A Few Words from Our Clients
"Thank You Amie – truly exceptional service and well worth joining."
Managing Director, 2020skills.co.uk Ltd
"Many thanks for the prompt response and taking the time to review my contract - it is always reassuring to have a second professional opinion.
I have been most impressed with the service from Qdos so far and shall certainly be looking to yourselves when some of my other insurance policies are due for renewal in September."
Daniel Eggleston, Director
Stolenegg Ltd (Computer Consultancy Services)
"Just a quick note to say thank you for your assistance with this.
You have provided an excellent service and I will definitely continue using Qdos as a result.
Many thanks. "
Jeremy Brierley - Director
Brierley IT Ltd
"Thank you for the advice and professional manner in which the Compliance Review of TIAN Services was handled.
Although it was clear to us that TIAN Services fell outside of IR35, the agreement by HMRC at such an early stage is a fantastic Christmas present for us. As you know, I had expected this to go on for some considerable time. Knowwing I can continue trading without the 'Sword of IT35' hand over us is a great relief.
Although I found the experience quite nerve wracking, I would agree that sitting down with the Compliance Officers (with Qdos in attendance) is the best way to proceed. It's only been just over two months since notification was received and this seemed to be long enough!
Once again, thank you."
Andy Nash, TIAN Services Ltd - IT Infrastructure Consultancy
"Firstline Computers Ltd have been under IR35 investigation by HMRC since July 2005 and I have just received confirmation that they have finally closed their case after 27 long months.
Many thanks to Qdos Consulting who represented my company during the IR35 investigation.
Both Kate Hardy and Seb Maley dealt efficiently and promptly with the numerous queries from the local and district tax offices over the period of the investigation and I have been impressed by their depth of knowledge on IR35 case law. Without their help a stressful situation would have been much worse.
My TLC insurance covered all the cost of the investigation and it was the best money I have ever spent."
Tony Corner - Firstline Computers Ltd
"Thanks again, I learnt a long time ago that if you are in a possible corner then you must get the best available people around you, that's where I firmly place you."
Roy Leslie Potts Consultants Ltd
The following testimonial was received from Mick Penty - Director of Autospace Design Ltd
"In early 2002 my company, Autospace Design Ltd of Derby, became the subject of an H M
Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Employer Compliance Review (ECR). As I am the sole director and shareholder of my company, the ECR was a thinly disguised veil to allow HMRC to explore IR35 issues. Being a member of the Professional Contractors Group (PCG), at that time I was entitled to professional representation by Qdos Consulting and my case was taken up by Andy Vessey. More ...
"ASF Computer Services Ltd have been under IR35 investigation by HMRC since November 2001 and finally closed the case this month.
Carl Whittaker of Qdos Consulting was engaged to represent my company during the IR35 investigation.
Carl was very friendly and constantly supportive during the investigation and attended several meetings with HMRC. Carl has vast experience dealing with IR35 enquiries and his expertise proved to be essential and invaluable. I would like to thank and highly recommend Qdos Consulting and Carl Whittaker."
Alan Forbes - ASF Computer Services Ltd
"I previously used Qdos, where you successfully defended an IR35 investigation. For this reason I am drawn back to you to see if you can help again.
Carl Whittaker dealt with the IR35 situation - and I have to say he was fantastic! Very calm and assured and helped me through an incredibly stressful time."
This testimonial was provided by a company director based in Wiltshire.
Can't thank you enough for your support and blindingly incisive professionalism over the past 19 months. Dread to imagine the results without it! "
GRSP Ltd, Buckinghamshire
This is an extract of a message received by Keith Preece, Senior Tax Consultant in relation to IR35 advice.
Excuse my delay in writing to thank you for your help and guidance with regard to my IR35 case. I was waiting to receive confirmation myself in writing from the Revenue, but so far I haven't received anything. This, I trust will come in time, but as we know the Revenue are able to drag their heels over issues like this.
It's hard to believe it's all over! 3.5 years of fighting!
From the very first moment I spoke to QDOS, to the confirmation letter I received from you, I was assured that my affairs were in very good and capable hands.
Your knowledge of tax affairs and the Revenue's way of working have been proved to be invaluable and a great source of relief to me throughout the last few stressful years.
It would have been impossible for me to fight this fight on my own and I put down the fact that I have won this case to the care and attention you have personally shown to my case.
Many thanks and keep up the excellent work.
Michael Longworth, Curiosities4kids"
Carl Whittaker is a Senior Tax Consultant with Qdos
Just a quick note to say how happy I was with the service I received from QDOS in general and Carl Whittaker in particular in defending my IR35 case. Although faced with some particularly intransigent tax inspectors, we finally got the win that we deserved. I was extremely fortunate to have you on my side.
