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Financial Management and Governance review – Academy Transformation Trust

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A recently released report by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has looked into Financial Management and Governance at Academy Transformation Trust (ATT), with the review being initiated due to a number of complaints received by…

Making Tax Digital for business

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Following the 2017 Spring Budget it has been confirmed that Making Tax Digital, the most radical change in the tax system for over 20 years, will proceed as planned, but with a delay of a…

An insight into Young Enterprise

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Since September I have been acting as a Business Adviser to a team from Exeter College who are taking part in the Young Enterprise Companies Programme. This is a voluntary role that takes me out…

Should care workers be paid to sleep?

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A brief guide to whether care workers who sleep during their shift are entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. The National Living Wage (NLW) has increased staff costs for care homes, and with…

Work experience week in Plymouth

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Following the success of our work experience weeks in previous years, this year for the first time Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming has hosted 6 local sixth form students at a "work experience week" at it’s…

Spring Budget update – A turn for the worse

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Philip Hammond's Spring Budget, with its U-Turn on National Insurance Contributions (NICs), alienates the very businesses the government should be encouraging, claims Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming. Matthew Lee, Managing Partner at Bishop Fleming, described…

SME deal making surges ahead for four reasons

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SME deal making is surprisingly buoyant in the face of uncertainty over Brexit and what looks increasingly like a protectionist agenda in the US. The expectation was that UK mergers & acquisition (M&A) deal volumes…

Budget Forecast Returns

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As you will be aware there have been changes in the Academy Reporting in recent months, which will have an impact on your reports for the coming year. For your accounts for 2016, the Annual…

North Devon Theatres’ Trust – in administration

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The Administrators of North Devon Theatres’ Trust are pleased to report that they have now completed the surrender of the leases of the Queens Theatre in Barnstaple and the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe to the…

What lies in store for deal makers?

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2016 was a surprising year. The seismic Brexit vote was expected to increase business uncertainty and slow the economy. However, in defiance of the dire warnings reported in the media, the volume of transactions remained…