Finance

Chase de Vere annual profits smash through £10m mark as it targets further acquisitions

June 6, 2019
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Chase de Vere annual profits smash through £10m mark as it targets further acquisitions

Annual profits at Chase de Vere, the national independent financial advice firm with an office in Bath, have shot up by 87% to go above the £10m mark for the first time. Pre-tax earnings at the firm for the year ending December 31, 2018, came in at £10.62m against £5.68m in 2017. The increase...

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City’s smartest companies urged to get quizzical and claim the title of Brain of Bath

June 6, 2019
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City’s smartest companies urged to get quizzical and claim the title of Brain of Bath

Businesses are being invited to exercise their collective grey matter and enter the 2019 Brain of Bath. Now in its 20th year, the annual Julian House Brain of Bath Quiz has become a key date in the city’s business calendar and a fun-yet-competitive way to entertain clients and reward staff.  The inaugural quiz night was...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 6, 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 . . . Employers face auto-enrolment spot-checks Pensions Regulator cracks down after netting record fines. Read more here Downsizing: will stamp duty affect you? Understanding tax rates for...

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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

May 31, 2019
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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

Bath Financial Forum, the group aiming to raise the city’s profile as a centre of excellence for financial services, returns for its second meeting next month with an in-depth look at how the wider economy is impacting on this ambition. Guest speaker will be Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for South West,...

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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

Two Bath area firms are heading to the US this weekend as part of a high-powered regional delegation promoting the West of England and seeking potential business deals. Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, and Chipside, a specialist software development company working with around a quarter of local and regional government...

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Curo lobbies government on its tenants’ behalf over Universal Credit rent shortfall

May 31, 2019
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Curo lobbies government on its tenants’ behalf over Universal Credit rent shortfall

Bath-based housing association and housebuilder Curo has added its voice to calls for the government to amend Universal Credit (UC) calculations that could leave some of its tenants without enough money to pay their rent this year. The shortfall is due to the calculation used by government which pays UC monthly while housing association...

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Dozen projects gain cash from Wessex Water’s community fund to continue their good work

May 31, 2019
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Dozen projects gain cash from Wessex Water’s community fund to continue their good work

Bath-based utility Wessex Water’s community fund has handed out its first grants supporting 12 projects across the West of England. The fund is managed by Quartet Community Foundation and aims to support community cohesion projects and bring communities together across the region. It offers grants of up to £1,500 to smaller community groups and...

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Firms urged to boost charities’ coffers by taking part in Bath’s Dragon Boat Race

May 31, 2019
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Firms urged to boost charities’ coffers by taking part in Bath’s Dragon Boat Race

Bath businesses are being invited to enter teams for the city’s third annual Dragon Boat Race and bring in much-needed cash for two charities. Since its launch in 2016 the race has raised more than £34,000 for Designability, the Bath-based charity which designs and creates assistive technology and products for people living with a...

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‘Gold standard’ of later life advice gained by Old Mill financial planner

May 29, 2019
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‘Gold standard’ of later life advice gained by Old Mill financial planner

Carolyn Matravers, an adviser at West of England financial planning firm Old Mill, has joined the prestigious Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) organisation. SOLLA was formed in 2008 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to helping people and their families find trusted accredited financial advisers who understand the financial needs of later life.  SOLLA...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

May 23, 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 . . . Over-55s withdraw £25.62bn from pensions Withdrawals hit record high since April 2015 and show no signs of slowing. Click here to find out if this...

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