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Other Services

Sales of businesses

If you are buying or selling a business the main aims are always the same - to minimise costs when buying and maximise proceeds when selling.

The most important method of achieving this is to ensure the transaction is structured correctly.

We have considerable experience acting for clients buying and selling businesses of all types. We will also liaise with your solicitors or introduce one if necessary.

As accountants we not only deal with the various financial / tax issues but also, with solicitors' assistance:

  • review the structure of contracts,
  • negotiate on your behalf if required,
  • review security of proceeds when selling or assist with the location of funding when buying,
  • assist purchasers advisers during a 'due diligence' investigation when selling or provide the 'due diligence' investigation when buying.

When purchasing a business, we offer confidential approaches, on your behalf, to the vendor should this be necessary.

We also provide a telephone / fax / e-mail messaging service, receiving information and forwarding it confidentially.

When selling, we are also able to offer a confidential advertising service - we will arrange the advertisements in publications of your choice and pre-agree costs, make all arrangements with publishers and receive responses on your behalf referring them to you confidentially. Publishers can invoice us direct.

Our aim is to make acquiring of disposing a business of any type and size as trouble free as possible. If we are able to help you in any other way during this process please ask.

Tax Investigation Service

HMRC has the power to investigate your business and financial affairs, and selection for such an investigation is often at random.

Being subject to an investigation by HMRC can prove to be a worrying and time-consuming experience. As such, businesses are advised to seek the advice of an experienced team of accountants.

Pinfields can help you to prepare for an investigation and help to mitigate your exposure to penalties and fines.

We can also liaise on your behalf with HMRC and supply you with expert advice and support.

We do offer our clients the opportunity to subscribe to our annual tax investigations service which is backed by an insurance policy, Pinfields have taken out.

Further details of the service can be viewed HERE. Please do speak to us for further information.

Investments, Pensions and Mortgages

In today's complicated and strictly regulated financial services market, providing independent financial advice requires specialist knowledge. We make use of our wide range of professional contacts to ensure you have a suitable independent adviser and we work with them to provide you with impartial advice in areas such as:

  • Pension schemes;
  • Life assurance;
  • Critical illness cover;
  • Private medical insurance and care plans;
  • Individual savings accounts; and
  • Investments.
Our policy is to refer investment business to Independent Financial Advisers, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Independent Financial Adviser will take full responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Hence, this company is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.