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Plummer Parsons with accountants in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hailsham

Plummer Parsons are a firm of accountants with offices throughout East Sussex, including Brighton, Eastbourne and Hailsham. We work with businesses and individuals from across the UK who need professional accountancy advice. From startups to established limited companies our experts are on hand to provide the advice and support you need.

Our advisors have many specialisations, in areas such as Not for Profit and Charities, Sports Clubs, Forensic accounting, Payroll, Service Charge Certification and Wealth Management. We pride ourselves on our level of service….which makes us the recommended accountants of choice in Sussex.

If you need expert advice and assistance with business, taxation and many other associated services, contact us today.

How can our East Sussex accountants help you?

Starting a business

There's a lot to think about when first starting out in business. Not just developing the products and services and deciding who to target but there's all the financial and company structure to decisde on too. There are many influencing factors to the decisions you need to make and the impact can affect your wallet not just your bottom line. Our Eastbourne and Brighton accountants have years of experience helping new business owners set out on the right path. We even have a great new Sole Trader v Limited Company comparison calculator to help you make some of the choices.

Tax planning

Our Eastbourne and Brighton accountants can help with all manner of tax planning. Help you to arrange your affairs to minimise a tax liability. There are many reliefs and provisions available to legitimately reduce a tax liability without straying into the rather more challenging area known as tax avoidance.

Examples range from simply choosing a year-end date early in the tax year to maximise the period from earning profit to paying tax, to arrangements to shelter an appreciating asset from inheritance tax.

Plummer Parsons have accountants in East Sussex who can help with personal tax planning as well as corporation tax planning. The key is to start early.

Tax planning is not just for large sums of money and investments. If you're a director in or you run your own business, then tax planning should start wiuth how you choose to pay yourself for all your hard work. Recent changes in dividend tax have now made things even more tricky. Use our Dividend Tax Impact calculator to see how you're effected. For a more personalised strategy come and speak to our Eastbourne and Brighton accountants.

Submitting your self assessment return

It is a fundamental part of the self assessment system that responsibility lies with you, the taxpayer, to file Tax Returns and pay the right amount of tax, at the right time - you must not wait for the HMRC. Our accountants in Brighton and Eastbourne are only too willing to help you get your finances in order and submit a return on your behalf. Don’t leave it until the January decline however, the best time to maker a start is now. We can even have your return submitted early!

Saving for your retirement and pension planning

In todays society we’re all living longer, saving for a pension has never been so important. Speaking to our Brighton accountants can help ensure that you’re saving enough each month to maintain the lifestyle you require as you retire.

If you’re a business owner there are substantial benefits to be gained by ensuring you use your pension contributions wisely.

These are just a few oif the ways we're helping clients day to day. Browse through the website to see our full list of services.

Our Locations

Plummer Parson have  anumber of offices throughout East Sussex helping both private individuals and local businesses with range of accountancy services.


Our main offcie is based in the seaside resort of Eastbourne, home to nearly 100,000 residents it's a town dominated by the South Downs and it's iconic pier.

Close to the infamous Beachy Head the highest chalk cliff in Britain, Eastbourne is a vibrant and fast growing seaside town. It's a great place to start a business with strong manufacturing, engineering and tourism industries.

Many of our Eastbourne accountants are big fans of Eastbourne FC who play in the Conference South division.

If you run or you're thinking about starting a business in Eastbourne, read our guide to find out what help is avaiable to make you a success.


The city of Brighton & Hove is a fabulous seasidwe resort to do business in. With it's excellent road and rail links to London it's a fast growing and popular tourist destination.

Famed for it's Royal Pavillion, Clock Tower and Palace Pier, Brighton is also known, unofficially, as the "gay capital" of the UK. The many clubs and bars providing a big draw and boost to the local economy.

The city's football team does slightly better than some of it's local cousins, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club play in the Championship division, only recently narrowly missing out on promotionm to the Premer League.

How will local business be affected by the new city plans? We take a look.


The largest of finve towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, Hailsham is a market town with significant historical importance.

The town, with a population of just over 20,000, is going through somewhat of a resurgance in recent years thanks to local initiatives such as the Street Market and pland for a pedestrian-friendly High Street. Making it a more attractive destination for businesses and shoppers.


Alfriston is a village within the district of Wealden near the River Cuckmere. Well known for it's Alfriston Festival the village has a strong arts scene.

With a small population of close to 900 residents, Alfriston has a rich history dating back manay hundreds of years. Even being mentined in the Doomsday Book.

At the heart of the community is Alfriston Parish Church known as The Cathedral of the South Downs due to it's impressive size.