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A Complete Range of IR35 Status Review Products

Every engagement between a contractor and the end client has its own IR35 status, based on both the contract and the working practices. It only takes one contract to be deemed inside IR35 when it was thought to be outside to be caught and go through a costly process of paying back what HMRC deem to be owed in back tax, interest and penalties having been classified as a ‘disguised employee’.  Having each contract and the accompanying working practices reviewed is vital in being proactive and ensuring the correct IR35 status is ascertained in advance of a potential HMRC enquiry. 

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IR35 Status Review Products

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IR35 Contract Review - Standard

An Inside/Outside IR35 opinion based on the key IR35 status test related clauses along with recommended changes in relation to those that are classed as failing clauses, along with a list of all contractually required business insurances.

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IR35 Contract Review - Premium

An Inside/Outside IR35 opinion, full feedback on all IR35 related clauses and if they are positive, negative or neutral in helping your IR35 status, plus a complete list of recommended changes in relation to all failing clauses.


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IR35 Working Practices Review

We let you know our opinion on your working practices and if they fall inside or outside of IR35 having considered the key status tests, and provide you with a comprehensive overview of how and why we’ve come to our decision.


IR35 Status Review Product Comparisons

Our IR35 Contract Reviews and IR35 Working Practices Review provide differing levels of options and feedback, allowing you to decide what review is best suited to your needs.  The table below highlights the differences, options and upgrades available between them: 

Standard Premium Working Practices Review
Overall inside/outside IR35 opinion Included Included Included
Succinct list of essential changes Included Included Included
Agency and end client liaison Included Included Included
Required business insurances highlighted Included Included Included
Bespoke comments on each IR35 clause Not Included Included Not Included
Cost: £50.00 £125.00 £50.00
Optional Extras:
Include IR35 Working Practices Review +£40.00 +£40.00 Already included
Service Level Options:
Standard (5 Business Days) Included Included Included
Next Day +£50.00 +£75.00 +£50.00
Same Day +£100.00 +£125.00 +£100.00



Whats the difference between an IR35 Contract Review and an IR35 Working Practices Review?

An IR35 Contract Review looks at the written agreement for the engagement and how this works in theory, whilst the IR35 Working Practices Review looks at what actually happens in reality for the engagement. HMRC place more important on what actually happens in the event of an IR35 enquiry.

How do I send my contract/documents to you to review?

Copies of your contract and any other supporting documentation is uploaded online. This can be done byclicking here.

How do I complete the Working Practices Review?

If you choose to add the IR35 Working Practices Review to your order, you should complete and submit this to us online.  This can be done by clicking here.

No contract at all?

Contractors that think that by not having a written contract in place means they are exempt from being caught inside IR35 then they need to think again.  HMRC can, and will likely conclude a ‘hypothetical contract’ based on the working arrangements they deem are in place between the contractor and the end client, which will likely be found to be inside of IR35.

Do you liaise with the recruitment and end client?

There are times when the agency or end client is being difficult to get hold of and/or deal with.  Our team of experts have the experience to negotiate on your behalf to ensure that your contract has the required new clauses added, or existing clauses amended so that your position and IR35 status strengthened. It is common for issues to arise around making changes to a contract and there being a reluctance for the agency or end client to agree to them, especially with the larger organisations who often have to go through a legal team to get the changes reviewed and agreed. We are used to dealing with this and use our vast knowledge and expertise to ensure it gets done as quickly and as hassle free as possible.

How do HMRC undertake an IR35 enquiry?

During an IR35 status enquiry, HMRC will check to ensure that you are in business on your own account and that you are not a disguised employee. They will review your engagements, the associated contracts and liaise with the end clients to ensure that the working practices mirrored what actually takes place and what would be allowed to take place, as well as requesting sight of various other pieces of supporting information.  Once this has been provided, HMRC will review it all and form an opinion as to if you are deemed to be a disguised employee or not i.e. inside or outside of IR35.

Do you offer IR35 Insurance?

Yes. In addition to IR35 status reviews, we also offer IR35 Insurance - which covers the cost of professional representation in the event of an HMRC enquiry into not just your IR35 status, but also investigations into tax, PAYE, NIC and more.

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