Accountants Chester

Startup and Small Business Accountants in Chester

Welcome to Phillips & Co – Accountants Chester. We are a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants with over 40 years experience in helping startups and small businesses grow. We have the expertise to help your business thrive and understand the importance of communicating with clients. We know that no two businesses are the same and we use our experience to tailor our accounts, tax, bookkeeping, payroll and business services to suit each individual client. As a family-run firm, Phillips & Co – Accountants Chester are passionate about helping local startup and small businesses succeed and be as tax efficient as possible.

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To see how Phillips & Co – Accountants Chester can help your business please call us on 01244 220 062 or email us at

Accountants Chester

At Phillips & Co – Accountants Chester, we strive to provide the best possible service for our clients. We make a point of not only completing all work to a high standard but also communicating the process and our findings in a clear and concise way in a language they will understand. It is our number one priority that clients get the service they deserve and it is very rewarding and motivating when we receive positive feedback.

A few years ago I was looking for a firm of local, professional accountants that would understand myself and my business and provide the services a small business requires. I can honestly say it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Phillips & Co provide not only a professional service based on sound knowledge from years of experience, but whenever I have needed help and advice they always respond immediately and provided the results needed.

Jason Wilcock

Jason Howard Photography Limited

It is a pleasure to recommend the services of Phillips & Co. They have answered all my queries professionally and, to me more importantly, in a language I can understand. From a technical view point, their knowledge and understanding of my business has helped us with complex tax issues, hence saving my company money. Terry runs a very professional and friendly practice and I have no hesitation in recommending them as assets to any business.

Colin Jones

Fairmitre Windows & Conservatories

Having worked with many accountants over the past 20 years whilst running my business, I can say without reserve that Phillips & Co have provided the most valuable, accurate and timely information of any accountants I have worked with. Questions are always answered swiftly and succinctly, allowing a degree of financial management that has really moved my business forward. I highly recommend Terry and the rest of the team at Phillips & Co unreservedly.

David Taylor

Desarch Limited

We’ll provide you with all the services your business needs to grow. That’s not just accounting, tax and VAT services, but a wide range of other business services too. At all steps along the way we will explain to you which services you may require and why. For costing purposes, we can then quote for each individual service or group them as part of a package, depending on client preferences. We use industry leading accounts, tax, bookkeeping and payroll software to provide the highest quality service.


We’re chartered certified accountants experienced in understanding our clients’ businesses, working closely with them and completing accounting assignments to agreed timescales and with an agreed fee structure.

Tax Advice

Our tax accountants specialise in tax advisory work, by providing bespoke tax planning solutions to suit your personal and business needs. We also advise on tax deadlines and how to pay taxes owed.


VAT is an increasingly complex part of running a business. We provide specialist VAT services and consultancy on a range of areas, identifying opportunities to improve cash flow, saving time and in many cases reclaiming VAT back.

Business Services

Our accountants and financial advisors prepare business management accounts, budgets and forecasts. We meet regularly with clients to provide financial advice and discuss their business development goals.

Get in Touch

To find out how Phillips & Co – Accountants Chester can help your business, call 01244 220 062 or email

The lastest tax news from Phillips & Co – Accountants Chester.

Strong economic recovery likely, but not certain

04 June 2020  A strong economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic is likely, with conditions ripe for a quick turnaround, a new report by Oxford Economics suggests. The unusual nature of this recession could be a silver lining for recovery, the report, which was commissioned by chartered accountancy body ICAEW, said. GDP has fallen because of a planned, partial economic shutdown, so in theory activity and demand should rebound as restrictions lift, particularly given fiscal and monetary support from government and the Bank of England since the crisis began.

Government urged to extend SEISS by IPSE

28 May 2020  The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has urged the government to extend its coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for as long as self-employed individuals require it. IPSE has said that the difference between the SEISS and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for employees is a ‘glaring injustice’. It warned that the self-employed could be forced to work in unsafe conditions. Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently extended the CJRS until the end of October.

Changes to Government Gateway ID process

11 May 2020  HMRC has updated the process for acquiring a Government Gateway ID for its Self-employment Income Support Scheme. HMRC is advising individuals who need to create a Government Gateway ID to do so via the SEISS service to make sure the correct type of ID is generated. HMRC recently started contacting taxpayers who may be eligible for the SEISS. The claims service opens on 13 May and aims to ‘help millions of self-employed people, covering a wide range of industries and jobs, whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the cronavirus’.

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