Sole traders

We want to take the stresses of accounts and tax away from you so you can concentrate on what you do best, your business!

We work with a variety of sole traders, from tradesmen and consultants to takeaways and hair salons. You’re in good hands when you choose Middlers.


End of year accounts

We will prepare your end of year accounts and present them to you with no-nonsense explanations. You will always have the information you need with no fancy jargon to complicate matters.

We know you are busy servicing your customers, that’s why we ensure the whole process is simple and swift. From signing your finished accounts at the touch of a button to providing information all year round via shared cloud storage.

End of year accounts

Self-assessment tax returns

Your self-assessment tax return will contain the self-employment pages for your sole trader business as well as any other taxable personal income. As your authorised agent with HMRC, we will submit your tax return on your behalf and liaise with HMRC on any queries at any time. You no longer need to battle the manual completion of your own tax return or sit and wait on the telephone helpline for hours, we take care of it all.

Self-assessment tax returns

VAT Returns

When your business is approaching the VAT threshold, it is very important to notify HMRC within the specified timescales. We are at hand to assist with the whole process, from continually monitoring your cumulative turnover and keeping you informed of the thresholds, to registration, preparation and submission of your VAT return.

There can also be reasons to voluntary register for VAT depending upon your business. This will be assessed in your initial meeting, whether you are a new or established sole trader.

VAT Returns

Payroll services

Concentrating on employing the right people in your business can be, in itself, a huge task. Couple that with the compliance HMRC expects of you, even more so now than ever with the introduction of real-time information and auto-enrolment, but don’t let this put you off! We will deal with all of your payroll requirements from registration, processing and submission of data in real time to HMRC. We will keep you up to date with the necessary regulations and thresholds. Our payroll service is completely paperless too, payslips emailed securely direct to your employees, saving you time and together we are helping towards saving a tree or two!

Payroll services


Bookkeeping in the digital age has never been easier. We are certified silver partners with Xero – the most popular cloud-based bookkeeping provider. We’re passionate about finding the solutions that match your business and save you as much time and stress as possible. Your account manager will discuss all the options available to you, how similar businesses to yours currently run their bookkeeping and any other information you need to make an informed decision about how you want to keep your books and records.

Our digital bookkeeping includes automated bank feeds , mobile receipt scanning (throw all those paper receipts away!), automated emails, cloud based invoicing software and the list goes on. It doesn’t matter if you are a computer wizard or a technophobe, our team will expertly guide you through it all with a tailored solution that fits you and your business.

If you want to use the traditional forms of bookkeeping (Simplex D books, cashbooks and spreadsheets), fear not! We will work with whatever system you are most comfortable with, your peace of mind comes first as without that, no solution would work.




Our prices start from £25 per month. A fixed monthly fee will be set in your initial meeting that will include all the services you require and free unlimited support.

Our promises

Continually progressing

We continually research the latest technologies to ensure we provide you with the best solutions for your business needs.

Here for you

Dedicated account managers, friendly teams and free unlimited support. Here for you, when you need us most.

The right approach

Your accounts provided fast, for a fixed monthly fee, unlimited support, with crystal clear reporting and straight talking advice.

How we work with individuals

In order to eliminate as much of the work you need to do, we apply to HMRC to act as your agent. This means we will make every phone call and send every letter needed to HMRC on your behalf.

Quite simply the tax year end finishes on the 5th April and the filing deadline is almost 10 months later, 31st January of the following year. We aim to complete your return as soon as possible to give you as much time as possible to prepare and save for any possible tax liabilities. There’s also the added benefit that we have never had a client miss a filing deadline and pay late penalties!

We aim to turnaround sole trader accounts and tax returns in two weeks. From shared cloud storage to instant online approval of accounts and returns our whole process aims to provide you with the services you need swiftly. We aim to be as swift as possible while maintaining our impeccably high standard of quality.

Upon joining Middlers you will meet with your dedicated account manager. You will deal with the same account manager and their team from day one. This allows them to build a lasting relationship, understand you and your business and help achieve your goals. Our dedication to continually progressing and improving ensures you receive a personal service that never becomes stale.

