A UK leading firm of
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

We value relationships above all else.

With hundreds of experienced and talented team members with a wide range of specialisms, we’re always on hand to give clear, calm and expert advice.

And once a client walks through any of our doors, they enter a world of opportunity, expertise and potential, providing the South West with access to large firm expertise underpinned by local knowledge.

  • Far Frontiers Travel

    Client Story: Far Frontiers Travel Far Frontiers Travel, run by Fiona Brijnath, is a bespoke travel company which offers personal travel experiences, operating from offices based in an idyllic rural setting within Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Four years ago, Fiona was looking for a local accountancy firm that was approachable, jargon free and which offered a personal

    20/03/24
  • The Inclusivity Group

    Client Story: The Inclusivity Group A corporate group committed to revolutionising support services for disabled and deaf people has been launched with the help of expert advice from Westcotts. Three South West firms – Complete Communication, Complete Training, and Complete Independence – have joined forces to become The Inclusivity Group.   The Plymouth-based company provides

    23/02/24
  • Bang & Olufsen

    Client Story: Bang & Olufsen It looked (and sounded) like the perfect opportunity – running a high-end audio-visual store in a busy city centre. Matt Dibley decided to become a retail partner at Bang & Olufsen back in 2012. Since then, he has run the luxury brand’s shop in Exeter, which is full of the

    15/01/24
  • Rathkenny Stud

    Client Spotlight – Rathkenny Stud In March 2023, Gordon and Amie achieved their dream and launched Rathkenny Stud, an Equestrian Centre based in Bondleigh, Near North Tawton, Devon. Named after Gordon’s mothers winning horse, who was a championship showjumper, Rathkenny Stud was the culmination of years of study and hard work.     Gordon and

    14/12/23

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Audit & Assurance

Our truly partner-led approach to audit and assurance covers a wide range of engagements and is tailored to the individual needs of your organisation.

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Accounting & Compliance

We can help you with bookkeeping, forecasting and management accounts as well as offering a comprehensive end of year account service.

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Tax

Our experts can advise on all matters of personal tax, business taxation and compliance, VAT, trusts and stamp duty and more.

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Advisory

Whether you are starting up, or a seasoned trader, we can offer advice every step of the way. We can help to improve your processes, incorporating, or planning the next big step, such as an acquisition or your exit.

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Digital Services

We’re here to help you go digital. From helping you comply with the Government’s Making Tax Digital scheme, to cloud accounting and accounting software.

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Payroll

Outsourcing your payroll frees up valuable administrative resources in your business and gives you access to a wealth of experience and expert payroll knowledge.

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Financial Planning

Our team of experts can advise on pensions, retirement, insurance, wealth management, estate planning and more.

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Business Recovery & Insolvency

Our team are qualified to advise and give the best options on business recovery & insolvency, personal debt or bankruptcy, liquidations and more.

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Meet our experts across the South West

With over 280 team members including 35 partners and 8 directors, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Some have backgrounds in major international accounting firms, others are drawn from other leading regional firms, and of course, we have our own home grown talent too.

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Insights

  • The employment (allocation of tips) act 2023 – are you ready?

    The employment (allocation of tips) act 2023 – are you ready? Westcottsuk · The Employment (allocation Of Tips) Act 2023 – Are You Ready There is currently no employment law in place that dictates how UK businesses should distribute their tips, if at all. The Government has introduced the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023

    12/06/24
  • VAT on Private School Fees — what’s the latest?

    VAT on Private School Fees — what’s the latest? It has been widely reported that the Labour Party plan to introduce VAT on private school fees if they win the General Election on 4 July 2024. There are just under 2,000 private schools in England and Wales and 70% of those are registered as charities.

    07/06/24
  • Charity Workshop 2024

    Charity Workshop 2024 Discover the latest updates in the not for profit sector for local charities, while connecting with passionate individuals who share your dedication. This event offers a unique opportunity to exchange insights, celebrate achievements, and address common challenges with like-minded peers. Topics covered include:  Accepting, refusing and returning donations to your charity Fraud

    21/05/24
  • Headline: Westcotts colleagues to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge

    Westcotts colleagues to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge Next month six Westcotts colleagues will be scaling the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales to raise money for Woodside Animal Welfare Trust. The Three Peaks Challenge will see the team tackle Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in

    16/05/24
  • Client Spotlight – S&B Cinemas

    Client Spotlight – S&B Cinemas In 2022, Pat and Beryl Scott, the Directors of S&B Cinemas, added a third venue to their repertoire with the official opening of the Avenue Cinema in Minehead. Having dreamt of owning a cinema since he was a child, Pat was able to realise his dream for the third time,

    14/05/24
  • How can charities benefit from Gift Aid?

    How can charities benefit from Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities and community amateur sports clubs to claim tax relief on donations made to them. If you are a charity, this is an important way to increase the donations you receive. In the April 2023 tax year, 1.6 billion in

    09/05/24
  • Upcoming Changes to the UK Non-Domicile Tax Regime

    Upcoming Changes to the UK Non-Domicile Tax Regime The UK Government’s Spring Budget unveiled an end to the non-domicile tax regime, colloquially known as ‘non dom’. This is set to take effect from the 2025/26 tax year. For individuals with international ties, understanding these changes will be crucial for tax planning and compliance. Paul Webb,

    01/05/24
  • New Partner appointed at Westcotts brings decades of experience

    New Partner appointed at Westcotts brings decades of experience We are delighted to announce that Heather Davis, Director at the Weston-super-Mare office, has been promoted to Partner. Heather Davis is currently a Director at Westcotts with a general practice portfolio and oversees the firm’s payroll team. Heather started as a trainee and has worked her

    26/04/24

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