I have a few IT/Contractor (non IR35) type Co's with reasonable bank balances who have had enough of poor interest rates and have turned to investments through providers such as Hargreaves Lansdown.
I did some accounts accounts to 31/10/18 last year and and found it a real struggle to get the information required for the accounts. Income was fine although it came in the form of a Consolidated Tax Voucher to 05/04/18 so 06/04-31/10/18 was hard work to extract from the client/financial advisor/HL (accounts done pre 05/04/19).
The amounts are very small but I wanted to at least try and get the CGT position correct and various disposals had taken place to fund ongoing monthly charges and it was a real pain putting this together from the account activity spreadsheet provided.
I assume that others have more experiance with this and I wondered how you are dealing with this (particulary HL). Are comprehensive reports available (presumably from an online platform) to make this straightforward that my client and his financial advisor may not be aware of? Does an investor have online access to HL paltform to view transactions?
The Financial Advisors seem to think i'm being a pain requesting these and I think they see these investments as being treated in the same way as ISAs with no requirement to include income/gains/disposals..........................
Dealing with these investments has become the most time consuming element of these jobs so any guidence would be very much appreciated!