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Bishop Fleming’s Plymouth Office are in UK’s top 3% of charity donors

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Staff at Bishop Fleming's Plymouth office are among the UK's top 3% of charity donors through the "Just Giving" online funding website. The firm's Plymouth staff have received confirmation from "Just Giving" that they were in the…

Judicial review over care home fees

Torbay Council lose judicial review over basis for setting care fees

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Care fees have long since lagged behind the “real cost of care” with numerous legal challenges over the years resulting in some local authorities having to review the way they calculate the funding of residential…

Open Padlock - Unlocking Business Investment

Unlocking Business Investment in Heart of SW LEP

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Unlocking Business Investment is a new grant programme that is being developed for businesses across the Heart of the South West LEP area (the County Council areas of Devon and Somerset, and Plymouth and Torbay)…

Robert Bailey, Tax Director with Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Truro

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Commerciality is no defence

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The Upper Tax Tribunal has heard the appeal of Project Blue, a major Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) case arising from the sale of the Chelsea Barracks site, a complex transaction involving sales at £959…

Vlog: How to get grant funding for your business – In a nutshell

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How to Get Grant Funding for Your Business, In a nutshell - expert advice from Ewan McClymont at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants  

Andrew Browne summarises the July Budget 2015

Vlog: Autumn Statement 2014

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Andrew Browne, Head of Tax at Bishop Fleming talks through some of the changes made in the Autumn Statement 2014.

VAT, transaction costs

VAT Matters – Transaction Costs

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As corporate finance activity increases, it is sensible for any businesses which may become involved in M&A transactions to be aware of the VAT recovery position of the legal, financial and other costs they will…

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Fast-Growth Accountants Add Two HR Experts

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Westcountry-based accountants, Bishop Fleming, have made two senior HR appointments to support its continued rapid growth. Alison Dale has joined Bishop Fleming as Learning and Development Manager to oversee the firm's training and career growth…

Robert Bailey, Tax Director with Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Truro

15% Stamp Duty Land Tax – more devils lurking in the detail

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From March 2014, the threshold for the highest rate of SDLT – 15% - was reduced to £500,000 for certain transactions. It applies when a company, or a partnership with at least one corporate partner,…

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Hedging your bets on interest

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The tax pitfalls and planning opportunities arising from the receipt of redress from the banks for mis-sold interest rate hedging products (IRHP) need careful review. Compensation may be due to a business where it has…