As with most things in life you need to ensure you are comparing ‘like with like’. There has been a recent influx of cheap accountancy providers entering the contractor market, many of whom are unqualified and overly reliant on automated accountancy systems. So, when making comparisons we’d ask you to consider the following:
- We DON’T promise you the world for £60 per month!
As with everything “you get what you pay for” and accountancy is no different. We’re not cheap, we’re qualified, we aim to save you more in tax than you pay us in fees. If you’re looking for a standardised, automated accountancy service that doesn’t take your personal tax situation into account, then Freestyle is not for you.
- We DON’T rely on software to prepare your accounts.
That doesn’t mean we don’t use software; we’ve built our own bespoke online portal, exclusively for contractors. You raise your invoices, record your expenses and it’ll tell you how much tax efficient dividend you can withdraw; it’s UNIQUE! However, accounting software needs to be carefully managed to ensure the advice remains accurate, that’s why, unlike other providers, our service includes monthly reconciliations so you know it’s correct; moreover, if you’re over spending and getting into difficulties, we’ll alert you straight away, not at the end of the year when you can’t afford to pay your tax bill.
- We DON’T outsource any work overseas.
All work that is done for your business is carried out in-house and to an exacting standard
- We DON’T have (and never intend to have) thousands of clients.
You’ll never be just a number to us. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service for our clients that larger faceless organisations will never be able to replicate.
- We DON’T charge you extra for Mortgage or rental references.
- We DON’T charge extra for your tax return.
- We DON’T charge extra to defend you against a HMRC enquiry.