tax information guidesWelcome to the Free Stuff Area

Our aim is to provide you with jargon-free, basic tax information and legislation guides for all that you need to know when working with the cps group. These guides will hopefully allow you to make more informed decisions about your work life.

Please feel free to download or print.

Being a Sole Trader Guide

Being a Sole Trader Guide A Self-Employed sole trader, or sole proprietor, is defined as a business that is owned and controlled by one person who takes all the decisions, Continue Reading »

Contractor Insurance Guide

As a contractor, whether you’re self-employed or employed, you will need to have the relevant insurances. This guide explains Public Liability, Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances and why you need Continue Reading »

Guide to Operating Under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

This Construction Industry Scheme guide explains the rules for how payments to subcontractors for construction work must be handled by contractors in the construction industry. If you’re interested have a Continue Reading »

Guide to Running Your Own Limited Company

Whether you’ve decided to go ahead with your own Limited Company through your psc or you want a bit more details about how it all works, this is the guide Continue Reading »

Guide to self-employed expenses

As a self-employed person you can claim certain business expenses against your tax liability at the end of the tax year. These expenses are not paid back to you in Continue Reading »

Guide to UK taxation

This Guide to UK Taxation gives a slightly more in detail explanation to the different taxes on income and expenditures that are charged in the UK and how they are collected. In Continue Reading »

Guide to Umbrella Company Expenses

This is a friendly umbrella company expenses guide to let you know about what you can claim for whilst employed by your umbrella. There are complex rules surrounding expenses and what Continue Reading »

Guide to working in the UK for the first time

Coming to the UK to work is a fantastic opportunity for any foreign national. Before you can start working here there are many factors to be taken into consideration. We Continue Reading »

Legislation Guide – AWR

These regulations were introduced on 1stOctober, 2011 following a European Union Directive which aims to ensure that low paid agency workers are given the same basic rights as their permanent Continue Reading »

Legislation Guide – Conduct of employment agencies regulations

These are regulations set out to make sure that employment or recruitment agencies treat both their workers and their clients fairly. They have been updated several times in recent years. Continue Reading »

Legislation Guide – IR35

The IR35 or Intermediaries Legislation was introduced in 1999 and aimed to distinguish the differences between an employee and a contractor. This meant people could not be paid through a Continue Reading »

Legislation Guide – MSC

The Managed Service Company Legislation was announced in 2007 and was introduced to ban providers from allowing multiple contractors to be paid through Limited Companies, known as Composite Companies, if they Continue Reading »

Legislation Guide – The UK Bribery Act

The UK Bribery Act was introduced in 2011 and is designed to stop bribery and corruption in the UK in the public and private sectors. There are four new criminal Continue Reading »

Legislation Guide – Working Time Directive

This legislation also came from a European Union directive and was designed to make sure that all contractors are entitled to a minimum amount of holiday, paid rest breaks and Continue Reading »

Using an umbrella company guide

If you’ve read our tax and accountancy jargon busting page then you’re probably ready to know more about the ins and outs of Umbrella Companies and the different aspects of Continue Reading »

Your Umbrella Company Holiday Request Form

As an employee of your umbrella you need to notify us of any holiday time you take so we can get all the information right on your payslip. Just fill Continue Reading »


We hope you have found the above guides useful, however, if you have got any outstanding questions regarding any of our products, don’t hesitate to call us on 0844 854 5230.

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