Compliant payment solutions for freelancers and their users

Our indemnity-backed and insurance-backed solutions remove employment status risk, attract talent and outsource IR35 compliance.

Tax-compliant freelance engagements

Indemnity-backed and insurance-backed solutions

Employment Tribunal claims indemnity at no extra cost

Benefit from the lower costs of freelance services (vs. PAYE)

Be more profitable with a smarter workforce blend

Attract more talent

Service Comparison

Feature Guild Freelancing HMRC CEST Tool Umbrella Solution
Offers bespoke compliance assessment with each freelancer
Yes
No

N/A
Backed by team of experts who deal one-to-one
Yes
No

N/A
Guarantees status findings
Yes
No

N/A
Indemnifies user party (client)
Yes
No

N/A
Attractive to freelancers
Yes
No
No
Offers maximum net pay to freelancers
Yes

N/A
No

About Guild Freelancing

Guild Freelancing was launched by The Guild to help clients, across a multitude of sectors, to use the services of freelancers without risk. Established in 1997, The Guild is a leader in status compliance and stands between clients and HMRC.


We employ in-house tax and legal experts to ensure we are at the cutting edge of status compliance, thereby keeping clients safe.


We engage freelancers in sectors such as rail, automotive, infrastructure, engineering and transport – and are expanding into new industries all the time.


Whether concerned about IR35, the status of sole traders or the difficulties of attracting talent in a limited resource pool, we relieve clients’ headaches and provide solutions that are tax-compliant and insurance-backed. Our solutions enhance freelancers’ net pay (when compared to umbrella PAYE), making us the ideal provider in these harder times.

Take-Home Pay Comparison

Based on a hypothetical income of £700 per week

With expenses

While the recent Exchequer case (Exchequer Solutions Ltd v HMRC [2022]) has narrowed the circumstances in which tax-free expenses are claimable by umbrella employees, this comparison imagines a scenario in which £100 expenses are legitimately claimed.

Figures are illustrative only.

Without expenses

While modest business expenses have been assumed for the self-employed freelancer, expenses for the umbrella employee have been omitted on the basis of the recent decision in Exchequer Solutions Ltd v HMRC [2022].

Figures are illustrative only.

Our Expert Team

The smartest people work every day to provide the best service and make our clients happy.
Jas_Singharda
Jas Singarda

Compliance Lead

Linda_Stow
Linda Stow

Compliance Lead (IR35)

Richard_Clutterbuck
Richard Clutterbuck

Employment Taxes Specialist

Cristian_Ley
Cristian Ley

Deputy Managing Director

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