The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Bell Howley Perrotton LLP is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.
Bell Howley Perrotton LLP
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Managing Partner Simon Howley
Based in the heart of London, we are
a trusted advisor for our clients
Bell Howley Perrotton LLP is a multi-disciplinary firm offering
its diverse client base access to accountancy, tax, legal and
financial advisory services. Recognised as one of the best
accounting and tax firms in central London, the
up with Managing Partner Simon Howley, who showcased the
inner workings of this award-winning practice.
Established in 2008, Bell Howley Perrotton opened its doors as a tax consultancy
firm, offering advisory services to owner-managed businesses, high-net-worth
individuals, and even independent firms of accountants. Today, the mission of
our firm is to be the single point of contact for all of our clients’ needs, whether
business and private. By taking advantage of the wide range of technology
available to us, and by cultivating a diverse skill set within the firm, we ensure that
our client offering is as unique as our clients themselves.
Dynamic, innovative, original
From the outset, our approach at Bell Howley Perrotton has been summed up in
three simple words: dynamic, innovative and original. I believe these three words
enable every member of the team to deliver the very best support and advice for
each client they work with.
We have a genuine partner-led client approach, which is hands on and ensures that
all clients are provided with a single point of contact within the firm. In addition,
we work closely with a diverse set of experts in complementary fields, and with
many leading sets of tax, trust and chancery chambers. This collaboration gives the
firm access to the very best minds in the UK in our industry.
BELL HOWLEY PERROTTON LLP
»Established in 2008
»Based in London
»Services: Tax and law
»The firm comprises 15 team
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Bell Howley Perrotton has attracted
some excellent individuals within this
dynamic industry; we are transparent
with our staff, making it clear what
they can expect from the firm as well
as what the company expects from
them. This dedication means that our
team goes the extra mile to ensure
that the clients we work with receive
an unbeatable service.
Our partners have strived to create,
maintain and cultivate a unique culture
within the firm, so that there is a real
sense of shared values among the
team. Many firms lose this as they
grow, and with it the very thing that
attracted clients to them in the first
place. This is not something that the
partners will allow to happen at Bell
Howley Perrotton LLP.
Setting ourselves apart and
The firm as a whole has embraced
technology, utilising Office 365
and Microsoft Teams for all internal
communication, either by holding
video meetings or to stay connected
using internal chat facilities.
In fact, we have embraced
videoconferencing as the norm, and
as our day-to-day medium for client
contact, although we appreciate the
fact that face-to-face communications
are still important. No matter where
the partners are in the world, they
can stay in constant contact with the
office, ensuring that clients receive
a seamless, high-quality service. We
have been a true paperless office since
our inception in 2008, and all of these
strategies have consistently helped us
to set ourselves apart and ahead of our
While we are a professional service
firm, we are not stuffy in our
approach. There has always been a
dress-down culture within the firm,
and while we work very hard, we also
like to relax and have fun with our
We have a
which is hands
on and ensures
that all clients
with a single
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clients. Many of our clients have been
with the firm since its inception and
are now considered friends rather than
clients. We also offer flexible working
to our staff to help them achieve a
balance between work, family life and
other non-work commitments.
Within the wider industry, more than
ever, firms are becoming increasingly
specialised as a direct reaction to client
needs and demands. As a result, clients
are becoming reluctant to engage with
a separate tax adviser, accountant,
solicitor, and financial adviser. By
engaging with Bell Howley Perrotton,
they can have access to all of the
above, under one roof.
Working in the real world
The world of tax and law is constantly
changing and so the firm subscribes
to the very best online technical
resources, enabling our team to keep
up to date and current.
The importance of this cannot be
underestimated, due to the amount of
misinformation that circulates on both
the internet and social media. Being up
to date allows us not only to advise our
clients in real time, but it also protects
them from any bogus tax saving
schemes that may be offered to them
and put them at risk.
As for what the future holds for the
firm, the team at Bell Howley Perrotton
have already set themselves a number
of goals they hope to achieve in the
years to come. We have a variety
of measures in place to ensure that
not only are we able to meet our
clients’ requirements, but also exceed
Moving forward, we will continue to
grow in a controlled manner, by taking
on the very best staff and partners
that fit into our firm’s culture. This
will enable us to offer our clients a
consistent approach and targeted
solutions to their ever-changing needs,
present and future.
goes the extra
mile to ensure
We advise private and
corporate clients across
a broad spectrum of tax
and legal issues
Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review
This year’s Parliamentary Review reflects on a tumultuous and extraordinary year, globally and nationally. As well as being an MP, I am a keen student of history, and I am conscious that 2020 would mark the end of an era. It will be remembered as the year in which we concluded Brexit negotiations and finally left the European Union. Above all, it will be remembered as the year of Covid-19.
In our fight against the pandemic, I am delighted that our vaccination programme is beginning to turn the tide – and I pay tribute to the British businesses, scientists and all those who have helped us to achieve this. But the virus has dealt enormous damage, and we now have a duty to rebuild our economy.
We must ensure that businesses are protected. We have made more than £350 billion available to that end, with grants, business rates relief and our furlough scheme supporting more than 11 million people and jobs in every corner of the country, maintaining livelihoods while easing the pressure on employers. The next step is to work with business to build back better and greener, putting the net zero carbon challenge at the heart of our recovery. This is a complex undertaking, but one which I hope will be recognised as a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Through the prime minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, we can level up every region of the UK, supporting 250,000 green jobs while we accelerate our progress towards net zero carbon emissions.
With our commitment to raise R&D spending to 2.4% of GDP and the creation of the Advanced Research & Invention Agency, we are empowering our fantastic researchers to take on groundbreaking research, delivering funding with flexibility and speed. With this approach, innovators will be able to work with our traditional industrial heartlands to explore new technologies, and design and manufacture the products on which the future will be built – ready for export around the globe.
And I believe trade will flourish. We are a leading nation in the fight against climate change. As the host of COP26 this year, we have an incredible opportunity to market our low-carbon products and expertise. Our departure from the EU gives us the chance to be a champion of truly global free trade; we have already signed trade deals with more than 60 countries around the world.
As we turn the page and leave 2020 behind, I am excited about the new chapter which Britain is now writing for itself, and for the opportunities which lie ahead of us.