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Helping Businesses Grow Since 1997

DSL is one of the UK’s leading small business accountancy firms. We know it’s your energy, ambition and dedication that drive your business forward. We also know you don’t have the time for your accounts to be complicated or your tax to be taxing. We are here to help turn your accounts into an essential business tool. We are here to take the hassle out of doing your tax return. We are to here to give you peace of mind and time, so you can focus on the most important thing; building and growing your business.

Direct

We like to build a personal and direct relationship with all of our clients. That’s why we offer all clients limitless calls or face to face meetings.

Simple

Getting a handle on your accounts will help drive your business forward. That’s why we are here to make the accounting process simple and useful.

Logical

No two businesses are the same. No accounting solution should be the same either. That’s why we tailor our offering to your individual needs.

Direct

We like to build a personal and direct relationship with all of our clients. That’s why we offer all clients limitless calls or face to face meetings.

Simple

Getting a handle on your accounts will help drive your business forward. That’s why we are here to make the accounting process simple and useful.

Logical

No two businesses are the same. No accounting solution should be the same either. That’s why we logically tailor our offering to your individual needs.

SELF-EMPLOYED

From initial HMRC registration through to filing your tax returns, we manage and support sole traders and partnership businesses across all matters of tax and accounting so that you are free to focus on driving your business forward.


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SELF-EMPLOYED

From initial HMRC registration through to filing your tax returns, we manage and support sole traders and partnership businesses across all matters of tax and accounting so that you are free to focus on driving your business forward.


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LIMITED COMPANIES

There are certain tax benefits in running your business as a Limited Company above and beyond the Limited Liability protection. We will help determine how best to set up your business and once registered we will provide on going support and management accounts.


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LIMITED COMPANIES

There are certain tax benefits in running your business as a Limited Company above and beyond the Limited Liability protection. We will help determine how best to set up your business and once registered we will provide on going support and management accounts.


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DIRECT SELLING

We have over 20 years’ experience in the Direct Selling industry, both as a top distributor and as the leading UK direct selling accountancy practice. This means that we truly understand how the industry works as well as the tax and accounting provisions.


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DIRECT SELLING

We have over 20 years’ experience in the Direct Selling industry, both as a top distributor and as the leading UK direct selling accountancy practice. This means that we truly understand how the industry works as well as the tax and accounting provisions.


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CONTRACTORS

Being a contractor is such an exciting place to be, you get to call the shots and it’s down to you to make the most of your talents. What’s vital is that your finances don’t get in the way. At DSL we help set you up for success whilst making sure you are fully compliant with all the nuances of IR35.


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CONTRACTORS

Being a contractor is such an exciting place to be, you get to call the shots and it’s down to you to make the most of your talents. What’s vital is that your finances don’t get in the way. At DSL we help set you up for success whilst making sure you are fully compliant with all the nuances of IR35.


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SEE OUR SERVICES

Our Services

Tailored to your needs

Sole Trader and Partnership Accounts

Overseeing and preparing your accounts and filing your self-assessment tax return.

Limited Company Accounts and Tax Returns

Overseeing and preparing your accounts and filing at Companies House.

Quarterly VAT Returns

Extracting VAT information from your business records for your VAT returns.

Quarterly Management Accounts

Preparing your trading accounts on a quarterly basis.

Sole Trader and Partnership HMRC Registration

Advising you on how best to set up your business and filing the appropriate forms with HMRC.

Limited Company Formation and Registration

Advising you on limited liability status and registering with Companies House and HMRC.

Limited Company Confirmation Statements

Previously known as annual returns these record the details of directors and shareholders of your business.

Bookkeeping

Recommending and managing the most appropriate accounting systems for your business.

Financial Reports & References

Preparing the forms necessary for your business to raise capital or borrow.

Tax Planning and Compliance

We constantly review current tax law and best practice to make sure you comply with all legislation.

Business Plans

We will help you develop a formal business plan, covering specific business goals and a detailed roll out plan. This will include projected profits and cash flow.

Payroll

Preparation of your payroll and payslips including PAYE and NI calculations.

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Helping Your Business Grow






5 ‘resolutions’ to help your small business finances in the new tax year


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DSL

While cutting down on chocolate or hitting the gym are the classic resolutions for January 1st, have you thought about changes you’re going to make for the new tax year on the 6thof April? The new tax year is just around the corner, so it’s…

Business growth, Cash flow, Hiring, Strategy, Tax





Do I need professional indemnity insurance?


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DSL

One of the most exciting parts of launching a business for the first time is the learning curve involved. There’s a certain amount of making it up as you go along, discovering things by trial and error and working out what does and doesn’t work….

Business owner, Insurance, Strategy





5 ‘resolutions’ to help your small business finances in the new tax year


by
DSL

While cutting down on chocolate or hitting the gym are the classic resolutions for January 1st, have you thought about changes you’re going to make for the new tax year on the 6thof April? The new tax year is just around the corner, so it’s…

Business growth, Cash flow, Hiring, Strategy, Tax





The autumn 2018 budget: what it means for your small business


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DSL

Consider yourself, in chancellor Phillip Hammond’s words, a striver or a grafter? Then, the autumn 2018 Budget was aimed at people like you. With a number of specific concessions and incentives targeted at small business owners, the budget offers a fair few benefits to entrepreneurs…

Autumn budget, Business growth, Business owner, Uncategorized





Do I need professional indemnity insurance?


