As Chartered Accountants we provide many services to many clients ranging from newly formed businesses to long standing limited companies and partnerships.

Due to our relaxed approach our clients feel that they can ask us about almost anything.

When you come to Nigel Ricks & Company you will realise that we spend time understanding your organisation so that we provide the best support.

We are based in Loughborough right next to the train station, so it is convenient and very easy to find us. Our clients are based all over Loughborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and beyond!

We support our clients in many different ways (see our A-Z list of services). We are sure that whatever type of organisation you are we are able to support you (see our industry types supported).

You are not alone!

You are not alone!

We know its a challenging time. We know it can feel lonely running a business, even if you are part of a team.

We are here to help and support all businesses from new businesses to multi-million pound firms.

We also know that advice costs money. We do our best to provide full support for businesses at a fair cost.

If you feel it may be time to change advisors, please contact us.

Being both friendly and professional our team looks after our clients to the best of our ability.

We use all modern techniques, such as Zoom, Teams and email as well the phone.

We support most common software whether its online or desktop. We offer bookkeeping services, payroll services and much more.

We do our best to keep our costs down, unlike some professionals, where costs have more than doubled in the last year or so.

During the current crisis of Covid-19 we have been open for business the whole time. Our staff work well from home and we have a great IT system that allows us to work as if we were in the office.

We do meet clients in the office by appointment when we can. We all want to be safe, so if we can, using video calling is a very efficient way of meeting.

Please ring us for a chat.

Have you recently started your own business?

Have you recently started your own business?

Many people have started their own business in the last few months. You will have great ideas and know your market. We are here to help you make your business successful. We support all business with advice on bookkeeping, payroll, accounts and tax returns.

We deal with companies just setting off and those well established businesses.

Being friendly we should not baffle with jargon. We speak English rather using the fancy accountancy words.

Even if you have used an accountant who may have formed your company, is it set up for your needs.

Please call us, we use Teams, Zoom, phones and email to communicate.



The Government is providing additional funding through Local Authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business costs.  If you do not receive a Business Rates Bill from your local authority, this does not apply to you.

You are eligible if;

  • Your business is based in England AND
  • You are a small business and already receive Small Business Rate Relief and /or Rural Rate Relief.
  • You are a business that occupies property.

You do not need to do anything to access this scheme.  Your local authority will write to you if you are eligible for this grant.

If you have any queries as to whether you qualify for this please contact your Local Authority not HMRC.

Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme latest News

Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme latest News

Job Retention Scheme

HMRC published the following guidance for claiming as an employer the “80%” costs of furloughed staff.


when we have more details we will be able to assist all our existing clients and anyone else that needs help.


We want to help you get ready to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

If you’re eligible for the scheme, there are things that you can do now to be ready when the system is up and running later this month.

You’ll need to provide the following to make a claim:

  1. The bank account number and sort code you’d like us to use when we pay your claim.
  2. The name and phone number of the person in your business for us to call with any questions.
  3. Your Self-Assessment UTR (Unique Tax Reference), Company UTR or CRN (Company Registration Number).
  4. The name, employee number and National Insurance number for each of your furloughed employees.
  5. The total amount being claimed for all employees and the total furlough period.

If you use an agent who is authorised to act for you for PAYE purposes, they will be able to make a claim on your behalf, so please speak to them now.

However, if you use a file-only agent (files your RTI return but doesn’t act for you in other matters), they won’t be able to make a claim for you and you’ll need the information listed above from them to make the claim yourself.

For more detailed advice, please visit GOV.UK. This guidance is being regularly updated, so please review it frequently.

You may also find this recorded webinar helpful, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme‘, available on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

We’ll email you again in the next few days with more details on how and when to access the online system – please do not try to do this until we let you know it is available.

We wish you all the best at this challenging time,

Covid-19 Self-Employed

Covid-19 Self-Employed

The Chancellor has announced a new Self-employment Income Support Scheme to support self-employed people who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

GOV‌.UK has further details about who is eligible for the scheme and how it will work.

Self-employed people do not need to get in touch with HMRC as the scheme isn’t yet open for applications. HMRC will contact eligible customers by the beginning of June, inviting them to apply.

Unfortunately, there is an increase in scam emails, calls and texts. If someone gets in touch claiming to be from HMRC, saying that financial help can be claimed or that a tax refund is owed, and asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, please do not respond.

HMRC will never contact you out of the blue to ask for these details.

The government has also introduced the following help for the self-employed:

Let us help you manage your tax return!  The Government has announced help for the self-employed. But what if you were self-employed and have forgotten to complete your 2018-2019 Self-assessment return?

We can help, whether your a client of ours or not we can help you complete your return for 2018-2019. Contact and sign up with us and we will assist.

You have until 20th April 2020 to file a late return. Act Now!

In an era where the threat of penalties and interest is likely to accompany any error, businesses and individuals cannot afford to make mistakes when it comes to VAT and Tax.

Nigel Ricks & Company offers fully managed payroll solutions to all organisations, designed around you to meet your needs.

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