For contractors who wish to facilitate an end to both their involvement in tax focused arrangements and the inevitable HMRC enquiry that this attracts.

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"Just want to add my thanks to the WTT Big Group team for the glimmer of hope they've given us. I can't tell you how glad I am that I found (WTT) BG."

- WTT Big Group Member

What is WTT Big Group?

WTT BIG GROUP is an action group of current and ex-contractors directly affected by the existing and proposed legislative changes granting HMRC wide ranging powers. Our focus is on mobilising a collaborative voice to develop a strategy for resolution of the existing enquiry in a fair and appropriate way ensuring the future sustainability of the contractor profession.

The primary objective of the group is to arrive at a tax analysis and consequent settlement with HMRC, which can be regarded as fair and reasonable for both parties. This is not limited to the tax position whilst engaged in the scheme but will extend to agreement in respect of any obligations or rights that still exist, such as loans from trusts. This will be essential in order to reach overall finality following recent budgetary announcements indicating that all outstanding loans received via an EBT will be taxed as income on 05 April 2019.

Following the successful implementation of the initial resolution project on behalf of just under 1000 members in the 2016/17 tax year, WTT Consulting is now researching and developing a secondary resolution strategy for the remaining members. WTT Big Group is therefore re-opening its doors to new members who, along with existing members, will form Big Group 2.0.

Why Should I Join?

If you are a contractor who is subject to ongoing enquiry from HMRC you should consider joining WTT Big Group.

By actively engaging as a member you will develop a comprehensive understanding of your situation through resources available to members via the private forum. This is furthered by support offered from other contractors who have already progressed through the various stages of tax enquiry. Their first-hand stories will offer you an invaluable look into the potential obstacles you face during a tax enquiry and how to navigate yourself successfully through.

In addition to the private forum members have access to WTT Consulting Limited and its advisers who are able to utilise their vast experience in this field to assist you in finding a resolution to the enquiry. WTT Consulting manage and advise the group along with a retained Tax Barrister and Accountancy, Insolvency and estate planning provision. This combined team of industry leading experts are on hand to reach a robust resolution to ongoing enquiries.

Support

Industry leading support from professionals experienced in the contractor market.

WTT Big Group Forum

Access to an active private forum of like-minded contractors supporting one another.

Membership

Access to preferential pricing for accounting, insolvency and estate planning services.

Communication

Become a part of ongoing settlement discussions with HMRC, which seek to mitigate your tax exposure.

Updates

Receive regular newsletters detailing HMRC's recent moves and what you can expect next.

Future

Ensure future compliance for your tax affairs with expert guidance.

Who am I represented by?

WTT Consulting Limited

WTT Consulting are a specialist tax enquiry and professional services firm, engaged to manage the ongoing tax affairs of WTT Big Group and its members by reaching a resolution to tax enquiry through settlement with HMRC. WTT Big Group members may also receive preferential fees for personal engagements with WTT.

Insolvency Provision

WTT Big Group works with its approved insolvency practitioner to provide members resources to assist with identifying suitable routes to IVA and Bankruptcy, should it be required. Members will also receive reduced fee access to bespoke insolvency planning where necessary and appropriate.

WTT Big Group Panel

A panel of your peers maintains and drives communication from within the forum, whilst steering and developing campaigns outside of it. They are on hand to listen to members' suggestions and to implement changes where appropriate, whilst giving guidance from first hand experience.

Legal Counsel

WTT Consulting employs the the services of an eminent UK Barrister, renowned for his commercial approach to tax enquiry. He is directly engaged by WTT Consulting Limited to provide expert analysis on prospective tax analysis and litigation campaigns.

Accountancy Provision

Upon joining WTT Big Group members gain access to beneficial rates for accountancy provision from two professional firms, one based in the North and one in London, both who have been approved to join the WTT Big Group strategic alliance.

Legal Provision & Asset Management

WTT Big Group is engaged with two top 20 UK law firms, with additional provision in offshore territories to provide advice to WTT Consulting on legal principles of historic arrangements, the Group's ongoing litigious campaigns and also the ongoing asset management of individual members.

How do I join?

There are two simple steps to join WTT Big Group

Application

By clicking 'Join Now' you will be taken to a secure form completion area, where you will asked to provide some initial information along with proof of your membership of a contractor arrangement.

Post-Application

Following submission, your application will be verified by a member of the team within 48 hours. This adviser will then notify you once your application is successful and will offer you next steps as well as login information for the private member's area.

Big Group Membership

WTT Big Group costs £200 (inc VAT) to join following which a monthly fee of £18 (inc VAT) applies. A resolution fee of £1500 + VAT will also be applicable at the point you decide to join any offered settlement strategy.

This will allow for WTT to implement the resolution strategy into your own circumstances.

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FAQ's

Q: I've received a Notice of Assessment demanding an amount I don't think is due

A: Please visit http://www.wttconsulting.co.uk/#!notice-of-assessment/ezvom for further information

Q: What is my maximum possible liability?

A: Whilst not a very easy discussion to have, we often hear from contractors wanting some clarity on which aspects of their employment income can be claimed back by HMRC, along with how they can identify a worst possible amount at stake. To discuss this with one of the team please contact info@wttconsulting.co.uk or 020 7874 1572

Q: I've received an APN and I wish to challenge it

A: Please visit http://www.wttconsulting.co.uk/#!apn-service/dv0bv for further information

Q: Does Big Group represent both DOTAS and Non-DOTAS schemes

A: Yes, our work covers both variants.

Q: I've been sent a demand to re-pay my loan, what can I do?

A: There are many unique differences between the various loan demands and the trust deeds which govern them. It is entirely likely that you are not along and WTT Big Group is already helping individuals in the same circumstances. To discuss this with one of the team please contact info@wttconsulting.co.uk or 020 7874 1572

Q: Do I need more bespoke tax services?

A: This is largely dependant on your circumstances. If you would like to discuss a more bespoke tax offering please contact WTT Consulting for further information at info@wttconsulting.co.uk or 020 7874 1572

Q: Is my scheme included in Big Group?

A: Please contact the team to understand if your arrangement is affected

How Can I find out more?

Should you have any questions about WTT Big Group or your current tax position, please do not hesitate to contact our team of specialists who will be able to assist.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7874 1572
Email: info@wttconsulting.co.uk