The UK’s service sector has seen strong growth in this post industrial era. Recent years, however, have been difficult for those in the Retail, as the recession and internet shopping have  presented fresh challenges.

We have identified this sector as one where we have particular experience and expertise. Retail clients will usually be particularly interested in:

Compliance Services

Outsourced Services

Advisory Services

  • Protecting valuable assets and your personal wealth from potential insolvency,
  • Pro-active business and personal tax, finance and structure advice,

Meeting with one of our partners or managers for a free initial consultation should be your starting point. This will enable you to explain your circumstances to us and identify the areas in which you require assistance.

Client Review

Whitings have looked after our shop business for many years, helping with payroll, VAT and general taxes. They always have an eye on improving the business for the future.

Latest Blogs in Retail
Lisa Mason
20th October 2016 More Pensions Red Tape

Pensions Automatic Enrolment: + 3 years = re-enrolment. Although some clients are still only just staging for pensions auto-enrolment, with many still to stage, auto-enrolment has been in place for larger employers since October 2012. This means that most employers are due, or have already had to go, through re-enrolment. Re-enrolment is something that all…

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Ian Piper
20th October 2016 Business Success

Ely Business Awards 2016: Whitings judge and present top award. Congratulations go to Soopa Doopa Branding Limited, well deserved overall winners of the 2016 Ely Business of the year awards. Full list of finalists and winners Photos from the awards ceremony in Ely Cathedral The firm judges, sponsors and presents the top (winner of winners)…

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Ruth Pearson
21st September 2016 Low Pay Commission

National Minimum Wage: Increases from 1-Oct-16. The Low Pay Commission today welcomed the Government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the minimum wage affecting workers under 25 and apprentices, to apply from 1 October 2016 – including: its first recommendation for the effective new minimum wage for 21-24 year olds, where the Government agreed…

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Stephen Malkin
14th September 2015 Financial Controls

Pay Suppliers Electronically: Beware fraudsters. Do you hold your suppliers bank details on file – one tactic recently used by fraudsters is to advise businesses of changes to a supplier’s bank details, they then wait until a genuine purchase invoice is paid. Unfortunately because the supplier’s bank details are compromised, the payment goes to the…

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Amanda Newman
24th January 2015 Delay Payment of VAT to HMRC

Requests for Payment If you supply goods, the taxpoint for accounting for VAT on these sales is the sooner of: The raising of a tax invoice, or Receipt of payment. To delay this taxpoint, it will usually, therefore, be beneficial, prior to dispatching goods, to raise a “Request for Payment”,  “Application” or “Proforma Invoice” instead…

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Ian Piper
10th September 2013 Business Rates Relief

Higher Business Rates for Not for Profit Organisations within East Cambs District. Since March 2012, East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) has been reviewing it’s policy on granting Discretionary Relief on business rates to give assistance to charitable and not for profit organisations that may have difficulty in paying their rates and are of benefit to the…

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