I’m often asked what prompted me to create the Tax Advice Network.

Having spent three years running the tax support for professionals operation at WJB Chiltern I had become aware of how much accountants both valued the facility to secure expert tax support and yet, at the same time resented the traditional approach:

  • A BIG consultancy (with the consequential ‘big firm’ mentality to business);
  • Part of an accountancy firm (previously MRI Moores Rowland, now BDO Stoy Hayward)
  • London based;
  • High overheads to be recovered through the charge-out rates;
  • Limited facility to go direct to the advisers of choice within the firm.

The Tax Advice Network avoids all of those issues. Most of the tax adviser members are sole practitioners. Accountants can choose precisely which adviser to approach by reference to expertise, location, size of firm, ratings, testimonials or indeed any other criteria they consider relevant.

And it seems that we’ve struck a chord as over 1000 accountants have already registered on our website and now receive our free weekly practical tax update, written especially for accountants in general practice. If you have yet to register you’d better get a move on as the free facility is liable to be withdrawn in the future.