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IR35 Comply: our review service

Voted the UK's Best Contractor Innovation


Understanding whether or not you fall inside or outside IR35 can be tricky, even for the most diligent limited company contractor!

So, why not let PayStream help? Our specialist IR35 Team is on hand to provide practical and clear IR35 advice that's completely tailored to you and your circumstances.

IR35 Comply, which was named the UK's Best Contractor Innovation at The Contracting Awards 2020, makes completing an IR35 review quicker and easier. It also leaves an audit trail of the outcome and supporting documents, ready for you to refer back to later.  

If you’re an existing limited company client of our accountancy services, contact us for advice. If you are an existing umbrella contractor, you could be eligible for discounts on all of our IR35 Comply services, just reach out to to find out more. IR35 Comply is also available to non-PayStream clients at a competitive fee. If you're an agency please contact us to arrange a free demo.

What does the service involve?

There are two main components to an IR35 review which are explained below. If you have any further questions about this, our dedicated IR35 Comply Team can help, simply contact them on 0161 923 0213 or email

Contract review

Our team of IR35 specialists can review the contracts in the contractual chain from an IR35 perspective. We will advise whether your limited company contract supports a status of falling outside IR35 or whether it indicates that you or your representatives may fall inside IR35. We will provide you with a full written opinion, highlighting the key clauses relating to IR35 status, and provide you with an in-depth guide.

Working practices reviews

We can review the working practices by gathering information on how you and/or your representatives interact with your client on a daily basis. We will advise, based on the information provided, whether you are working consistently outside or inside IR35. We will make you aware of any IR35 risks and, where appropriate, be on hand to provide you with practical advice.

What can you expect from IR35 Comply?

In our industry, a strong focus on compliance is essential. We have a highly skilled legal and compliance team at our core - led by our Legal Director Alison Roberts. 

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 and backing documents (our Status Determination Statement)
  • (If required) online submission of the outcome and Status Determination statement to the agency and/or client (or multiple agencies) in the supply chain for sign off
  • Intrinsic client-led status disagreement process to allow outcomes to be appealed by the contractor.

Why use IR35 Comply?



Online submission of working practice questionnaire takes just 10 minutes.



Gives an inside or outside opinion based on case law in 100% of cases within 24 hours.

Award winning


Provides client-led status disagreement process making it quick and easy to appeal an SDS.


Award winning

Voted the UK's Best Contractor Innovation in The Contracting Awards 2020.

Award winning

What are your options?

One assignment: contract review only

We will review your company’s 'contract for service' and, if you have a copy, the contract between the agency and client. We will also review the contract if your limited company is working directly with the client. We will provide you with a full written opinion, highlighting the key clauses relating to IR35 status, and provide you with an in-depth guide. Please be aware that if you are subject to an IR35 enquiry, HMRC can look past the terms of the contract(s) to consider 'what went on in reality' - referring to your working practices, and those of your representatives if you have any. Your actual working practices can take precedence over the contract(s) wording when determining IR35 status and we therefore recommend that you also have a review on your working practices. Any changes that you make to your contract(s) following our advice should accurately reflect how you work in practice.

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One assignment: working practice only review

This service comprises a review on your working practices in respect of an assignment. You will need to complete our questionnaire, which is designed to help us gather information on how you interact with your client on a daily basis. We will provide you with an overall written opinion based on your working practices and highlight key aspects relating to IR35.

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IR35 Comply was voted Best Contractor Innovation at The Contracting Awards 2020, and for good reason. IR35 Comply allows you to assess IR35 at each step of the way, from the online submission of a contract all the way to a client-led status disagreement process. 

Our innovative service takes the stress out of dealing with IR35, giving you peace of mind. For more information, contact our Agency Support team on 0161 971 8979 or email

Refer a friend

Now you know your IR35 status, do you have peace of mind? Then why not refer us to a friend?

We'll give you two additional entries into the PayStream Prize Pot for every friend you refer, whether they sign up to IR35 Comply or not. It doesn't even matter if your friends aren't currently with PayStream. The more entries you have, the greater your chance of winning!

Each month, 3 lucky contractors are selected at random as our prize pot winners. So far, they've walked away with IPad minis, Hotel du Vin vouchers worth £300, Amazon Kindle Fire HDs and Nexus 7 tablets, to mention just a few of the amazing prizes that are up for grabs.

There's no limit to the number of referrals you can make, so send your friends on the right path to peace of mind, and increase your chances of winning one of our amazing monthly prizes.

From understanding what helps and hinders your IR35 status through to general advice regarding IR35, our IR35 HelpHub has the answer.

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