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Pearson May financial round up

May 16, 2024
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Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. Treasury grants HMRC £51m to improve helplines The funds aim to improve the call response rate. Click here to find out more Staff rates fall while pay growth rises Work places drop but salaries increase over April. For more...

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New specialist fund for Bath’s army of artistic freelancers aims to boost city’s creative sector

May 15, 2024
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New specialist fund for Bath’s army of artistic freelancers aims to boost city’s creative sector

Freelancers working in Bath’s creative sector can access grants of up to £2,000 to develop their skills or create new work. The payments have been made available under a special £200,000 fund launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).  With freelancers making up 47% of workers in the region’s world-leading creative industries...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Reporting benefits and expenses

May 15, 2024
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Pearson May Financial Update: Reporting benefits and expenses

It is important at this time of year not to overlook the filing deadline for any forms ‘P11D’ that may be required to report certain benefits and expenses provided to employees in the tax year ended 5 April 2024, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. Any forms required must be submitted to HM Revenue...

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Shaggy dog story gives guests at accountancy group’s annual dinner some food for thought

May 10, 2024
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Shaggy dog story gives guests at accountancy group’s annual dinner some food for thought

Ultra-athlete Dion Leonard, who runs distances of 250-plus miles in some of the world’s toughest conditions, has told West of England business leaders they too can overcome huge challenges – if they are determined. Dion, pictured, was guest speaker at accountancy body ICAEW West of England's annual dinner.  He entertained the audience with his life...

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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bath businesses

May 10, 2024
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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bath businesses

Bath firms are being urged to link up with the UK’s biggest nature festival taking place in the city next month, when they will be able to get involved in a host of activities. Among events targeted at businesses during the 21st annual Festival of Nature will be roundtables on biodiversity and creative industries, nature-focused...

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Alliance Pharma’s sudden change of CEO unsettles shareholders as it delays annual results for third time

May 10, 2024
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Alliance Pharma’s sudden change of CEO unsettles shareholders as it delays annual results for third time

Shares in international healthcare group Alliance Pharma slumped to a 12-year low after its chief executive spooked investors by announcing he is to step down from the business. Peter Butterfield, who joined the Chippenham-headquartered group in 2010 and has been CEO for the past six years, will leave on 30 June.    In a...

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Pearson May financial round up

May 10, 2024
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Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. MPs warn unfair banking is harming small firms Treasury Committee says confidence among SMEs has fallen. Click here to find out more Higher mortgage rates hit property rebound Potential homebuyers being deterred by high prices. For more details, click here

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Substantial increase in South West business optimism flagged up by third survey in less than two weeks

May 8, 2024
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Substantial increase in South West business optimism flagged up by third survey in less than two weeks

Another business survey has pointed to a dramatic bounce back in confidence among South West firms as the outlook on inflation and interest rates improves. Results of the quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show optimism levels soared by 40 percentage points to their highest level since October 2021.  As a...

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Bath office for Welsh corporate finance boutique to be springboard for its expansion into South West

May 8, 2024
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Bath office for Welsh corporate finance boutique to be springboard for its expansion into South West

Independent mergers and acquisitions advisory boutique firm Lexington is to open an office in Bath as part of its plan to expand into the South West. The office in Queen Square, pictured,will be led by recently appointed director James Cox, who has joined the Cardiff-headquartered firm from global accountancy group PwC.  Lexington, which specialises in disposals,...

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New CEO for rapid-growth Huboo as co-founder prepares to step down from the role

May 7, 2024
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New CEO for rapid-growth Huboo as co-founder prepares to step down from the role

The Bath-based CEO and co-founder of eCommerce fulfilment success story Huboo is to step back from its day-to-day operations, having built it into a major European business with more than 700 employees in just seven years. Martin Bysh, who co-founded the firm with chief innovation officer Paul Dodd with two safe storage lockers in Bath, is...

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