Join the UK’s leading fee protection scheme

Comprehensive cover complemented by transformational marketing support

Working with 10 of the UK’s top 20 accountancy firms as well as thousands of small- and medium-sized practices, PFP is proud to offer the UK’s leading fee protection scheme.

Protecting you and your clients against HMRC tax investigations, we offer comprehensive cover up to £100,000 and expert tax advice. Crucially, PFP provides the industry’s most superior marketing support to promote your fee protection offering. Working together in partnership, our bespoke, proactive marketing service is proven to maximise your client take-up rates and scheme revenue.

Maximise your scheme with PFP’s transformational marketing support

Comprehensive cover is just the beginning. Find out why one of the largest accountancy firms in the UK describe our marketing support as ‘game changing’, ‘incredibly refreshing’ and ‘absolutely wonderful’.

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  • comprehensive-icon Comprehensive protection up to £100,000
    Give your clients peace of mind with comprehensive cover up to £100,000 with no excess as standard
  • marketing-icon Transformational marketing support
    Our transformational marketing support is industry leading and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring your scheme succeeds
  • speed-icon Industry-leading speed & efficiency

    With an online portal, 48-hour claim handling and 14-day payouts, we aim to ensure you and your clients are never kept waiting

  • cbl-icon Security and reassurance by CBL
    PFP is part of the CBL Corporation, an ‘A listed’ leading international insurance company

PFP is the UK's fastest growing fee protection provider

PFP is commercially minded and committed to providing specialist tax services that will allow you to expand your service portfolio, increase your revenue through valuable new income streams, improve your reputation and keep you competitive.

  • tax-investigations-icons More than 27,000 tax investigations We have unrivalled experience in all tax related investigations, enquiries, visits, checks and disputes
  • longest-running-icon Longest-running fee protection provider Established in 1985, PFP is the longest-running fee protection provider to offer you confidence and stability
  • fastest-growing-icon Fastest-growing fee protection provider In less than three years, more than 500 accountancy firms have successfully switched to PFP
  • profit-icon Hundreds of thousands in increased profit We have helped one firm grow their profits by > £100,000, five firms by > £50,000 and a further 10 firms by > £30,000

You and your clients are comprehensively covered with PFP

We are proud to offer the best cover in the marketplace reflecting the most current working practices of HMRC and the needs of your clients. Our cover can include:

Full Enquiry

The most extensive enquiry which considers all aspects of the self assessment tax return. It will involve a comprehensive review by HMRC of all books and records underlying the entries made on the return. It will also feature the issue of a notice under S9A/S12AC TMA 1920 or paragraph 24(1) Schedule 18 FA 1998.

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Aspect Enquiry

An enquiry into one or more aspects of the self assessment tax return which may range from clarification of particular entries to detailed consideration of whether those entries have been treated correctly for tax purposes. An aspect enquiry may involve a check on the records upon which the particular entries were based. It will also feature the issue of a notice under S9A/S12AC TMA 1970 or paragraph 24(1) Schedule 18 FA 1998.

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Business Inspection Notices

Where HMRC exercises its power to request entry to a person’s business premises to inspect the premises, assets, goods and documents.

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VAT & Employer Compliance Checks

Where HMRC wishes to carry out a routine PAYE/VAT Compliance Visit, where it is agreed that professional representation is necessary and the matter cannot be dealt with by the client alone.

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Pre-Dispute Cover

Where it is considered necessary to involve you, the accountant, following a routine inspection/compliance visit by HMRC.

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IR35 Status Check

This is where HMRC wishes to check the someone's IR35 status. This will include where HMRC writes asking if you, the accountant, have considered whether a client is within the scope of IR35.

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VAT Disputes

A challenge by HMRC to the accuracy or completeness of returns submitted. It will feature a disagreement over both the way in which VAT has been operated and over the amount of VAT due.

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IR35 Disputes

Where HMRC states a client should be subject to the IR35 legislation following a PAYE compliance visit or the issue of a notice under paragraph 24(1) Schedule 18 FA 1998. It will feature a disagreement over whether this legislation applies.

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PAYE/NIC Disputes

A challenge by HMRC to the accuracy or completeness of returns submitted in accordance with Pay As You Earn Regulations. It will feature a disagreement over both the way in which PAYE has been operated and over the amount of PAYE/NIC due.

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Employment Status Dispute

Where HMRC states that an individual previously classed as self-employed should have been subject to PAYE.

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Directors & Partners Cover

Where a partnership or limited company joins the scheme you may also make a claim in the event of either an aspect or full enquiry into the personal returns of the partners and directors and their spouses and company secretaries. This automatic cover will not extend to rental income in excess of £50,000 per annum (before expenses) or any other business activities.

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Application for Judicial Review

This is an application (during the course of a valid claim under the policy) to the Administrative Court to challenge a decision of an official where no other legal recourse is available to the applicant.

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Code of Practice 8 Investigations

This is where HMRC Special Investigations launch an enquiry and issue Code of Practice 8 Booklet.

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Interventions

This is where HMRC issues a letter or telephone call with a view to obtaining clarification on particular points that are not dealt with or excluded under any other section of the policy, without the issue of a statutory notice.

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