Archive for December, 2015

Care homes get star ratings

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Care homes can now be star rated on a new government website. Residents and relatives will be able to post reviews and award care homes up to five stars for the quality of care they provide. The website will allow those looking for a care home ...

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Employers beware of the new exam system!

Posted by Pam Tuckett on

Employers do you understand the complex changes taking place in the exam system? As a trustee of an academy I am aware of the fundamental changes on their way and thought I would share this with you. There are some important things you need to ...

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Property VAT pitfalls

Posted by Robert Bailey on

Five ways to lose a fortune in VAT. Back in the ‘70s, the basic rate of tax was 33%, the main rate of corporation tax was 52% and the standard rate of VAT was 8% Today, all stand at 20% – VAT is a far bigger tax issue than it ever was ...

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Don’t you just love the EU…

Posted by Chris Walford on

…for creating such a confusing financial reporting landscape.   In an attempt to simplify accounting requirements and reduce the administrative burden for companies, the introduction of a new EU Directive in June 2013 and adoption ...

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Bishop Fleming Top 20 charity services

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Bishop Fleming has been ranked in the Top 20 UK accountancy firms who act for charities, according to a recent annual survey of the charity sector. The rankings, published by Charity Finance magazine, the leading publication on charity ...

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Care homes: four years in turmoil

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Care homes in England face financial pressure from government plans to further slash local authority funding by 6.7% over the next four years. Budget cuts up to 2020 will inflict further austerity on the provision of adult social care, as the ...

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Ready for take-off

Posted by James Finnegan on

Corporate deal flow is increasing as the appetite for financing returns. Our team, one of the largest in the region, has completed over 30 deals with a combined value of over £200m over the last 12 months. But we do not see it stopping there. We ...

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Capital Grants

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

If you are looking to invest in a capital project that is buildings or machinery related, will improve productivity and create new jobs, then it is worth considering if a grant can help. Two new schemes have recently been launched in the ...

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Top 40 Accountants Bring Italy To West Midlands

Posted by Press Release on

Italian specialists meet Worcestershire’s business leaders Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming – with an office in the West Midlands – have boosted business and inward investment links between Worcestershire and Italy, through ...

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