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Swindells Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisors is based in Uckfield & Seaford, East Sussex. Our three teams have been specifically trained to take care of you and your organisations’ financial needs.

Swindells Private

Swindells Private is our accounting and tax team that takes care of our individual clients across Sussex & the South East. We take the time to understand you professionally and personally and are on hand for anything you might need

Our private services
Swindells Business

Swindells Business is our accounting & tax team that takes care of your company. We work with businesses at every stage; from large multi-nationals to family run businesses to start ups across Sussex & the South East

Our business services
Swindells Not For Profit & Charities

Swindells Charity is our team that takes care of not-for-profit organisations in East Sussex & the South East. We are experts in the sector and work with great organisations across the country.

Our charity services

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Swindells stories

WE SUPPORT OUR CLIENTS PERSONALLY & PROFESSIONALLY

Read about how we have taken care of our clients and helped them to achieve their dreams. Including our latest content for helping you navigate the business world in Sussex & the South East

Why John & Caroline @ Uckfield Garage choose Swindells

CLIENT STORIES

Why John & Caroline @ Uckfield Garage choose Swindells

The Geoghegans approached Swindells to help them set up a whole new online accounts system with Quickbooks, as well as payroll and pensions. As the business was already trading they needed to act quickly and ensure that there was no interruption to the business from day one.

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Financial help for the self-employed

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Financial help for the self-employed

This evening the chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined plans to help the 5 million self-employed workers hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The following article will outline his proposal.

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An award winning accountancy practice

Award win

An award winning accountancy practice

An award winning accounting practice. Swindells have won the Medium Business Award at the East Sussex Women In Business Awards that took place on the 20th July at the Cavendish Hotel. It’s a great honour to be set alongside some of the other amazing businesses in the county and we’re very proud of the achievement. […]

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Why photographer & consultant Stuart chooses Swindells as his accountants

Photographer & Brand Consultant

Why photographer & consultant Stuart chooses Swindells as his accountants

Stuart is a Travel Photographer & Brand Consultant. He works with clients all over the world and is abroad most of the time. Swindells provides Stuart with a flexible and responsive service that allows him to travel and keep on top of his finances.

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The latest on government financial support for charities.

IN THE KNOW

The latest on government financial support for charities.

There have been updates and changes in the past few days to the Government’s Coronavirus Financial Support measures put in place by the Chancellor. The below is an up to date summary of all measures available to businesses.

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Short term cashflow opportunities for businesses

cashflow tips

Short term cashflow opportunities for businesses

Cashflow is a key area for concern during the current economic difficulties and we can’t just rely on government schemes to ensure the security and future of our businesses. This article will outline avenues business could explore to help with short term cashflow.

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Why Brenda Smith @ Agaso chooses Swindells

CLIENT STORIES

Why Brenda Smith @ Agaso chooses Swindells

I’ve worked with Swindells through Agaso for the last two years from conception of the idea through to the launch and beyond. They produce our accounts and VAT returns, I’m always very happy with the quality of the work and service that I receive.

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Why providing early tax return information could be especially beneficial this year

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Why providing early tax return information could be  especially beneficial this year

The last thing on most people’s minds after the self assessment tax return deadline in April is preparing the next one. This year perhaps more than others, it might be prudent to consider getting your tax information prepared and file your 2019/20 tax return early.

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What do I need to do as a director of a limited company?

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What do I need to do as a director of a limited company?

As a director of a limited company, you have to file various official documents each year with Companies House and HMRC.  This article will cover what you have to file and when you need to do that by.

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Why Jon Scott chooses Swindells as his accountants

Owner of ITM Monitoring

Why Jon Scott chooses Swindells as his accountants

Jon Scott is the Managing Director of ITM Monitoring and has over 30 years of experience with instrumentation and monitoring work on civil engineering projects all over the world. Jon chooses to work with Swindells as he needs an accountants he can trust.

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Setting three goals for 2020: Why you shouldn’t have more

Setting three goals for 2020: Why you shouldn’t have more

This time of year tends to make us reflect and look forward at the same time, what you want to change, what you want to achieve. It can be a confusing and worrying time for some if you try to change too much…you make the to do list too long. This article will show you that three big goals is all you need.

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Covid-19: Useful numbers and resources for businesses & our free helpline

FREE HELPLINE

Covid-19: Useful numbers and resources for businesses & our free helpline

With the government suggesting more stringent social distancing actions for a sustained period of time this is going to have and already is having a significant impact on businesses. We have collated a number of resources and helpline numbers for you to use in this time.

