Finance

Awards shortlisting at the double for Bishop Fleming’s payroll team

September 12, 2019
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Awards shortlisting at the double for Bishop Fleming’s payroll team

The payroll team at Bishop Fleming, the regional law firm with an office in Bath, has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. The team, which delivers payroll, accounting, tax, advisory services to businesses, charities, academies and individuals, is in the running to win the accolades from The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.  The...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Tips for minimising Inheritance Tax – lifetime gifts

September 10, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Tips for minimising Inheritance Tax – lifetime gifts

Statistics recently issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) indicate that in the 2018/19 financial year the average Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill was £200,000.  With the main IHT rate at 40% and the Nil Rate Band (the amount up to which an estate has no IHT to pay) frozen at £325,000 for more than...

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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Renewable energy developer Spring has partnered with a German investor to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. Chippenham-headquartered Spring was formed last year by three former staff at Good Energy, the long-established green energy pioneer based in the town.  Spring said it would bring its extensive clean energy development experience to the partnership...

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Bishop Fleming strengthens its commitment to young people with record trainee intake

September 5, 2019
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Bishop Fleming strengthens its commitment to young people with record trainee intake

A record number of graduates and school leavers have been taken on this year by expanding regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath. The 34 trainees have joined the firm as it marks its centenary with further expansion. The 25 graduates, seven school leavers and two 12-month industrial placements will...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said this week. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

August 30, 2019
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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed five new directors to its West and Wales region as part of a continued investment in its offices outside London. The group said new offices, new technology and new ways of working introduced in recent years had led to more than half of its UK workforce being based...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

August 29, 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 . . . First quarterly MTD for VAT deadline Around 121,000 businesses fell at the first hurdle. Click here for what you need to know Number of non-doms...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said firms were paying...

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