Finance

Inaugural Bath Business Conference to hear from city development expert

August 19, 2022
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Inaugural Bath Business Conference to hear from city development expert

An expert in urban development and infrastructure in Europe and the Middle East has been lined up as guest speaker at next month’s Bath Business Conference, the city’s only dedicated event of its kind. Steve Scott, UK executive leader of global professional services company GHD Advisory, will address business leaders at the breakfast taking...

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Brexit and cost of living crisis blamed for closure of online book store

August 19, 2022
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Brexit and cost of living crisis blamed for closure of online book store

An online bookseller which suffered a sharp fall in sales due to Brexit and the cost of living crisis has closed with debts of nearly £550,000. A Great Read, based on Westbury’s Woodland Industrial Estate, was also impacted by Brexit and the conflict in Ukraine.  The business, which launched in 2007 by David Wavre...

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Pearson May financial round-up

August 18, 2022
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Pearson May financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Govt. expands ‘Help to grow: digital’ scheme The programme is expanded to very smallest businesses. Click here to find out if this applies to your business Wages fall at record rate Pay has decreased during rising costs of bills....

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CBI’s flagship South West annual dinner returns in October after two-year gap caused by the pandemic

August 18, 2022
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CBI’s flagship South West annual dinner returns in October after two-year gap caused by the pandemic

Business leaders from across the South West are being invited to a major event in the region’s business calendar, the CBI’s annual regional dinner. The event, which is traditionally a sell-out, is attended by more than 300 senior business figures from across the region – although it has not taken place for the past two years...

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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

August 17, 2022
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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

The government must set out an immediate plan to spur economic recovery, including helping firms pay their spiralling energy bills and easing restrictions on employing overseas workers. The call has come from Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, which fears more firms will be forced to close down unless ministers take action now. ...

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Arrival of experienced Chartered Financial Planner boosts Old Mill wealth management offering

August 17, 2022
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Arrival of experienced Chartered Financial Planner boosts Old Mill wealth management offering

The wealth management team at regional accountancy firm Old Mill has been strengthened with the appointment of Chartered Financial Planner Tom Parry. Tom, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, joins Old Mill from Independent Financial Advisers Integrity 365, based at Dyrham, near Bath.  Prior to that he spent 11...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Explaining the 60-day rule on reporting sales of UK homes

August 15, 2022
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Pearson May Financial Update: Explaining the 60-day rule on reporting sales of UK homes

Many property-owning individuals are still not aware of the ‘60-day regime’ in relation to the reporting and paying of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in connection with disposals of UK residential property by UK residents. If you have recently sold a property, or are planning to, then you may need to take urgent action, writes...

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Pearson May financial round-up

August 12, 2022
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Pearson May financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Smallest businesses eligible for Help to Grow scheme Over a million more firms now eligible. Find out more here HMRC issues £1.87m in fines for tax mistakes The number of penalties went up by 80% Click here...

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Networking group’s summer barbecue will offer food for thought for Bath’s young professionals

August 12, 2022
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Networking group’s summer barbecue will offer food for thought for Bath’s young professionals

Bath young professionals networking group Unlimited Potential is holding its second networking social later this month with a summer barbecue. The group was launched in June with the aim of bringing together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation.  For its summer social BBQ on 25...

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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

August 11, 2022
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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier and energy services provider, has invested a further £3.7m in electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map to fuel more growth and steer it towards international expansion. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy’s funding has been made alongside £5.3m from US fuel card and payment giant Fleetcor.  Good Energy first...

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