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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 16, 2021
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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 the top national finance stories. Employers and employees to pay 1.25% more NICs  Rise in National Insurance to fund development of the health and social care tax. Find out more here Shareholders and directors hit by dividend tax rate rise The three dividend...

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Up-and-coming accountants take up trainee roles at Milsted Langdon

September 16, 2021
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Up-and-coming accountants take up trainee roles at Milsted Langdon

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has welcomed 14 new trainees, including one in its Bath office, as part of its commitment to train the next generation of tax and accounting experts. The firm, which also has offices in Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil, said it had selected some of the best students from the region’s...

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New PwC risk leader will help region’s firms emerge stronger from the pandemic

September 16, 2021
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New PwC risk leader will help region’s firms emerge stronger from the pandemic

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed Bristol-based partner Richard Cleary to the role of risk leader for its West & Wales region. Richard, pictured, has more than 20 years’ major transformation programme experience across numerous sectors, including retail, utilities and defence, and is PwC’s commercial markets leader nationally for technology and data.  His focus in...

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Webinar series for professional practice partners to be hosted by Smith & Williamson

September 14, 2021
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Webinar series for professional practice partners to be hosted by Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson, the national accountancy group, is launching a series of webinars for partners in professional practices.   Its autumn series begins next week with a session entitled Introduction to the Partnership. Taking place from 9-10am next Tuesday, September 21,  it will guide newly appointed equity partners through the transition from employee to equity partner. This...

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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he has held since 2017 to...

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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

September 13, 2021
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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King’s corporate team has advised the company behind Savvy Investor, the thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, on its acquisition by global business information provider Pageant Media. Savvy Investor pulls together more than 10,000 white papers and other third-party content from across the investment management industry for more than 55,000...

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Time Finance looking to clock up further growth after appointing new head of sales

September 9, 2021
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Time Finance looking to clock up further growth after appointing new head of sales

Another key appointment has been made by Time Finance, the Bath-based alternative financial services group, as it targets further growth for its sales operation. Adrian Payne, pictured, joins as head of sales in its invoice finance division – a role in which he will be responsible for leading and managing the sales team in the...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bath firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England passing on their unused levy...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Are basis period rules in line for reform?

September 8, 2021
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Pearson May Financial Update: Are basis period rules in line for reform?

Unincorporated businesses could be about to see significant changes to the way they are taxed, following the launch of a government consultation, writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. The government plans to reform the basis period rules in a bid to simplify how unincorporated businesses, such as sole traders and partnerships, allocate trading profits...

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More new staff, including record trainee intake, at Old Mill as ‘open-door’ recruitment policy pays off

September 8, 2021
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More new staff, including record trainee intake, at Old Mill as ‘open-door’ recruitment policy pays off

New hires at regional accountancy firm Old Mill are up by more than a third on last year as it continues to shrug off the impact of the pandemic with strong growth. The firm, which has offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil and Exeter, took on a record number of trainees last year and is on...

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