Welcome to Bishopsgate

We are delighted that you have chosen to engage with Bishopsgate as a self-employed subcontractor.

Before your first payment, we would like to make you aware of a few key things.

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Construction Industry Scheme?

As you are being engaged by us as a self-employed subcontractor and being paid via the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), you require a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number. This will allow us to pay across your tax which will be held ‘on account’ for you with HMRC. If you do not have a UTR number, then you will need to register for self-employment with HMRC by calling 0300 200 3210.

As a self-employed subcontractor you will be entered into a Self-Employed contract with Bishopsgate and therefore not be entitled to any employment rights, such as sick pay or holiday pay.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that you complete a self-assessment tax return at the end of each tax year, and that any outstanding liabilities for national insurance and tax are paid across promptly to HMRC. We suggest that you have money set aside for this at the end of the tax year.

Please also ensure you notify Bishopsgate immediately of any changes to your status.

One of the benefits of being in business on your own account is that you can claim tax relief against your work related expenses at the end of the tax year. Details on what can be claimed via your self-assessment tax return are here.

Please note that payment will be with you before the close of business on the day that you are due to be paid.

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Public Liability Cover

You are required to hold public liability (PL) whilst contracting on a self-employed basis with Bishopsgate. If you do not have your own insurance, our partner QDOS can provide comprehensive cover from as little as £4.58 per month!

When engaging with Bishopsgate, you can also benefit from a 15% discount code for liability products with QDOS too.

If you already have your own policy in place, please provide us with your certificates.

For more information on QDOS and other insurance policies they can cover such as Personal Accident and Contractor Sickness cover, please click here to go to their website.

To notify us of a potential claim, please contact us on 0203 019 4990 or email info@bishopsgatepay.co.uk.

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Any Questions?

If you have any further questions please contact a member of the team at info@bishopsgatepay.co.uk or call 0203 019 4990.

Our Frequently Asked Questions are also available here.

We hope that you are happy with the service we provide but if at any point you wish to make a complaint our complaints policy is available here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing us.