Our services

Support and advice from experienced tax specialists for any size or type of business

We’ll help you handle any aspect of your tax affairs, from accounting to bookkeeping, tax compliance and tax planning.

We’re experienced in all of the services we offer below – it’s rare that we come across a tax issue we haven’t seen before, and we thrive on solving complex problems for our clients.

Support and advice from experienced tax specialists for any size or type of business

We’ll help you handle any aspect of your tax affairs, from accounting to bookkeeping, tax compliance and tax planning.

We’re experienced in all of the services we offer below – it’s rare that we come across a tax issue we haven’t seen before, and we thrive on solving complex problems for our clients.

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Owner-managed businesses

R&D tax credits

Many companies don’t realise that they can claim R&D tax credits, but they can be a very valuable resource.

We’ll help you prepare a claim that allows you to reduce your corporation tax liability or receive cash credit from HMRC, depending on your circumstances.

Patent box claims

If your company holds patents or other qualifying IP rights – like plant breeder rights – you should be exploring patent box relief. It’s complex, but the potential value for your company could be significant. In some cases patent box claims can be the deciding factor in whether or not you protect your valuable IP.

We’ll walk you through the process of claiming patent box relief and maximise the chances that your application will be successful.

Creative industry tax reliefs

The UK’s creative industry sector is an important part of the UK economy both domestically and internationally. The government has recognised this by introducing valuable tax reliefs to support the sector.

Everything from animation productions to television programmes, museums and orchestras could be eligible for creative industry tax reliefs. We’ll help you understand if you’re eligible and how much relief you could claim.

Capital allowances

Tax relief on capital items can be valuable, especially when you’re developing or renovating commercial properties. The new ‘super deduction’ relief on plant and machinery can also lead to a reduction in tax of as much as 25p for every £1 invested.

We’ll help make sure you claim the maximum amount of relief available to you, so you can make the most of the capital allowances on offer.

Employment issues

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way in which people work and view work.  The shift from office based working to home working has reduced geographical barriers, making the employment market competitive.  We can help you create tax-efficient renumeration packages to attract the top talent while minimising the costs.

HMRC disputes/enquiries

Received an unnerving letter from HMRC? They’re often not as daunting as they may seem, if you know your way around the system.

We can take care of any enquiry or investigation for you and negotiate with HMRC on your behalf, allowing you to concentrate on other areas of your business.

Disposal of a business

You put a lot of hard work into growing your company, so it’s important to get as much value from it as possible when the time comes for you to sell.

The key is to minimise tax liabilities as much as possible during the sale. If you meet certain conditions, you might be able to claim tax reliefs for the tax liabilities incurred on disposal of your business.

We’ll provide advice and support to help you ensure that these reliefs apply before you sell your business.

Retirement planning

If you start early, retirement planning can be stress-free and relatively cost-effective.

We’ll help you keep track of your retirement planning so you can enjoy your well-earned retirement in comfort. This might involve looking at tax relief on pension payments, structuring your business to maximise the return on sale, or exploring how your business can continue to provide for you even after you stop working.

EIS/SEIS

If you invest in early-stage, high-risk companies who meet certain criteria, you could receive significant tax breaks.

For companies, this can be an excellent way to raise capital early in the life of your business.

If you’re an independent investor, you can benefit from income tax relief in the year in which you invest, plus capital gains tax exemptions on the disposal of your shares.

We’ll help you calculate the best way forward so that you and your company can maximise your tax savings.

Share Schemes

Want to reward your loyal and hardworking employees with something a little more meaningful than bonuses or pay rises? Share schemes are a way to give employees the potential to acquire some of the value of your company in a tax efficient manner. 

We’ll show you how to set up your share scheme so that it benefits both you and your employees as much as possible.

Large Corporates

R&D tax credits

Many companies don’t realise that they can claim R&D tax credits, but they can be a very valuable resource.

We’ll help you prepare a claim that allows you to reduce your corporation tax liability or receive cash credit from HMRC, depending on your circumstances.

Patent box claims

If your company holds patents or other qualifying IP rights – like plant breeder rights – you should be exploring patent box relief. It’s complex, but the potential value for your company could be significant. In some cases patent box claims can be the deciding factor in whether or not you protect your valuable IP.

We’ll walk you through the process of claiming patent box relief and maximise the chances that your application will be successful.

