Finance

UK banking sector ‘can cope with no-deal Brexit’, Bank of England agent tells Bath Financial Forum

July 4, 2019
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UK banking sector ‘can cope with no-deal Brexit’, Bank of England agent tells Bath Financial Forum

The British financial services industry is resilient enough to withstand the shock of a no-deal Brexit, despite the impact that could have on the wider economy, the Bath Financial Forum has been told. In a presentation to the Forum by the Bank of England’s South West agent Donna Kehoe, she explained that the Bank’s...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Making Tax Digital for VAT – it’s time to act now

July 3, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Making Tax Digital for VAT – it’s time to act now

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT was finally introduced on April 1 this year in a move that will affect all VAT-registered businesses with an annual taxable turnover above the registration threshold of £85,000. If your business hasn’t yet taken any action then it may not be too late but you must act now...

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Nepalese school opened with charity funds raised by Old Mill staff in memory of colleague

June 28, 2019
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Nepalese school opened with charity funds raised by Old Mill staff in memory of colleague

Money raised by staff at West of England accountancy firm Old Mill in memory of a colleague who died of cancer has been instrumental in helping build a school in Nepal and provide pupils with learning materials. Nick Baker, who was a dedicated charity fundraiser, lost a short and sudden battle with cancer three...

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Bishop Fleming team in peak condition to raise £22,500 by scaling UK’s three highest summits

June 27, 2019
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Bishop Fleming team in peak condition to raise £22,500 by scaling UK’s three highest summits

A 30-strong team of accountants from regional firm Bishop Fleming have scaled the heights of endurance – and raised more than £22,500 for charity – by climbing a trio of mountain peaks in just 24 hours.  The group, from across the firm including its Bath office, took part in Three Peaks Challenge, tackling Ben...

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Senior business development manager joins Begbies Traynor’s Bath office

June 27, 2019
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Senior business development manager joins Begbies Traynor’s Bath office

National insolvency and business recovery firm Begbies Traynor has expanded its South West team with the appointment of Mike Dyer as senior business development manager.  Mike, pictured, has experience across sectors including hospitality, leisure, retail and property and will work from Begbies Traynor’s Bath and Bristol offices. He joins the firm having spent four...

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Lender 1pm’s shares under pressure as it warns of slower growth this year

June 25, 2019
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Lender 1pm’s shares under pressure as it warns of slower growth this year

More than a fifth of the value of Bath-based specialist lender 1pm’s shares was wiped off in one day after it said it expects its profits to come under pressure this year. 1pm has grown rapidly over recent years through a series of strategic acquisitions and organic growth but today it admitted in a...

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Eight senior promotions boost Deloitte’s South West practice

June 24, 2019
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Accountancy giant Deloitte has promoted eight senior staff across its South West practice, with two becoming partners and six appointed as directors. The new partners are Tess Williams and James Hunter, pictured below, while the six new directors are from three business areas and include Joanne Hale, Dan Pople, Tom Smith (all tax); James...

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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

June 21, 2019
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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

The leading lights of Bath’s tech scene go head-to-head with rivals from Bristol and across the West of England next week at the region’s top sector-specific awards. The SPARKies – which are staged by TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol, Bath and the West of England – recognise the businesses...

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Rapid-growth Bath spectacle firm ‘eyes £170m stock market listing’

June 21, 2019
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Rapid-growth Bath spectacle firm ‘eyes £170m stock market listing’

Fast-growing Bath eyewear design house INSPECS could float on the London Stock Exchange with a value of around £170m, according to reports. The firm, recently named as the ‘number 1 business to watch’ in a ranking of the UK’s best-performing private companies, has appointed broker Peel Hunt to advise it on a potential listing...

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Students to WizeUp to money in workshops sponsored by Bath Building Society

June 20, 2019
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Students to WizeUp to money in workshops sponsored by Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society is to sponsor a financial education programme for secondary school and sixth form students in the city.  The programme of workshops is designed to help young people understand the practicalities of managing money and give them confidence to make informed financial decisions.  According to statistics from Young Enterprise, four in 10...

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