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Why Leslie & Jane @ Gorringes Auctioneers choose Swindells

CLIENT STORIES

Why Leslie & Jane @ Gorringes Auctioneers choose Swindells

Gorringe’s was founded in the early 1920s when Rowland Gorringe opened offices in Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, as an estate agent and auctioneer. Just after the war in 1946, Gorringe’s Auction Galleries moved to its current site in Lewes. Read on to learn how Swindells support Gorringes

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Wealden District Council: Small Business Grant Application

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Wealden District Council: Small Business Grant Application

Wealden Council has published a form to be completed by small businesses applying for a Government grant designed to help those hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Accounting & tax tips for the property sector

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Accounting & tax tips for the property sector

Swindells has been working with estate agents and lettings agents across the UK, Sussex and the south-east for many years and has developed a specialist understanding of the sector. Whether you are a UK property investor, overseas investor, developer, or a traditional estate or lettings agent this article will discuss the basics of accounting in your sector.

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What is coming up in the March 2020 Budget?

What is coming up?

What is coming up in the March 2020 Budget?

It was widely speculated that the budget would be in February, however with rising tensions in the Middle East the PM has pushed this back to March the 11th. The newly appointed Rishi Sunak will deliver his first budget, so what are we expecting and what will this mean for you and your business?

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Remote working, why and how it could help your business

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Remote working, why and how it could help your business

In today’s world, remote working for employees who use computers to fulfil their duties is becoming more commonplace. There are companies which are entirely comprised of remote workers based all over the world.  We realise that for many businesses this just isn’t an option full time or at all; however, for those that are able this article will discuss the benefits and difficulties that accompany the shift towards remote working.

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COVID-19 & business FAQs

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COVID-19 & business FAQs

We have had a number of enquiries over the past few months so we thought we would gather together our answers into an FAQs resource.  If you have an urgent query or are in need of any advice at this time

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The benefits of filing tax returns early for Limited Companies and the Self-Employed

Tips & Tricks

The benefits of filing tax returns early for Limited Companies and the Self-Employed

Rather than wait till the last minute this year, why not get ahead of the game and enjoy the benefits that early tax return filing can provide? This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to filing your Corporation Tax Return & Self-Assessment early.

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2020/21 tax rates & points to note (& rate card download)

Tax Tips

2020/21 tax rates & points to note (& rate card download)

The new rates for the 2020/21 tax year have been released and there are a number of points to take note of and plan for, especially if you are working within the threshold margins. This article will outline key points and several options you have, to manage your tax payments.

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Why Julian Parker chooses Swindells

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Why Julian Parker chooses Swindells

I’ve worked with Swindells & Melanie for the past 5 years and they cover my end of year accounts. They came highly recommended to me by friends that were using London firms and switched to Swindells and I’ve been very pleased with their consistently great service. I always get positivity from Melanie, she’s not a suit

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Unprecedented government plans to help businesses

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Unprecedented government plans to help businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the government have introduced a package of financial measures to help the economy against the impact of coronavirus. This article will detail these measures so that you can understand if and how your business may benefit.

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Why Anna Shephard (MD at E&S Heating & Ventilation) Chooses Swindells

Why Anna Chooses Swindells

Why Anna Shephard (MD at E&S Heating & Ventilation) Chooses Swindells

MD Anna Shephard took over the management of E&S Ventilation & Heating Ltd. from her Mother & Father in 2010, taking the reigns in one of the most tumultuous times for the industry in recent years. Read about how Swindells have supported her & E&S over the last 5 years…

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Save time & money with cloud accounting: QuickBooks in Sussex & the South East

TAKE YOUR ACCOUNTS ONLINE

Save time & money with cloud accounting: QuickBooks in Sussex & the South East

Cloud accounting is similar to traditional accounting software installed on your computer however, it is not installed on your servers, but on a virtual network for which you pay a monthly fee. Read on to find out about the benefits for your company.

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The latest on government financial support for businesses.

UPDATES, OPPORTUNITIES & SUPPORT

The latest on government financial support for businesses.

There have been updates and changes in the past few days to the Government’s Coronavirus Financial Support measures put in place by the Chancellor. The below is an up to date summary of all measures available to businesses.

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Tax, wage, benefits & pension changes you need to know about for 2020

Looking Forward

Tax, wage, benefits & pension changes you need to know about for 2020

As the new year rolls in, it is accompanied by numerous changes in tax, wages, benefits and pensions. This article will discuss these proposed changes and help you to become clearer about how you might take advantage of them this year.

