Having a good firm of accountants on your side will ensure that you have all the information and support that you need to help your business grow and flourish.
They can offer advice and help you comply with accounting and tax requirements.
If you are self employed or run a small enterprise in
Peckham, it makes sense to use Accountants or Bookkeepers also based in
Peckham. Local accountancy firms that are prepared to help small business and new business start ups in the area are listed below.
Recommended Local Partner
We have worked in and with small businesses for over 30 years so we can give all the advice and help necessary to get your start-up off to a flying start.
sjs Accountants specialise in helping and advising small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) throughout South London.
We have 30 years experience of running and assisting such businesses, so we fully appreciate the financial problems faced by our clients and know most of the solutions.
Our hands-on experience means that we will give you clear and practical advice aimed at making your life easier and giving you to time to advance your business.
Our aim is superb delivery at a value-for-money price - all initial consultations are free of charge as are any management reports arising, Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.
This is a big moment in your working life and with our help and your drive good things will happen.
0208 693 1581
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Free Accounting Resources
The following items are in our FREE start-up pack and can be download individually or as part of the whole pack.
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Personal Survival Budget
This template will help you to identify how much profit your business needs to make to cover your own personal outgoings.
An easy to use template. Instructions are included - just input your figures and the spreadsheet will perform all of the calculations for you.
Business Plan Template
One of the most important steps but is often ignored. This document will provide you with a clear road-map for your business.
If you run your own business in
and would like to learn more about
accounts, bookkeeping, National Insurance, or VAT, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.
Main Accounting Considerations
One of the first decisions you will need to make is which legal structure is likely to suit your new business and this will affect your accountancy obligations.
You can read a detailed article about your various options at:
Sole Trader or Limited Company?
The information below primarily relates to self-employment but if you decide to trade as a limited company, you can read more here:
Running a Limited Company.
You should tell HMRC as soon as you start self-employment, otherwise you may face a penalty. You are considered to have started self-employment when you have something to sell and either have a customer for your goods or services, or you are actively marketing your business.
You can let HMRC know about your self-employment by registering online for business taxes. A Self-Assessment Online account will automatically be set up at the same time. This allows you to send your Self-Assessment tax returns online. You will receive an Activation Code. You need to activate the service within 28 days. If you don’t, you will have to ask for a new Activation Code.
You can register online at
As a self-employed person, you pay a fixed amount of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NIC). If your profits are above a certain limit, you may also have to pay Class 4 National Insurance contributions.
Self-employed National Insurance rates
for full details.
It is very important that you set up a record keeping system and keep all records and supporting documents. Records for the current tax year must be retained until 31 January 2022.
You must keep records of all money coming into and going out of your business. This includes all cash, cheques and credit card transactions.
Your records should be adequate to allow you to complete an accurate Self Assessment return. You will be expected to keep a full record of:
- All sales made and other business income, as it is earned.
- The cost of all business expenses and purchases as you pay them, no matter how little they cost.
- All purchases of business stock, goods and raw materials.
- Capital expenditure; keep a separate record of all purchases and sales of business equipment, machinery and vehicles, together with the receipts.
- Keep a record of the market value of equipment or vehicles introduced into the business that you owned before starting your business.
Business records if you're self-employed
for full details.
There are key dates that you need to be aware of during the financial year. These relate to reporting and payment of any monies due. A list of dates and full explanation can be found
Value Added Tax (VAT)
You must register for VAT if:
- Your taxable turnover exceeds the VAT threshold in any 12 month period
- you expect your taxable turnover to exceed the VAT threshold within the next 30 days
- you take over an existing VAT registered business as a going concern
You have 30 days from the date you meet any of these criteria to register.
Usually, VAT registration can be completed online and if you apply online, you will be enrolled automatically so that you can submit your VAT return online (there is no longer a paper version).
The current VAT threshold is £85,000; if your turnover is below the registration limit, you can choose whether to apply for voluntary registration. The standard rate of VAT currently is
official VAT website
for full up to date details.
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Bells Bookkeeping are based in Chislehurst and currently assist many businesses of all sizes with their accountancy, taxation and bookkeeping requirements. We specialise in assisting those in their first year of trading with all their bookkeeping, accountancy and taxation requirements. We combine all compliance work with useful business advice for a reasonable and affordable price. If you are thinking about starting a business or you are in the process of doing so, come in and speak to us about the best way forward.
South London Accountants. Specialists in Sole Traders, Self-Employed, Freelancers. Services include Annual Accounts, Tax Returns, Business support and advice, Seminars, Personal Finance Review.
Based in Whitechapel, East London, Taj Accountants has many years of experience in the accounting and taxation industry. The company offers a range of accountancy services, and provides tax services and advice, cheap accounting services, cheap payroll, cheap tax return, cheap accounts for self-employed and cheap accounts for limited companies to clients throughout London. The company is located in Whitechapel, E1, East London (London).
The firm aims to supply businesses with a professional accountancy services and has on-site facilities. The expert staff help clients increase the revenue. The service is intended to be cost effective every time.
With a staff body of few fully qualified accountants, Taj Accountants has a professional team, qualified to a high standard.