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Our service offering to the Licensed Trade

We offer a complete package for the industry, which includes a full wet retail result and a food trading account, and can be done either monthly or twice a quarter, when completing all bookwork on the day at your premises. This personal on-site visit is conducted by your assigned stock auditor and allows us to answer all of your questions and queries in person and offer any relevant advice and discuss recommendations on the day.

Initial set-up meeting for VAT, MGD & SA registrations
Introductory face-to-face meeting
Meet your dedicated account manager
Full breakdown of our service package
Business plan recommendations
Additional requirements

Review Meeting in 3 months

Opportunity to evaluate professional and business financial goals

Month 9 Meeting; Prep for Year End requirements

Projected results and tax position
Discuss business and personal goals
Outline relevant support to achieve your goals
Financial health check

Quarterly VAT returns

Quarterly returns completed by your account manager
Regular recommendations to ensure your business is tax efficient
Fully Making Tax Digital compliant VAT returns
Representation in the event of HMRC investigation

Quarterly MGD returns

Quarterly MGD returns completed by your dedicated MGD agent
Fully compliant to all HMRC guidelines
Efficient record keeping to remain compliant with MGD requirements


BACS Approved Payroll Bureau
CIPP Qualified payroll and pension professionals
Fully Managed Payroll Service
Online payslips

Taxation (inc. P11D & Corporation Tax)

Expert tax advice
Practical recommendations to ensure the business is tax efficient

Benefit from our service

We offer a free no obligation visit to all prospective clients and offer invaluable business recommendations and business plan reviews to see where we can help.


Our service is designed to help you maximise your profit and our on site results enable you to make instant decisions.  We provide full itemised reports and analysis for you to review and we will identify opportunities to minimise your losses. Our clients value our personalised service and regular site visits to understand first-hand the day to day workings of the business which allows us to tailor our services to meet the needs of every client.


Our service means you can get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that your accounts are accurately reconciled. Our team of expert bookkeepers will process all your business transactions, ensuring they are allocated to the correct expense. And, if you are VAT registered, it will be precisely accounted for too. With a fast and informed bookkeeper working for your business, any queries will always be addressed quickly, not at the end of year when that missing receipt is hard to find. As well as providing traditional bookkeeping services, our team is recognised as Xero Platinum Partners, offering expert services with the leading digital software.


Our service is designed to provide a fast, professional method to completing your tax returns. Our years of experience and knowledge allows us to ensure your business remains as tax efficient as possible.

Year End

As specialist Licensed Trade accountants, we understand the ins and outs of your business and we recognise the challenges and opportunities that your business faces. That’s why we will never operate a one-size-fits-all approach to your accounting, we provide bespoke advice and guidance to fit the demands of your business and offer real, practical solutions to help.

Machine Game Duty

As leading Licensed Trade accountants, GWCox can complete MGD returns on your behalf. 

Payroll & AE

Our leading payroll service is accredited as a BACS Approved Payroll Bureau and fully CIPP qualified payroll experts. We make sure that no deadlines are missed and that your payroll is fully compliant with HMRC guidelines and RTI (Real Time Information) reporting requirements.

HR support available

Now more than ever, your pub business needs an accountant that understands the unique challenges and opportunities of your profession. Our HR services and expert team are on hand to assist your business during these times of unprecedented change and explore the opportunities to maximise your business potential. To make things simpler for you, we offer a straightforward, cost effective, fixed fee package designed to make relations with your employees as stress free as possible. Our in-house, CIPD qualified HR advisors have many years experience in managing people within the hospitality industry to support you with knowledgeable, sector specific advice.

Legal advice available

Our partners at Glaisyers Solicitors LLP are a leading personal and commercial law firm in the North West with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Manchester and London. They are on hand to provide a personalised service to your pub business, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure you receive the best, practical solutions to your challenges. Businesses have a minefield of potential legal problems to deal with, you may be inexperienced and unsure of how to protect your business in a legal situation, which can be tricky. Glaisyers Solicitors LLP can advise on all areas including commercial advice, employment law and healthy and safety advice so you are able to confidently run your business.

For more information or advice

Contact Allan Merchant, Director of GW Cox & Co

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