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2020 Finance

2020 Finance provide a wealth of commercial finance expertise to advisors and clients across the UK. The world of alternative finance is fast replacing the traditional methods of fundraising for SME’s and larger Corporates with an array of options available. From;

  • Invoice Finance, Stock Finance and Trade Finance
  • Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding
  • Unsecured Loans
  • Property Finance
  • Asset FInance

2020 Group

2020 Group

We are members of The 2020 Innovation Group, a leading membership organisation for progressive accountants and tax professionals in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was founded in the 1990s by three of the best-known consultants and seminar leaders in the profession, Ian Fletcher, Chris Frederiksen, and Gordon Gilchrist.

They recognised that historical compliance services were likely to be limited growth areas for accountants and that progressive firms would need to offer their clients more value-added services. For that, new tools and ideas would be needed. Ian, Chris and Gordon also recognised that firms would need to improve their efficiency dramatically and embrace new technology.

Through our membership in the 2020 Group, we have access to the latest ideas and support to help YOU grow your business and make it last.

2020 Tax Protection

2020 Tax Protection

2020 Tax Protection is a partnership between The 2020 Group and PFP to provide tax fee protection to UK professionals.

Professional Fee Protection "PFP" is a leading provider of fee protection insurance. PFP has been working with thousands of accountancy practices for over 27 years providing clients with the benefit of their vast experience in fee protection Insurance.

The scheme provides the funds to pay the professional fees for dealing with H M Revenue and Customs investigations in Income Tax and Corporation Tax Returns, Pay As You Earn and Value Added Tax.

It also provides expert telephone helplines on employment law and health and safety law for our clients.

AdVelorem R&D Tax Specialists

Many businesses believe that R&D tax claims are limited to brand new products or ideas, but this is not always the case.

Simply doing something differently, making something bigger, smaller, lighter or faster may be considered R&D and can generate a significant cash repayment from HMRC.

For example, many manufacturing companies are entitled to make R&D tax claims because a large proportion of the time and resources is spent developing new processes and adapting products.

Companies that employ Engineers and Technical Directors are also likely to have potential claims as these roles suggest that significant R&D is carried out by the business.

Who Can Qualify for R&D Tax Claims?

The legislation enables companies to make R&D claims and a wide range of industries may be able to benefit, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Drink
  • Electronics and Electricals
  • Engineering
  • Foundries
  • Software & IT
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemicals & Glues
  • Waste Recycling Plants
  • Video Games Development

Our AV Tax experts and industry specialists at Ad Valorem have considerable experience of analysing and submitting R&D claims and have an excellent working relationship with the specialist R&D offices within the HMRC. Therefore, your clients are in safe hands with our R&D Consultants who will submit and agree the quantum of the claim with HMRC. Most importantly, our specialists work on a contingent basis so there is absolutely no financial risk to you or your client.

A E Made Easy

Every employer, without exception, is responsible for their employees’ even if they only have one employee. Consequently, how to handle Automatic Enrolment is one of the core operational considerations of all businesses.

With legislation as confusing as AE's is, one thing is certain – business owners need the proper tools to do the job effectively.

aeMadeeasy. iis a proven software tool  that deals with all of the requirements of auto-enrolment

B C R Associates

BCR Associates help to make businesses as profitable as possible by eliminating waste on essential spending such as energy, telecoms, insurance, office/business supplies, property, finance/FX, vehicles, water, HR/H&S, sustainability). Their team of experienced account managers together with an exclusive panel of suppliers, mean that they can reduce costs and free up precious extra time for you and your team to get on with running your business.

 BCR Associates don't have call centres - instead you receive a dedicated account manager who will manage everything on your behalf, from an initial review, supplier and contract negotiations, transfers, ongoing account management and diarising your renewals.

Bedrock Tax

One of the best ways to ensure the success of your business is to stay on the right side of HMRC by planning ahead and making sure your tax affairs are being properly managed. The team at Bedrock can help you keep on top of your tax affairs with our truly holistic service with proven expertise in Capital Gains Tax, Corporation Tax, Income tax, Inheritance Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax , Value Added Tax

More importantly they has a good understanding of the commercial world of business and how at any one time there may be multiple considerations to take into account when managing your tax affairs.

Few businesses outside the Top 10 accountancy practices have the ability to offer the breadth of expertise that Bedrock have. Their team are experienced professionals who are both knowledgeable and approachable. They will make sure your enquiry is dealt with by the appropriate specialist who will deliver clear, concise, commercially driven advice.