Why Middlers?

The main reason our sole trader clients choose us is our ability to take care of it all. You can rest assured that you are in good hands and your accounts and taxes will be up-to-date.

You can read more about us here WHY MIDDLERS >

Middlers Reviews

5.00 Average

36 Reviews

M Hill Consulting LTD

Having use Middlers since I started my company 3 years ago - I couldn't rate them highly enough. They made the whole process of setting up my the business, managing VAT returns, corporation tax etc.. so easy and with limited overhead for myself. Their use of digital technology makes them stand out from the crowd and it has been great to see a local company grow into a fully established and trusted accountant.

Posted 3 days ago

P Motors Ltd

Very approachable, yet still professional, also very knowledgeable and up to date, have made our accounting process so much easier for us. Would have no hesitation in recommending them. Terri Adams

Posted 3 days ago


Most helpful, most friendliest accountants in the North East yet most informative and most professional in their region too.

Posted 4 days ago

p dove

the good thing about small family run business there find extra time to make sure there are there for your needs.any questions they have the answers pleased to have found them. cheers peter dove.

Posted 4 days ago

S wilson

Lynsey and Andy have always been at the other end of the phone for any advice/ guidence and always go above and beyond what is needed to make sure you and your business are successful.

Posted 4 days ago


Always there when u need them

Posted 4 days ago

J Beadle

We have been using Middlers for a couple of years now. The initial set up and training on the software was great, very clear and easy to understand. Any questions we have are answered quickly and explained well. Great service and happy to recommend to anyone.

Posted 1 week ago

G Bowler

Ive been with middlers for 3 year now and have found them very helpful and allways there for advice and help with an open door policy for me to call in whenver i need it .

Posted 1 week ago

L Richardson

I use this firm. They're the friendliest, most helpful people you could hope to meet.

Posted 1 week ago

D McCullagh

I have been using Middlers Accountants for a few years now after a recommendation from a friend and I couldn't be happier with the service they have provided.

Posted 1 week ago

Mr S Gibbins

I used Andy and Lynsey for my accountants , always helpful , always approachable and explain things in language a simple mechanic can understand . If there were 6 stars still not enough . Cheers

Posted 1 week ago

S fascialift

I have been using middlers from the start of middlers . Main reason is how helpful and approachable they are and relaxed way of doing my accounts as when i find myself very busy I can relax finding my paper side of my business is in safe hands . Would highly recommend middlers to everyone Regards shaun fascialift maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

G Hutchinson

Dealing with my business brilliantly for me

Posted 2 weeks ago

A Orr

My tax return was made super easy and stress free! Middlers are very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend them.

Posted 1 month ago


Being new to the concept of self-employment and to the tax returns process, I was i suppose naturally a little anxious about how to go about carrying this out and about the time and efforts involved. Lynsey and Middler's were professional yet welcoming, and made this such a smooth and seamless process for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone looking for a great accountancy service from start to finish.

Posted 1 month ago

D Thorburn

Quick and easy tax returns. Make my job alot easier. Lynsey is friendly and professional. Lovely accountants to work with.

Posted 1 month ago

M Skidmore

Great friendly service, everything that needed to be done was done and on time. Easily contactable and always helpful, would certainly recommend Middlers.

Posted 1 month ago

L Ltd

Excellent service from a friendly team. Always there to help 24/7. A massive help to our business. Thank you

Posted 1 month ago

N Shore Gifts

We have been with Middlers Accountants for over a year now after finding them on the web. We are very happy with the service they provide and are always there to help if we need them

Posted 1 month ago

G Ewing (Inspiral Cycles)

Middlers are very friendly professional and helpful. They are fully conversant with Xero (and many other digital tools) and do everything needed to keep me control of Inspiral Cycles' accounts, bookkeeping, tax, payroll, NEST pension, etc... Middlers helped to transfer me to Xero and to work in a way that fully exploits the benefits, reduces costs, and their bookkeeping support saves me time. Very highly recommended.

Posted 1 month ago

R Plews

Always efficient, professional and punctual. We couldn't be more happier with Middlers.

Posted 2 months ago