Financial Services

Compliance Services

Annual Accounting

Annual Accounting

The backbone of any accountancy practice has and will remain the preparation and filing of annual accounts both with HM Revenue & Customs and for corporate entities, Companies House as well. For charities there will also be filing with the Charities Commission.

Annual Accounting

Company Secretarial

When running a hectic business you cannot afford to use valuable time making sure you are complying with the Companies Acts. However, you do need to be aware how this legislation affects your company and its directors. We can help by carrying out the company secretarial duties for you.

Annual Accounting

Online Accounting

When running a hectic business you cannot afford to use valuable time making sure you are complying with the Companies Acts. However, you do need to be aware how this legislation affects your company and its directors. We can help by carrying out the company secretarial duties for you.

Annual Accounting

Payroll Bureau

Running your own payroll can be time consuming and complicated, particularly with the ever increasing complexity of taxation and employment legislation. There is an increasing burden on business to comply with these issues and non-compliance can lead to substantial penalties.

Annual Accounting

Taxation

These days, many consider tax mitigation unethical. HM Revenue & Customs propaganda and a propensity for creating retrospective legislation to counter certain tax planning fuel this. Whilst it is still perfectly legal to mitigate your tax liabilities, care needs to be taken to ensure it is not considered to be aggressive.

Annual Accounting

Landlord tax

Apart from our business clients, our largest number of personal tax clients are Buy To Let Landlords. This group of clients represent over a third of our personal tax cases. Recent law changes such as restrictions on mortgage interest deductions and flat rate deductions have changed the landscape of property taxes.

Annual Accounting

Audits

The requirement for limited companies to undertake a statutory audit in accordance with the Companies Act legislation has reduced over the years as successive minimum threshold limits have increased. This has resulted in many firms of accountants dropping their audit authorisation altogether.

Advisory Services

Accountants have always offered advisory services but they have always tended to be ad hoc, which rarely provided long term benefits to clients. We are different inasmuch that we want to work with you on an ongoing basis, helping you increase your profits and/or freeing up that most valuable of resources, time. for this reason we offer a regular adivsory service.

Within our Business Growth service, we look to work with clients on at least a quarterly basis, with check ins in between. Most porblems can be solved, not with wizzy software or brand new ideas, but by taking previous experiences and blending them to fit the current need. We then agree certain actions to move the porcess forward.

The Growth service can be tailored to suit needs and can be as often as monthly if there is a need for urgent action. Before undertaking this type of serivce, it is vital that ground rules are set out. We can provide as much support as is required but our ideas will only have meaning and purpose if they are put into action. For this reason we make it clear from the outset that success will only come if you undetake the agreed actions at the end of each session.

An advisory story

We have acted for this client for many years and some years ago they were keen to make their mark in their locality which involved working with the Local Authority to provide services to the community. The decision was taken to initially undertake a monthly advisory service during which time the business grew quickly, thanks in no small part to the efforts of the director and senior team. Their expertise in their local field became acknowledged and they are now the first port of call for the Local Authority, with the director sitting on various advisory boards himself.

Business Advisory

Business Advisory

Many in business mix up the terms advisory and consultancy or assume they have the same meaning and effect. We were once told that Advisory is the art of solving known and obvious problems whereas Consultancy is the art of identifying there is a problem and then trying to work out what it is.

Business Advisory

Business Start-Up

All businesses started life at some stage and new businesses start all the time. Statistics show that 20% of new businesses fail in their first year, and nearly 60% fail in less than 5 years in business.

Business Advisory

All Things Financial

We have a dedicated team who only deals with matters such as mortgages, life assurance, pensions and investments. We are directly authorised with the Financial Conduct Authority which allows you to access these services inhouse.

PG Tax

Legal Services

In today’s world, everybody is a specialist; whether that is financial planning, accountancy, insurance or legal. Trying to find the best person to deal with your requirements can be a daunting process if you are not sure who to speak to.

Probate services

Probate Services

We are almost unique in being able to offer Probate Services to our clients, allowing us to offer the “…. and beyond” element of our purpose. Again our all-around knowledge allows us to help those left behind to deal with the deceased’s affairs in a tax-effective manner.