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Construction Industry Scheme

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have lost construction industry scheme status in relation to their tax affairs since 6 April 2007. (229253)

Under the construction industry scheme, businesses have to continue to meet certain statutory criteria to maintain registration for gross payment. HM Revenue and Customs have cancelled around 10,000 gross payment registrations since 6 April 2007 and registered those businesses for payment under deduction.