Debt Guard

Debt Guard

Debt Guard is a hassle-free, online debt recovery service offered by a well-established group of Solicitors with over £8billion of debt under management. There are no set up fees, no commission taken on money recovered, and the whole process is fully controlled by our clients. The standard letter before action is just £2 which will start action to recover the money owed. The first two letters issued for clients of John Harrison and Company are free.

Traditionally, many solicitors have not focused on providing a debt recovery solution for micro-SMEs due to the perceived small scale, ad-hoc nature of this work. Those that do are often costly, which has meant debt collection agencies (DCAs) have usually been the first choice for business owners to recoup money owed. However, cost-effective alternatives are emerging, such as Debt Guard Solicitors, that operate on a different model to most law firms and DCAs.

DNT Chartered Accountants

DNT Chartered Accountants

DNT Chartered Accountants are a UK Firm of Chartered Accountants, based in Northern Ireland, with offices in Belfast, Antrim, Lisburn & Rathfriland. They are one of the Province’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants.

Northern Ireland has perhaps the lowest cost base of any region in the UK. As a result their overheads are substantially lower than other UK rates but, their Chartered Accountants are technically equal to those anywhere in the UK. DNT allow us to access qualified, trained staff to meet any shortfall in capacity that we might have due to the volume of work that we are engaged on.

Greymen Security Solutions Ltd

Greymen Security Solutions Ltd

Greymen have many years of experience in all aspects of Security, Investigation and Risk Management. We only work with individuals who demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, experience and proven ability. We do not recruit. We select.

In short, we have the right people with the necessary skills, abilities and experience to deliver our services to the highest standards.

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The Hughes Company

Our family run firm has been helping our clients and their families through the most important moments of their lives, from buying their first homes and helping to set up their businesses to resolving family issues, preparing wills and making provisions for loved ones.

We have firmly established a reputation for our specialist and professional legal services, as well as maintaining the support and affection of many of our clients for our dedication and caring approach to our work.

If you would like to get the best from yourself or your team email chris@thehughescompany.co.uk or call Chris Hughes on 077757 40253.

Website: www.thehughescompany.co.uk

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Jenkinson Insurance

Jenkinson Insurance are insurance brokers who make  accurate assessment of our clients’ needs, the best advice, and give the optimum balance between cost and cover.

They have considerable commercial experience, so that we really understand business, the markets our clients operate in, and the challenges they face. Every client has their own dedicated Account Manager so there are, no call centres, no being passed around departments and no waiting in queues - just high quality direct contact with your own insurance professional.

Their  Account Managers are your dedicated insurance specialists. They will handle every aspect of your insurance needs, from initial assessment to dealing with a claim. So whenever you need to speak about insurance, you will deal directly with an expert you know, and who knows you.

Just Audit

Just Audit Limited

Just Audit works alongside UK accountancy firms carrying out audit work for their clients. The company positions itself to carry out assurance type work only, such as statutory audit and Solicitors Accounts Rules.

It does not offer general accountancy services or tax advice and is the perfect complement for firms of accountants who don’t carry out audits themselves.

Just Audit is headed by Rachel Davis and served by experienced, time-served, professional staff in key parts of the country: Yorkshire, East Midlands and London. Wherever possible there is continuity of staffing within the audit team which is beneficial to both the client and for Just Audit’s knowledge and understanding of the client’s business.

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LDF can help delivering financial solutions for asset finance in almost any industry sector and can spread the cost of asset purchases typically over a three to five year term enabling businesses to secure the equipment they need when they need it.

They can also assist many businesses to fund the cost of other costly business expenditure such as Corporation Tax and VAT. These short term loans available from 3-12 months to help with costly spikes within a company’s cash flow.

Restart BTI

Restart BTI’s professional business turnaround and insolvency team help individuals and businesses  regain control of their finances and restart their journey to a more prosperous future.

They have the professionally qualified staff, the financial knowledge, and the flexible resources to understand our client’s situation, they can help with business turnaround and restructuring, business insolvency, administration, compulsory liquidation and voluntary arrangements.

UK Vat Advice Limited

UK VAT Advice Limited

Finding that you’re in need of regular VAT support but have no in-house specialist? Access the dedicated VAT Helpline. It offers cost-effective and speedy advice from experts in the field.

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Virtual Administration

Virtual Administration

Virtual Administration provides a full menu of administrative services and can do as much or as little as you need. It’s all about you and your business and how they can help.

They are a team of experienced Virtual PAs who will provide you with flexible, reliable and affordable administrative support – leaving you the time to do what you do best.

Virtual Administration gives you the benefits of having your own Personal Assistant – without the overheads. No salary. No pension. No long term commitment. Just a cost effective hourly rate where you only pay for what you need.

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