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Fee protection insurance

Protect your clients against unexpected fees and provide a robust defence without the worry of recovering practice fees.

  • 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

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.

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.

Business and legal helpline

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

Business Hub

Access 850+ documents, contracts, templates and videos to support you.

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.


The new digital-first marketing platform transforming the way accountants promote their tax investigations service to their clients.

  • Reduce administration for your practice
  • Increase conversion, growth and cross-sell opportunities
  • Boost connectivity with your clients
  • Optimise and improve your marketing capabilities with real-time analytics
  • Safeguard your client security with its 100% GDPR compliant guarantee
  • Avoid paper with a greener solution for your business

Let's talk

Book a 30 minute call to learn how fee protection insurance can help you.


Case studies

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.
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Anthony Bradley

Area Sales Manager

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Kirsten Le De Witt

Area Sales Manager

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John Hull

Senior Business Development Manager

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Emma Naing

Area Sales Manager

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Neil Simmons

Area Sales Manager

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