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Head of Compliance, Caroline Smale is appointed to Bishop Fleming's partnership

Bishop Fleming Appoints a “Quality Supremo” to the Partnership

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West-based Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, have promoted their head of compliance to be the firm's 27th partner with a remit to oversee the quality of technical services and staff training. Having joined Bishop Fleming…

a picture of a green piggy bank, to represent pensions tax relief

Pensions Under A Tax

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Pension savers earning more than £150,000 a year face restrictions on the amount of tax relief they can claim on their contributions. Now that the general election is out of the way and we have…

Ewan McClymont, Director of Grant Services at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Plymouth

Unlocking Business Investment Grant

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The recently launched Unlocking Business Investment grant (UBI grant) is already generating a lot of interest. The programme has been developed for businesses across the Heart of the South West LEP area (the County Council…

Phil Redgate, winner of the ICAEW accountancy award Trainee of the Year 2015

“Young Star” Wins West Midlands Accountancy Award

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Phil Redgate, a trainee at Bishop Fleming's Worcester office, has won the "Trainee of the Year" accolade at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) West Midlands annual awards, having also been…

Bishop Fleming staff compete in the Bristol & Bath Marathon

Bristol and Bath Accountants Battle It Out For Charity

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"The gloves are off" for competing colleagues! Teams from the Bristol and Bath offices of Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, will battle one another in a marathon run for charity. Having already signed up as…

Bishop Fleming Shortlisted For Third Accountancy Award

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Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, have been shortlisted in a third category for the 2015 West Midlands Accountancy Awards - two of which feature a "star trainee". Phil Redgate, a trainee at Bishop Fleming's Worcester…

VAT on commercial property

VAT on commercial property – the biggest VAT saving that you will ever make?

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A year ago, in my blog 'Vat on commercial property - the biggest vat bill you will ever pay' , I ran through the risks of not taking the appropriate action at the right time…

Businesses can recover its input VAT on the purchase of vans, but not on cars.

Is it a car? Is it a van? … or is it a car-derived van or combi-van?

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We receive many queries about whether a vehicle is a car or a van, the answer to which can have a massive implication for both income tax and VAT purposes. A business can recover its…

Businesses Cast Their Vote

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 Most want a Tory win or a Tory/Lib-Dem coalition Taxation and EU plans are their biggest issues More that two thirds owner-managed businesses in the South West & West Midlands want to see an outright…

Businesses Urged to Seize Opportunities of New Support Funds

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"Don't delay investment planning for the election results", warns Bishop Fleming's business grants expert. Businesses are being urged to be "investment ready" to take advantage of a new wave of business grants, support and loan funding. With…