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Pearson May Financial Update: Tax liabilities of jointly owned assets

October 22, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: Tax liabilities of jointly owned assets

Do you own assets such as property or shares in joint names or hold joint bank accounts? Most commonly this will be with your spouse or civil partner, but it may be outside of marriage with a long-term partner, sibling or parent, for example. Have you considered how the ownership of such assets affects...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 22, 2017
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Monday October 23 Interims: Halliburton Tuesday October 24 Interims: Anglo American, Whitbread, Renault, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Chipotle, McDonald’s, General Motors, AT&T Trading updates: Intu Properties, Bunzl, Ladbrokes, Coral, l Personal Finance, Carpetright, St James’s Place Wednesday October 25 Interims: Fresnillo, Antofagasta, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesla, Visa, Boeing Trading updates: Lloyds, Cobham, Metro Economic announcement: UK GDP...

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BrandSoup: iTrump trumps Trump

October 20, 2017
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BrandSoup: iTrump trumps Trump

In a classic David-versus-Goliath smackdown, a US-based musician-turned-programmer has won a protracted legal struggle against the mighty Trump Organization over rights to the ‘iTrump’ trade mark. Tom Scharfield is the founder, CEO and, indeed, sole employee of app developer Spoonjack. A keen brass player, he is the creator of the ‘iTrump’ trumpet simulator app,...

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Bath tourism chief hails new Apex Hotel as key to ‘repositioning’ city for conference market

October 20, 2017
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Bath tourism chief hails new Apex Hotel as key to ‘repositioning’ city for conference market

Bath’s newly opened Apex Hotel is a game-changer for the city, allowing it to compete seriously in the conference market for the first time, according to Visit Bath chief executive David James. Speaking at the hotel’s official opening this week, he said its purpose-built conference facilities, which have capacity for 400 delegates, meant Bath could...

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Top 100 league table success for Royds Withy King as merger starts to pay off

October 20, 2017
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Top 100 league table success for Royds Withy King as merger starts to pay off

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King has improved its position among the sector’s Top 100 for the second year. The firm climbed up The Lawyer’s league table by seven places to be ranked at 85. The table forms part of the magazine’s annual UK 200 report, which profiles the largest firms by revenue,...

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Debut Legal 500 listing for Mowbray Woodwards’ criminal law team

October 20, 2017
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Debut Legal 500 listing for Mowbray Woodwards’ criminal law team

Criminal lawyers at Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards are celebrating their team’s first appearance in the respected sector reference guide The Legal 500. The publication, which came out last week, ranks the top lawyers and firms from the UK’s regions. This year Mowbray Woodwards’ criminal law team makes its debut alongside established South West...

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Practice Excellence Award latest boost for fast-growing Bishop Fleming

October 20, 2017
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Practice Excellence Award latest boost for fast-growing Bishop Fleming

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has added to its 2017 trophy haul by being named Large Practice of the Year at the UK’s Practice Excellence Awards. The firm, which operates Bath’s largest accountants’ office, landed the accolade against stiff competition from across the country due to its significant growth in client advisory work, its...

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Digital marketing agency founder takes up new role as regional director for The Marketing Centre

October 20, 2017
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Digital marketing agency founder takes up new role as regional director for The Marketing Centre

The Marketing Centre, the UK’s leading provider of part-time marketing directors, has appointed John Courtney as its new regional director for the West Country & Wales. John, pictured, founded Strategy Digital, a 50-person digital marketing agency based in Bristol, which he sold to national firm Fat Media in 2015.  He is known in the...

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From spreadsheets to black belts: Business adviser going for gold in European martial arts contest

October 20, 2017
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From spreadsheets to black belts: Business adviser going for gold in European martial arts contest

Bath business adviser Sue Marchant is hoping to give the competition the chop when she competes in the World Tang Soo Do Association’s European Championships tomorrow. Sue, pictured, who advises firms enrolled on the Bath Business Support Programme as director of the business growth consultancy Cool Ventures, is representing Great Britain at the martial...

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Bathscape Landscape Partnership appoints architect as new chair

October 20, 2017
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Bathscape Landscape Partnership appoints architect as new chair

Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath-based landscape architect Grant Associates, has been appointed chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership, the organisation that aims to benefit the city’s unique landscape for people, communities and heritage. Bath resident Andrew, pictured, who is also co-founder of community arts event Forest of Imagination, will help shape the future...

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