SPL Information Technology"
This email was received by our Freelancer Team.
May I take this opportunity of thanking you and your consultant, Mr Carl Whittaker, for your professional, courteous and above all successful representation during the Inland Revenue's IR35 review. Please be assured that I would not hesitate to subscribe to your Company's services again in the future should similar circumstances represent themselves.
Director, Stoney Park Services Ltd, Pembrokeshire.
"Dear Senior Partner
As we file away a very large folder which relates to a recent encounter with HM Inspector of Taxes, we are reminded of a debt we owe Qdos and in particular our mentor Keith Preece.
In our lives we have never been 'in the dock' for whatever reason nor have we been 'accused' (even ever so correctly) of any misdemeanour or offence. We have always paid our taxes on or even before they were due, so it was a bit of a shock to find ourselves in an unequal battle with a 'bully' of truly enormous proportions, namely the Inland Revenue inspectors' who seemed pleased to toss us between themselves like a bag of gold waiting to burst.
Fortunately we were in a position to defend ourselves and although the battle was long, 2 1/2 years, it was well fought and justice prevailed.
It might have been esier to concede and pay the money demanded (but not due) as we suspect many innocent people do, but it would not have been right to do so.
It was always good to know that Keith was only a telephone call away and whilst we provided him with enormous amounts of ammunition it was his skill in knowing which to use and where and when to fire it that made the difference.
His advice was always well reasoned and sound and his knowledge of the Revenue invaluable, and to us, very reassuring.
We have come through this experience much sadder but considerably wiser and very thankful that we had expert help.
This testimonial was provided by one of our clients who is based in York.
I am awriting to express my thanks to you and your team at Qdos for bringing my IR35 investigation to a successful conclusion. The investigation lasted almost three years from my first meeting with the Inland Revenue. It was a huge relief to have you and your team manage the whole affair in a highly professional and expert manner.
This testimonial was received by Steve Greenwell, Tax Director
"Dear Mr Gould
We are writing to express our sincere thanks to Qdos Consulting for handling our PAYE Review and subsequent IR35 investigation.
We first contacted Qdos when the Inland Revenue wrote to us in April 2003 requesting a review of our records. Our case was handled initially by Kate Hardy and Andy Vessey who visited the Ipswich Tax Office in August 2003. From February 2004 our case was handled by Keith Preece who did a wonderful job of converting my rambling thoughts and notes into effective ammunition for a war of attrition with the Inland Revenue, and eventually brought the matter to a successful conclusion.
After two years of stress and worry we finally received word from the IR that the matter would 'no longer be pursued' and we are now able to get on with our lives. Without the help and support of your colleagues we would have been totally intimidated by the Inland Revenue.
Our insurance is due for renewal in August and we shall be applying for the Qdos Freelancer Tax Protection instead of with our current insurer.
We really appreciate the work done by you and your colleagues. Please pass on our thanks to all involved and keep up the good work.
Director - Suffolk
I would be pleased if you could pass my thanks and appreciation to Mrs Julie Rose, who has successfully represented me during a complex and drawn out tax investigation. My accountants were quite sceptical about your services, so I have been very pleased to report to them and other persons in a similar situation to myself just how professional and successful Mrs Rose and indeed your company have been. I hope that you do not mind that I have also reported very favourably on your services to my union, The Bristih Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) financial services department.
My home contents insurance with Zurich included your services and I think this to be one of the best 'extras' I have ever subscribed to. I will make efforts to make sure this type of personal cover continues when I renew year on year and recommend it to others.
After two years of investigation I am delighted it is over. May I offer my congratulations and sincere appreciation to your company and in particular Mrs Julie Rose.
Yours sincerely "
John P Marriott
"I've just received the all clear from the Revenue with regards an employer compliance review and an IR35 investigation. The case took just eight months from start to finish to reach a conclusion and so as you can imagine I'm delighted with the outcome.
Many thanks to Kate Hardy and her associates from Qdos for their efforts and professionalism with handling this case. "
"I will always be grateful for your counselling, support, expert advice, energy, enthusiasm and integrity in fighting my case against this vague and unjust legislation. Your positive outlook, tenacity, knowledge of the law and the tax system in general was an invaluable resource in reaching a successful conclusion."
Carl Whittaker received the above testimonial. It was in respect of one particular case where Qdos were the only advisors who believed that the client was not caught by IR35 and we were eventually proved to be correct in our belief.