Shaya, thank you for your comment. Current pdf statements are unfortunately nowhere near HMRC requirements of what details must be showing on CIS statements - please see the link in my post above.
The CIS statement is actually an important supporting document which a subcontractor will have to provide HMRC with to justify offsetting tax deducted against his personal tax liability (or against monthly PAYE payments if a subcontractor is a limited company).
Obviously HMRC must be able to cross check it against their records and contractors' returns so all the numbers, names, references and addresses must be showing on the statement.
One of our clients had an enquiry from HMRC where copies of CIS statements AND sales invoices AND bank statements were required to justify offseting tax deducted against monthly liabilities for the year - so it is a serious stuff - not only a time saving issue!
We are really looking forward to this addition to the CIS on ClearBooks - without this your CIS module is not really complete and we actually waste time producing monthly statements manually in the spreadsheet.