Comprehensive protection with IR35 Shield
IR35 compliance needn’t be a burden. With IR35 Shield you can have an accurate assessment of your contractor’s IR35 status that’s underpinned by employment case law in just fifteen minutes.
Our comprehensive IR35 assessment delivers an instant IR35 Status Determination Statement. Each contractor’s answers are carefully analysed by our AI-powered IR35 virtual lawyer, whose approach to determining IR35 status is modelled on that of a tribunal judge.
This enables our virtual lawyer to deliver accurate and consistent IR35 evaluations without bias or human error. A human expert would typically take 2-3 hours to deliver an assessment. Our virtual lawyer can do so in under a second, and is available 24/7, meaning you can assess thousands of contractors in a single day.
Our solution can also be used effectively in conjunction with legal expertise, which we actively promote by providing access to additional service providers. All these features make IR35 Shield the most comprehensive, accessible and effective IR35 compliance solution on the market.
Keeping you compliant
Agencies and hirers in both the public and private sector must now ensure they accurately assess their contractors IR35 status. Otherwise they could face significant fines, penalties and interest for each contractor caught by the legislation, posing considerable risk. Private sector-based contractors also need to take measures to ensure they are compliant or they face the same financial penalties.
Our assessment solution was developed by industry experts with extensive knowledge of employment case law and software development expertise. Our Status Determination Statements offer comprehensive details proving due diligence has been conducted, and we even enable firms to mass assess their contractors with our specialist bulk invitations system, helping to assess and ensure compliance across entire workforces.
With IR35 Shield, you can rest assured that your risk of non-compliance is kept to an absolute minimum.
Keeping you competitive
Agencies and accountants both stand to benefit from IR35 Shield. In a buoyant market, agencies that can supply contractors compliantly will maintain a competitive edge.
With many contractors facing the distinct possibility of being forced onto a company’s payroll, accountants can now provide added value compliance services to agencies and contractors that need help with IR35 compliance.
Using our solution means you can gain this boost to your business whilst keeping admin to an absolute minimum.
Demonstrate your due diligence
HMRC are unlikely to pursue cases unless there has been inadequate compliance. In addition to the IR35 Review service, IR35 Shield provides access to legal help. Demonstrating due diligence should be enough to provide HMRC with the information required.
- Greater compliance and reduced liability risk
- Significantly reduced workload for your back office
- A competitive edge in the market
- An assessment of IR35 status
- Greater certainty and peace of mind
How we compare with other services
A human expert would typically take 2-3 hours to deliver an assessment, charge hundreds of pounds, and may take up to 5 days turn around time. Our IR35 assessment takes just 15 minutes and we are available 24/7.
Our AI-powered IR35 virtual lawyer uses the same approach to determining IR35 status as a tribunal judge, delivering accurate and consistent IR35 evaluations without bias or human error.
It was designed from the ground up, based on all the latest case law, and accurately predicts the same status determinations as all historic IR35 court cases.
The assessment system was originally built in 2009, and has undergone significant fine-tuning and refinement over the past 8 years to ensure it delivers accurate results.
Unlike HMRC's CEST tool, IR35 Shield delivers the correct status for all IR35 court cases.
|IR35 Shield||HMRC CEST tool||Manual assessments|
|Speed||15 minutes||15 minutes||Up to 5 days|
|Pricing||FREE assessment. £59.99 for detailed Status Determination Statement and certificate.||Free to get a result. No certification.||Payment for result. Up to £275.|
|Intelligence / AI||Self learning virtual employment status lawyer||Basic checklist approach||Manual process|
|Court cases||Gives same results as all IR35 court cases||Incorrect result for 8 out of 22 IR35 court cases||N/A|
|Certainty||Definitive result given for 98% of cases||25% of cases give "indeterminate" result||Unknown|
|Approach||Correct legal approach used - based on Hall vs Lorimer||Omits fundamental areas of case law. Flawed approach.||Varied inconsistent techniques. Prone to human error.|
|Longevity / Experience||Refined by experts over 11 years. Used 100,000+ times.||Built too quickly - Unfinished. Unreliable. Not trusted.||Varied experience and qualifications|
|IR35 Shield||15 minutes|
|HMRC CEST tool||15 minutes|
|Manual assessments||Up to 5 days|
|IR35 Shield||FREE assessment. £59.99 for detailed Status Determination Statement and certificate.|
|HMRC CEST tool||Free to get a result. No certification.|
|Manual assessments||Payment for result. Up to £275.|
|Intelligence / AI|
|IR35 Shield||Self learning virtual employment status lawyer|
|HMRC CEST tool||Basic checklist approach|
|Manual assessments||Manual process|
|IR35 Shield||Gives same results as all IR35 court cases|
|HMRC CEST tool||Incorrect result for 8 out of 22 IR35 court cases|
|IR35 Shield||Definitive result given for 98% of cases|
|HMRC CEST tool||25% of cases give "indeterminate" result|
|IR35 Shield||Correct legal approach used - based on Hall vs Lorimer|
|HMRC CEST tool||Omits fundamental areas of case law. Flawed approach.|
|Manual assessments||Varied inconsistent techniques. Prone to human error.|
|Longevity / Experience|
|IR35 Shield||Refined by experts over 11 years. Used 100,000+ times.|
|HMRC CEST tool||Built too quickly - Unfinished. Unreliable. Not trusted.|
|Manual assessments||Varied experience and qualifications|