Finance

Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

December 11, 2018
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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

Online calculators to help businesses and individuals estimate their legal costs for conveyancing, debt recovery and probate have been launched by Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King.   The three calculators are in response to new rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on pricing and transparency which came into effect last week. ...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Bath bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bath bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Bath and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure...

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Investor showcase debut for sustainable crop pioneers hoping to yield £150,000

December 7, 2018
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Investor showcase debut for sustainable crop pioneers hoping to yield £150,000

A Bath-based biotech firm aiming to increase crop yields while reducing the need for pesticides and fertilisers hopes to gain a £150,000 investment to take it to the next level. Secure Harvests was selected to attend an investor event in London staged by SETsquared, the innovation hub backed by the University of Bath.  The...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

December 6, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up each week to bring you the top national finance stories.  Five tips to diversify your investments Things to consider before you invest. Does this apply to you? Find out here Are you eligible for R&D tax relief? Claiming tax reliefs for innovative projects....

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Raft of new appointments and promotions at EY’s regional office as expansion gathers pace

December 6, 2018
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Raft of new appointments and promotions at EY’s regional office as expansion gathers pace

International accountancy group EY has continued to expand its South West & Wales office with 10 senior appointments and 119 promotions as it looks to increase staffing levels to 500 by 2020. The regional office in Bristol has grown rapidly in recent years and now employs around 350 people. A month ago EY announced...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

December 6, 2018
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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the Let Property Campaign nearly five years ago. At that time, it was expected to last 18 months. However, no end date has been set, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. Campaigns such as the Let Property Campaign generate revenue quickly and ensure future tax for HMRC by...

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Record year for BGF in South West following move to new office

December 5, 2018
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Record year for BGF in South West following move to new office

Investment group BGF is celebrating its best ever year for deals across the South West and South Wales handled by its regional office. The group, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested more than £50m across seven new businesses and two existing portfolio companies over the past 12 months. Its regional...

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£1.65m funding for project conserving the natural heritage of Bath’s surroundings

November 30, 2018
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£1.65m funding for project conserving the natural heritage of Bath’s surroundings

An ambitious scheme to restore and protect Bath’s local natural heritage has secured £1.65m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Bathscape Landscape Partnership officially launched the project delivery stage of Bathscape at an event held at the city’s Roman Baths following confirmation of the HLF funding award.  The scheme will bring to life...

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Boost for Grant Thornton’s regional tax team as VAT expert takes up top post

November 30, 2018
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Boost for Grant Thornton’s regional tax team as VAT expert takes up top post

National accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Karen Robb to head the VAT team in its South region, which covers Bath. Karen, pictured, joins from the firm’s London office, where she led its VAT, customs and indirect tax practice for the UK and EMEA. Grant Thornton said her relocation was further evidence of its...

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Bishop Fleming limbers up for centenary celebrations next year with Bath Half sponsorship

November 30, 2018
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Bishop Fleming limbers up for centenary celebrations next year with Bath Half sponsorship

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has become the official title sponsor of the 2019 Bath Half Marathon. The partnership coincides with centenary year celebrations at Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath. It is the first of a series of major initiatives and activities which the firm plans to stage throughout 2019 to...

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