Established 20 years ago by our MD, Jon Mills, Black and White is an Accounts & Tax, Book Keeping & Payroll, Business Planning and Software Training practice with a strong local presence in Upton Grey.

Our team of Chartered Accountants in Upton Grey work with local personal and corporate clients to:

  • remove the burden of keeping your financial records up to date and making sure that you make your submissions on time to HMRC and Companies House;
  • use recognised and legitimate strategies (maximisation of allowances and reliefs) to reduce you and your business’ tax liability;
  • identify opportunities to strengthen the foundations and structure of your business so that it provides you and your family with a significant source of predictable income; and
  • plug you in to a wider range of accounting and taxation services delivered by our team and by trusted third-party partners.

Whatever question you have, whatever situation you need help with, Black and White looks forward to providing you with actionable advice, guidance, and assistance whenever you need it.

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    What we do

    We provide the following services to our personal and private clients:

    • Personal taxation
      • self-assessment, VAT (are you on right scheme – ask us), salary versus dividend splits (for directors), Capital Gains Tax (including Entrepreneurs’ Relief), Stamp Duty Land Tax, HMRC investigation management.
    • Business/corporate taxation
      • corporation tax, VAT (is your business on the right scheme? Ask us), ATED, R&D tax credits, patent boxes, and a bespoke corporate tax planning and structuring service.
    • Business consulting
      • business financial planning, business health check, business rescue and recovery, business restructuring, cash flow planning.
    • Business finance consultancy
      • Business plans and financial forecasts provided for brokers and lenders offering commercial loans (working capital, expansion), commercial mortgages, buy-to-let finance, property development, sale and leaseback, equipment finance, and more. Business plans and financial forecasts also provided for investors, angels, and VC funds.
    • Tax planning
      • Tax planning for individuals and for incorporated businesses.
    • Business transfer
      • mergers and acquisitions, preparing your business for sale, valuing your business, due diligence, acquisition target assessment.

    Our clients

    Our Upton Grey accountants bring their combined 150 years’ experience provide our full range of services for:

    • Unincorporated businesses
      • Accounting, taxation, and business support for sole traders, partners, umbrella contractors, sole trader contractors, employees with significant additional income streams, landlords with a personal property portfolio.
    • Incorporated businesses
      • Accounting, taxation, and business support for limited companies (limited by guarantee or shares), LLCs, PLCs, PSC contractors, community interest company (CIC).
    • Not-for-profit organisations
      • Services for charities, community organisations, schools, public sector, pensions, trusts.

    If you’re in need of a dedicated and experienced chartered accountant, please fill out the contact form below and one of our dedicated team members will be in touch.

    A plan for the present…

    You are where you are now. Most businesses don’t survive past the second year so you’ve done very well to get where you are and stay there. Most people, despite their very best efforts, don’t achieve what you’ve achieved so far.

    What immediate improvements can we bring to your business?

    When you’re a business owner, making decisions is difficult – and, because you’re the boss, the responsibility for making these decisions rests with you. In our experience, the best business decisions are made when you have all the necessary information to hand. And that information needs to be accurate, up-to-date, and reliable.

    Here at Black and White, we have a team of in-house bookkeepers who visit our clients once or twice a month. When they’re there, they fastidiously record all of your financial transactions and classify them correctly.

    Alternatively, if you or one of your staff put aside 10-15 minutes a day, you could do it all yourself using an online accounting and bookkeeping platform. We can help you select the right package and service level for your business. We can also help you implement the software into the day to day running of your business and we’re experienced at training staff on how to use it.

    Whichever option you choose, there are two significant benefits for your business:

    • Your Black and White accountant will work off the most accurate and up-to-date financial figures meaning a complete list of allowable expenses to claim against to minimise your tax liability; and
    • You can run reports on how your business is performing in seconds – dozens of different types of insight reports are available.

    Using a bookkeeper or integrating an online bookkeeping and accounting platform into your business means that you get a better understanding of:

    • how long it takes clients to pay you (and which clients are always late);
    • future cash flows;
    • accruing VAT and payroll taxes;
    • staff member productivity;
    • the profitability of each service or product you offer;
    • and more.

    The right information moves your business forward – your business becomes more efficient, more responsive to client, less wasteful, and more profitable. This improvement is delivered because you’re now making decisions based upon reliable and verifiable facts and information, not guesswork or intuition.

    In addition to being Xero gold partners, we are certified partners of QuickBooks and Sage. We also work with clients using FreeAgent and Wave.

    …and a roadmap for your future

    From the start of our time working together, we aim to fully understand your personal and professional financial goals – what success means to you and your family.

    For some of our clients, they want to sell their business in a few years’ time to benefit from one final substantial payday. For others, they want to build a bigger, more stable business with occasional further periods of planned growth so that they have something of significance to pass onto their children.

    Whatever you want, we’ll put together a roadmap for your future using achievable and measurable milestones to check your progress and, where necessary, to alter course.

    Accountant in Upton Grey – an hour’s free consultation

    To book your consultation with us, please use the form below, call us free on 0800 140 4644, or email [email protected]. Our Upton Grey accounting service is located only a short drive away in Egham.

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      Herriard Address

      Black & White Chartered Certified Accountants
      2-3 Stable Court
      Herriard Park
      Herriard
      Hampshire
      RG25 2PL

      Directions

      Take the A303 or the A343 to Basingstoke, then the A339 (Alton to Basingstoke road), turn off by the church opposite Herriard Saw Mills, continue straight ahead, over the cattle grid, then turn right and right again into our car park.

      We work with businesses based in the following Hampshire towns and villages: