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About Holmes Peat Thorpe

Holmes Peat Thorpe specialises in Small & Medium size businesses including Charities and also offer the following services:

Compliance Services
We provide services to assist your business and your personal affairs in complying with their statutory obligations.

  • Statutory audits
  • Annual accounts preparation
  • Company secretarial services
  • Tax returns
  • Tax credit claims

Support Services
These services assist your business with day to day information to help it grow and develop, by providing our clients with support services and information.

  • Management accounts and information
  • Payroll advice
  • Bookkeeping (including Payroll)
  • Business plans, budgets and forecasts

Corporation Tax Services
Assisting our clients with their statutory obligation to file self assessment corporation tax return forms and accounts online in the new regulatory format.

  • Self assessment
  • Planning

Personal Tax
Assisting our clients with their statutory obligation to file personal self assessment tax return forms and accounts online in the new regulatory format.

  • Sole traders and partnerships
  • Self assessment
  • Tax planning
  • Inheritance tax and estate planning

Providing a payroll service to relieve your business of the payroll processes.   Calculating your employees net salary and your liabilities for PAYE & NI payable to HM Revenue & Customs, and dealing with the various forms that are required to be filed with HM Revenue & Customs.

  • RTI Submissions
  • P11Ds advice and completion
  • Compliance

We provide a variety of services in this area which include preparing your VAT return from prime records to a review of the return prepared by yourselves.

  • Assistance with Registration
  • Returns
  • Advice and compliance

HMRC Investigations
The Government has a huge deficit in Treasury funds and HM Revenue & Customs have been granted far-reaching new powers.  HMRC can now

  • Visit business premises and request the production of documentation under Schedule 36 legislation
  • Issue harsher penalties for non compliance
  • Review multiple taxes simultaneously
  • Conduct targeted campaigns

In addition to all this, HMRC have estimated that there is a£40billion ‘tax gap’ between what they collect and what they believe is owed to them.

This will affect:

  • Companies
  • Sole traders and partnerships
  • Individuals

The Holmes Peat Thorpe Tax Investigations Service is designed to counteract the HMRC threat by reimbursing the costs of your defence in the event you are selected for enquiry by HMRC.

Compliance Services
We offer a range of compliance services to support all aspects of business administration. We can help you by ensuring accounts are prepared in the correct format and filed on time with the appropriate authorities.  We can also assist with keeping the statutory books and other company secretarial records up to date and making sure that all statutory returns are prepared.

Our experienced team can relieve you of the regulatory burden to leave you more time to concentrate on other areas of your business.

Support Services
Our support services aim to relieve the pressure of preparing the day to day financial and administrative documents that you may require.

Management Information
For the continued success of any business regular and reliable management information is crucial.  We can prepare management accounts on a monthly or quarterly.

Whatever your personal or commercial needs our experienced, highly trained staff can give you the best advice for your individual circumstances.

Every client's business is personally overseen by one of our directors and as an owner managed business ourselves, we are well placed to appreciate the nuances of this commercial sector.

We are committed to providing you with a high quality service that is both efficient and effective. However, should there be any cause for complaint in relation to any aspect of our service please contact Peter Cooper FCA. We agree to look into any complaint carefully and promptly and do everything reasonable to put it right. If you are still not satisfied you can refer your complaint to our professional body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The firm‘s Professional Indemnity Insurer is Travelers Professional Risks Limited, who can be located at Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8AG. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.

Company Registration No:  05030357
Registered Office: 110 Butterfield, Great Marlings, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DL

Registered to carry out audit work and regulated for a range of Investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Details about our audit registration can be viewed at by searching for Holmes Peat Thorpe.

Tax information for Employers HMRC rates and thresholds
Tax information for Employees HMRC rates and allowances