Licensed Trade

Accountancy and business support services for Britain’s pubs and licensed trade

Nobody ever got into the licensed trade for the paperwork. When long hours and late nights come with the territory, bookkeeping, PAYE calculations and tax returns are the last thing you want to think about.

No, far better to leave it to the experts while you do what you do best. Welcoming your guests out front and creating an atmosphere that puts everyone at ease.

ClearSky is a leading supplier of accountancy and business support services to pub companies and publicans nationwide. Our team know exactly what it takes to run a business from behind the bar. In fact, between them, they’ve been putting their skills in pub accountancy and business management to work for over 100 years.

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BII Partners

As BII partners, we’re dedicated to providing outstanding expert service to the licensed trade. If you’re a BII member you can also take advantage of our special health check offer. Just quote your BII membership to claim. If not, don’t worry, we’re also offering a FREE no obligation business review for your pub.

How we can help


Our services

A comprehensive range of business support services, delivered by experts who take away the hassle allowing you to keep you focused on your business.

Why use a professional pub accountant?

ClearSky combines personal face-to-face service with industry expertise that helps us understand the challenges and opportunities that you’re facing. We don’t just look after the numbers, we look after your business.

Stocktaking yield

Making sure your stock is accounted for and drinks aren’t being given away can make several hundred pounds difference a month

Managing VAT 

We’ll ensure you have a system in place for settling your VAT bill to avoid quarterly cash flow issues


Employee costs

Using our industry experience, we can help with your staff rotas to help bring wage percentages down


Regular tax planning 

We’ll work with you to review the best way to gain efficiencies, from your business set up through to the purchase of capital items

Meet the team

Our team have over 100 combined years’ licensed trade experience. Naturally, they’re very hospitable…


Don’t just take our word for it, ClearSky works with many happy pubs

Free business review

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business, and wherever you are in the UK.

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