Corporate reorganisations

If you’re looking to separate parts of your business – either prior to a sale or for other commercial reasons – we’ll help you minimise the tax implications of your restructure by applying for the tax reliefs available for restructuring companies.

Acquisitions and disposals of companies

It’s important to seek advice about the tax consequences of any purchase or sale of a company by your business. That way, you can ensure that your transaction doesn’t come with any nasty tax surprises – or, if a large tax bill can’t be avoided, ask for the sale price to be adjusted accordingly!

Get in touch with us before the transaction takes place and we’ll help you reduce the tax impact of any acquisition or disposal as much as possible.

Share schemes

Want to reward your loyal and hardworking employees with something a little more meaningful than bonuses or pay rises? Share schemes are a way to give employees the potential to acquire some of the value of your company in a tax efficient manner. 

We’ll show you how to set up your share scheme so that it benefits both you and your employees as much as possible.

Capital allowances

Tax relief on capital items can be valuable, especially when you’re developing or renovating commercial properties. The new ‘super deduction’ relief on plant and machinery can also lead to a reduction in tax of as much as 25p for every £1 invested.

We’ll help make sure you claim the maximum amount of relief available to you, so you can make the most of the capital allowances on offer.

HMRC disputes/enquiries

Received an unnerving letter from HMRC? They’re often not as daunting as they may seem, if you know your way around the system.

We can take care of any enquiry or investigation for you and negotiate with HMRC on your behalf, allowing you to concentrate on other areas of your business.

International tax planning/issues (e.g. transfer pricing, CFC and double tax treaties)

We’ll help you analyse the tax implications of setting up abroad, repatriating profits back to the UK, and being involved in a multinational group, such as transfer pricing issues and Controlled Foreign Companies legislation.

Complex issues like CIR, CFC, thin cap, group transactions, listing

The UK corporate tax regime can be complicated.

Most rules are related to the deductibility of interest in the UK and the restrictions placed on this, but there can also be complex rules around loss planning, intra-group transfers of assets (both tangible and intangible) and other corporate issues involving groups of companies. The raising of finance, including listing or Private Equity backing can also lead to tax issues.

Our experience in supporting large corporates means we can offer experienced advice on all of these complexities.

Individuals 

Inheritance tax planning

Inheritance tax should generally only be paid by the super-rich and the unprepared, but it’s often the ‘forgotten tax’ that catches individuals off-guard.

There are many ways you can easily reduce or eliminate your inheritance tax exposure, and we’ll help you find the ones that work for you.

Capital gains tax planning

If you plan ahead carefully, it’s easy to mitigate or reduce capital gains tax. We’ll help you find ways to reduce your exposure and take advantage of the many reliefs that are available.

Property investment tax planning

A recent boom in property investment has prompted several changes to the UK tax system, making property ownership more complex for many.

As in many areas of tax, forward planning is key to help reduce your exposure and avoid costly mistakes. We’ll help you find a path forward and address any potential issues at an early stage, so you can keep your property investment tax under control.

Incorporation of a business

For many people, moving from being a sole trader or a partnership to a limited company is a major life event. We’ll help you ease the transition with careful consideration and planning, so you can maximise the benefits while minimising the cost.

HMRC disputes/enquiries

Received an unnerving letter from HMRC? They’re often not as daunting as they may seem, if you know your way around the system.

We can take care of any enquiry or investigation for you and negotiate with HMRC on your behalf, allowing you to concentrate on other areas of your business.

Non-resident landlords

Income tax and capital gains tax have become real headaches for non-resident landlords in the last few years, as the reporting and compliance requirements have become increasingly complex.

Whether you own your property personally or run a property-rich company, we’ll help you ensure you’re compliant with the reporting requirements. We’ll also help you ensure that your holdings are structured in the most tax-efficient manner possible.

EIS/SEIS

If you invest in early-stage, high-risk companies who meet certain criteria, you could receive significant tax breaks.

For companies, this can be an excellent way to raise capital early in the life of your business.

If you’re an independent investor, you can benefit from income tax relief in the year in which you invest, plus capital gains tax exemptions on the disposal of your shares.

We’ll help you calculate the best way forward so that you and your company can maximise your tax savings.

Retirement planning

If you start early, retirement planning can be stress-free and relatively cost-effective.

We’ll help you keep track of your retirement planning so you can enjoy your well-earned retirement in comfort. This might involve looking at tax relief on pension payments, structuring your business to maximise the return on sale, or exploring how your business can continue to provide for you even after you stop working.