Wigan stands on the River Douglas and is a town in Greater Manchester. It is the chief settlement in the borough of Wigan and also is its administrative centre. All through the Industrial Revolution, Wigan experienced remarkable economic growth and a swift rise in the population. Even though porcelain production and clock making had been chief industries in the town, Wigan consequently was known as a main mill town and coal mining region. In 1450, the first coal mine was established at Wigan and at its peak there were 1,000 pit shafts. Councilor Peter Smith is the Leader of the Council and in 1978 was elected to Wigan Council, and became leader in 1991. With a population of 320,000, Wigan is the ninth-largest authority in the UK and the second-largest in Greater Manchester. It occupies an desirable geographic position, lying between the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester.


The vision of the council is: Confident Place & Confident People


The Council aims to focus on the following:

  • Always keen to do better
  • Confidence in the Borough
  • Efficient and business like
  • One team, one council
  • Putting People First

Confident Place

The Council aims to improve economic and social opportunities; create an eye-catching, accessible and lively borough, with a flourishing economy projecting it as the location of choice for investment. Long-term results include:

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  • The Council is making the most of the borough ’s extraordinary location and has put in place a very good infrastructure to make sure that people can easily travel within the borough and to neighbouring cities, and also and creating new employment opportunities
    • To do this, the Council has improved travel times around Saddle Junction, constructed the – A49 link road, the M58 road to Junction 26, Amberswood link road, and the Wigan Transport hub to perk up the experience for train and bus users in and out of Wigan and also the Leigh Salford Manchester Guided Bus-way to offer regular and reliable access to the city for local people
  • Improved the skill levels amongst the working age population to match the best in the region, local people are enterprising and entrepreneurial, thereby, creating local economic growth
  • The Council has affluent town centres that local people make good use of
  • The housing market provides residents with a good choice of affordable homes and set within places people want to live and make use of the improved transport network of Wigan
  • The Council makes sure that the green open spaces are reachable to local people and give them an opportunity to enjoy
  • Local people support the modernised waste collection service and Wigan is in the top places in the UK for levels of recycling; The Council disposes of waste in the most efficient manner
  • The Council continues to ensure that a freedom and culture offer is in place
  • Experienced continual reductions in nuisance, disorder and crime and disorder
  • The Council has attainted an desirable reputation – people want to live and work here

Confident People

The Council focuses on protecting weak groups and enhancing self reliance.  Improving life opportunities, particularly for those who are most dependent on public services

  • Young people continue to achieve above the national average and the reduce gaps in educational achievement and health
  • All vulnerable children and young people feel safe and protected
  • The Council supports the incredible local assets – local people believe in supporting each
  • The Council has united with local health services to give you a fully integrated health and social care service
  • A single care record is in place that follows the people and is in one secure system; this means people will have access to the right care and support


  • New relationship between public services and citizens that enables shared decision making
  • An asset-based approach that recognises and builds on the strengths of the communities
  • Integrated services that place families and communities at the heart of everything
  • An engaged workforce with core behaviours and values
  • Use of new technology to support residents to be independent and enable them to access services and support digitally


DNS Accountants has been working with private clients, owner-managed businesses, and freelancers across a wide range of industrial sectors for years. Are services are in-line the corporate strategy of the Wigan Council and we aim to offer services that help in attaining its vision. Our qualified team of ACAs and CAs in Wigan aims to offer a skillful and cost-effective service to businesses. As accountants in Wigan, our services include:

  • Expert accounting services at £ 59 + VAT per month; preparation of year end accounts
  • Company’s office address registration and setting up business bank accounts
  • Advising businesses on insolvency matters collectively with restructuring and business closures
  • Seed / Enterprise Investment Scheme
  • Writing business plans
  • Company formation; registration of pay-as-you-earn and support regarding value added tax (VAT) with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Tax investigation services
  • IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and the self employed) membership
  • Accounting services of construction industry
  • Business insurance, powered by Caunce O’Hara

Other services in Wigan

We offer a variety of services in Wigan for freelancers and small-businesses. These services include:

  • Inheritance Tax – With Gen-Y taking command globally it becomes imperative the tackle inheritance tax and have understanding about it. Inheritance tax allows citizens to pass wealth to other family members without being taxed. Our services include:
    • Guidance on Inheritance Tax (IHT) and family wealth progression
    • Support on transfer of gifts with assets that are pre-owned
    • Calculation and estimation of IHT
    • Guidance around the laws and regulation on Capital gains tax liabilities
  • Accounting and book-keeping services – Our team in Wigan offers an expert accounts management and book-keeping service:
    • Regular book-keeping and accounts management (monthly or quarterly)
    • Budgeting and forecasting; costing information and break-even turnover analysis
    • Reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide an accurate picture of the business
  • Self-assessment and preparing tax returns – Our tax accountants in Wigan help small-businesses and freelancers with self-assessment Services include:
    • Maintain regular correspondence with HMRC
    • Proactively manage data and analyse receipts and invoices
    • Collect and hold back-up records

For any business allied uncertainty, please get in touch with us at www.dnsassociates.co.uk. Citizens can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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