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Why Will Davenport chooses Swindells as his accountants (accounting for vineyards)

CEO Davenport Wineries

Why Will Davenport chooses Swindells as his accountants (accounting for vineyards)

Will Davenport owns one of the oldest Organic Vineyards in the country. He specialises in English Organic Wines and supplies Michelin starred restaurants across the country. Swindells provides Will with the expertise and advice he needs to concentrate on growing his business.

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Swindells promotes manager Sally Webber to partner

Swindells’ new partner is an old hand

Swindells promotes manager Sally Webber to partner

We sat down with Sally to talk about her eleven-year journey with Swindells, how her role and the industry has changed and where she sees the accounting industry moving in the future.

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Realigning your business direction & coping with stress

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Realigning your business direction & coping with stress

We have an extensive back catalogue of content useful for businesses and self-employed people. Here is a curation of content that may remind you and help you at this time.

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Back in the office – what we have learned

Are you ready?

Back in the office – what we have learned

This month we have a slightly different article for you.  With changes to government advice, encouraging people back into the workplace, we have written about our experience transitioning to home working and back again. We’ve been in the office for 2 months now and have seen both sides of the coin.  We hope that our experience can help other businesses trying to make this decision.

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What is your company’s tax strategy for 2019/20?

TAX STRATEGY

What is your company’s tax strategy for 2019/20?

Does your business have a tax plan or strategy for the coming year? Are you sure that you’re claiming everything available to you and that your business is structured in the most tax efficient way possible? This article will discuss the strategies that you might be able to use to implement the most tax efficient decisions for your business.

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Why Steve & Matt (Sussex Beds) Choose Swindells

Why do Matt & Steve at Sussex Beds choose to work with Swindells?

Why Steve & Matt (Sussex Beds) Choose Swindells

Sussex Beds is a family business founded in Hastings over 35 years ago by Matt and Steve’s father. Three years ago Matt (Financial Director) & Steve (Managing Director) took over the running of the business with further directors that are all part of the extended family group. Read why Matt & Steve choose Swindells…

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Rethinking the high street – recovery and renaissance

Looking Forward

Rethinking the high street – recovery and renaissance

The high street was in decline well before Covid-19 hit, however the pandemic has accelerated this trend and lockdown has started to build purchasing habits removed from in store buying. This article will discuss the evolving role of the high street and how in store customer experience is at the heart of the revival.

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Chancellor’s summer budget – what it means for you

Looking Forward

Chancellor’s summer budget – what it means for you

This afternoon the Chancellor has announced a range of policies to designed to create jobs and stimulate vulnerable sectors of the economy, as the country begins to move forwards after three months of lockdown. The following is a summary of the main points

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Estate Planning, Trusts & reducing Inheritance Tax

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Estate Planning, Trusts & reducing Inheritance Tax

Worrying about how your family will manage after your death is a common concern. We can help reduce your worries by making sure that your wealth and assets are distributed with your family’s best interests at heart. As part of our estate planning service we also make sure that you are financially secure in later life knowing that everything has been taken care of.

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Why George & Rebecca Choose Swindells

Swindells' advice directly translated into the decision we ended up making

Why George & Rebecca Choose Swindells

George & Rebecca co-founded and manage ILS, International Location Safety, a business set up to provide NGO staff with the skills necessary to work in hostile environments. Here’s why they choose Swindells…

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Top reasons HMRC might choose to investigate you or your company

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Top reasons HMRC might choose to investigate you or your company

Anyone can be selected for investigation, a business, director or individual tax payer. £34 Billion is the estimated tax gap between what HMRC collects and what it should collect. They are proactively targeting individuals and businesses using software to indicate anomalies. This article will discuss some of the main reasons HMRC may be interested in you or your business. 

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What’s new in QuickBooks 2020?

Tips & Tricks

What’s new in QuickBooks 2020?

QuickBooks is our cloud/online accounting software partner. It provides a simple easy to set up and use software package to manage your business accounting needs. QuickBooks has recently released the new 2020 desktop…read on to find out what’s new.

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Seven tax deductible expenses you didn’t know about

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Seven tax deductible expenses you didn’t know about

If you’re self-employed or run a business, you will have ongoing and one-off costs that you need to keep your business running. You can deduct some of these costs to work out your taxable profit as long as they are allowable. This article will discuss some of those costs that you might not have been aware of.

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The latest on government financial support for self-employed workers

Are you eligible?

The latest on government financial support for self-employed workers

The government have put in place several measures to support self-employed workers that have been affected by the Coronavirus. This article will help you understand if you are eligible and how you can gain access to the scheme.

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