Finance

MHA Monahans’ use of digital tech earns it second accountancy award in a month

November 6, 2018
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MHA Monahans’ use of digital tech earns it second accountancy award in a month

Regional accountancy group MHA Monahans, which has offices in and around Bath, has landed its second major award in a month as its growth over recent years continues to gain industry recognition.   Success in the Large Firm of the Year category of the inaugural IRIS Customer Awards followed hot on the heels of...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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Budget 2018: Regional property sector reaction

November 5, 2018
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Budget 2018: Regional property sector reaction

The Chancellor’s attempts to help the high street and the solve the housing crisis were welcomed by property market leaders – but they agreed that he needed to do more.  David Westgate, group chief executive of Keynsham-based Andrews Property Group, pictured right, was delighted with Philip Hammond’s move to abolish Stamp Duty for all...

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EY signals major growth of West of England office with 150 more staff by 2020

November 4, 2018
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EY signals major growth of West of England office with 150 more staff by 2020

International accountancy group EY is to double the size of its West of England-based advisory team to 100 people over the next 12 months as it continues to grow its staffing levels in the region. The group also said it plans to increase its total head count in the office in Bristol from 350...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads West – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 4, 2018
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Ping Pong Fight Club heads West – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bath’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the region’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the UK and taking place in...

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Free workshop to help make self assessment less taxing for Bath’s small firms

October 31, 2018
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Free workshop to help make self assessment less taxing for Bath’s small firms

Bath’s small business owners are being offered free advice to help them complete their tax returns as part of a series of autumn workshops run by the business growth consultancy Cool Ventures. A half-day workshop, titled Self Assessment – How to complete your tax return online and on time, is being held at the...

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Budget 2018: Bath business reaction

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: Bath business reaction

Business West director of policy Matt Griffith described the Budget as pro-business in which the Chancellor “reaffirmed his commitment to providing stimuli in the right places”. “Businesses will welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to housing, particularly with the Housing Infrastructure Fund,” said Mr Griffith, pictured.  “The spiralling cost of housing makes it tougher for businesses...

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Budget 2018: National business reaction

October 29, 2018
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CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn looked to Halloween for inspiration for her reaction, saying Philip Hammond brought “more treats than tricks for business” in today’s Budget. “It recognises the enormous contribution enterprise has made to balancing the UK’s books through jobs, pay and tax and responds to many of the recommendations that firms have made,”...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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Elected mayors urge government to devolve more powers to the regions to protect them from Brexit

October 26, 2018
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Elected mayors urge government to devolve more powers to the regions to protect them from Brexit

A radical shift of power from London to the regions would protect them against any negative impact of Brexit, a gathering of mayors from across England has agreed. Tim Bowles, the metro mayor for the West of England, including Bath and North East Somerset, met other regional leaders at the summit in Bristol on...

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