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IR35 review

Tailored, practical compliance support

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

So, why not let PayStream come to the rescue? Our compliance team is on hand to provide you practical and clear IR35 advice that's completely tailored to you and your circumstances.

Although you are responsible for ensuring you are working outside IR35, our service is designed to help you assess your IR35 status and to demonstrate that you have taken reasonable steps in making the right decision.

What does the service involve?

There are two main components to an IR35 review which are explained below. Depending on which area(s) you need advice on, we offer three different levels of service.

Contract review

We will review your agency 'contract for service' and, if you have a copy, the contract between your agency and client. If you are working directly with your client, we can review that contract. We will advise you whether the contract supports your status in falling outside IR35 or whether it indicates that you 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 review

We will review your working practices by gathering information on how you interact with your client on a daily basis. We will advise you, based on the information you provide, whether you are working consistently outside IR35 or whether there is potential that you may not be. 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 the service?

In our industry, a strong focus on compliance is essential, both for us and our contractors' peace of mind. That is why we're advised by industry leaders Eversheds and BDO on all aspects of our business models. We also have a highly skilled legal and compliance team at our core - led by our Legal Director Julian Ball who was recruited from Eversheds.

On a voluntary basis, we also maintain a strong working relationship with HMRC, discussing how we do things and keeping up to speed with legislative changes and best practice.

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  • Easy-to-use service
  • Quick turnaround times
  • Clear and practical advice
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  • Trusted expert in this field
  • Free to existing My PSC customers
  • Discounted fees for My PSC Online customers
  • Competitive fees for non-existing customers

What are your options?

  • Practical and clear IR35 advice
  • Advice that's tailored to you
  • It provides peace of mind

Bronze Service

One assignment: contract review only

From...

£99 + VAT

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Silver Service

One assignment: contract review and working practices review

From...

£149 + VAT

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Gold Service

12 months' assignments: contract review and working practices review

From...

£199 + VAT

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From...

£99 + VAT

From...

£149 + VAT

From...

£199 + VAT

So what does each level of service provide?

12 months' assignments: contract review and working practices review

In respect of all your assignments in a one year period, the gold service provides unlimited reviews of your agency 'contract for service' and, if you have a copy, the contract between your agency and client. We will also review your contract if you are working directly with your 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. We will also review your working practices. 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 a written opinion highlighting the strengths and weaknesses/further comments on your working practices and provide you with an overall written opinion based on both the contract and working practices.

One assignment: contract review and working practices review

In respect of one assignment, the silver service provides a contract review, as per the Gold service above, along with a review on your working practices. 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 a written opinion highlighting the strengths and weaknesses/further comments on your working practices and provide you with an overall written opinion based on both the contract and working practices.

One assignment: contract review only

In respect of one assignment, the bronze service provides a review of your agency 'contract for service' and, if you have a copy, the contract between your agency and client. We will also review your contract if you are working directly with your 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. Although we provide a contract-only review service, 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. 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.

Refer a friend

Has knowing your IR35 status given you peace of mind? Then why not refer a friend to us so that we can offer them the same service?

We'll give you two additional entries into the PayStream Prize Pot for every friend you refer, whether they sign up to the service 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.

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