We are a small firm of Chartered Accountants. The principal, Francis Hughes, supported by a small dedicated team of professionals, has been working for over 30 years to provide clients with a personalised service. It is the personal nature of the service that we believe differentiates Hughes Collett from other firms.

Following his qualification as a chartered accountant with Shipleys in London, Francis took over his late father’s practice in 1992, which had a specialism in acting for clients with significant share portfolios and complex trust arrangements.

Hughes Collett has extensive tax planning experience. Personal recommendation in this area has led the firm to advise a significant number of senior executives of a major PLC. We have provided these clients with tax planning services, developed inheritance tax planning strategies and worked with them to implement family trusts. Our advice has brought coherence to the management of their complex affairs. This has included collaboration with Independent Financial Advisors, wealth managers, stockbrokers and solicitors.

Advice for people embarking upon second careers is also provided by Hughes Collett who can assist in advising on the best structure for the business and if necessary assist in setting up corporate structures. We are able to provide bespoke accountancy support service which can, depending on the client’s needs, include payroll, bookkeeping, invoicing, Corporation Tax, VAT, annual accounts and regulatory compliance.


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