Traditional Accounting Services – Advice for new businesses

Many people come to Winchester Bourne for support when they are starting a business. They may not know whether they should operate as self employed or form a limited company – we take them through the options, benefits and tax implications of this. We advise on claimable expenses for their business, provide guidance on the best way to keep their books and records. We will set up Paye schemes for them – run a monthly payroll for Directors for a minimal fee – and advise on Dividend payments. We will apply for Vat registration on their behalf and advise on matters such as Vat flat rate schemes, cash accounting, margin schemes etc.

As a client of Winchester Bourne you are encouraged to phone or email for advice at any time throughout the year – there is no additional charge for this – that is not the way we work!

We recommend a meeting either quarterly or half yearly depending on client needs and at the end of the year we complete end of year accounts, statutory accounts for Companies House – in the case of limited companies and compute corporation tax and complete self assessment returns for H M Customs & Revenue.

The annual fee we quote you will be the fee to act as your accountants throughout the year and it will cover all the above – it’s that striaght forward!

Our fees for this service range from £400.00 plus vat per annum.


I had a call from one of my customers who I referred to you last year, thanking me for the introduction and singing your praises in effusive terms. You and your team were described as efficient, expert and proactive, with the added bonus of being less expensive than his previous accountants, who were none of the above.

My customer is delighted, my relationship and credibility with him strengthened and you have a new client who I feel will stay for a very long time”.

Richard Stapley

Business Manager NatWest