It depends. But for 99% of you, you'll receive the standardised pricing below. We've replicated the details below in an interactive pricing calculator for UK businesses for those who prefer to look at things this way.
One benefit of being focused exclusively on ecommerce, is that we have a clear idea of how work scales based on revenue and business model, and are able to offer most sellers the standardised pricing below.
All prices are shown excluding VAT because most of our clients are VAT registered or will be in the next 6 months, so VAT exclusive is the real cost. If you are not VAT registered, add 20% to the fees below.
The below pricing is for UK businesses. If you are a non-UK business looking for VAT services, skip to UK VAT for non-UK business pricing
The accounting service fee is based on your revenue because this is the most reliable indicator of the level of work involved and the scale of our liability.
We charge monthly to spread the annual fee and because you can access advice from the point you sign up, and this will be based on your provided estimated revenue for the current year.
After the year ends and the actual revenue is known, we will charge (or refund) an amount so that the total you pay per financial year is exactly 12 x the monthly fee below for your actual revenue.
Less than £50,000
£50,000 to £100,000
£100,000 to £200,000
£200,000 to £300,000
£300,000 to £400,000
£400,000 to £500,000
£500,000 to £632,000
£632,000 to £1,000,000
£1,000,000 to £2,000,000
£2,000,000 to £3,000,000
£3,000,000 to £4,000,000
£4,000,000 to £5,000,000
£5,000,000 to £6,000,000
More than £6,000,000
This service includes us preparing and submitting all annual UK filings required for your business, to both Companies House and HMRC, as well as your Confirmation Statement.
It also includes you being able to access your accountant for any compliance advice throughout the year.
For a Sole Trade, this fee includes your basic self assessment.
Generally any query that is accounting and tax in nature is in scope. For queries that would generate preparation work as opposed to research work, these are generally out of scope and we would provide a quote. Examples of these would be preparing and filing an R&D claim or preparing a mortgage certificate.
Research in areas outside of our jurisdiction. i.e. not UK tax law, will be out of scope, but where something is ecommerce specific we tend to provide guidance.
For example, we cannot file US Sales tax filings, but we can give you clear guidance on what solution sellers use, and how to find out when it may apply to you. Similarly for EU VAT, we can provide guidance and are well aware of the rules that apply in order to ensure you do not declare VAT in the wrong jurisdiction, but cannot file your returns for you (at least not until the EU VAT changes in July 2021).
The bookkeeping and VAT fee is based on the time and complexity for your bookkeeper to handle your books, and is priced at £30 per hour.
It is not possible to know the exact level of time required to complete your books before seeing them and going through your transactions in detail, e.g. if you deal with one supplier only, your bookkeeping will be cheaper. If your expenses are varied, in multiple currencies, etc. then it will take more time. However, we have provided you the ranges below based on business model and expected complexity to give you an indication.
Once we have handled your first period of books we will let you know the fixed monthly fee we would charge thereafter. As your business grows, your bookkeeping may become more complicated, and we'll let you know if this means we need to update your pricing.
Shopify Seller (or other single channel website platform like WooCommerce, Magento, etc) or Dropshipper
40 - 75
Dropshipper using PayPal and Shopify Payments. Not VAT registered, low volume
100 - 200
VAT registered Dropshipper, Additional Store, Additional Payment Gateways, medium volume
High Volume Dropshipper, Multiple Stores, VAT registered, mixed VAT treatment e.g. some non-UK VAT sales some UK VAT sales
Private Label Seller
50 - 95
Amazon FBA seller not VAT registered, low volume
105 - 240
Amazon FBA seller VAT registered to PAN-EU Registered, medium volumes
Large volume FBA Seller, PAN EU, plus additional sales channels
Online/Retail arbitrage seller
60 - 105
OA/RA Seller not VAT registered
125 - 250
OA Seller VAT registered
Large volume, OA Seller, PAN EU, multiple sales channels
Complex Seller / Multi-channel / Unknown
75 - 150
Not VAT registered
175 - 300
plus one or two complexity factors
Same plus multiple complexity factors
Bookkeeping is the reconciliation of all of your bank transactions with the activity of the business, and classification of all transactions into their correct accounting categories. Bookkeeping is the basis for preparing VAT returns and annual accounts.
Bookkeeping additionally lets you obtain quality Management Reporting. The reporting available by default in Xero is powerful and easily configurable and will let you see your P&L and balance sheet up until when your bookkeeping was last completed.
We will complete your bookkeeping on a quarterly basis, but if you wish, we can do so on a monthly basis instead for an additional fee of c. 40-50%.
You receive the top tier package for both providers and benefit from our partner level discount.
We use a software called Xero to complete your bookkeeping (to which you will also have access). The cost of Xero is £27 per month (RRP £30 for the multi-currency tier we use).
We use a software called Receipt Bank to capture and process your invoices (you simply email email@example.com). The cost of Receipt Bank is £10 per month (RRP £40 for the unlimited tier).
