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Starting up a business is equal parts exciting and scary. Long term success depends on having a clear business strategy that is aligned with the reality of your financial situation. We’re here to help you with so much more than simple accounting. Our experts can help craft a financial plan that will allow you to grow without overstretching your resources.

Growth is great, as long as you can afford it.


There’s a lot to consider when you first start up. Is this the right time to get VAT registered? What type of company is best for me? How will the type of business I am affect my tax or my ability to grow? Is it too early for PAYE? What happens to my National Insurance contributions? The list goes on and on.

We’ve got the answers you need to get you up and running and ready for growth.

We’ve got your back.

As a start up, you’ll need to register your business with Companies House and HMRC. Unlike most, HL&W are here to support you and offer this service at a reduced fee for all our new clients. Our inclusive business setup includes Companies House business name registration along with HMRC registration. HMRC registration is needed for Self Assessment, PAYE, Corporation Tax and VAT where applicable.

Dividend Planning

We advise our clients on the most tax-efficient remuneration package for directors to have during the year to help minimise tax liabilities.

Corporation Tax Preparation

Corporation Tax is the tax liability arising on the taxable profits of your Limited Company. HL&W Limited will ensure all legislation is complete to be compliant with HMRC.

Financial accounting and annual accounts preparation

HL&W Limited prepare the full and filleted accounts that are compliant with current legislation, including the Companies Act and relevant Accounting Standards.

Budgeting and forecasting

It is important for HL&W Limited to have an annual review before the financial reports are due for the accounting year to plan for the following financial year. By forecasting, we can have an understanding and are able to assess relevant future factors affecting your business.

Personal Tax

HL&W Limited understand that tax matters can be daunting and time consuming especially if they are not familiar territory. We work closely with professional financial advisers to ensure tax bills are minimised, tax returns are completed accurately and submitted on time.

Company Secretarial Services

HL&W Limited deal with Company Secretarial compliance matters for you including formation of companies, confirmation statement, change of address, share transfers, director appointments. We provide your Limited Company with a registered office.

HMRC Related Correspondence

As authorised agents for your Limited Company, HL&W Limited will receive and deal with all HMRC correspondence on your behalf. In order to avoid our clients having issues relating to missing deadlines, HL&W Limited always keep you informed and provide you with accurate information.


HL&W Limited will formulate VAT returns from preparing the figures to submitting the return. We advise on the relevant VAT scheme and the applicable rates of VAT in respect of both inputs and outputs. We also aim to explain the principals of VAT and show workings of the calculations of the VAT to be paid over or to be recovered.


HL&W Limited will discuss salary and will calculate the net pay due to a client’s employees after taking into account all deductions and reimbursement of expenses. This includes the preparation of returns to enable the submission (to HMRC) of all required RTI forms, after approval by a client. Advising the client of their liability, if any, to pay PAYE and National Insurance to HMRC. Guidance in the complex area of employment status and IR35 regulation.


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