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About Us

About Us

Welcome to BWMacfarlane. We are one of the leading, independent chartered accountancy practices in Liverpool. At BWMacfarlane we provide a wide range of accountancy and business support services to organisations and individuals throughout the North of England and beyond. Our experienced and skilled partners and their teams are ready to support you with high quality, individual yet affordable services however complex your personal or business needs ...

Business rates revaluation takes effect

Business rates revaluation takes effect

The business rates revaluation took effect on 1 April 2017. This means that businesses in England and Wales will pay rates that reflect the changes in their local property market. The government has said that nearly 75% of businesses will see no...

MTD: Taxpayers will have to make multiple annual submissions to HMRC

MTD: Taxpayers will have to make multiple annual submissions to HMRC

In March 2015, George Osborne outlined the new concept of “making tax easier”. All the tax information relevant to an individual would be gathered into the taxpayer’s digital tax account, and the annual paper tax return would be consigned to...

Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 25 April

Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 25 April

BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountants are hosting a Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 25 April from 9.30am. Full details are provided on the attached invitation. With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers...

Employers should be aware of the pitfalls of NLW and NMW

Employers should be aware of the pitfalls of NLW and NMW

The National Living Wage (NLW) for those aged 25 and over was increased on 6 April 2017 from £7.20 per hour to £7.50 per hour. It should be noted that the increases in the NLW rates are in April whilst those for NMW...

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses across the city region to “get ready” to an imminent change to the UK’s apprenticeship system. The issue was brought into sharp focus on Friday morning when Liverpool accountancy and business advisory firm BWMacfarlane held a breakfast briefing for local business - and it was clear many were still in the dark about the changes. An apprentice can prove an invaluable asset to any business and the system for taking on apprentices will...

BWMacfarlane recruit experienced trust manager to offer full suite of services to clients

BWMacfarlane recruit experienced trust manager to offer full suite of services to clients

Leading independent Liverpool accountancy firm BWMacfarlane has recruited one of the region’s leading experts on family trusts and estates to its team. Anthony Whittaker joins the growing Castle Street practice from Grant Thornton. As BWMacfarlane’s new trust and estate manager, Anthony will be proactively promoting trust services to business owners and high net worth individuals, both within the firm’s existing client base and beyond. Benefits of trusts Wealthy individuals often set up trusts as a tax-efficient way of transferring assets to other members of their family – or...

BWMacfarlane are now Platinum Partners of QuickBooks Online

BWMacfarlane are now Platinum Partners of QuickBooks Online

BWMacfarlane are delighted that we are now Platinum Partners of leading cloud accountancy provider QuickBooks Online. The Senior Leadership Team at QuickBooks owners Intuit have been impressed by our vision and technology adoption, saying “We are extremely excited to be...

Now recruiting - Audit Senior

Now recruiting - Audit Senior

We are searching for a qualified ACA / ACCA Audit Senior to join our team, in a role with progression and career development potential. Managing a portfolio of varied clients from owner managed business to charities you will be responsible...

Our people

Led by Managing Partner, Peter Taaffe, our partners and senior managers have Top 4 or national accountancy firm experience, and we take pride in offering the same quality of service as you would expect from a large firm but with the flexibility and personal approach you would associate with a local firm.

Proud to win "Most Innovative Medium Sized Firm 2015" and "Best Customer Focused Business"