The total fee for these software licences is £37+VAT per month and is in addition to your bookkeeping fee. We show this fee separately for transparency.
We will prepare your monthly RTI submissions to HMRC, plus pensions reporting if applicable. If you need us to register you for Payroll or set up your workplace pension with NEST, we can do this for you as well as handle the declaration of compliance required by employers.
We charge a base fee for completing your return plus a specific fees based on which specific additional self assessment pages apply for your circumstances.
A typical fee is in the range of £130 - £150, but will be higher for example if you have foreign income to declare, multiple property rental incomes, or have been buying and selling EIS or VCT shares on which you have reliefs to claim.
The base fee is £125.
For a Sole Trader this fee is included in your accounting fee.
These are the fees that may apply if the below are required for your return.
Employment (P60 + P45)
Per P60 or P45 that needs to be included in your return
Per P11D that needs to be included in your return
Self Employment (sole trader)
Reporting for a sole trade other than your ecommerce business
Pension Income + Benefits
If you have a state pension reported
Per Private Pension source reported
If you claim Jobseekers or ESA, this needs to be included on your return
Per Interest source to report if exceeding your interest allowance
Per Dividend source (not per dividend) after dividend allowance
Per rental property
Furnished Holiday Lettings
Per foreign employment reported
Per foreign pension reported
Per foreign bank interest reported
Per foreign dividend source reported
Land and Property
Per foreign land and property reported
Per discretionary payment source reported
Per non-discretionary payment source reported
Income chargeable on settlors
Per income chargeable on settlors reported
Tax Reliefs and Allowances
Married Couple's allowance
If you are claiming some of your spouses personal allowance
Marriage allowance transfer
If claiming to transfer part of your personal allowance to your spouse
Per pension reported
Annual Pension Allowance
If an Annual Pension Allowance calculation and report is required
Gifts to charity
Per gifts to charity reported (we do not charge for this work)
Relief on investments
Per EIS/SEIS/VCT claim reported
For calculating your Student Loan Tax Charge
Child Benefit tax charge
For calculating any Child Benefit Tax Charge
Claim payments on account
For calculating a claim to reduce payments on account
Personal allowance calculation
If income > 100k OR higher rate taxpayer with pension/charity payments
Capital Gains Reporting by Asset
Unlisted shares and securities
Per security (excluding any held in ISAs which do not need to be reported)
Listed shares and other securities
Per security (excluding any held in ISAs which do not need to be reported)
Per residential property sale reported
Per other reported
Per roll-over relief claim reported
SEIS exemption relief
Per seis exemption reported
Per PPR relief claim reported
Per Lettings Relief claim reported
Business Incorporation Relief
Per business incorporation relief claimed
EIS deferral/disposal relief
Per EIS deferral/disposal relief claimed
VCT deferral/disposal relief
Per VCT deferral/disposal relief claimed
We can form your company for you and provide you with a registered address. However, as accountancies move address occasionally, and do not have dedicated mail and parcel forwarding infrastructure, we would generally recommend using a dedicated formation agent and serviced address provider - see our specific advice on this here: registering a company.
For forming your company we will charge £75. For registered address services we will charge £10 per month and will open and handle any correspondence from HMRC and Companies House. Anything else (except bank statements) will be returned to sender, so please be aware this is not appropriate to use as a correspondence address.
We can VAT register your business for you and the price depends on if you are a UK business or not because the process is slightly different depending on your business jurisdiction. We charge £120 for a UK business and £175 for a non-UK business.
If you want to better understand when you need to VAT register, check out our specific advice on this topic, which includes a guide on how to register yourself for free:
Please bear in mind that our starting band for accounting services is for businesses making up to £50k per year. If your current revenue is significantly below £50k, then we may not be the right accountants for you, as the lowest fee we would charge for filing a full year set of accounts and the required bookkeeping (12 x £79 + VAT for a Limited Company plus an amount depending on the complexity of your bookkeeping) would represent a significant portion of the business' annual profit.
A take-on fee which is £150+VAT.
The ongoing VAT service fee is based on the amount of UK VATable revenue you do in the VAT quarter we are preparing for you because this is the most reliable indicator of the level of work involved and the scale of our liability.
VATable Revenue in VAT quarter (GBP)
Quarterly fee (GBP)
Per additional 25k
If you are not already VAT registered and would like us to VAT register your business we charge £175.
Once you have reviewed prices and decide to sign up, we will charge the first month’s fee at sign up, and then take ongoing payments by Direct Debit via GoCardless (for UK businesses) or via Stripe (for non-UK businesses for whom we are providing UK VAT services).
You start by paying the monthly accounting fee only, and once we’ve set up your payroll / bookkeeping / VAT, only then would we add these services to your monthly invoice. Self Assessments (if you need them) are billed annually since your personal circumstances change and it is not possible to know in advance what your requirements will be (however costs can be know up front by reviewing our pricing tables).