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Fee protection insurance

We call it fee protection, you may call it a tax investigation service, the name isn’t important. What is important is that it works for you, your practice and, most importantly, your clients.

  • Leading provider for over 25 years
  • A trusted partner to over 2,500 accountants
  • Generous levels of cover of up to £125,000
  • Our team operates nationwide in order to provide support on a local level

What does fee protection insurance cover?

Fee protection insurance provides coverage in the event that there is an HMRC enquiry or dispute. It is a great way to protect you and your clients against HMRC investigations, and to bring additional revenue to your firm.
  • Full and aspect enquiries into corporate, partnership, sole trader or personal tax returns
  • Disputes relating to VAT, employer compliance (PAYE, P11D and NIC), employment status, and IR35
  • Schedule 36 pre-dispute matters and HMRC use of information and inspection powers for VAT control visits, employer compliance visits and checking employer records
  • Inheritance Tax enquiries up to £5,000
  • COP8 enquiries up to £5,000
  • National Minimum Wage pre-dispute matters
  • Interventions
  • Requests for information
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • 90 days’ late return cover
  • No excesses
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) – England and Northern Ireland; and Buildings Transactional Tax (LBTT) – Scotland; and Land Transaction Tax (LTT) – Wales
  • Gift Aid cover

Featured service

Tax and VAT helpline

Our tax advice line answers over 32,000* calls per year. Our advisers can support your practice when you need assistance or a second opinion with any UK direct tax, stamp duty, PAYE, NIC, status, or VAT issue. The team has many years’ experience, earned from a mixture of HMRC, big four and smaller practices, as well as industry and commerce.

We always aim to both properly understand the query and sufficiently explain the advice.

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Inclusive benefits

Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need.
training
Tax and VAT helpline

Staffed by our qualified tax advisers, our in-house tax and VAT helpline provides expert advice on any UK tax or VAT issue.

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Business and legal helpline

Markel UK’s in-house team of lawyers offers advice on everyday legal and employment matters such as GDPR and disclosure, contractual queries and employment disciplinary.

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Law Hub

An online hub containing 850+ DIY contracts, policies, forms, and letter templates, covering every area of business, including health and safety, trading and contracts, and cyber and data.

Marketing support

Your account manager will be on hand to support your practice to drive new opportunities with our proven suite of marketing solutions.

*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

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Meet the team

Our team brings together a blend of skills, knowledge and tools to support accountancy practices to find the right fee protection scheme and maximise take up.

Anthony Bradley

Area Sales Manager

Kirsten Le De Witt

Area Sales Manager

Kate Gough

Sales Manager

John Hull

Senior Business Development Manager

Stephen Lucas

Area Sales Manager

Emma Naing

Area Sales Manager

Dominic Preist

Head of Tax Sales

Neil Simmons

Area Sales Manager

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