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Supporting our clients and contractors with the Kingsbridge IR35 status tool

Pure is excited to announce that we will be supporting our clients and contractors as the IR35 reform comes into place in April 2021 with the Kingsbridge IR35 Status tool.

Talking with our clients and following feedback from our seminars at the beginning of last year, we know that the off-payroll working rules* have been a concern, not to mention a minefield of regulatory change further delayed by the pandemic. We want to ensure that we support our clients, which is why we are confident that the Kingsbridge IR35 status tool will give businesses the confidence to continue to work flexibly with individuals who can provide services through their own limited companies or via agencies.

Annette Wyld, Head of Finance at Pure, says “I’m pleased that we are able to provide a comprehensive IR35 solution to our clients and contractors. By partnering with Kingsbridge, we can utilise the status tool and access to IR35 tax specialists to effectively manage the changes to the off-payroll rules, supporting Pure’s approach to IR35 to help our clients maintain a compliant and flexible workforce.”

This tool offers a hybrid IR35 status assessment that puts the best experience and support into one place for both clients and contractors. With this tool, clients can ensure transparency before and during engaging contractors and equally, candidates will have peace of mind that the placement they are entering into has been accurately assessed.

David Culley, Director at Pure says, “This tool cuts through the uncertainty and mystery surrounding IR35 status determination. Its quick, simple to use and gives colour coded diagnosis to help contractors and clients understand the reason for the determination status. I think this will make life easier for all parties.”

The Kingsbridge IR35 Status Tool, developed by Andy Vessey ATT, takes a best-of-both approach, combining a custom-designed automated process with in-house expert consultancy to provide the quickest, most accurate IR35 status result available. 

If it’s a clear-cut case, the tool generates an instant determination, as well as a comprehensive report that pulls through the notable positives or negatives of a given engagement, as well as an official Status Determination Statement (SDS). If it’s a borderline result, the answers given are manually reviewed by Kingsbridge’s in-house IR35 specialists.

To access our IR35 status tool, please email ir35@prs.uk.com.

Read more about Pure’s approach to IR35.

*Off-payroll working rules (IR35) intend to ensure that workers, who would have been an employee if they were providing their services directly to the client, pay broadly the same tax and National Insurance contributions as employees.

Written by

Annette Wyld

Annette joined Pure in 2006 to establish the Finance department and now leads the team with responsibility for all aspects of financial control and reporting at Pure. Annette is a CIMA qualified accountant and has over 20 years’ finance experience with extensive knowledge in the recruitment and employment industry.