Tax and insurance heavyweights, Catax and Croner Taxwise, enter into joint venture agreement

Date: September 5, 2017

London, 5th September 2017 — UK specialist tax relief company, Catax, today announced it has entered into a joint venture with Leicester-based Fee Protection Insurance provider, Croner Taxwise, a subsidiary of the Peninsula Business Services Group.

Existing and future clients will benefit by having access to both firm’s highly regarded expertise and market leading services. Catax and Croner Taxwise are renowned in their fields and this agreement will see them work closely together, to ensure they are able to offer their services to a wider audience and, in turn, grow both businesses.

Catax, which specialises in Capital Allowances and Research & Development tax relief, has offices in Manchester and London. The firm has recovered more than £143m of tax relief for clients throughout the UK, working closely with accountants nationwide.

Croner Taxwise delivers its Fee Protection Insurance policies through a channel of more than 4,000 accountancy practices across the UK. Fee Protection Insurance covers accountancy firms and their clients for the additional costs that arise when a business is the subject of an HMRC enquiry, check, intervention or dispute.

Mark Tighe, CEO, Catax, commented:

“This joint venture with Croner Taxwise is really positive news for clients of Catax and Croner Taxwise. There is a clear synergy between both firms, not only as specialists in our respective fields, but also as demonstrated by each being partnered with the ICAEW.

‘’Clients of both Catax and Croner Taxwise will have access to additional highly regarded products and services, which can only be a good thing. By combining our collective skills, experience and contacts, we believe the two businesses will grow and be able to provide a more rounded client offering.”

Ben Chaplin, Managing Director, Croner Taxwise, added:

“Catax are the UKs leading specialist in uncovering Capital Allowances and Research and Development hidden tax reliefs and we are delighted to announce our partnership.

Both Catax and Croner Taxwise lead the market in our respective specialisms, share the same commitment to delivering world class service, work extensively with thousands of firms of accountants and are ICAEW Member Rewards partners. It makes perfect sense to work together and I look forward to the further development of the services we are able to offer both Croner Taxwise and Catax clients and therefore enhancing the capabilities of their accountancy practices.”

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