PSTAX’s Sixth Construction Industry Scheme Training Course of 2023

Enhancing Public Sector Expertise in the Construction Industry Scheme

At PSTAX, we are committed to providing exceptional training and consultancy services in Employment Taxes and the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Our recent CIS training course, led by Tim Bridgett, marks another successful session, equipping our clients and partners with valuable insights into CIS compliance. In this article, we’ll take you through the highlights of the course and the importance of CIS training for the public sector.

CIS Training

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) remains an essential compliance obligation for public bodies and HMRC scrutiny of its application is intensifying due to potential tax evasion risks. Staying updated and compliant is crucial. Our CIS training courses have become a sought-after resource for our clients in the public sector, including Local Authorities, NHS, Police Forces, and Fire and Rescue services.

PSTAX’s Sixth CIS Training Course of 2023

On 3 October, Tim Bridgett, PSTAX Employment Taxes Consultant, hosted our sixth CIS training course of the year. The event, conducted via Teams, attracted over 30 delegates from a variety of section 33 bodies. Delegates commended Tim’s presentation style and the engaging content and insight.

Comprehensive CIS Coverage

PSTAX’s CIS training provides a thorough understanding of the scheme, suitable for beginners and the experienced alike. In our October session, Tim’s presentation covered a variety of CIS topics, including:

  • The History of CIS – Understanding the scheme’s evolution.
  • Fundamentals of CIS – Navigating its core principles.
  • Recent Updates – Staying current with CIS regulations.
  • Compliance Risks – Identifying and addressing potential pitfalls.
  • Domestic Reverse Charge – A brief exploration.
  • Employment Status – Insights into this complex aspect.

Interactive CIS Learning

One notable feature of our CIS training is the interactivity of the sessions. Tim led discussions that prompted engaging debates. Participants actively shared their experiences and asked many questions. Tim acknowledged valuable queries from the delegates, commenting:

“The interactive session on what is (or is not) regarded as a ‘construction operation’ produced the most discussion, and laughter (Yes, tax can be interesting and enjoyable!!). A special thanks goes to Arta Raven from Victoria Stone for her questions on evidencing material costs and Philip Ridout from West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust for his query on verification of subcontractors. I appreciate everyone’s participation and the discussions around your experiences with CIS”.

Why Choose PSTAX’s CIS Training?

  • Expertise: Our trainers are experts in Employment Taxes and CIS.
  • Comprehensive Content: We cover everything you need to know about CIS.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in meaningful discussions with peers.
  • Practical Insights: Gain actionable insights for CIS compliance.

It was a successful sixth CIS training course of 2023 for PSTAX, reaffirming our position as a leading provider of Employment Taxes and CIS training to the public sector. Explore our training offerings and take the step towards ensuring CIS compliance. Tax doesn’t have to be daunting, and our courses prove that it can be engaging.

Contact our team today to learn more about our CIS training and consultancy services

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Angela Ferguson

Written by Angela Ferguson

Angela has spent close to 30 years within taxation, having trained within the big 4 for most of her career. She spent 10 years at EY as a Director in their Manchester office managing the Employment Tax and NMW teams. Prior to joining PSTAX Angela was the Head of Employment Taxes at Saffery Champness for 3 years, growing and developing the team and service line for the firm.

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