Having been established for over sixty years, we are first and foremost a local practice, with extensive links and relationships with our allied professionals extending over many years. Our partners and their support teams have a broad working background in business and bring a wealth of experience and imagination to the firm.


Serviced Areas

  • West Dorset & Yeovil

Contact Details

  Website
  City Yeovil
  Postcode BA20 1HB
  Address Church House/Church St
  Phone Number 019 3547 6401

From Our Website

Each Client's needs are unique and our Principal and Managers will tailor the service and advice they give to meet those needs. All our staff are kept fully up to date with changes in practice and legislation to provide each Client with a truly professional service. With offices in Yeovil and Sherborne we are able to offer personal contact and a full service to Clients across Somerset and Dorset. The practice is registered to carry out audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Legislation, in all areas of taxation, finance, company practice and administration, is becoming increasingly complex. To meet these challenges we offer a whole range of specialised services, each under the direct control of the principal, who is supported by a dedicated departmental manager. And we keep ourselves in trim too. Our already highly qualified staff attend regular training programmes, constantly updating and improving the services we offer. Our fees are charged on the basis of the work done.


We provide most of our Limited Company clients with a full company secretarial service - the maintenance of the Statutory Registers, filing the company's accounts and Annual Returns at Companies House - as well as offering our own address as the Registered Office, at no charge, so that we receive all communications from Companies House and all filing is dealt with promptly.


We can advise on the benefits and disadvantages of trading through a Limited Company. Limited Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships can be formed in your preferred name within a few days, if not hours.


Whether your records are incomplete, you have a balanced cash book or are fully computerised, we can prepare your accounts for you. We can advise you on the best form of bookkeeping for you and your business, and although we are members of the SAGE Accountants Club and regularly use their products, you may not need a formal computerised accounting package or you may prefer to keep manual records. If you wish to outsource the chore of regular bookkeeping, we can maintain your accounting records and provide you with management accounts and financial information on a regular basis.


The completion of payroll records is becoming more and more complicated. We offer a payroll service for weekly or monthly pay dates, providing payslips, summaries and advising on payments due. We can arrange the funding of Tax Credits or Statutory Sick Pay in cases where these would cause adverse cashflow problems.


Self Assessment for both Companies and Individuals has been with us for several years now and has become more and more complicated. Very few Individuals or Businesses are now able to correctly complete their Self Assessment Tax Returns let alone calculate their correct tax liabilities. With the aid of qualified Partners and Managers we can remove this burden from you and accurately advise you of your tax liabilities and submit the Tax Returns on time to avoid penalties. At Lanham & Francis, we offer professional taxation advice, services and planning, so that you can make sure you are not paying too much.


As registered Auditors, Lanham & Francis can look after your company's auditing needs. Thresholds over which companies have to have Compulsory Statutory Audits change regularly and can be obtained on request. Many companies with turnovers and assets below these levels are maintaining a Voluntary Statutory Audit for the peace of mind it provides to the shareholders or financiers or because it is a requirement of their borrowing agreement. Non statutory audits can be arranged to cover all aspects of the company or just for specific assets/liabilities.