Book-Keeping & VAT Return

VAT returns are a time-consuming task. It is often the case that a business person doesn't have the time to compile their own VAT return. We advise you on whether it is advantageous to register or deregister for VAT. Additionally, we're able to determine which VAT scheme is the most advantageous to your business. Preparing your VAT returns will help us to produce quarterly management accounts with appropriate reconciliation and produce the year-end final accounts. We can also assist those who wish to prepare their own VAT return by setting up proper bookkeeping systems.


Hallbrookes can offer maintenance of the payroll either weekly, fortnightly or on a monthly basis. We operate from payroll packages, which means we stay up-to-date with all the tax and National Insurance rate changes ensuring that you receive pay slips whenever required.

We will also do the necessary payments to HMRC at the end of the month, including the preparation of all year-end paperwork.

Business Start-ups / Business Plans

Starting a business can be risky without the right advice; that is why, at Hallbrookes, we will advise an appropriate structure for new businesses giving guidance on whether to start out as sole trader, in partnership or as a limited company.

We offer the following support for new businesses:

  1. Advice on whether VAT registration is appropriate or not
  2. Help with setting up a Bookkeeping system
  3. Help with Cash flows & Projections for the bank
  4. Help with registration of new business.

We offer focused help and advice during the start up of new businesses. We take great interest and pride in ensuring that the commencement of a business goes smoothly and according to plan.

Tax Returns

We'll be able to assist you with:

  1. Completing of Self Assessment (SA) returns for Individuals & Partnerships
  2. Dealing with HMRC enquiries into the SA returns
  3. Preparing Corporation tax returns.

As part of our client core policy, we will ensure that your tax returns are submitted before the appropriate deadlines. We utilise sophisticated computer software and almost 40 years of experience to fulfill your needs.

We will work with you to ensure that your accounts, income and allowances are scrutinised to minimise your tax liability and help with tax planning for the future.

Partnerships & Sole Trader Accounts

We will assist ongoing Partnerships and Sole trader firms with advice which is useful and designed to meet the individual's needs and requirements.

We prepare all types of accounts, from incomplete records to a computerised set of books.

We will always advise you on how you can improve your record keeping should we identify any areas for improvement.

Limited Company Accounts

Hallbrookes will assist to ensure all accounts for limited companies are submitted in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

We ensure all accounts are submitted within set deadlines.

Charity Accounts

Hallbrookes also acts as Independent Examiners of Charities. We are specialists in advising charities on financial and tax matters. We act for a large number of charities throughout the country and keep up to date with the latest developments on charitable issues.

Cash Flows & Projections

When businesses approach banks and other institutions for loans, they are often required to produce a cash flow forecast or a projection, which predicts businesses' trading activities over the forthcoming year. Hallbrookes can undertake the task at hand to lighten the burden.

Tax & VAT Investigations

We will help businesses through the stressful and worrying times of being investigated by the HMRC, NI Contributions Agency or VAT office.

As part of Hallbrookes policy, we extend the use of our own offices for these inspections to take place. This means that day-to-day running of your business will be unaffected by the inspections. This also means that any issues raised during the inspection can further be addressed to ourselves and discussed with you later.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free initial consultation for half-an-hour and are happy to quote for any work required. If you would like to arrange a meeting with one of our partners or a manager, please contact us by telephone on:

01234 350885

or by email at:

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