By providing an all-inclusive accountancy service, we enable our clients to enjoy their time. Busy modern lives leave us with less and less time to handle everything ourselves, that's why our service is here for you. We provide the highest quality advice and service that best suits your personal and business needs. You are guaranteed to speak to real people, based in the UK, who will acknowledge your requirements and provide you with prompt and professional advice.

Contact Details

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  City Potters Bar
  Postcode EN6 1AG
  Address 1st Floor, Metropolitan House Darkes Lane
  Phone Number 01707 871610

Products & Services

Limited Company Accounting Services

For most contractors a limited company is the most tax efficient way to legally maximise their take home pay. Being a contractor with a limited company gives you the freedom to manage your own finances, minimise your tax burden and benefit from tax relief.
By setting up a limited company, you can become the director, company shareholder and employee. Therefore, when the company generates a profit, it belongs to the company and you are able to take your income through a combination of dividends and salary. The advantage is that this is the most tax efficient way of paying yourself as a contractor and the best way to maximise your income.


Umbrella Company

Contracting with an umbrella company is a hassle free way of getting on to a payroll system without the administration and additional responsibilities of running your own business. The agency or client makes a payment to the umbrella company, who do all of the administration for you. The umbrella company will make a payment to you through PAYE (Pay As You Earn) and you will receive a payslip in the same way as you would if you were a permanent employee. The umbrella service will deduct any tax and national insurance from your payslip as well as their service charge. There is no financial advantage over being an employee, but all the invoicing and admin is looked after by the umbrella company.

It is important to note that when you choose an umbrella company, you will not qualify for any other payment structures such as dividends, loans and FX schemes. These are considered to be tax avoidance schemes. You may, however, receive dividend payments if you are using your own limited company.


Self-assessment / Personal Tax Return service

Completing a self-assessment, otherwise known as a Personal Tax Return, can prove to be a time-consuming and sometimes stressful task. Completing a self-assessment involves organising the relevant paperwork, filling in online forms with 100% accuracy, and submitting everything to HMRC by the 31st January 2017 deadline.
If you've never completed a self-assessment on your own, have recently started contracting, or if you don't understand any aspect of the process, you could risk making a mistake if you attempt to complete it yourself. Furthermore, not submitting your return to HMRC by midnight on 31st January 2017 will result in an instant 100 penalty, with further penalties the longer you wait to file.

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Churchill-Knight have been my accounts for nearly three years, a little pricy but they are very responsive, very good service overall.

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Very professional service, always responsive and courteous to queries.

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I highly recommend Churchill Knight to anyone looking for a payroll company.

Those working for Churchill Knight are all very professional, very helpful, quick to respond, transparent and explain the payroll process extremely well.

My experience has been great so far and I look forward to continuing to use Churchill Knight over the coming months.

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Churchill Knight provides a top quality service and is available to answer any queries in regards to my finances.

The team I deal with are very friendly and are always happy to help with a fast and reliable service.

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Excellent services, quick, efficient, had to fill in a quick form and Churchill did all the work for me.
Any questions I asked were answered quickly and I understood the answers.
I would recommend this service.

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I have been running a limited company through Churchill Knight for 3 years and their service has always been professional and good value, helping me to understand the ins and outs of running a business successfully, efficiently and effectively

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Always efficient, respond in a timely manner and excellent value for money.

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The staff are always very helpful, polite and in my experience always right. IMHO they could improve VAT return processing by ensuring that their calculations are included with these emails as that would reduce questions/confusion.

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Excellent service. Communications second to none. Questions answered promptly and clearly.

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Churchill Knight have always been very quick to respond to any questions I have about running my own limited company. Their responses have always been clearly written and understandable for someone like me who easily gets overwhelmed when dealing with taxes!

Their web portal is easy to use and lays out very clearly what you need to do to run your company with ease. I can't recommended them enough.

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Customer Testimonials

I was new to contracting and had little idea about setting up a business, keeping the finances in order on an ongoing basis and avoiding any potential pitfalls. Churchill Knight & Associates Ltd, who came on recommendation, made the whole process easy. On an ongoing basis the invoicing, expenses handling and remittance advice has removed the chore of having to manage this myself, all communications in these areas have always been prompt and clear. Notification of when and how much to pay for VAT etc. have also always been clear and timely.


I have been with Churchill Knight & Associates Ltd for several years now and I find the ease of working with them to do my accounting is what keeps me with them. I have very little to do which gives me more free time in my personal life, something which makes it worth sticking with them. I trust them to do what is needed to keep my accounts in order. Trust to do things right is the most important thing to me when doing business with anyone.


I was very impressed with the speed and simplicity of having Churchill Knight & Associates Ltd set-up my new company and get me started. Helpful staff were there to answer my queries promptly.


Friendly, helpful staff. Easy set up including bank. Simple to use documentation. Nothing against recommending Churchill Knight & Associates Ltd to others.

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