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Accountants&#39 clients want IFA services, says portal

IFAs could boost their turnover by filling in gaps left by accountants, according to research from small business advice portal Clearlybusiness.

The research shows that of the three-quarters of small businesses that use accountants, 88 per cent use them for their annual accounts and 72 per cent for help with income and corporation tax returns.

But the results also show that only 31 per cent of small businesses are using their accountants for investment and tax advice despite a significant proportion of small businesses&#39 owners saying they would like more help in these areas.

Respondents also said they wanted more assistance with advice on how to sell their businesses or secure additional funding, an opportunity IFAs could target, says Clearlybusiness.

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