Accountants for Contractors, Freelancers and Personal Service Companies

Online Accountancy Services We offer expert tax and accounting advice to freelancers, contractors and consultants in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Pontypridd, Bridgend and throughout the UK.  This area of taxation is complex as such it is recommended that you always obtain expert advice.  We are the first accountants in South Wales to achieve accredited accountants status from the Professional Contractors Group (PCG).  The PCG is the voice of freelancing: the association that represents, supports and promotes freelancers, contractors and consultants in the UK.  You can find out more about the PCG here, should you wish to join please contact us for details of discounts available.

We offer comprehensive tax advice to contractors.  Please contact us if you would like a free consultation to discuss the tax advantages of contracting in more detail and the different possible scenarios.

Why contractors choose to use Harries Watkins & Jones.....

  • Expert Advice from PCG accredited Chartered Accountants
  • Highly competitive fees - see our packages here
  • Personal service, you will deal with the same members of our team
  • Face to face meetings available at no extra charge
  • Efficient professional service
  • Direct access to the directors of our firm who are contractors tax experts
  • Conveniently located offices for contractors in South Wales, with Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Pontypridd and Bridgend all no further than 30 minutes away by car from one of our offices

We offer special highly competitive all inclusive services for contractors including...

  • Company formation
  • Dedicated client manager
  • Taxation advice
  • Face to face meetings
  • Annual Accounts
  • Company tax returns
  • Personal Tax Returns
  • Company secretarial service
  • Book-keeping
  • VAT Returns
  • Advice on flat rate VAT scheme
  • Mortgage/tenancy references
  • PAYE Returns
  • Tax computations
  • Review of contracts for IR35 status
  • Provision of anti IR35 draft contracts
  • Dealing with IR35 disputes
These services can either provided individually or be packaged into a fixed monthly fee, which starts from just £60 + VAT find out more here.

We also have a blog dedicated to tax issues facing contractors.


This probably the most famous taxation issue affecting contractors but is certainly not the only one.  There are many factors to consider in deciding if a contractor is caught by the notorious IR35 legislation.

Fundamental factors to consider:

  • Control;
  • The right to get a substitute or helper to do the job;
  • Mutuality of obligations.

Other factors to consider:

  • Provision of equipment;
  • Financial Risk;
  • Basis of Payment;
  • Opportunity to profit from sound management;
  • Part and parcel of the organisation;
  • Right of dismissal;
  • Employee benefits;
  • Intention of the parties;
  • Length of engagement.

These are often matters of general employment law, and not specific tax legislation. There is an enormous amount of Case Law in this area and the Taxman is not always right. They do not have the final say on whether somebody is caught by IR35 or not. We can argue your case for you.

The cost of employees and employers national insurance if you get it wrong are considerable as well as interest and penalties.

We can review your existing arrangements and give you our opinion on whether it will stand up to attack from the Revenue. We can help draft contracts for services to assist you and advise on how you can maximise your chances.