How do I register?

Signing up is easy, just scan the QR code on the contractor page with your mobile to get started.

How much tax do you deduct?

If you are not registered under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) then you are subject to a higher tax rate of 30% instead of 20% until your registration is complete.

Outside the scope of CIS

Contractors working on maintenance, re-fitting or painting / re-painting of a ship will be outside the scope of CIS. Contractors will be paid in full and therefore be responsible for their own tax liabilities.

When do I get paid (weekly pay)

You will be paid on the last working day of the week following the week in which you worked. Usually on a Friday but this changes to Thursday if a bank holiday falls on a Friday.

What is a UTR number

A UTR (unique taxpayer reference) number is a 10-digit number completely unique to every UK taxpayer.


When will I receive my payslip?

Payslips are usually issued on a Wednesday afternoon. This can be subject to change dependent on Bank Holidays.

Why does my payslip show two figures for National Insurance?

Your payslip will show the National Insurance contribution made by you and the National Insurance contribution made by your employer as two separate figures.

Holiday Pay

PAYE Umbrella contactors are Pebble employees and are entitled to holiday pay based on 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) per year. The preferred method of payment for holiday is on a weekly basis in your wages and shown on your wage slip.

PAYE Pensions

Why have I been enrolled in a pension scheme?

All PAYE Umbrella contractors are legally required to be enrolled in a pension scheme after 12 weeks of working. This applies to over 21’s only.

The pension scheme that Pebble Contracting use is NEST the government approved pension scheme.

How do I opt out of the pension scheme?

It is not possible to opt out of a workplace pension until you have made your first contribution. This is due to government regulations and is not a choice made by Pebble Contracting, however, should you wish to opt-out of your workplace pension at the earliest opportunity, you can do so by contacting NEST and you can claim back your first contribution.