Finance

Webinar series for professional practice partners to be hosted by Smith & Williamson

September 14, 2021
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Webinar series for professional practice partners to be hosted by Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson, the national accountancy group, has launched a series of webinars for partners in professional practices.   Its autumn series, which began last week, continues with Financial Planning for Professionals on November 2. The webinar will consider the implications of the current tax environment and provide guidance on strategic investment options.  The final webinar in the...

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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he has held since 2017 to...

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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

September 13, 2021
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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King’s corporate team has advised the company behind Savvy Investor, the thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, on its acquisition by global business information provider Pageant Media. Savvy Investor pulls together more than 10,000 white papers and other third-party content from across the investment management industry for more than 55,000...

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Time Finance looking to clock up further growth after appointing new head of sales

September 9, 2021
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Time Finance looking to clock up further growth after appointing new head of sales

Another key appointment has been made by Time Finance, the Bath-based alternative financial services group, as it targets further growth for its sales operation. Adrian Payne, pictured, joins as head of sales in its invoice finance division – a role in which he will be responsible for leading and managing the sales team in the...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bath firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England passing on their unused levy...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Are basis period rules in line for reform?

September 8, 2021
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Pearson May Financial Update: Are basis period rules in line for reform?

Unincorporated businesses could be about to see significant changes to the way they are taxed, following the launch of a government consultation, writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. The government plans to reform the basis period rules in a bid to simplify how unincorporated businesses, such as sole traders and partnerships, allocate trading profits...

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More new staff, including record trainee intake, at Old Mill as ‘open-door’ recruitment policy pays off

September 8, 2021
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More new staff, including record trainee intake, at Old Mill as ‘open-door’ recruitment policy pays off

New hires at regional accountancy firm Old Mill are up by more than a third on last year as it continues to shrug off the impact of the pandemic with strong growth. The firm, which has offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil and Exeter, took on a record number of trainees last year and is on...

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Corporate finance partner appointment at Bishop Fleming underlines its growth ambitions

September 7, 2021
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Corporate finance partner appointment at Bishop Fleming underlines its growth ambitions

Regional accounting and advisory firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has appointed David Lock as director of its growing corporate finance team. David, pictured, left, with corporate financer Charles Davey, is an experienced corporate finance professional with a lead advisory, banking, debt and equity background working across the South of England, including from bases...

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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

September 6, 2021
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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is reminding employers of their obligations when it comes to the National Minimum Wage. In recent months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been ramping up its investigation into employers who don’t pay the National Minimum and Living Wage – fining and publicly naming and shaming those businesses...

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Ecotricity offer for rival Good Energy lacking power as owners of just 1.8% shares give their backing

September 3, 2021
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Ecotricity offer for rival Good Energy lacking power as owners of just 1.8% shares give their backing

Green power supplier Good Energy looks to have repelled the latest takeover approach from arch-rival Ecotricity after it emerged that holders of just 1.8% of its shares have accepted the offer. Ecotricity already had 4,169,948 shares in Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy -  equivalent to a 25.1% stake – before pouncing for a fourth time in...

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