Following the government's advice, the office is running on a skeleton staff, and everyone else is working from home.

Work should proceed as normal, and staff can be contacted directly as follows:


Established for over 50 years in the beautiful town of Shaftesbury in Dorset, Rutter & Allhusen Chartered Accountants offer accountancy and taxation services to individuals, businesses and charities, many of whom have been with us for numerous years.

Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and a significant amount of new work is as a result of client referral.

We have highly experienced staff providing a trusted and valued ‘one to one’ service that tends to be more difficult to find in the larger firms.

Rutter and Allhusen - Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Accounts Preparation

We can prepare accounts for inclusion in self-assessment tax returns as well as producing financial statements for filing.

Wealth Management

We partner with Continuum to offer our valued clients an extensive, modern, and national personal wealth advisory service.

Cloud Accounting

Achieve real-time reporting and visibility throughout your organisation, with greater mobile capabilities and collaboration.

Payroll Services

Our tailor-made services mean we deal with your payroll, enabling you to get on with running and growing your business.

Tax Compliance

We provide organisations with an efficient way of handling their tax compliance workload to plan and meet HMRC deadlines.

VAT Returns

We assist with VAT registration and the preparation, completion and electronic submission of your VAT returns.

News & Blog

Rutter and Allhusen - Business Rates Relief Support

Business Rates Relief Support

Posted 2 Apr 2020

Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 1 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic commenting businesses are benefiting from £22 billion in the form of business rates relief.

Rutter and Allhusen - Relaxation of Financial Solvency Rules during Pandemic

Relaxation of Solvency Rules

Posted 1 Apr 2020

The government plans to introduce emergency changes to overhaul insolvency laws and give “breathing space” to companies hit by the coronavirus crisis in a move to help prevent mass failures.

Rutter and Allhusen - Universal Credit Calculators

Universal Credit Calculators

Posted 1 Apr 2020

Many people will need to consider Government benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some for the first time and they may ask you about guidance on claiming and amounts. This article guides them to independent Benefits Calculators.


Following government advice on 16 March, and for the protection of our staff and you our clients, we will be working from home as much as possible over the coming weeks.

At R&A we are well set-up for home working, and we hope you will not notice any differences - you can still contact staff by telephone and email as usual.

We are also providing some useful resources for your business to follow during this time.