Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

Indigo is a Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) commercial contracting company. It takes on the responsibility of the CIS for contractors.

Indigo mitigates the risk for contractors by engaging subcontractors and directly accepting the commercial, legal and tax responsibilities of contracting services – protecting the contractor and enabling them to engage subcontractors on a long-term, continuous basis.

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Find out how to register for CIS online here.

Managing tax and employment risk

Indigo takes on the role of a commercial contractor and removes the direct link between a contractor and a subcontractor. We verify the subcontractor with HMRC and engage under professionally vetted and bespoke contracts, taking into account the regulatory requirements of a subcontractor’s self-employment status.

For over a decade Indigo has been supporting Subcontractors, Contractors and Construction Companies in managing their tax and employment risk.

As a CIS commercial contractor, Indigo offers the construction industry the ability to work with subcontractors on a continuous, long-term basis in a safe and legal way.

If you’d like to hear more about how Indigo can help with CIS please get in touch.

Find out how to register for CIS online here.

HMRC and Employment Status Risk

  • Do your subcontractors wear your t-shirts, drive your vans and regularly get paid by you? We can protect them from reclassification by HMRC as employees.
  • As the liability sits with us, it’s our responsibility to comply with the legislation and in the unlikely event there was an investigation by HMRC, you would never have to go to court.
  • We carry the risk, so there’s no danger of you incurring financial penalties or having to pay back-dated taxes.


  • Personal Site Accident Insurance and Public and Product Liability Insurance is included.
  • No site delays as the insurance will be in place immediately.
  • Remove the requirement to check the validity of the insurance, saving you time.


  • Just make one payment to us and we take care of the rest.
  • We pay the CIS tax for all subcontractors, no penalties for late returns.
  • Free up your time to concentrate on other important tasks.
  • Text messages sent directly to the subcontractor, so they know how much they will be paid in advance.
  • We provide weekly notifications and year-end statements.
  • No setup fees, cancellation or hidden costs.

Indigo is engaged for services and are not a payroll intermediary and as a result, we do not fall within the provisions of S44 ITEPA.

Let us help you reduce administration and payroll costs, whilst ensuring you are fully covered when it comes to tax and employment law. It’s why thousands of people a week choose Indigo.


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