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​Compliance Management

Compliance Management
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Services for Contractor Agencies


Compliance Management for Contractor Recruitment

In April 2017 the application of IR35 changed for when a contractor’s end client is in the public sector, shifting the responsibility for compliance to the public sector body and the recruitment agency respectively. In response to these changes, we developed the Qdos Status Review, a pragmatic service which has enabled UK recruitment agencies to continue working with their thousands of contractors with as little disruption from the IR35 legislation as possible.

Since its inception it has evolved into an all-in-one online contractor management portal, with the addition of a contractor insurance module, providing complete visibility for all stakeholders. The modular system is designed to provide agencies with as much or as little functionality as required.

The contractor compliance management system is web-hosted, making it quick and easy to setup and deploy across your business where needed. 

Contractor profiles give agency consultants instant access to a contractor’s compliance information, especially when the insurance function is paired with the IR35 assessment portal (currently applicable for public sector only), providing a comprehensive service. Any business insurance or IR35 assessment information held on Status Review is shown on a profile, ensuring full compliance management.

Manage IR35 for contractors in the public sector


The off-payroll rules apply to any UK contractor operating via a limited company in the public sector, and determines a worker’s tax status according to the way in which they deliver their services.

The Status Review portal invites contractors to undertake an assessment to determine their IR35 status and public sector end clients to submit their approval, whilst providing agencies with the tools to oversee and manage their contractors’ compliance, and insurance for the liabilities they now face.

  • A determination is made on 100% of assessments completed by Qdos, compared to only 85% of assessments made by HMRC’s tool providing a determination
  • The assessment’s 42 questions cover all the recognised IR35 status tests, based on case law and our 17 years’ experience in handling investigations.
  • Unlike HMRC’s tool, each question includes a field specifically for contractors to provide as much context or narrative as necessary.
  • Responses are assessed by a real person with real experience, not by a computer.
  • Results are confirmed by the end client, providing a complete audit trail and assurance that the off-payroll rules have been implemented appropriately.
  • All stakeholders are given complete visibility of each assessment and it’s progress.
  • Each ‘outside IR35’ determination is insured by a Tax Liability Cover policy.
  • The Status Review solution and portal is fully adaptable if the public sector rules are rolled out to the private sector in the future.


Manage your contractors' business insurance


Business insurance provides essential protection and risk management against potential incidents that could cause financial loss or damage for any business, and for contractors the requirement is often contractual. Whether your contractors operate in the public or private sector, the addition of the contractor insurance function equips you to take more control over business insurance referrals and monitor your contractors’ insurance information for compliance.

Contractors are set up with the insurance function which generates an automated notification; where relevant policies are found on our shop, their permission is sought to share insurance details, excluding personal data or invoices, with your Status Review account. Non-Qdos customers are given the option to upload third party insurance documents, or purchase policies from us if they are uninsured, which are also visible on your Status Review account.

  • The contractor insurance function provides you with complete visibility over the contractor’s insurance status, including policy type, level of indemnity, and start and end dates.
  • A dedicated account manager delivers the annual renewal process for all your contractors who hold a policy with Qdos.
  • Our team of insurance consultants work with non-Qdos policyholders to update their third party policy details or open new policies with us or upload their third-party policy details to Status Review
  • The module provides a full compliance service when paired with the IR35 ​management portal (currently applicable for public sector only).


Alternative contractor insurance options


Our compliance management portal is a great way to manage referrals, but we also understand our agencies and know that sometimes less is more, which is why we offer simplified options; an affiliate link or white label shop may be much better suited to your agency.

Our unique affiliate web links allow us to easily identify your referrals. We track each order and annually assess performance to ensure you are getting the best return possible. Simply add your link to your website or share directly with your contractors.

If your agency’s contractor activity doesn’t quite justify the portal but demands more than an affiliate link to be a productive solution, a white label shop is your answer. A brandable version of our quotation process, the white label fits more seamlessly with your website and as with the affiliate link, will be tracked and assessed annually.

All of our referral platforms offer a choice of how you are rewarded for spreading the word about Qdos. Choose between commission fees that are issued monthly to your agency, or your own unique discount code. This code can be entered by your contractors when a qualifying purchase is made, in lieu of any commission payment. Speak to a Qdos consultant to find out more about available rates.




Nicole Slowey - Operations Manager
Call: 0116 269 0999
Email: [email protected]



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About Us

Why Qdos?


We are a UK leading specialist on the IR35 legislation, completing over 600 contract reviews each month and successfully handling over 1,500 status enquiries on behalf of contractors, saving them over £35million in tax. Our dedicated team of specialists are on-hand to provide advice over the phone, via online chat or email as part of our full-service offering, and partners and contractors alike are assigned an account manager to deliver a personal service, whether we speak with you once a week or once a year.


Our History


Qdos started out as a tax consultancy firm in 1988, set up by ex-Revenue inspectors, and focussed its expertise on contractor tax with the introduction of the IR35 legislation in 2000. Qdos has now become a leading provider of contractor compliance services in the UK, recognised for many awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, and featured in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.

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