Steve Outhwaite was kind enough to speak at a recent seminar of ours, covering a range of current tax issues. His technical knowledge is second to none. He is able to communicate issues of a complex nature in plain, no-nonsense language, clearly setting out the opportunities and challenges for businesses based on his truly informed position. As a business owner himself, he is, of course, familiar with the challenges fellow business owners face, and as such, is uniquely placed to advise clients in an educated, informed, practical manner.
— A professional services firm from London and the South
Our company had been subjected to a rigorous and long-running HMRC investigation, with a particularly dogged tax inspector. We engaged the services of Outhwaite Associates to try to move the investigation on and have been impressed by the clarity and urgency that Stephen has injected. A number of issues have been resolved speedily, and we now feel like we are on the front foot rather than the back foot with the remainder. We like Stephen’s “always approachable” manner, and also appreciate the clarity over fees and the fact that we aren’t charged for every telephone call or minor query. Stephen only looks to charge us on an agreed basis where he has added value for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen’s services.
— LS from Northern England
I approached Ilyas (Satia) for advice as to how to approach an HMRC enquiry on behalf of a client of mine. Ilyas was calm and reassuring both for me (I don’t deal with HMRC enquiries) and for my client, who has been really happy with the support Ilyas has provided.
— An accountant - West Yorkshire
 
Stephen Outhwaite of Outhwaite Associates Ltd was recommended to me by a dear friend and I will always be eternally grateful ! I had been trying to resolve a financial issue with HRMC for at least eleven years. I had been a director of a company and thought I was reasonably intelligent but unfortunately I was no match for the HMRC . Since Stephen has taken my case on issues are being resolved and my stress and frustration levels are practically non-existent.”
— KA from Southern England
Ilyas Satia has worked with me providing support on an in-depth HMRC investigation on behalf of a client. Ilyas conducted a detailed review of source records to ensure both direct and indirect taxes had been accounted for and that tax obligations had been complied with. Ilyas has provided highly professional input and he has vast knowledge on complex matters and the happy ability to break down a complex situation into phases, plan the best way to deal with situations and execute the plan with accuracy and precision. What I have found most pleasing in my relationship with Ilyas is his constant effort. Also, I feel he is a very competent and reliable person.
— An accountant - Greater Manchester
I had a complex capital gains tax position and I required a professional opinion as to how best to proceed in a compliant but tax-efficient manner. I engaged the services of Stephen at Outhwaite Associates. His advice was clear and concise, reasonably priced and I was really happy with the outcome.
— AS from Yorkshire
I have been using the services of Ilyas Satia for some time now, on varied management jobs for a number of business interests of mine, such as company-related matters, VAT planning, cash-flows and banking support. Ilyas is always pleasant to speak with and efficient, and I also find him very user-friendly. He has a solid technical background, and is also well-networked for when issues arise where he believes specialist support is more appropriate. I look forward to continuing a long and pleasant business relationship with him.
— RHP - Northern England