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    18 - 20 East Street
    Bromley, BR1 1QU

    At Adiva Accountants all initial consultations are free of charge, so contact us today.
    For quality, competitive, and friendly accountancy services, please contact

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    on 020 8313 9117 or via email at

    At Adiva Accountants we have the knowledge and the experience to provide you with the kind of accounting and tax services that you are looking for. At Adiva Accountants we look forward to discuss with you, without obligation, ways in which we may be able to help your personal or business needs.

    Alternatively, you can complete the contact form here and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Directors of Adiva Accountants have over 10 years’ experience of providing accountancy services. They have completed Bachelor and Masters degrees in Accountancy, Taxation and Business Management. Additionally, they have completed various accountancy qualifications such as ACCA, AAT, etc. So, they hold various accountancy degrees and qualifications up to chartered certified accountant.

    They can advise you on many other things, such as how to get the best price when you come to sell your business. Or on how to satisfy the banks conditions when you need help with finance. Or on how to keep creditors, insurers and suppliers happy, etc. Their expertise covers income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax, VAT, payroll and many more.

    They can help with dealing with Inland Revenue investigations also.


    There are parking bays right in front of the office, please be careful not to park in loading bays. Parking costs £1.90 per hour (maximum stay 2 hours). Alternatively, you can park in Sainsbury’s car park, which is just 1 minute walk away from the office. Parking there is completely free for 30 minutes and would be free for up to 2 hours provided you spend £10 in Sainsbury’s. Our office is at 18-20 East Street, Bromley BR1 1QU, which is opposite of O’Neill’s pub and TruGym.

    Alternatively, there is a big car park (1,500 spaces) in the INTU Bromley Shopping Centre (formerly The Glades). Parking costs £1.10 per hour for every day of the week. The shopping centre car park address is: The Glades, High Street, Bromley, BR1 3EF.

    By car

    If you drive to our office in Bromley, please enter this address in your Satnav 18-20 East Street, Bromley, BR1 1QU. From Orpington, you can take A232, then A21. From Beckenham, you can take A222. From Eltham, you can take A208B226A2212, then A21. From Lewisham and Catford, you can take A21. From Croydon, you can take A232A233, then A21. From Kent, you can take A21. From North and East London, you can take the Blackwell tunnel southbound, A2A2213A20South Circular RoadA2212, then A21. From West London, you can take South Circular Road to Catford, then A21.

    Public transport

    We are situated in Bromley East Street, which is served by Bromley South and Bromley North train stations, they are about 5-10 minute’s walk away. There are direct trains from London Victoria, London Bridge and London Blackfriars to Bromley South station. Bromley South is connected by direct trains to major towns around London and in Kent such as St Albans, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Gillingham, and Ramsgate.

    The main bus routes serving Bromley High street are 61, 119, 138, 146, 208, 227, 246, 261, 269, 320, 336, 352, 354, 358, and 367.

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    Self-employed or Employed?

    The contractor must consider the status of the subcontractors and to be satisfied that none of those listed on the return are employees. Penalties of up to £3,000 can be imposed by HMRC, if contractors negligently or deliberately provide incorrect information. It’s important to note that employment status is not a matter of choice. The specific circumstances of the engagement determine how it is treated.

    The issue of the status of workers within the construction industry is very important. Over the years HMRC have been making efforts to re-classify as many subcontractors as possible as employees. Different factors are considered by the courts over the years in deciding whether a worker is self-employed or employed. The tests which are applied include:

    • the right of control over how, what, where and when the work is done. The more control that a contractor can exercise over the above, the more likely it is that the worker is an employee.
    • whether any equipment is necessary to do the job, and if so, who provides it
    • the basis of payment – whether an hourly/weekly rate is paid. Whether there is any overtime, sick or holiday pay, and whether invoices are raised for the work done
    • whether the worker provides a personal service, or whether a substitute could be provided to do that work
    • whether there is a mutuality of obligation. That is, an ongoing understanding that the contractor will offer work and the worker accept it
    • whether the worker is part and parcel of the organisation, or whether they are conducting a task which is self-contained in its own right
    • what the intention of the parties is. Whether there is any written statement that there is no intention of an employment relationship
    • whether the workers have any financial risk.

    So, there are a number of factors which must be considered as to whether somebody should be classified as employed or self-employed.

    The employment status indicator tool is available on HMRC website, to help address this matter. However, the software appears to be heavily weighted towards re-classifying subcontractors as employees. Please talk to us, if you have any particular concerns in this area and if this is a major issue for your business. It is obvious that HMRC would like subcontractors to be classed as employees, as this means that more tax and national insurance is due. However, just because the HMRC tool suggests that somebody is an employee, it does not necessarily mean that they are correct.

    If you need help with the status of the subcontractors, or for anything else in relation to CIS scheme, please contact us at Adiva Accountants in London and we will be happy to assist you.

    Categories: CIS refund in London and Kent, Personal taxation
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