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This is a Marketing communication. Kingsbridge is a trading name of Kingsbridge Risk Solutions Ltd. Kingsbridge Risk Solutions Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority | Registered in England No. 4122238 | Registered Address: 9 Miller Court, Severn Drive, Tewksbury Business Park, Gloucestershire, GL20 8DN

Leading IR35 Expert | Tax Advisor | Kingsbridge Status Tool Co-Creator

ANDY VESSEY ATT

ANDY VESSEY ATT

Andy has been deeply involved with IR35 since its inception in the year 2000 and has personally defended over 500 contractors, and counting, during IR35 enquiries, winning almost every single one. Most recently, he successfully represented Jensal Software Ltd at the First-Tier Tax Tribunal which, at the time, was one of the first IR35 cases to be heard at Tribunal for 6 years & which resulted in a victory for the contractor.

In 1993, Andy qualified with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and now has 38 years of tax experience under his belt, specialising in employment status matters. He started his tax life at the Inland Revenue (now HMRC) before going on to work for a variety of accountancy practices, and contractor insurance firms for 17 years. Previously Head of Tax at Larsen Howie, he has kept his title at Kingsbridge.  

WHO IS ANDY VESSEY?

"The Kingsbridge Group (in particular Andy and Matt) have been instrumental in our IR35 project implementation. No query or request is too big, and the advice provided has been professional and easy to understand. When visiting our offices to help with auditing through to completing status reviews, Matt has been extremely helpful with our contractors and clients."

Olivia Graham | Contracts and Compliance Manager | QUANTA

ANDY'S GUIDANCE

It's rare that you come across a business that absolutely understands what your needs are and delivers a service you would recommend to your own clients. Andy and his team delivered an exceptional annual refresher training to Conscious Benefits & Consultancy that was far better than previous suppliers have done. They are knowledgeable, well informed and extremely personable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other businesses.

Alison Goodwin | Director | CONSCIOUS BENEFITS LTD

"The IR35 reform implementation date of 6th April 2021 has been cemented, which means it's all systems go here at Kingsbridge to get the private sector - from individual contractors to large recruiters and end clients - ready for the new rules.

Last year was a practice run, but there is no room to get it wrong now. Don't shoot yourself in the foot with gross risk-aversion - those that invest in a good IR35 process and fair, accurate status determinations will absolutely be the ones that get the cream of the crop come April next year. UK companies need to utilise flexible workforces now more than ever to get the economy engines firing again in a post-pandemic landscape, and it could prove extremely detrimental - bad business sense, even - to underestimate the worth of your contractors. 

 The good news is that we're here to help. Whether you need company-wide employment status determinations, process consultancy and audits, tribunal defence, or just some educational, free content from our Knowledge Hub, we'd be happy to oblige. 

 Read on for some steps to get you started on your IR35 preparation journey."

- ANDY VESSEY ATT

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Trials & Tribulations Webinar

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We speak to Andy about his career in IR35 and looking forward to April 2021.

Industry Insight 2020

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This annual event included panel members from APSCo, EY, IPSE, off.payroll.org and Kingsbridge.

THE KINGSBRIDGE STATUS TOOL

The Kingsbridge IR35 Status Tool takes a best-of-both approach, allying a custom-designed automated process with in-house expert consultancy to provide the quickest, most accurate IR35 status result available.  

Given I didn’t have IR35 insurance in place and HMRC had opened an enquiry, it was important to find someone with a proven track record of dealing with such cases.  Andy was put forward as a recommendation and having done my own research, I could see he was a top tax adviser and I’d be in safe hands!

Following an initial call to step through the background, Andy was very clear in the documentation needed and after reviewing this, he quickly positioned the case, drafted a response to HMRC and was submitted pretty quickly, well before the due date. Andy was always available to answer questions and kept me updated regularly.

 Case closed after a single letter to HMRC!  Can’t fault the service and would highly recommend Andy’s services.

Anonymous

If it’s a clear-cut case, the tool then generates an instant determination, as well as a comprehensive report that pulls through the notable positives or negatives of a given engagement, as well as an official Status Determination Statement (SDS) that you can supply to the contractor. If it’s a borderline result, the answers given are passed over to one of Kingsbridge’s in-house IR35 specialists for further manual review.

 

Kingsbridge is currently the only IR35 status provider on the market to offer a hybrid solution, and we firmly believe that it’s the best one-stop-shop to meet all your IR35 business requirements. 

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Leading IR35 Expert 


Tax Advisor


 Kingsbridge Status Tool Co-Creator