Chartered Accountants - Preston, Lancashire

Whatever your accountancy needs are, Whitehead & Aldrich, a proactive firm of Chartered Accountants in Preston, can help you.

We offer accounts, audit, taxation, business advisory and support services to both long established and new clients. We are based in Preston, yet we actively work with clients all around the North West.

We provide a cost-effective, high value accountancy solutions to meet all of your financial needs. We pride ourselves on our personal service, specialist advice, adherence to timetables and competitive pricing.

So, if you're looking for an accountant in Preston, call us now on 01772 259625 or email us at

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The current hot topic

NMW offenders named

Over 100 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been named and shamed.

Between them, the 113 employers owed workers over £387,000 in arrears, and span sectors including hairdressing, retail, education, catering and social care. The cases named were thoroughly investigated by HMRC.

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 398 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over £1,179,000 and total penalties of over £511,000.

Business Minister, Nick Boles said:

'Employers that fail to pay the minimum wage hurt the living standards of the lowest paid and their families.

As a one nation government on the side of working people we are determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage receives it.

Next April we will introduce a new National Living Wage which will mean a £900-a-year pay rise for someone working full time on the minimum wage and we will enforce this equally robustly.'

On 1 October 2015, the main rate of the NMW rose to £6.70 per hour.

Acas online offers advice to both businesses and employees that have any questions about the NMW.

For help with payroll issues contact us.

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