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The latest press releases and opinion from Bishop Fleming

Energy Efficiency Fund & energy savings opportunity scheme

Complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

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If you are a large organisation then you need to be aware of ESOS – the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, which came into effect in July 2014. What is it? ESOS is a policy aimed…

Matthew Lee, Managing Partner at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants, Bristol

Pensioner Bonds should be made available to all ages

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The "Pensioner Bonds" - the most successful financial product for decades - should breach the law on age discrimination, according to Matthew Lee, Managing Partner of Bishop Fleming. Mr Lee stated "It is now illegal to…

Front cover of the GP Benchmarking report

Free GP Practices Benchmarking Report

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Bishop Fleming in association with Kreston UK have produced the GP Practices Benchmarking Report 2014 to help Practice Managers and Partners gain deeper understanding of the financial performance of their practices. Benchmark your practice against…

The red Budget briefcase

£2,000 Employment Allowance from April 2014

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Employment Allowance - does this apply to me? From 6 April 2014 businesses will be able to reduce their secondary NIC payments to HMRC by £2,000. But, there are exceptions. If you are carrying out…

Steve Tucker, Manager at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Plymouth

Tax charges on your pension contributions- pension annual allowance

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Since the pension annual allowance reduced to £50,000 in 2011/12, and more recently to £40,000 from 1 April 2014, doctors and dentists in the NHS defined benefit pension scheme have faced uncertainty each year as…

Holiday pay and overtime

Guidance on holiday pay and overtime for academies

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Following a recent decision at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), EAT confirmed that elements of a worker’s normal pay, including non-guaranteed overtime, must be taken in to account when calculating holiday pay under EU law.…

Westcountry must fight urban v rural broadband funding

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"Taxpayer subsidies for cities should be extended to rural communities" Taxpayer funded programmes to deliver super-fast broadband are leaving "hard to reach" rural communities in the Westcountry out in the cold - but their attempts…

Matthew Lee & Ewan McClymont demonstrate ways that Bishop Fleming have acheived their 2014 carbon footprint reduction targets.

Bishop Fleming continue to reduce their carbon footprint

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Despite adding 75 staff and 1,000 new clients at their seven offices, fast-growing accountants Bishop Fleming have sustained their target for carbon footprint reduction. Average consumption of electricity & gas per employee fell by more than…

Matthew Lee, Managing Partner at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants

Ten point wishlist for the pre-election Budget

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"Stop stealing tax from students, re-think business rates, and scrap auto-enrolment for micro businesses". Bishop Fleming, one of Britain's fastest growing Top 40 accountancy firms, has issued a ten-point wish-list for the Chancellor's pre-election Budget, to…

A mangement buy-out could be effective for succession planning.

Management Buy-Outs – What, Why, How and When?

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A Management Buy-Out can be an effective way of solving company succession issues to the satisfaction of both business owners and incumbent management teams. What is an MBO? A Management Buy-Out (MBO) is a form…