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Important dates and changes for April 2017

As another new tax year begins, here are some important tax dates and changes to be aware of this month. 1 April Auto-enrolment staging dates Auto-enrolment staging date for employers who don’t have a PAYE scheme. Business rates Rate payers that occupy a single property with a rateable value of £12,000 or less will pay … Continued

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Financial concerns affecting worker performance

Financial concerns affecting worker performance

Financial concerns affecting worker performance A quarter of employees have financial problems that are affecting their performance at work. A CIPD survey of over 1,800 UK employees found that 31% of those aged 18-24 are facing financial concerns that they feel are negatively impacting their ability to do their job effectively. 20% of those earning … Continued

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Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 December 2016

HMRC has published revised advisory fuel rates for company cars, applying from 1 September 2016. The rates are to be used only where employers either reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars, or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. These rates apply from 1 December 2016. You … Continued

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Autumn Statement 2014

Autumn Statement 2014

The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement of this Parliament amid ongoing economic uncertainty. The key indicators paint an unclear picture. The UK economy is now expected to grow faster in 2014 than any other developed economy including the Eurozone. But the pace of GDP growth slowed between the second and the third … Continued

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BWMacfarlane wishes goodbye to Freda

BWMacfarlane wishes goodbye to Freda

After nearly 26 years of working for the firm, BWMacfarlane wished their loyal, friendly cleaner Freda a happy retirement yesterday. The entire firm were saddened to see her leave but a warm and reminiscent speech was delivered by Paul Kurthausen who had known Freda since she began cleaning for the company. Freda, you will be … Continued

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BWMacfarlane accountant to be treasurer of STEP

We’re pleased to announce that BWMacfarlane accountant Laura Cross is taking on role of Treasurer at the Liverpool branch of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. STEP members help families plan their long term financial … Continued

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