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DSL

One of the most exciting parts of launching a business for the first time is the learning curve involved. There’s a certain amount of making it up as you go along, discovering things by trial and error and working out what does and doesn’t work….

Business owner, Insurance, Strategy





5 practical steps: how to manage cash flow in a small business


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DSL

You could have the best business idea ever. You could have major customers queuing up at the door. You could have a huge order on the books which would make you a millionaire. But, if you don’t know how to manage cash flow in a…

Business owner, Cash flow, How-to

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Helping Your Business Grow






5 ‘resolutions’ to help your small business finances in the new tax year


by
DSL

While cutting down on chocolate or hitting the gym are the classic resolutions for January 1st, have you thought about changes you’re going to make for the new tax year on the 6thof April? The new tax year is just around the corner, so it’s…

Business growth, Cash flow, Hiring, Strategy, Tax





Do I need professional indemnity insurance?


by
DSL

One of the most exciting parts of launching a business for the first time is the learning curve involved. There’s a certain amount of making it up as you go along, discovering things by trial and error and working out what does and doesn’t work….

Business owner, Insurance, Strategy





5 ‘resolutions’ to help your small business finances in the new tax year


by
DSL

While cutting down on chocolate or hitting the gym are the classic resolutions for January 1st, have you thought about changes you’re going to make for the new tax year on the 6thof April? The new tax year is just around the corner, so it’s…

Business growth, Cash flow, Hiring, Strategy, Tax





The autumn 2018 budget: what it means for your small business


by
DSL

Consider yourself, in chancellor Phillip Hammond’s words, a striver or a grafter? Then, the autumn 2018 Budget was aimed at people like you. With a number of specific concessions and incentives targeted at small business owners, the budget offers a fair few benefits to entrepreneurs…

Autumn budget, Business growth, Business owner, Uncategorized





Do I need professional indemnity insurance?


by
DSL

One of the most exciting parts of launching a business for the first time is the learning curve involved. There’s a certain amount of making it up as you go along, discovering things by trial and error and working out what does and doesn’t work….

Business owner, Insurance, Strategy





5 practical steps: how to manage cash flow in a small business


by
DSL

You could have the best business idea ever. You could have major customers queuing up at the door. You could have a huge order on the books which would make you a millionaire. But, if you don’t know how to manage cash flow in a…

Business owner, Cash flow, How-to





Would your business cash reserves see you through a rough patch?


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DSL

Picture this scenario. There’s a downturn in the economy. Your two biggest clients tell you they have to cut spending and can’t work with you anymore. And while you still have some projects on the go, you know you won’t be paid for at least…

Cash flow, Savings, Strategy





IR 35 explained: what contractors need to know


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DSL

Fancy losing about 20% of your income and paying up to six years’ worth of back taxes? Thought not. However, if you’re working as a contractor but are deemed to be flaunting the IR 35 tax avoidance rules, you could be subject to a long…

Business growth, Contractors, Tax





3 business growth strategies for a sustainable future


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DSL

If your start-up is going through a period of rapid growth, it seems counterintuitive to view that as something to worry about. When sales are skyrocketing, marketing is bringing in countless new leads and you’re hiring staff left, right and centre, only a real killjoy…

Business owner, Cash flow, Strategy
Employing staff for first time




Employing staff for the first time? Five financial matters to sort


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DSL

So, you’re employing staff for the first time? Well done! It shows you’ve tapped into a demand in the market and that your customers want more of your product or service. Hiring your first employee is an exciting time in any business. But, it also…

Business growth, Hiring
Autumn 2017 budget




What the autumn 2017 budget means for small business owners


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DSL

If you run a small business, Chancellor Philip Hammond had a message for you last week in his autumn 2017 budget: “This Conservative government is listening to our small businesses“. A cynic might see this as a response to the backlash following the spring budget…

Autumn budget, Business growth





How should your business owner ‘salary’ be paid?


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DSL

According to job site Indeed, the average UK business owner salary is just under £38K – almost £10K more than the average for employees. That’s good news if you’re an entrepreneur, but working out exactly what you should pay yourself and how can be a…

Business growth, Business owner
Small business bank loans




Applying for small business bank loans? Here’s what to take to your meeting


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DSL

Small business bank loans are a great way of getting a quick injection of cash into your business. Whether you need to invest in some new premises, machinery, vehicles or equipment – credit can kick start your growth. After the financial crisis, regulatory changes meant…

Business growth, Business owner, Loans





What business plan financials do SMEs need to prepare?


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DSL

Are you one of the 53% of UK SMEs that doesn’t have any kind of business plan in place? Tut tut! Many small businesses grow out of a hobby, or something the business owner does in their free time. As things grow, you never quite…

Business growth, Business owner, Cash flow, Hiring, Loans
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The team watchers


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The smell of roses


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Discovering the space


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Small business bank loans




How to build your business plan


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New delivery system


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Design your work space


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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

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Toy car of the dream


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Time for some drinks


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Walk around music


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Rigging up the new gear


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