Free Guides for new and growing businesses from HRBS - fixed fee accountants and business advisors

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Keith Silman, Managing Director of Yorkshire fixed fee accountants and small business specialists High Royd Business Services Limited Hello, my name is Keith Silman and I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our free hints and tips resource. As you may already know, we are a highly respected firm of accountants and business advisors based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire with clients all over the UK. Our specialism is online business and in particular, affiliate marketing.

Competitive fixed fees.

"Keith is quite simply a breath of fresh air! Keith's innovative fixed priced accounting allows us to easily plan our accountancy costs for the year ahead. Fast response times, efficient systems and reliable and accurate information give us the confidence to get on with our business rather than worry about accounting. I have no hesitation in recommending Keith (HRBS) and his services and feel pleased to have finally found an accountant I don't begrudge paying for!"

Consistent, personal, pro-active service.

All accounting and taxation work is done by a qualified and highly experienced accountant, and not delegated to unqualified staff nor outsourced as is increasingly the case with many accounting practices.

You are guaranteed a consistent, personal service from an accountant who takes an interest in you and your business.
"HRBS have been extremely helpful in all aspects of our business and personal financial requirements. Keith proactively addresses all our needs and deals with any queries we may have quickly and efficiently. Complex issues and regulations are always neatly and simply explained, so we are never in doubt as to our financial circumstances and legal obligations. We would have no hesitation in recommending Keith's services."

"Keith is the perfect accountant for me. His support is excellent, his services well laid out and excellent value for money. Added to this, the fact that Keith is alway very up to date with the latest accounting technologies means that for a digital business like mine, he offers me a service in tune with my own approach to work."

Skype us!

We use Skype and WebEx to have face to face meetings with our clients and provide training and book keeping/taxation support. Save your time, money and the environment and use HRBS.

The FREE app for Apple and Android.

At HRBS we are proud of our reputation as forward thinking accountants and are constantly coming up with innovative ideas providing added value to our clients.

As keen users of smartphones and tablets, we decided to invest in our own app, pack it full of useful content and offer it for free to everyone.

The app is free of charge to download and is available for iPhone and iPads at and for Android phones and devices at

Our free app is full of really useful information, available at your fingertips anywhere you have internet connection on your device ... tax tables, calculators, important dates and an ever growing library of our own hints and tips guides.

All returns and accounts are e-filed using IRIS, the market leading accountancy software.

At HRBS we embrace technology and have invested in IRIS, the UK's market leading accounting and company secretarial software for accountants to provide efficient, professional and cost effective services to our clients.

We use e-filing wherever possible for our client's personal self-assessment tax returns, VAT returns, PAYE returns, EC Sales Lists and for our limited company clients, their year end accounts, Annual Returns, Companies House filing and HMRC corporation tax computations and returns.

Free tax saving guides.

Our guides have been specially written by me to provide jargon-free help and support to all of you either in business, currently thinking about making the first step into self-employment or considering "Going Limited".

All of the tips and documents on our website are provided free of charge and without any obligation to become a client. They are provided as general guidance and do not constitute professional advice.

Recent website guides (click the link to open in a new window).

Loans to directors

The good news ... a company can loan a director up to £10,000 without shareholder approval. The bad news ... HMRC consider interest free loans to directors as benefits in kind. However, if done correctly, loans to directors are a useful tax planning exercise and are often used for home deposits, weddings etc .

Click here to read this guide

HRBS are small and micro business specialists.

We provide a high quality, pro-active service at a reasonable fixed fee to clients all over the UK.

Our philosophy is simple ... we support new and developing businesses.

We help our clients to use suitable accounting systems and controls so that they know how their business is performing and have the information available to minimise their tax and National Insurance bills.

Join the cloud - we offer a choice of online accounting solutions.

Our partnerships with Clear Books, Kashflow, Winweb, Liberty Accounts, FreeAgent Central and Xero enable us to provide the right online accounting software for your business. Online accounting is platform independent so you can use it with PC, MAC or Linux and do your book keeping or check your accounts on the move from a laptop, netbook, Ipad or internet cafe ... wherever you are in the world!

New to book keeping? Receive guidance and support from experienced specialists.

We provide friendly and expert support and guidance via telephone, email, Skype and WebEx to make it extremely easy and cost effective for you to keep your books up to date online. Our clients submit their VAT returns from within the accounting software. Simples!

The more you take control of your accounting systems, the better informed you are about your business enabling you to plan for your future.

We help you to understand your business.

Our aim is to help you to run your business more efficiently and profitably. My approach to business is hands-on and we will help you understand how to run your business and take control of its (and your) future ... and, as an added bonus, save tax and National Insurance whilst you do so.
" The first year as a company director was a learning curve which Keith made much easier with clear advice, this made the transisition from part time affiliate to full time company director much easier. Since the company formation, I have sought advice of all kinds of other issues (from a company car to medical insurance), from which I have received sound financial advice."

We provide a full range of accounting and tax services.

Our services have been designed to support our clients, taking the burden of day to day administration away from them, so that they can focus more of their time and skills on developing their business.

We can take care of book keeping, payroll, VAT returns, liaise with HMRC throughout the year, prepare management accounts, calculate dividend entitlement and provide all dividend documentation as well as preparing the year end accounts, tax returns, computations and PAYE returns etc.
" You have been an exceptional help to me and my business, going above the call of duty to assist me in the understanding and processes of running the financial side of a business."

Contact us for a free, no obligation chat.

If you can spare 5 or 10 minutes, give me a call on 01226 379000, Skype or send me an email.

If you'd like to know how you could gain by changing your accountants to HRBS, please fill in our form and attach a copy of your accounts, spreadsheet or accounts reports. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Once again, thank you for visiting and I look forward to working with you.