Status Determination Statements
As per the Finance Bill, End Clients are required to provide an IR35 'Status Determination Statement' when assessing the IR35 status of contractors.
Without a compliant SDS process in place 'Reasonable Care' cannot be adhered to which can cause liability to be passed on from the fee payer to the End client. The SDS programme run by ProjectScopes is a fully comprehensive statement process which declares a contractors deemed employment status providing full details on every element to how this was concluded. This statement is then underwritten by insurance and proves a client has taken reasonable care. This is done on a case by case basis with the fee payer informed of the outcome as part of their own process.