News & Blog

The latest press releases and opinion from Bishop Fleming

IFA acquisitions – are you ready for your new clients?

Posted by on

We have continued to see a good level of activity in the M&A market for investment advisory firms for both share and asset / client book deals. Whilst the immediate economic benefits of such a…

FCA study proposes “significant” changes

Posted by on

The UK asset management industry manages £6.9 trillion of assets across retail, institutional and pension funds. The FCA is focusing on value for money and transparency for all investors as small variations in management fees…

Tourist Tax for Bath?

Posted by on

Bath could be the first city in the UK to impose a tourist tax, following news that Bath & North East Somerset Council is holding talks with the government over the introduction of a visitors'…

Minimum Wage dangers for hospitality industry

Posted by

Hospitality Employers are being warned of the dangers of not paying the National Minimum Wage, following the publication of the largest list ever of employers named and shamed by the government. A number of hospitality…

Mid-Year Hotel Market Report 2016

Posted by

Will Hanbury, who heads up Bishop Fleming's Hotels, Tourism and Leisure team, provides a mid-year assessment of the South West's hotel market. Mixed bag The first 5 months of 2016 has been a mixed bag…

New Senior Tax Manager At Bath Accountants

Posted by on

Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, has recruited Stephen Martin as a Senior Tax Manager for their growing Bath office. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience in the tax profession, providing…

Immigration Bill becomes law

Posted by on

The Immigration Bill has received Royal Assent, introducing a series of reforms to make it harder for people who have no right to be in the UK to live here. The new rules will also impose restrictions…

Change ahead for tips and gratuities

Posted by

The next stage in the Government’s review of tips, gratuities, cover and service charges began this week with the release of proposals for further action following the closure of the initial consultation on the subject. The…

SW Hotels: room for further growth

Posted by

Hotels in the South West enjoyed a good 2015 and this is expected to continue in the current year albeit at a slower pace. There is clearly a significant demand for more new rooms in…

People with Significant Control Register (PSC Register) – Q&A’s

Posted by

What is the People with Significant Control Register (PSC Register)? From 6 April 2016, UK Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships are required to maintain a PSC register and investigate any potential PSC’s who may require…