Finance

CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

September 18, 2019
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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

Richard Crane has joined the regional office of global real estate advisory firm CBRE as a director in its valuations team covering the South West and South Wales. Richard, pictured, is responsible for investment valuations across all sectors of commercial property on behalf of institutional clients such as asset management investment firm Columbia Threadneedle. ...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce and the...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 12, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

The top national finance stories are brought to you each week by Bath accountancy firm Pearson May in association with Bath Business News. Reverse charge VAT for builders delayed HMRC has announced a 12-month delay – weeks before planned implementation. Click here to find out if this affects you Treasury to review tapered annual...

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Awards shortlisting at the double for Bishop Fleming’s payroll team

September 12, 2019
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Awards shortlisting at the double for Bishop Fleming’s payroll team

The payroll team at Bishop Fleming, the regional law firm with an office in Bath, has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. The team, which delivers payroll, accounting, tax, advisory services to businesses, charities, academies and individuals, is in the running to win the accolades from The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.  The...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Tips for minimising Inheritance Tax – lifetime gifts

September 10, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Tips for minimising Inheritance Tax – lifetime gifts

Statistics recently issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) indicate that in the 2018/19 financial year the average Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill was £200,000.  With the main IHT rate at 40% and the Nil Rate Band (the amount up to which an estate has no IHT to pay) frozen at £325,000 for more than...

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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Renewable energy developer Spring has partnered with a German investor to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. Chippenham-headquartered Spring was formed last year by three former staff at Good Energy, the long-established green energy pioneer based in the town.  Spring said it would bring its extensive clean energy development experience to the partnership...

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Bishop Fleming strengthens its commitment to young people with record trainee intake

September 5, 2019
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Bishop Fleming strengthens its commitment to young people with record trainee intake

A record number of graduates and school leavers have been taken on this year by expanding regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath. The 34 trainees have joined the firm as it marks its centenary with further expansion. The 25 graduates, seven school leavers and two 12-month industrial placements will...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said this week. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

August 30, 2019
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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed five new directors to its West and Wales region as part of a continued investment in its offices outside London. The group said new offices, new technology and new ways of working introduced in recent years had led to more than half of its UK workforce being based...

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