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Big Data – Digital Disruption Seminar

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Bishop Fleming's Audit Director, Ria Burridge, in advance of her Digital Disruption Seminar in Bristol on 28 June 2017, explains how the issue of Big Data is having an impact on business. Who would have thought…

Access to Finance

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The ability to access finance is a key ingredient for business growth but can be a frustrating process for business owners. Recognising this market condition, a new Access to Finance programme has been launched covering…

The importance of demonstrating the positive impact of charities

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Over the past few years charities have been subject to more scrutiny than ever, with increasing news coverage and scandals having a significant impact on public confidence in the charity sector. As part of its ‘Audit…

Confidence high amongst business owners

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A recent study of businesses across all sectors and regions by top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming reveals a record rise in confidence, despite continuing uncertainty over the UK’s likely divorce deal with the EU, and…

Register for the tax-free childcare scheme

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Parents can register for the new tax-free childcare scheme via the government’s Childcare Choices website. The scheme began on 28 April 2017 for parents of the youngest children. It is gradually being rolled out over…

Auto enrolment: it pays to act quickly

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Employers that have an approaching staging date for pension auto enrolment need to act in time to avoid penalties from the Pensions Regulator. This is evidenced by the recent published case of Johnsons Shoes Company,…

Hotel Wedding Packages – key VAT development

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In an important case for hotels that offer a licenced venue for weddings and civil partnerships, a tax tribunal has held that the hire of the room is not exempt from VAT. The Upper Tribunal…

Holiday pay – a luxury or a right?

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Recent media coverage around less than best practice arrangements by some employers in terms of pay and holiday has highlighted a controversial area. According to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD)…

Bishop Fleming Appoints New Corporate Finance Partner

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Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, have promoted its Director of Corporate Finance, Charles Davey, to Corporate Finance Partner. As part of his promotion, Mr. Davey will head up Bishop Fleming's West Midlands corporate finance team,…

Mental health in the workplace – everyone’s problem

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The subject of mental health received a huge boost last month with Princes Harry and William sparking widespread news coverage of their own admissions of mental health struggles. A recent survey conducted by Comres for…