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Affordable UK contractor accountants

1st Contact Accounting offers affordable support tailored to your unique circumstances, allowing you to concentrate on your business while we take care of the admin.

Let our contractor accounts handle your admin *

How we help UK contractors

  • Limited company set up

    Setting up a limited company allows you to pay less tax if you're a contractor. You'll also be able to structure how and when you do your work.

  • Customised packages

    Our accounting packages are designed to suit your individual needs. You are free to change the package as and/when your needs change.

  • Compliance

    We offer useful guidance on the responsibilities of limited company directors. We’re also experts at ensuring you fulfill all HMRC requirements.

  • Tax savings

    With our expert contractor tax advice we’ll ensure that you minimize your liabilities and always stay on the right side of HMRC and the tax man.

  • Growing your wealth

    Our sister company, Sable International, will help you manage your retirement savings and other assets or investments you may have.

Our accounting packages

We have several packages for limited companies as well as bespoke accounting services.


From £102 p/m

The traditional, face-to-face
approach to accounting
and tax planning
  • Company set-up
  • Initial face-to-face consultation on how to run your company and tax planning
  • Preparation and filing of all statutory returns and financial accounts
  • All your bookkeeping needs
  • A dedicated accountant and accounts team
  • Quarterly face-to-face consultations in our London office
Standard Online

From £94 p/m

A comprehensive accounting package; services provided online, via phone and email
  • Company set-up
  • Initial telephone consultation on how to run your company and tax planning
  • Preparation and filing of all statutory returns and financial accounts
  • All your bookkeeping needs
  • A dedicated accountant and accounts team
Pay-as-you-go option


For those who are happy to manage their own affairs, but occasionally need some advice
  • We’ll assist with anything from payroll services and RTI to the preparation and filing of financial statements
  • We also offer once-off consultations for advice and tax planning
  • We’ll always quote in advance of the work being done, so you avoid any nasty surprises


Sensational service = Happy clients

"You cannot begin to imagine what it means, in today's day and age, to know that there is a company out there, with trained staff to assist you, who deliver what they have promised. Your integrity means the world to me. Thank you 1st Contact!!"

- Ané Arangies

"Just wanted to let you know how great I think 1st Contact is and how easy you guys are to deal with. Will definitely tell any other kiwis heading over to UK to use you."

- Renee Palmer

"You were consistently helpful, always kept in touch, and were exceedingly patient with the difficulties of finalising my return—with very little input from me. There were times when I doubted I would ever see a return, but now I eagerly await my cheque!"

- Sue Anderson

“Thank you very much. 1st Contact has assisted us in our relocation to the UK, contractor via 1st Contact, money transfers, shipments back to Australia and taxation services which have all been first class service. Thank you and we will recommend you to our family and friends.”

- Matt

“The service provided by you guys has been outstanding. With a proof in my hand and my own personal experience I can now surely recommend you guys to every single person that I come across and who needs help with tax. I would like to thank every single person who has been working on my file and to those who have took their time out to keep me updated about the status of my file. Once again thanks a lot.”

- Shashank Gudimella

“I have received my tax refund, so I wanted to drop a quick line to say thank you for your work on this and your patience with all my questions! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and 1st Contact refunds to any other antipodeans returning home from the UK.”

- Katy

“Thanks so much for the great service, you guys were always prompt and kept me updated on the progress of both my tax refund and shipping our items to South Africa.”

- Gabriella

“Thank you very much for all your help in getting this tax refund for me. Also thank you very much for the swift and professional service you have provided. I will be recommending you to anyone else I know of who requires assistance in claiming a tax refund. Again thank you.”

- Chris

“Thanks for your good service Im so glad to hear from you, I must confess that Im really impress with your good service, I will be glad to have my money paying to my bank acct details with you Metro bank and I promise to recommend you to friends and family that will like this very good service thank you 1st Contact you have done a great job.”

- Micheale


Why UK contractors 1st Contact Accounting

  • Established
    in 1996
  • Contractor
    tax advice
  • Refer a friend
    and get £150
  • Face-to-face
    or online
  • Integrated
    with IFAs

Refer a friend

Get £150 for every friend you refer.

By successfully referring a contractor friend to 1st Contact Accounting, we’ll reward you with £150. We'll also give your referred friend £50.

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We have some exciting news
for all our 1st Contact clients...

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. By the end of the year, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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