Finance

Pearson May Financial Update: Inheritance Tax and the Residence Nil Rate Band

February 14, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Inheritance Tax and the Residence Nil Rate Band

Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden here looks at changes in Inheritance Tax brought about by the phasing-in of the Residence Nil Rate Band.   Inheritance Tax – The Residence Nil Rate Band   The Residence Nil Rate Band first came in to effect on April 6, 2017, and is being phased in gradually so...

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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

February 14, 2019
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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

The region’s most ethical organisations will be celebrated next month when the South West Fair Trade Business Awards are staged for the seventh year. Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony on March 8, which will be hosted by Countdown presenter Nick Hewer and takes place in Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale cemetery heritage site. ...

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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

February 14, 2019
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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

International accountancy group KPMG has hired Elizabeth Lewis as its first business development associate director for the region. Elizabeth, pictured, joins the regional office in Bristol from recruitment group Michael Page’s base in the city, where she was responsible for business development and recruiting senior finance and human resource professionals across the region. KPMG...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

February 14, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . The risks of a tax investigation Will HMRC come knocking on your door? Here’s what you need to know Have you used your ISA allowance...

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Coveted accolade for Old Mill recognises its excellent financial advice

February 11, 2019
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Coveted accolade for Old Mill recognises its excellent financial advice

Regional financial planners and accountants Old Mill has been named as South West Adviser Firm of the Year in one of the profession’s most coveted awards. Old Mill – which has offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil and Exeter – collected the prestigious prize at the Professional Adviser Awards in London last week. Now in...

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New group aims to reinvigorate Bath’s economy by making it financial centre of excellence

February 8, 2019
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New group aims to reinvigorate Bath’s economy by making it financial centre of excellence

Bath can become an international centre of excellence for financial services by playing to its strengths as a great place to live and run a business, a new sector group has heard. Launched last night to industry leaders, the Bath Financial Forum aims to grow the city’s reputation as fertile ground for finance firms. ...

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Bath-based showbiz gossip website makes its own news with takeover and Stock Exchange listing

February 8, 2019
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Bath-based showbiz gossip website makes its own news with takeover and Stock Exchange listing

The Bath-based owner of online celebrity news site Entertainment Daily has snapped up satirical news site The Daily Mash as the first in what is promises to be a series of acquisitions. Digitalbox Publishing also today announced it is to list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market next month via a £10m reverse takeover...

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Actress to launch national radio appeal for Bath’s pioneering Send A Cow charity

February 7, 2019
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Actress to launch national radio appeal for Bath’s pioneering Send A Cow charity

Bath-based international development charity Send a Cow is to receive a boost from actress Jane Horrocks, who is to present a national radio appeal on its behalf. The Lancashire-born star, best known for her roles as Bubble in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, is a long-standing supporter of the charity, which works with families...

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Stronger trade links on the menu at region’s traditional Chinese New Year business banquet

February 6, 2019
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Stronger trade links on the menu at region’s traditional Chinese New Year business banquet

Bath businesses will be able to celebrate the Chinese New Year and look ahead to building improved trade links with the country at the regional China Bureau’s annual banquet later this month. The gala on February 27 has become a key event in the business calendar and this time marks the start of the...

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Investors step up to back fast-growing Bath gym membership firm’s £1m funding exercise

January 31, 2019
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Investors step up to back fast-growing Bath gym membership firm’s £1m funding exercise

A crowdfunding campaign by Bath tech firm MoveGB to finance international expansion has raised £1m in just a few hours. Now the firm, which has become the UK’s largest fitness marketplace in only a few years, is continuing with the campaign for another three weeks to give more of its users and small investors...

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