What we do

Freelance & Consultant


Manage your invoices and expenses on-line. Free software with annual accounts & tax.
Small & Medium


Accounts preparation and corporation tax with optional ‘in-year’ bookkeeping, VAT and payroll.


Outsourced finance functions, management reporting and advisory… Meet theFC


We’ll complete and file your personal tax return with HMRC – no matter how basic or complex.


New company formations, shareholder and director registers, annual returns…


We’ll receive and handle all communications with HMRC, on your behalf.

Recent Thinking

Tax tips, news & updates from our Blog.

Employment Allowance – did you remember?

  The £2,000 employment allowance (EA) remains available for the 2015/16 tax year. If you manage your own company payroll and want to continue claiming it, there’s no need to re-insert the “Yes” marker on your employer payment summary...

Flexible Working: can you ask why?

As an employer you should by now know that any employee with at least 26 weeks’ continuous service now has the statutory right to request a flexible working arrangement. So, if they do, can you as the employer demand...


Starting in June 2015 auto-enrolment will start to apply to companies with fewer than 30 employees. It won’t affect all these companies at once, but will be phased in over the next two years. If you don’t know your...

Child Benefit if your income is...

Previously the government stated that anyone with children paying higher rate tax would lose any Child Benefit completely. However, with a slight change to this policy you currently have to pay a tax charge, known as the ‘High Income...

Letting a Second Property?

Income tax impacts on every UK resident’s life, no matter what form of income they have. For most people ownership of a family, or second, home will have no income tax consequences. However, there are situations where tax does...

Going it alone in 2015 ?

6 key points for those who are thinking of starting a new business in the new year. The new year is not too far away and with it comes an ideal opportunity for a fresh start. For the entrepreneurial...

Changing from self employed to a...

If you are working as a self-employed contractor you may wonder whether it is worth becoming a limited company. This blog post will help you to decide and also give more information about the implications of changing. When your...

Freelance Contractor Association calls for changes

The association for Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), formerly known as Professional Contractors Group (PCG) has published a policy document setting out action points that it believes will significantly improve the business environment for independent workers in the...

HMRC: Declare income from online trading.

The profits from selling online are subject to tax in the same way as any other income and earnings must be declared to the Revenue, as one trader found out to his cost recently. John Eric Woolfenden, 52, from...

RTI penalties delayed by HMRC (again!)

On 6 October 2014 HMRC were due to start issuing RTI (Real Time Information) in-year late filing penalties. But they have decided to delay these for smaller employers….what’s the full story? Delayed again. HMRC’s original plan was to bring...

DIVIDENDS. What are they and how...

For many small companies (freelancers, consultants and contractors etc), the main income withdrawn from the company will often be in the form of dividends. With many director shareholders often asking the same question, CORNEL’s Mike Smith explains in some...

October 31 self-assessment deadline fast approaching

Anyone submitting a paper based tax return has only until midnight of 31 October to do so. Meanwhile those who have not yet registered for self-assessment really have to act quickly as the registration deadline is this Sunday, 5...

HMRC: Declare income from online trading...

The profits from selling online are subject to tax in the same way as any other income and earnings must be declared to the Revenue, as one trader found out to his cost recently. John Eric Woolfenden, 52, from...


Who we are

Removing the red tape – we’re on your side, we’re open and we’re relaxed.
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Mike Smith

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Denis Lonergan

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Richard Jones

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Terry Harvey

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Geraldine Joyce

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Rebecca East


What makes us different?

We view ourselves as that little bit different – not in what we do – but the way we do it. We’re set free to work remotely ‘in-the-cloud’ around the individual needs of our clients. Integrated across two independent firms with shorter decision making chains and supported by cutting-edge software, our clients benefit from the undivided attention of their own dedicated accountant.

Our Firms & Accreditations

Cornel (London) Limited | Registered in England: 06907059
Regulated & monitored IFA Member firm: M240243 (FFA, FFTA) Licensed AAT (MiP): 240918

Cornel Partners Limited | Registered in England: 05855639
Regulated & monitored ICAEW Member firm: C001491234 Registered to carry out Audit work


Our Fees Explained

They say accountants will cost you the earth.    We say it’s time you knew the truth.

Are we the cheapest?… No, nor are we the most expensive.

Simply, from end of year company accounts and tax compliance, to monthly bookkeeping, payroll and VAT returns, we offer a range of fixed price accounting packages with flexible payment options to suit your needs.

We’ll gladly give you an idea of our fees simply by phone or email if you prefer ? Initial consultations are always free so please do not hesitate to get in touch. We don’t hide from the fact if you look hard enough you will always find a cheaper firm but we do like to think that our fees are transparent, fair and fully reflective of the level of service you can expect to receive.

Not local to our offices ?  Not an issue. We work ‘in-the-cloud’ and can manage all your requirements remotely.

Don't just take our word for it...

"Cornel were originally recommended to us by a very credible partner of ours. And, it's been the best recommendation we've ever received."

Chris Wilson – Managing Director

Earnest Agency
"Following years of fruitless searching for accountants who could deliver what we need in terms of a finance function, meeting Cornel was a revelation."

Mark Houlding – CEO

"Cornel are refreshing to work with and they always offer "best advise", providing really objective views and a wide spectrum of business strategies."

Jimmy MacDonald – Founder & MD

"From our early seed funding phase, Cornel have been instrumental in our success thus far. I can't recommend them highly enough to any UK start-up"

Mark O’Connell – Founder

"Cornel continue to deliver the right level of advisory and 'hands-on' accounting services that a new company like ours requires."

Gabriela Hersham – Founder & CEO

"I would highly recommend Cornel to any start up business trying to punch above its own weight."

Victoria Sheridan – Managing Director


Get in touch…

We’re ready when you are.

The Chilterns
  • Denmark House
  • 2nd Floor, 143 High St
  • Gerrards Cross SL9 9QL
North London
  • 115 Alexandra Park Road
  • Muswell Hill
  • London  N10 2DP
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