Are you paying too much tax?

Take the 2 minute no brainer tax quiz to find out how much tax you should be paying (warning: it might bring tears to your eyes).

Time-saving, money-saving bookkeeping services

Just for tradespeople.

Taxes? Yuck.

Accounts? Another time, right?


I get it.  None of this stuff is sexy. But it’s something that needs to be done. Every month, every quarter, every year… the continuous paperwork, the expenses, the government schemes that make less sense than Trump on a bad day.

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.

Benjamin Franklin knew what he was talking about.  It’s not something that you can avoid without chancing a run-in with HMRC.

Now whether you’re self-employed or have a limited company, you understand the requirement to metaphorically drown under years of receipts, invoices, ledgers, complicated online filings and deadlines if you want to be compliant.

Do you know how to do that?

A lot of this stuff isn’t easy. You need to know how to do a lot of different tasks at a good standard with maintaining company accounts, keeping on top of invoicing, credit control, bank reconciliation, profit and loss forecasting and getting your books in order when it’s time for your tax return.

Bringing onboard a bookkeeper means YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW ALL THIS.

Do you have time for that?

Being your own boss sometimes means sucking it up and doing the grunt work. But are you using your time in the best way? Are you wasting too many hours a week on paperwork when you could be practising your trade instead?

Bringing onboard a bookkeeper will SAVE YOU TIME.

Can you afford to do that?

Are you certain that you are maximising your profits and minimising tax? Are you sure that you’re making best use of the business incentives available? Are you ensuring that with the often cash-based nature of trades’ businesses that your books are compliant? Or are you playing it fast and loose with the tax man? Not to mention the extras your accountant will charge you if your books are a mess at year-end (yes, they WILL charge you more).

Bringing onboard a bookkeeper will SAVE YOU MONEY.

Why do you need me?

I am Vicky Barrett, and I do bookkeeping, tax and all that for people in the trades.

Are you in construction? Electrician? Plumber? Carpenter maybe? I know your businesses. Inside out.

Sure, you can hire a generic bookkeeper who knows bookkeeping, but doesn’t know trades. Or you can bring on a bookkeeper who knows what’s what with trades and can help you pay less tax.

It’s a no-brainer.

With me you will ALWAYS make your money back

That’s true. I only take on clients where I am assured that the money I will save them (in unclaimed incentives, paying less tax and avoiding charges) will be MORE than the cost of my services.

Yep, if after a consultation I think that you are doing alright and I won’t be able to make you back the cost of hiring me in the first place (the organisational and administrative benefits of my services aside), then we won’t do business.

So, if you want to find out:

  1. If you need a bookkeeper in the first place
  2. If you could be saving money with my services

Give me a call to have a no fluff, down to business chat to find out if I can save you time and money in your business.

It’s a no-brainer.