Ainsworth & Co, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

Our Accounting & Bookkeeping Fees

Special Bookkeeping Rate

We currently have a bookkeeping special offer of £10.00 + VAT per hour for Sole Traders or single Shareholder/Director Limited Companies.

Ainsworth Accountants Fee Guide

This is NOT a quote and is subject to agreement with each new client prior to the commencement of Services.

Please note that the fees below are estimates for well kept records, and for Accounts and Tax Returns which are not overdue, nor within one month of being due when first contacted.

Fees to new clients in 2016 will also hold for 2017, if circumstances broadly remain the same.

Contractors please see Contractors and IR35.

Self Assessment: SA Return - if no major complications (excludes Year End Accounts): Estimate range £100 to £200 + VAT

Sole Trader Accounts: (not Ltd. Co.) ie. Profit and Loss Account only, and based on a well kept set of books and records: From £150 + VAT

Limited Company: Preparation & Submission of Statutory Accounts and Corporation Tax Returns: to HMRC; Abbreviated Accounts submitted to Companies House - For a single Shareholder / Director company, based on a complete and well kept set of books and records: From £600 + VAT

Property Accounts: Preparation and Profit & Loss Account from £150 + VAT per property.

Bookkeeping: and VAT Returns: Per Hour £22 + VAT

Management Accounts: Per Hour £50 + VAT

Bookkeeping, Excel & Accounting Software Training & Support: Per Hour £40 + VAT

Monthly Payroll/PAYE: 1 employee: £20 + VAT; £30 + VAT for 2 employees, then £5 + VAT for additional employees

Main Fee Rate: - For correspondence, accounts, general tax, business plans, and any further work which arises: £70 + VAT per hour. Our year end fee is £50 + VAT.

Fees for Overdue and "Last Minute" Accounts & Tax

Our fees for Accounts and Tax which are overdue, or are within one month of the due date are £100 + VAT per hour for Accounts and Tax, and £25.00 + VAT per hour for bookkeeping.

These fees are payable £500 + VAT in advance blocks on account.

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Our Typical Monthly Fees for a Limited Company

Estimate based on one Shareholder / Director

Typical Monthly Fees




Statutory Accounts & Corporation Tax
 Preparation and filing

PAYE / Payroll
 Monthly RTI
 Final Y/E submission
 One person

Dividend Accounting & Legal
 Completion of Dividend
 and legal requirements

Self Assessment
  Salary and Dividend
  Planning (note 1)

Bookkeeping Support
 Bookkeeping support
 for our free spreadsheet


Note 1: Based on
Single shareholder/director
UK Tax Returns



Additional Director / Shareholder


 Support & submissions



Online Software



Additional Bookkeeping Services
 From (per hour)