Set up fees?

How many of you charge an initial separate set up fee when you take on clients? I haven't done before but recently have been trying to build it in to annual fees. The disadvantage of that being that with fixed fees it means a higher fee year on year which isn't great from a client point of view. I'm now considering charging a one-off fee when they join to cover all the admin time and wanted views on what clients thought if you did charge and how widespread it is as a practice.

Cheers,

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It is non starter in my book

Peter Kilvington |

No Never

nigelburge |
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Don't do it

Adrian Pearson |

Depends on circumstances -

cymraeg_draig |
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Sounds more Flash Harry than Flash Gordon

Trevor Scott |

Deep breath...

Paul Scholes |
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hmmmmm

thacca |
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Hmmmm indeed

Paul Scholes |
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It's how you package it........

sparkey999 |

What about reviewing bookeeping and making recommendations?

zarathustra |
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Food for thought!

Flash Gordon |
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Sparkey999

Paul Scholes |
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Set up fees?

Jason Dormer |
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thacca is talking sense

petersaxton |
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Peter

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Paul

petersaxton |
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I've thought about this ....

Steve Holloway |
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Steve

ShirleyM |
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In return then .....!!!

Steve Holloway |
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Invoicing

ShirleyM |
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Thanks Shirley ....

Steve Holloway |
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Convenience

ShirleyM |
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Accounts done early ...

Steve Holloway |
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Complications

ShirleyM |
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I always file before payment anyway ....

Steve Holloway |
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