Finance

Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 15, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation, said these organisations should be...

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New HR director for Bishop Fleming as it looks to build on employee engagement innovations

March 14, 2019
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New HR director for Bishop Fleming as it looks to build on employee engagement innovations

Anna Averis has been appointed as the new HR director at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath. Anna has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior HR professional and has previously successfully developed and implemented people initiatives to increase employee engagement and support business strategy and planning. She...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up: Spring Statement special

March 14, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up: Spring Statement special

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we take a special look at measures included in the Spring Statement . . . Business updates Click here to find out more about the measures and announcements affecting businesses. Publications...

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Spring Statement: Bath business reaction

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: Bath business reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was overshadowed by Brexit when it should have helped shape long-term economic needs, Business West, the region’s largest business group, said today.  The organisation, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative, has become increasingly alarmed at the impact the political scrabbling over...

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Spring Statement: National business reaction

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: National business reaction

The CBI said Chancellor Philip Hammond made an admirable attempt to set out a long-term vision for the UK economy in his Spring Statement against a hugely uncertain political backdrop. But the pro-Europe business organisation – which is strongly opposed to a no-deal departure from the EU – said he remained “shackled by Brexit”....

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Spring Statement: As it happened

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: As it happened

Chancellor Philip Hammond got to his feet at 12.43pm today to deliver his Spring Statement. But against the backdrop of Brexit turmoil, few commentators expected it to contain much that will be significant. Growth will be 1.2% this year (compared to 1.6% in last October’s Budget), 1.4% in 2020 and 1.6% in each of...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Now’s the time to spring clean your tax affairs

March 11, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Now’s the time to spring clean your tax affairs

Spring is here and it’s an excellent time to ‘spring clean’ your tax affairs, making the most of opportunities to maximise your income and minimise your tax. Some tax planning may require action to be taken before April 5. Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden highlights a few of these here: Gift Aid Payments: Don’t...

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1pm secures new funding line as it keeps options open on more acquisitions

March 5, 2019
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1pm secures new funding line as it keeps options open on more acquisitions

A new finance facility has been secured by Bath-based specialist lender 1pm to provide headroom for more growth and continue to fund its ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy. The firm, which provides finance to growing small and medium-sized firms, has signed the new two-year back-to-back funding facility with NatWest for its invoice finance entities Positive Cashflow...

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Royal London staff ready to give Bath hospital charity a run for its money

March 4, 2019
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Royal London staff ready to give Bath hospital charity a run for its money

Energetic staff at insurance company Royal London’s Bath office are limbering up to run the city’s half marathon in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG). Royal London employees have already raised more than £45,000 for the charity, which provides a range of equipment and facilities for cancer patients at Bath’s Royal...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

February 28, 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 . . . The Spring Statement: what to expect  Click here to judge whether it will be a Brexit blockbuster or a damp squib? HMRC delays self-assessment penalty...

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