Foster care accountants

A personal service

The Williams Giles team of Foster care accountants have over 50 years’ experience assisting Foster Carers with tax, national insurance and benefits matters. We believe there is nothing about fostering tax and accounts that we don’t know!

We know all the quirks of fostering and are able to give you sound advice on any financial matter. We truly understand fostering.

Unlike some others our foster care accountants do not just operate through a website or by e-mail. All Foster Carers will be allocated their own Foster Carer consultant to look after them. You are welcome to phone, e-mail or even visit your consultant if you wish – offering a personal service is absolutely key to us.

Services we provide to Foster Carers:

supporting all the way

Foster care accountants for independent Agencies

Alastair Crawford heads up our foster care team who over the years have helped over 40 agencies to grow and develop their businesses. In fact we were involved in setting up the first Independent Fostering Agency in the country, and our expertise and experience in the sector is second to none. We also provide advice to both Independent Fostering Agencies and Local Authorities on various matters relating to fostering.

Foster care accountants services:



We use our experience to advise on matters such as resolving cash flow problems, preparing business plans and assisting with tender documents to Local Authorities.

Corporate Restructuring

Our foster care accountants assist directors/shareholders in restructuring their business to ensure they maximise their own position or giving share options to senior staff members.
Corporate Restructuring

Sale and Purchase Assistance

Our foster care accountants provide a full service to help preparing a business for sale, marketing your business to potential purchasers, assisting with the process of the sale, recommending solicitors to help with the legal agreements of required, complete ‘handholding’ through the sale process.

We can also help a potential purchaser to contact target businesses or respond to sale particulars. We can carry out due diligence reports and liaise with company bankers to obtain funding agreements.

Support for your Foster Carers

One of the first tasks we undertook for ISP in 1988 was to look at the income received by the carers. The Independent Fostering Agency wanted to pay them a professional ‘fee’ but did not wish to burden them with bookkeeping and substantial tax liabilities. We negotiated a very beneficial deal with HM Inspector of Taxes that we were able to replicate with other Inspectors around the country. When HMRC wanted to standardise the arrangements for all foster carers in England, we were involved in the negotiations.
Giving the support you need

Foster care accountants seminars

Our foster care accountants are always happy to attend any training courses/seminars that you run for your foster carers. The only cost being the reimbursement of travelling expenses. We will provide information on tax, national insurance and benefits. We will advise on how to register with HMRC and the process for completion of the self assessment tax returns. We can personalise the course to your own requirements. We can also provide material for your foster carer handbooks.

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