazzamikes

    CIS deduction

    Good evening, ive recently been carrying out work for a local company, big mistake! I had to work away for a day. a day price agreed then a fuel supplement on top, when he paid me I was deducted on the fuel money too, is this correct? ive ben trying to find information on the hmrc website but am...
  18. brizospark

    CIS Tax - Confused

    Just wondering if any of you self employed could help sort out my confusion over this one. i am a sole trader and carry out a lot of work for builders, I am due a payment from a builder who says he will deduct 20% CIS tax, as I am aware of, and registered for. I don;t understand how this...
  19. A

    motorcycist electocuted by 12 volts

    a m/cycle rider touched the terminals of his bikes battery and was instantlly killed-- fryed-- it was beleived he received a massive 12 volt dc electric shock:bucktooth:
  20. J

    First PV install design -Constructive criticism please

    Hi All, Recently did 2399-12 and have lined up the first job to get my MCS accreditation (bad timing I know) , would anyone care to comment on this 22 x 185 Yingli panels with a Steca 3600 grid tie inverter .I think this matches well but some of you know for sure .The system is to be ground...
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