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Recover and reboot your business with trusted free business advice

The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) connects owners of small and medium-sized businesses with ICAEW regulated firms who will provide a free initial consultation, without obligation.

Why choose a BAS firm?

Now more than ever, businesses need sound professional advice to ensure they are optimally financed and structured to take advantage of government’s support programmes, and to emerge from the current challenges able to thrive and grow in the future. 

If you’re thinking of using the services of an accountant, always look for someone who has a professional qualification, and check what qualifications and experience they have. Appointing an ICAEW-regulated firm will ensure you are taking advice from someone who is qualified, committed and accountable.

ICAEW Chartered Accountants advise over 3m businesses, helping them achieve their financial and strategic goals and driving their economic growth. All firms taking part in the BAS scheme are regulated by ICAEW, can offer a broad range of professional advice and services, and are committed to providing a free initial consultation, without any obligation.

Who can take up this service?

This service is open to owners of any small or medium-sized business.

How does the consultation happen and how long does it take?

Your consultation could take place by video conference, over the telephone or even by email: you can agree the format that works best for you. Meetings are typically around one hour.

How much does it cost?

The initial consultation is completely free of charge and without any obligation

What happens if I need more advice?

All the firms in the BAS scheme are regulated by ICAEW and can offer a broad range of professional advice and services. Your initial consultation is free, however if you wish to continue using the firm you will need to agree what services they will provide, together with their fees.

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