We are appropriately qualified to prepare accounts to the highest standard to comply with the Companies Act, Charities Act and Industrial and Provident Societies Act and Accounting Standards.

We are authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to conduct audit work and we can provide a tailored audit service to comply with your specific needs and relevant required legislation.

We can assist with the preparation of the company's accounts in accordance with applicable Accounting standards and the computation of the corporation tax liability. We can file your Corporation Tax returns and deal with HM Revenue and Customs on your behalf.

Additionally we can deal with filing at Companies House and all the other statutory documents required as your "Registered Office".

In addition to preparation of annual accounts we would aim to add significant value to this process by providing management information to help you develop and grow your business. We would identify trends which present opportunities or threats to your business and work in partnership with you to find solutions.

We have a team specifically trained in a complete range of advice, support and accounting services for new and small businesses. We have a great deal of experience in working with small and new businesses and have an extensive portfolio of clients from a wide range of different industries. We recognise the unique challenges presented to this business sector, and are able to respond to these.

We have the expertise to provide the support and expert advice you need in the following areas:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts Preparation
  • Payroll
  • Management accounts
  • VAT returns
  • Business Planning for growth and development
  • Raising Finance
  • Improving Efficiency, reducing costs etc

We have an extensive base of specialist clients that operate in the not for profit sector such as Community Development Finance Institutions, registered Charities and other not for profit organisations. We also act for many firms of solicitors and individuals employed in the legal services sector, together with medical professionals.

Efficient tax planning is a key element to the financial planning of any business. We place great emphasis on ensuring tax planning is carried out effectively and our clients reap the benefits of any opportunities.

We are committed to providing the most pro-active service available and ensure that our clients take full advantage of any tax opportunities arising. One example of our commitment to this is the "Pre Year-end Tax Planning Meeting".

The most important aspect of personal tax compliance is to ensure that we correctly review your individual tax situation on an annual basis. We will correctly calculate your personal tax liability or refund and ensure compliance with the strict reporting requirements issued by HM Revenue and Customs.

Our tax team consists of highly experienced specialised experts who are committed in providing the most pro-active service available and ensure that clients take full advantage of any tax opportunities arising.

We do not simply limit our advice to the business but wish to forge a relationship of personal and financial growth. We therefore offer personal tax planning services and advice on all aspects of personal taxation for Directors and other employees including:-

  • Preparation and filing of Self Assessment Income Tax returns
  • Capital Gains Tax planning
  • Inheritance Tax planning

We can tailor our payroll service to meet your needs. For ultimate cost and time saving we can undertake full maintenance of all aspects of the payroll and all related matters, ensuring legal compliance. Alternatively we can tailor the service to meet your specific requirements. For example:-

  • Full maintenance of payroll and all related matters
  • Submission of Real Time Information to HM Revenue Customs
  • Assistance with compliance of all requirement of Auto Enrolment
  • PAYE Health Check
  • National Insurance/Contributions Agency Health Check
  • Attendance at a HM Revenue and Customs PAYE / NI inspection
  • Wages & Salaries Surveys and recruitment advice and staff selection

We can provide full support on all matters relating to this specific area of taxation. In addition to the preparation of returns we will review the various scheme options to identify any potential benefits. If required we will also provide full support during HM Revenue and Customs visits, saving you time and ensuring rapid resolution of any queries.

Our Tax Investigations Service is designed to provide clients with protection against the representation costs of an enquiry.

Tax investigations cause unexpected and unwanted bills. With the government promising HMRC a further £800m to pursue non-compliance and tax evasion, large numbers of businesses and individuals will be affected by this compliance activity.

If selected for an investigation, we will defend you and aim to resolve the matter within the shortest possible timeframe.

The Tax Investigation Service will enable us to:

  • Respond on your behalf
  • Deal with all correspondence from HMRC
  • Prepare and defend your case
  • Negotiate the best possible outcome for you

Typical enquiries can last 19 months and cost over £5,000 of professional fees, simply to prove your finances are correct.

HMRC – the facts

  • HMRC collected £26.6bn from compliance in 2014/15
  • 46% of HMRC staff is now involved in enforcement and compliance work
  • £7.3bn of compliance yield from UK's 2,000 largest businesses, up from £5.9bn in 2013/14
  • £414m from compliance activity into the UK's 6,000 wealthiest individuals, up from £268m in 2013/14
  • The Revenue is moving towards an estate of 13 regional centres from 170 tax offices, partly to build and develop specialist compliance teams.

In addition, Connect, HMRC's award winning technology helps identify risks on tax returns submitted by individuals, partnerships and companies. Connect matches information held by other government agencies, tax evasion reports made by the public, social media profiling and data provided by third parties such as banks and letting agents to name a few. HMRC is exploiting this data further by moving all of this information into a single storage space called the 'enterprise data hub', where tax staff will see everything they need to know about an individual in one place.

A thorough defence is crucial to ensure you only pay the right amount of tax. Our Tax Investigations Service ensures you can afford a full, expert defence in the event of a tax enquiry and we strongly recommend that all clients subscribe.

For further information please contact us on 0121 746 4171 or email

Abbey Tax

Every business is unique, and we work with our clients to create and implement an ongoing business plan which will fulfil their specific objectives, from growth to profit diversification.

We have extensive experience in analysing, reviewing and investigating all the factors which impact on a business, and can help you identify key areas which could directly enhance business performance. In addition to financial analysis this may include investigation and action plans for other areas e.g. Merger and acquisition opportunities for rapid growth.

The result is an ongoing working plan to guide your business effectively to fulfilling its goals.

Profit & Loss Accounts and Cash Flow Forecasting

This is effective dynamic management information for future planning. Through a combination of analysis of historical data and forecasting you are presented with a framework to manage your business and enhance cash flow and profits.

You will be able to clearly identify how each financial variable impacts profit and cash flow and more importantly ways in which these can be manipulated to create opportunities.

This level of management information will ensure you can positively and quickly react to unexpected and/or major changes in your business. You will instantly be aware of the effect of such changes and identify the best way to react.

Information technology is a key element in the running and management of most businesses. It can be a complicated area and selecting the most appropriate solution for your current and futures needs takes careful consideration and planning. We can help you achieve the most effective IT solution. Our in house Microsoft accredited professional is available for planning advice and ongoing support.

The following comprehensive range of services are provided in association with

  • Business Exit Strategy - Comprehensive advice and assistance in putting together the best deal
  • Wills – A vital document to protect your family
  • Inheritance Tax Planning - The penalties of ignoring the potential impact of inheritance tax could have a devastating effect upon your family and we aim to minimise this threat by careful and flexible planning
  • Retirement Planning - Our aim is to maximise your financial resources and give you peace of mind before and after retirement
  • Trust/Estate Planning - Tax efficient routes to control & safeguard assets

Funding Proposals, Grant Applications and Grant Audits & Raising Finance

Through financial analysis and an understanding of your business and the sector in which you operate we can identify the optimum level of funding required to fulfil your business needs. We can then provide full support and advice throughout the process. We can help to speed up the acquisition of funds by producing reports for lenders, advising on alternative funding sources and giving direct assistance with the negotiation process.

We can provide assistance with any grant applications you may need and audit the application as required by certain external bodies.

Corporate Services

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Valuations

Management Buy In/Out

Due Diligence

If you need advice or support for any of the above, our experienced team can give you the level of assistance you need to ensure the deal progresses smoothly. Our extensive experience of these matters enables us to provide support and advice at every stage and ensure the deal is structured effectively. We fully understand the demands of these situations and understand that for successful progression a rapid response is required with solutions to issues as they arise.


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