Trusted Advisers for 125 years

Authentic Agile Connected

Our purpose and values
Dafferns 1896

Dafferns Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

A full service accounting firm, based in Coventry and Warwickshire, with national and international reach, founded in 1896

Providing audit, assurance, accounts, tax and advisory services, with proactive advice and ethical tax planning, we work with ambitious small, medium and large UK and international businesses, charities, business owners and private individuals

About us

Building long term relationships


International businesses

Approaching 20% of our client work in 2020 was for subsidiaries of international groups and UK companies with international subsidiaries


Charities and not for profit organisations

We act for a significant number of regional and national charities and not for profit organisations, representing about 1/6 of our client work in 2020


Private and personal tax clients

Company directors, self employed people and private individuals for whom we complete tax returns – many with complex personal tax affairs

Budget 2021

Our blogs, summary report and video review of the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget are now available on our dedicated Budget page.

With the UK having been adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2021 Budget against a backdrop of ongoing economic hardship.

View our 2021 Budget page 

Download our 2021-22 Tax Rates card

Watch our 10 minute review of the 2021 Budget



Meet the team

The lifeblood of the firm, our dedicated team of professionals, helping and advising clients

Trusted Advisers – Authentic, Agile, Connected

Our people



Information, support, advice during unprecedented times

Cashflow, management information, furlough, job support, government backed loans and grants, strategy and planning

Covid-19 help and support



News, views and opinion from the Dafferns team as the UK forges ahead into 2021, outside the EU and with a last minute trade deal

In times of change, connections are key to growing business

Brexit 2021


Latest news and blog posts

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Corporate tax

The tax efficient salary for a director shareholder in 2021/22

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National minimum wage increases from 1 April 2021

Martin Gibbs