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Taxation Services

Our dedicated tax team are here to help, be it keeping you compliant, planning your tax affairs or dealing with HMRC investigations and enquiries.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax – Albert Einstein

Meet Andrew Cowe, Senior Tax Manager

Andrew joined Brearley & Co in 2016 as Senior Tax Manager and brings 28 years taxation experience to the firm.


The tax system is full of deadlines and fines to go with them. Our professional yet user friendly service helps to take the stress way from keeping compliant with HM Revenue & Customs for corporate, personal and trust return clients. Whilst we have a slick system in place to get the job done, we recognise that different people prefer to work in different ways and so we’ll tailor our service to what works for you.


Going through a tax or VAT investigation is not usually a pleasant experience. We have a good experienced team with a proven track record to guide and represent you through the process, fighting your corner throughout. Our tax team in Sheffield and Rotherham also help other accountants out in more complex cases.

As investigations and enquiries can be costly we offer our clients the facility to take up an insurance policy which covers the professional fees that arise should HMRC choose to open up an enquiry.


Many situations in life can come with both obvious and hidden tax implications so it is imperative that some forward planning is done to ensure that what you are doing is tax efficient with no future pitfalls looming. Here at Brearley & Co we have a wealth of experience in offering bespoke advice, including:

  • Property transactions
  • Private residence planning
  • Incorporation of your business
  • Handing down the family business and succession planning
  • Marriage and civil partnership breakdown
  • Company reconstruction and share buy-backs
  • Planning for high net worth individuals
  • Tax efficient remuneration strategies
  • Inheritance tax planning and trusts
  • Mergers and disposals of professional partnerships

If you are not sure about a situation and want us to have a look get in touch, we’re only a phone call or email away!

Estate Planning

At Brearley and Co we understand that the protection of family wealth for future generations is important to people. We provide specialist advice on Will planning and lifetime gifting to minimise your estate’s inheritance tax and/or future care fee exposure as well as a bespoke service for the more complicated estates.

Even when Inheritance Tax isn’t the problem, ensuring that your wishes are carried out properly and without tax traps is just as important. We can advise you on the creation of trusts, whether for family or charitable purposes, as we work closely with our trust partners on this aspect to provide a complete service.

Together with our financial planning department, we can also advise you on the benefits of insurance related products that can, in some cases, be effective inheritance tax planning tools.

If you are unsure whether or not you have an IHT problem, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will ask a few simple questions.

Keen to get those important tax dates in your diary? Make sure you check out our helpful tax year dates calendar for all the latest information.

Contact Us

We are here to help, for further information please call
01709 581667 or email admin@brearleyandco.co.uk

How can we help you?

Brearley & Co Accountants are pleased to offer a free, no obligation, initial consultation with one of our experts who will be happy to discuss your business needs and how we can help you.


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Matt Lindsay - Director

Brearley Accountants have provided Silver Healthcare Ltd with Accounting Services for around 20 years, as well as a trusted advisor, they have provided sound professional advice on numerous occasions. The team headed by Mark Smallman are very proactive and professional, special attention has always been provided regarding general accounting and tax requirements enabling me and the team to concentrate on the running of the business. Top quality accounting with a friendly personal approach.

Silver Healthcare

Roy Young

Yates Drywall have worked with Brearleys since we began trading in 2014. We have found them to be professional and proficient, whilst friendly and helpful. Brearleys have helped us to grow our business and provide us with reassurance that we are complying with regulations. If we have any queries they always come back to us and proactively support us in ensuring our business runs smoothly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brearleys to others.

Yates Drywall

Helen Yates

Taxation and accounting requirements can be somewhat of a minefield when it comes to running your own business. It is such a relief to know I have Brearley & Co in my corner, taking care of all of my company and personal accounting and taxation affairs, leaving me with much needed time to concentrate on running my business. They always provide an efficient, professional service delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner.

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