• User privacy and data protection are human rights
• We have a duty of care to the people within our data
• Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
• We loathe spam as much as you do!
• We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information


Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
Australian Privacy Act 1988 (APA)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 9.0) for clarification.


This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

3.1 Site visitation tracking Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below). GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. FYI our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

3.2 Contact forms and email links Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 6.0. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.


As detailed in section above, if you submit a form on this website some personal information will be stored within this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is build on (WordPress). In the near future we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual. Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.


This website is hosted by EUKHost within a secure UK based data centre located near Leeds. All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.


We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0. All of these third parties are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
• Google (Privacy policy)


We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.


The data controller of this website is:
Brian Scholar

Whose registered office is:
64, Hamilton Avenue

And whose operating office is:
64, Hamilton Avenue


Brian Scholar
Managing Director
tel. 0208 5548544


This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.


This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device. The cookies in use to deliver Google Analytics service are described in the table below.
Cookie Title Description
__utma__utmb __utmc __utmv __utmz Google Analytics These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page.These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet. Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

12.0 OPT-OUT

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience. http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience. http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html


If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

For further information about our range of accountancy services, or for a free initial consultation please contact us, either by phone or our contact form.

Scholar and Co are Based in Ilford and happy to provide our excellent accounting services including vat and tax return preparation, payroll and bookkeeping services to any business or individual from any of these areas.

About Scholar & Co.

We are a local accountants firm providing Accountancy Services in Ilford. We have been established in the north east London area for over 30 years and offer a comprehensive range of services to the commercial and domestic sectors.

We take pride in giving the best advice in non jargon language appropriate to your business. Our fees can often be agreed in advance and you will find us competitive and reasonable.

Our services include:

For further information or a free initial consultation please contact us, either by phone or our contact form.

Scholar & Co. provide accountancy, bookkeeping and payroll services in North East London, Essex and the following areas:

Aldborough Hatch, Aldersbrook, Barkingside, VAT services Clayhall, Cranbrook, Fairlop, Fullwell Cross, Gants Hill, Goodmayes, Hainault, accountant in Ilford, Little Heath, Loxford, Newbury Park, VAT services Redbridge, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Woodford Green, Aveley, Basildon, accountant in Benfleet, Bicknacre, sole trader book keeping Billericay, Boreham, Boxted, Braintree, accountant in Brentwood, Brightlingsea, Broomfield, Buckhurst Hill, Burnham on Crouch, Canewdon, small business accountants Canvey Island, Castle Hedingham, VAT services Chelmsford, Chesterford, sole trader book keeping Chigwell, Chipping Ongar, self assessment services Clacton, Clavering, Coggeshall, Colchester, Cold Norton, Copford, Corringham , Cressing, Danbury, Dedham, Dunmow, Earls Colne, East Hanningfield, Elsenham, accountant in Epping, Feering, Felsted, Finchingfield, self assessment services Frinton, Galleywood, Gosfield, VAT services Grays, accountant in Great Baddow, Great Burstead, Great Dunmow, Great Wakering, Gwimbach, Halstead, accountant in Harlow, VAT services Harwich, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hatfield Heath, Hatfield Peverel, self assessment services Hawkwell, Henham, Herongate, Heybridge, High Ongar, accountant in Hockley, Horkesley, Ingatestone, Ingrave, Kelvedon, Kelvedon Hatch, Latchingdon, Lawford, Layer de la Haye, sole trader book keeping Leigh, Little Baddow, Little Wakering, Loughton, accountant in Maldon, Marks Tey, Mayland, Mistley, Mountnessing, Nazeing, Newport, North Weald, North Weald Bassett, Ongar Station, Parkeston, Purleigh, Ramsden Heath, Rawreth, small business accountants Rayleigh, Rayne, Rettendon, VAT services Rochford, Rowhedge, Roxwell, Roydon, sole trader book keeping Saffron Walden, Saint Osyth, Sheering, Sible Hedingham, Snoreham, VAT services South Benfleet, South Hanningfield, sole trader book keeping South Ockendon, accountant in Southend, Southminster, small business accountants Stanford le Hope, Stansted, Stebbing, Steeple Bumpstead, Stock, Takeley, Thaxted, Theydon Bois, Thorpe le Soken, Thorrington, self assessment services Tilbury, Tillingham, Tiptree, Tollesbury, Tolleshunt Knights, Totham, accountant in Waltham Abbey, sole trader book keeping Walton on the Naze, Weeley, West Bergholt, West Hanningfield, West Mersea, Wethersfield, small business accountants Wickford, Wickham Bishops, Wimbish, self assessment services Witham, Wivenhoe, VAT services Woodham Ferrers, Writtle, Yeldham