Employers named for not paying minimum wage rates

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A record 260 employers have been named and shamed for failing to pay 16,000 workers at least the minimum wage rates. Investigators identified £1.7m in arrears owing to workers, and fined employers £1.3m for the underpayments. Many sectors […]

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Celebrating Truro firm’s 30 Successful Years

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Top 30 advisory firm Bishop Fleming is celebrating 30 years of success for its Truro Office in Cornwall. After opening the doors of their Truro office in 1987 with just four staff, Bishop Fleming has […]

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French takeover of Bristol Motorcaravans Firm

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Bristol-based Danbury MotorCaravans has been sold for an undisclosed sum to French-based motorhome group, Pilote, with the help of a Midlands and Westcountry-based advisory team. The shareholders of Danbury Motorcaravans were advised on the deal […]

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GDPR – reporting a breach of personal data

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided some clarity on what action organisations will need to take under the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) where there are serious breaches of personal data. The ICO […]

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Leading firm secures Deal of the Year Award

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Top 40 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, have won Corporate Deal of the Year at the 2017 Business Leader Awards in Bristol. The corporate finance specialists, with 7 offices spanning from the West Midlands to the […]

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Do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

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From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships and charities will need to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they wish to trade on financial markets in the UK, or continue […]

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Cybercrime – beware of fraudulent emails and letters

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Cybercrime is on the increase as reports of fraudulent emails become increasing commonplace. What can individuals and businesses do to protect themselves? There has been an increase in the number of reported phishing emails (and […]

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New R&D tax claims – all expenses paid

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R&D tax claims are potentially even more attractive following a relaxation of the rules by the tax office on employee expense claims. David Kirk explains. A company can claim enhanced deductions against its taxable profits for expenditure […]

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End of surcharges is on the cards

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From January 2018, businesses will no longer be able to add any surcharges where a customer pays by credit or debit card, following an EU directive banning surcharges on Visa and Mastercard payments. However the government has gone […]

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Countdown to new data protection rules

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Following the government’s intention to introduce a new Data Protection Bill, businesses face new regulatory burdens in order to provide greater safeguards for individuals. And despite Brexit, the bill will incorporate into UK law the […]

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