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The latest press releases and opinion from Bishop Fleming

Academies and Investments

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Schools week completed an investigation (link) and found several of the largest Academy Trusts had invested surplus cash in various investment funds which generated a significantly better investment return, than if they had been left…

Capital funding for schools

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The DFE have recently announced that there will a £2.4 billion funding boost for England’s schools – see the release here. This is good news for the sector, but it is worth noting that this…

Charities to tackle new tax danger with an old friend

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Charities that receive income from their trading activities through a separate company are being warned of a new tax danger, following a change in how the law is viewed and a change in accounting practice.…

Spring Budget funds Brexit war chest

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Philip Hammond's first (and last) Spring Budget was overshadowed by the imminent triggering of Article 50 and big questions over the UK's global economic future outside the EU. “The Chancellor likes detail, and that’s where the devil…

New payroll chaos for academy schools

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Academy schools face significant extra costs from April as a result of new tax rules, warn Top 40 accountants and academy specialists, Bishop Fleming. From 6 April 2017 academies will have to judge whether any…

Bishop Fleming saves trees in green drive

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Top 40 accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming’s green credentials have been boosted by a massive reduction in paper consumption, saving the equivalent of 104 trees a year. A one third drop in paper usage has been…

Call to scrap business rates

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An urgent and radical reform of business rates is needed, according to Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming. Citing the current uproar over impending rate rises for many businesses, the firm called on the Chancellor, Philip…

Plymouth accountants raise £2,880 for baby charity

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Staff at the Plymouth office of top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming have raised £2,880 for charity. The impressive total for the office’s fundraising efforts stemmed from a local entertainment charity quiz held in the city…

Brexit – life begins at 50

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Bishop Fleming's VAT Director, Wendy Andrews, highlights the potential issues for businesses and consumers of Brexit following the government’s triggering of Article 50 to leave the EU. The phoney war has ended and the UK begins the process…

Developing your Multi Academy Trusts

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If you are looking at establishing or growing and developing your Multi Academy Trust, the EFA have a guide with good practice tips to help you. This guidance gives advice on factors that the Regional…