Finance

Pearson May financial round up

April 18, 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. Interest rate for director’s loans frozen at 2.25% The rate is held for the second year running. Click here to find out more 650,000 HMRC calls abandoned in February Waiting times are still above the annual average. For more...

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New head of marketing joins small business finance provider as it gears up for more growth

April 17, 2024
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New head of marketing joins small business finance provider as it gears up for more growth

Time Finance, the Bath-headquartered alternative finance lender, has appointed new head of marketing in a move it said would support its long-term growth strategy as it nears the end of its strongest-ever trading year. Caroline McDonald, pictured, brings more than 20 years’ experience in business finance, having worked in senior marketing roles at a...

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Goughs celebrates the ongoing success of its partnership with its last charity of the year

April 17, 2024
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Goughs celebrates the ongoing success of its partnership with its last charity of the year

A charity working to break the cycle of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking has received more than £6,500 by regional law firm Goughs Solicitors. The sum was raised by employees at the firm, which has seven offices across Wiltshire, after FearFree became it charity partner for 2023/24.  Over the 12 months Goughs staff...

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Innovation, skills and technology programme aims to futureproof Bath’s financial services firms

April 16, 2024
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Innovation, skills and technology programme aims to futureproof Bath’s financial services firms

Bath’s financial services businesses are being encouraged to become more innovative through a pioneering programme launched this week. The pilot project, which is supported by a number of key tech organisations and businesses in the region, aims to get firms in the sector to adopt new technologies, strategies and processes.  As a result, they...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Have you declared gains made on cryptoassets?

April 11, 2024
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Pearson May Financial Update: Have you declared gains made on cryptoassets?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is continuing to send so-called ‘nudge letters’ to those individuals whom it believes are invested, or have been invested, in any cryptoassets, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. If you think this may apply to you then it is important that you tell HMRC before it gets to you...

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Pearson May financial update

April 11, 2024
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Pearson May financial update

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. What are the April tax changes? NICs, CGT, pensions and family benefits affected. Click here to find out more HMRC releases profit calculator for tax year The calculator excludes partnerships.   For more details, click here  

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Milsted Langdon to take on regional rivals for second year running in coveted tax awards

April 11, 2024
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South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, is to go head to head against rivals from the region for a prestigious tax award. The firm is one of five firms in the running for the Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm title at this year’s Tolley’s Taxation Awards. ...

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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

April 10, 2024
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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

Expert support on how to enhance digital presence, adopt new technologies, improve competitiveness and increase productivity is now available to small and medium-sized businesses Bath firms under a new scheme. Called Tech for Growth, the initiative offers tailored tech adoption consultancy to eligible organisations. It aims to equip businesses with the necessary tools to...

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Bath Business Blog:Mogers Drewett head of employment law Sean McDonough. Are you ready for these employment law changes?

April 5, 2024
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Just in case you were under the misapprehension that we were set for a quieter period for employment legislation, you’ll see below that the next few months are set to be rather busy. That’s especially true for those of you looking after HR matters. To put this into context Lucy Cotterell, an HR consultant...

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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

April 5, 2024
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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

Bath firms are now able to put surplus funds into a specialist savings account while also supporting a regional organisation that gives access to affordable loans to individuals at risk of financial exclusion. Great Western Credit Union’s (GWCU) Business Saver is aimed at businesses that are looking to earn monthly interest at a competitive...

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