Business Services

Running a business is complex and can drain your time and resources. We aim to take over some of your commitments and give you back more time to devote to the improvement and general day to day running of your business. Our main focus is to ensure that you meet the compliance expectations of HMRC and that you receive the right support and advice to drive your business forward.

Accounting

From the preparation of your annual accounts to the regular maintenance of your VAT records, we can remove the worry and the effort associated with your basic accounting requirements.

  • Annual accounts
  • Management accounts
  • Business consultancy
  • Book-keeping
  • PAYE and VAT records and returns
  • Accounting reviews

Business Planning

Knowing what is around the corner is the holy grail of running a business, so planning ahead is vitally important. Despite this, many business owners simply do not have the time to think about the future when the day to day running of their business is so time consuming. We can support you in your business planning and help you make those decisions that will improve your bottom line.

  • Start-ups and venture planning
  • Strategy planning
  • Business plans and forecasts
  • Financial management and negotiations
  • PAYE and VAT records and returns
  • Financial systems advice

Company secretarial

Starting your own business is both exciting and daunting. You will be need to understand how your business will progress, know where the money will come from, understand projected profit and expenses and other basic accounting. Additionally, you will need to sign contracts, employ staff and think about premises and start-up costs. Having an expert on your side is invaluable and could mean the difference between success and failure.

Business Planning

Smaller businesses are likely to need professional secretarial help and yet they are the least likely to be able to afford a full time staff member. We provide you with ad hoc help from just a few hours per week. Not only does this save you money, but it allows you to take advantage of the skills of our experienced business secretaries. Our secretaries can help with the following:

  • Company formation
  • Annual return preparation
  • Lodging and maintenance of statutory returns with Registrar of Companies
  • Company searches
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association advice
  • Office facilities

Corporate tax planning

Understanding the expectations of HMRC is important when running a business. We can sit down with you and discuss your corporation tax and business tax requirements.

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Tax planning and mitigation
  • VAT
  • PAYE and National Insurance
  • HMRC investigations advice and audits

Payroll

The role of the payroll officer within any business is becoming more burdensome with changes to pensions just the tip of the iceberg. We provide a tailor-made payroll service that will ensure you meet the dates and expectations of your staff and Inland Revenue.

  • Online Inland Revenue filing
  • Payments via BACs of Bank Auto Pay
  • Records of your payroll, liabilities and deductions
  • Advice on redundancies, holiday pay, maternity pay, sick pay and notice periods
  • Provision of all necessary forms and returns
  • Assistance with audits

VAT

All businesses are aware that complying with VAT requirements is time consuming and difficult. It is extremely easy to either underpay or overpay with both of these causing huge issues for businesses in terms of their cashflow and possible fines.

As experts in VAT we are able to advise on the best type of VAT scheme that will work for your business to ensure that you are paying the correct amount and removing the need for onerous filing of returns wherever possible.

  • Annual returns
  • Cash accounting VAT
  • Flat rate VAT
  • Specialist schemes for certain business types