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Free breakfast seminar on Pension auto enrolment (plus employment law update)

Join us and our expert speakers to understand your legal obligations with regards to Pension auto enrolment and the likely impacts of the EU referendum on employment law. Details are below: Date:      Wednesday 14 September 2016 Venue:   Liverpool Marriott 1 Queens Square Liverpool L1 1RH Time:      Breakfast & Registration – 9am to 9.30am Event – … Continued

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The new tax year brings updated Key Guides

The new tax year brings updated Key Guides

As a result of the Chancellor’s Budget in March, there have been a number of important changes across the finance and tax planning sector. Our series of Key Guides has undergone a quarterly review and each one contains the most up-to-date and accurate information reflecting the new 2016/17 tax year. These specialist publications provide you … Continued

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Budget 2016

Budget 2016

Pitched as a “Budget that puts the next generation first”, George Osborne’s speech contained a number of announcements aimed at helping people save for the future. For businesses, measures included changes to business rates and the abolition of class 2 national insurance contributions for the self-employed. And, as we’ve come to expect from such occasions, … Continued

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Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement 2015

George Osborne’s third economic statement of 2015 (and the fourth within 365 days) set out the state of the economy and spending plans for the next four years. In a combined Spending Review and Autumn Statement, in which planned £4.4bn in tax credit cuts were abandoned, changes to government departmental budgets dominated the Chancellor’s speech. … Continued

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Most Innovative Firm award

Most Innovative Firm award

              BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountants were announced as the Most Innovative Medium Sized Firm 2015 at the 2020 Innovation Awards on Thursday 15 October. The win is a testimony to the efforts of everyone at BWMacfarlane.  The judges particularly recognised the added value delivered for clients and the Liverpool professional … Continued

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Free half day seminar ‘October Charity Update’

Free half day seminar ‘October Charity Update’

With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: Bribery and corruption Fraud awareness and prevention Security and business continuity Finance matters and more Impact / public benefit reporting Employment law and … Continued

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Pension scams put savings at risk

Pension scams put savings at risk

Over-55s are the targets of repeated cold-calling and email scams offering fake pension opportunities. 5 months after the introduction of the new pension freedoms, 40% of Citizens Advice pension staff have come into contact with people affected by pension scams. Around 10% have seen people fall victim to scams. Of those contacted by scammers, 80% … Continued

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Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

On 3 July 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) announced that from 1 January 2016, the level of FSCS protection for personal and small business depositors will be reduced from £85,000 to £75,000. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is a scheme provided by the UK Government. It gives a level of cover for your … Continued

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Pension Wise – Free government service from your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Pension Wise – Free government service from your local Citizens Advice Bureau

There is now more freedom when deciding what to do with your pension pot.  Pension Wise is a new government service that can help you to go through your options so you can make informed decisions that are right for you and your family. If you are: 50 or over, and have a pension based … Continued

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Genuine HMRC / BWMacfarlane contact and recognising phishing emails / vishing phone calls

Genuine HMRC / BWMacfarlane contact and recognising phishing emails / vishing phone calls

‘Phishing’ is the fraudulent act of emailing a person in order to obtain their personal/business financial information such as passwords and credit card or bank account details. These emails often include a link to a bogus website encouraging you to enter your personal details. ‘Vishing’ is the term for the increasingly popular use of bogus … Continued