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

September 8, 2021
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
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
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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Al fresco licences that proved a lifeline for Bath’s pandemic-hit cafés and bars now up for renewal

September 7, 2021
Al fresco licences that proved a lifeline for Bath’s pandemic-hit cafés and bars now up for renewal

Bath businesses granted pavement licences to help them continue trading during the pandemic are being invited to renew them for a second year. The licences, introduced last summer, allowed businesses to set up tables and chairs outside their premises to enable customers to socialise and eat out safely.   Some 69 cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants...

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

September 6, 2021
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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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 5, 2021
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Monday September 6 Finals: Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Pci-Pal, Sylvania Platinum Interims: Belluscura, Vector Capital Economic announcement: PMI construction Tuesday September 7 Finals: Alumasc Group, McBride Interims: Bango, DP Eurasia, Flowtech Fluid, Lamprell, Luceco, Maintel Holdings, MHP Regs, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Midwich Group, Parsley Box Group, Vistry Group Trading announcements: Safestore, Ted Baker Economic announcements: Retail sales, Halifax house price index Wednesday September...

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