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What we do

Critchleys offers a whole range of services to support businesses and individuals wishing to set up operations in the UK. With our knowledge of the intricacies of UK systems we can provide guidance in many specialised areas, tailored to meet your particular requirements.

Company secretarial

Our company secretarial team provides a comprehensive service, ensuring that overseas companies registering in the UK comply with obligations under UK company law, allowing them to focus on running their business. In addition to one-off work we can offer the following services:

Management accounts

We prepare accounts for all businesses on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for management teams in the UK and overseas to strict schedules.


Payroll operations of all sizes can be handled by our experienced team on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Our payroll expertise is backed up by specialist tax knowledge of the UK system to deliver a high quality service. We can also assist with the preparation of P11Ds.

VAT compliance

We can assist in obtaining VAT registrations, preparing VAT returns and also Intrasats and EC sales lists.


We can maintain cash books, sales, purchase and nominal ledgers, prepare BACS transfers and write cheques, and provide timely information for management purposes both in the UK and overseas.

Corporate tax

Critchleys can provide a full corporation tax compliance service, which is administered by qualified and dedicated staff. This service includes the preparation and filing of the company tax returns, setting up files with the Inland Revenue and advising on Corporation Tax payments.

We work to ensure that this service is provided in a timely manner so that the relevant filing and payment deadlines can be met.

In addition to providing a compliance service, we can also advise on how the company's affairs can be structured in a more tax efficient way. Our expertise in international taxation and business assurance offers up a wide range of opportunities for our clients.


We provide expert guidance on all aspects of tax affecting companies setting up business in the UK, including structuring businesses to ensure they make the most out of UK tax legislation, and to avoid problems; buying, selling, merging and demerging businesses as tax efficiently as possible; and looking after the tax affairs of business owners.

Our tax specialists can advise both in the UK and international context. Our personal tax team can offer advice on arranging an individual's tax affairs in a tax efficient way, covering Inheritance Tax and Will planning, Capital Gains Tax, personal tax returns and employee benefits.

VAT consultancy

Our experienced and specialist VAT team offers commercial, practical and prompt advice on VAT issues. We can assist in preparing VAT returns, on a long or short term basis. We are also very experienced in handling disputes with UK Revenue and Customs.


We have a proven track record of delivering cost-effective, focused and efficient audits to tight deadlines. Our audit work is carried out to the highest standards in compliance with International Standards of Auditing and IFRS.

Corporate finance

A comprehensive range of services are available for businesses setting up operations in the UK: searching for and acquiring businesses; raising finance for business and management teams; mergers and acquisitions; company disposals and restructuring/re-financing.