Advice to the self employed regarding the Coronavirus Income Support Scheme:

Recent updates from the government are that to claim for the grant you must have your own Government Gateway online account - agents cannot claim the grant on your behalf. We recommend completing the online eligibility checker, you will need your UTR and NI number.  This will tell you if you are eligible and the date you can make the claim.  It includes a link to create a Government Gateway account if you do not have one. 


We are still open and operating business as usual - you can get in touch with us via email or contact form for help and advice, to find more information on the Coronavirus Income Support Scheme please click here.

Orchard Business Services is a family run accountancy practice with an office based in the heart of the countryside on the outskirts of Biddenden in Kent.  We cover clients in all the surrounding areas of Kent and Sussex such as Ashford, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells, offering a wide range of accountancy services on a more personal level.

Tailoring our services specifically for local businesses, small limited companies, partnerships & individuals, we offer a no contract service, only charging for work carried out with free support via email or phone.

Friendly and professional

Our quiet secluded garden office is open for a meeting at a time that suits you.  Our aim is to make coming to see your accountant easy and stress free.


Are you compliant with MTD?

Making Tax Digital for VAT is the recently implemented HMRC scheme which came into place in April 2019.

Businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold of 85,000 should have registered for MTD before 5th April 2019. 


This scheme is to phase out the uploading of VAT returns through HMRC's own portal, forcing the use of alternative software for your VAT submissions.


We have MTD compliant software in place so get in touch if your business will qualify and have already taken this burden off many client's hands.

Orchard Business Services

Orchard View

Pook Lane


Ashford, Kent

TN27 8JU


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