Robert came recommended to me, about 16 years ago, at a time when I was having a few issues with HM revenue & Customs. Robert has been my accountant, and friend, ever since. I can count the people that have influenced my life, on one hand. He is one of them.
In 2016, I was asked, by the British High Commissioner to the Seychelles, Caron Rohsler, to help provide technical assistance and support to design and develop affordable capacity housing, in Victoria, the capital. Also, to create a programme for the procurement and delivery of educational services, for the benefit of the children and young people of the Seychelles. All part of the promises made by the newly elected President, Danny Faure, in his first State of the nation address.
I formed a new company, Archquestra Ltd., as a vehicle to “run the project”. I invited Robert to become director and stakeholder. We both visited the Seychelles, in February 2016, to meet with government advisers and ministers. The project has a timeline ending in 2025. He has provided valuable financial advice, as well as moral support.
My practice, in London, continues to thrive and all matters financial are handled by Moore’s. I sit on the council of RIBA and am involved in the mentoring and development of young architects. I always introduce them to Robert, if they are thinking of setting up, in business, on their own account.Elsie Owusu OBE, Director at Elsie Owusu Architects Ltd. London
Newcastle- under- Lyme Business Improvement District, engaged Moore’s Accountancy, during its first operating year, to undertake it’s book keeping, management accounts reporting, VAT and annual statutory returns, to Companies House and HMRC.
Throughout the continuous term of engagement, the BID has found Moore’s Accountancy to conduct itself with the upmost professionalism, as to be expected, and to represent the BID responsibly and appropriately when the need has arisen.
Moore’s successfully defended an attempt, by HMRC, to thwart a normal reclaim of VAT, for a quarter, during which vatable expenditure exceeded vatable supplies. The happy outcome was a repayment of £12,323.17
Robert Moore attends BID Finance Committee meetings as well as Board meetings, updating Board members on Accounting and Financial matters.
As part of the BID’s due diligence process, Moore’s were invited, and successfully re-tendered, their services, to the BID, and will continue to provide accountancy and taxation services, adding payroll processing and RTI submission, to HMRC, from June 2018.
I would be happy to discuss this reference in person should that be required.Eddie Leligdowicz Chair at the Newcastle under Lyme Business Improvement District Newcastle under Lyme
I’ve used Moore’s since 1997, for my personal tax advice and returns and also for my company affairs – Crenaeus Risk Services Ltd. That means I have no worries about getting my self- assessment tax return in on time, together with my wife’s. So, no penalties or interest charges. I know that our tax codes are right, because Robert checks them, every year, so our personal allowance is always right – no overpayment of tax. He also checked whether we are entitled to the marriage allowance, but my wife already utilises all her tax-free pay allowance. Every year we review “allowable expenses” and any changes that the Chancellor introduced in the budget. I like to know if and how I’m going to be affected by change. And things change, every year. Osborne started eroding the benefits of “tax free” dividend payments in 2015. Now my wife and I can only take £2,000 each, per year, before having to pay tax. This is considered at our tax planning meeting, with Robert.
My company provides risk assessment services to plcs., which are vatable. I don’t suffer much by way of output tax, so each quarterly return used to result in a significant payment of vat to HMRC. Robert made an application for the company to use the flat rate scheme, for consultancy businesses. My quarterly Vat bill is now, on average, 42% less than it was.
I don’t have a lot of time for book keeping, and I don’t like doing it either. I just send my bank statements, as a pdf file, to Moore’s, each month. I scan my expense receipts and send them in a zip file. Everything electronically.
My fee notes are also sent by email attachment. Couldn’t be easier.
My wife’s had a few issues with HMRC and the application to use the flat rate vat scheme, for the company, was tortuous. Moore’s fought our corner, not accepting that because an Inland Revenue Officer says it, it must be right. The approach has definitely saved us a lot of money.Chris Spencer, Director at Crenaeus Risk Services Ltd. Staffordshire
Robert came to me on recommendation from a business associate. I was in a bit of a mess, to say the least. I was operating as a sole trader and I hadn’t got around to doing my tax returns for 6 years. Two big mistakes. HMRC got fed up and issued me with assessments, penalties and interest for about £84,000. My wife’s returns were behind, and I was in partnership with her, so partnership returns were overdue as well. A lot of a mess, really.
Robert spoke with HMRC and got an extension, to give him time to prepare the returns. This took some little while and a lot effort, but it got done. The actual tax due was less than £40,000 after Robert had claimed all expenses and allowances. The returns were submitted, and the assessments amended. I had to sell some land to pay the bill. HMRC didn’t wait for the sale to go through before they petitioned for bankruptcy. This wouldn’t have happened to me personally, if I’d been trading as a limited company. Anyway, after several meetings with the official receiver, which Robert attended, with me, and an application to set aside the bankruptcy, which Robert presented at the High Court, in London, the bankruptcy was set aside. There was a lot of toing and froing and payment and refund of tax, along the way but after more than a year I am back in business, and still married.
Robert set a limited company up, for me, and makes sure that all my returns are completed on time. I’m an employee of the company and he does payroll for me every month. My services aren’t vatable, so vat returns aren’t a problem.
I meet with Robert, regularly, and only wish that I’d used him sooner and taken his advice. I’d never have gotten into the mess that I did, if I had.Stephen Jones - Director at S W Jones Funeral Directors Ltd. Menai Bridge, Anglesey
I work as an electrical subcontractor in the construction industry. The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) requires the main contractor to deduct a full 20% tax before making payment to me. The result is, that by the end of the tax year I have always had too much tax deducted, because my personal allowance and business expenses are not taken into account, in making the tax deduction.
So, in April, every year, I provide Moore’s with details of my income and expenditure, for the preceding 12 months. Before the end of April they always have a tax computation to support submission of my tax return and claim for repayment, which goes directly into my bank account.
My repayment has never been less than £3,000. I’ve introduced lots of my mates to Moore’s.
I farm sheep, in Sheen, Derbyshire. Lloyds bank recommended Moore’s to me in 1998. They wish they hadn’t. He got me £52,000 back from them in 2016, for mis selling PPI.Henry Critchlow Derbyshire
“Moore’s deliver a cost-effective service, promptly and professionally. They provide us with all that is necessary to fulfil our accountancy and tax obligations, allowing us to concentrate on running the café. We would have no hesitation in recommending Moore’s.”Dave Bate Café Continental in Longton, Stoke on Trent