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A more in depth look at IR35 Comply

Alison Roberts

Alison Roberts | Compliance Manager

Monday 22nd Jul, 2019

The rules introduced in April 2017 are being extended to the private sector. The responsibility for operating IR35 is shifting from the individual contractor to medium or large-sized clients and third sectors (such as charities) from April 2020. Developments in the April 2020 legislation, such as the client led status disagreement process, are also being applied to the public sector. Government has accepted that CEST is not fit for purpose and has committed to improving it ahead of April 2020. But, considering the industry’s need to start preparing for the changes urgently, how long will we have to wait for the latest version of CEST?

An alternative to CEST is PayStream’s IR35 Comply service. IR35 Comply is PayStream’s brand-new web-based IR35 Review Service. It is an accumulation of our specialist IT development and over 14 years’ experience of reviewing assignments from an IR35 perspective. It means that contractors, agencies and clients alike will quickly and easily be able to find out whether IR35 applies. It is a hybrid of a robust and intelligent IT workflow system and a human review.

There are two main components to an IR35 review – contract reviews and working practice reviews. Our IR35 portal can facilitate both.

 Key features of IR35 Comply:

  • Online submission of a contract and working practice questionnaire;
  • A review of your responses by our specialist IR35 team;
  • We’ll contact you to gather further information if we have queries;
  • Online posting of the review outcome (“Status Determination Statement”) and backing documents (our “Review Pack”);
  • [If required] Online submission of the Status Determination Statement and Review Pack to the agency and/or client (or multiple agencies) in the supply chain for sign off;
  • In-built appeals process.

Why use IR35 Comply?

Our innovative portal is quick and easy to use, shares information throughout the supply chain and is supported by our internal team of IR35 experts. It combines a slick and efficient workflow system with a human element. PayStream is an established and trusted company with a strong reputation for compliance, technology and service. We can support quick turnarounds times and provide you with clear and practical advice on IR35.

For more information on how IR35 Comply can help you to prepare for the changes ahead, why not get in touch today. Drop an email to IR35@paystream.co.uk or contact your local CRM to arrange a demo.

What is IR35 Comply?

IR35 Comply is PayStream's complete IR35 review service which enables you to manage IR35 throughout your supply chain, all via our marketing leading online portal.

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