Firm News | June 18, 2018

Businesses From Across the UK Get Involved in New Start-up Competition

Businesses from across the UK have been quick to get involved in the first Liverpool Start-Up Competition run by the Management School at the University of Liverpool.The competition encourages undergraduate student entrepreneurs with either a commercial or social enterprise idea to submit a business pitch to a panel of judges. “The team at BWM Charted … Continued

Business News | July 2, 2018

Calls Increase for Reform of ‘Flawed’ Apprenticeship Levy

Pressure is mounting on the government to reform the apprenticeships system, following recent apprenticeship levy statistics. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has joined the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in urging the government to address ongoing problems with the levy. Apprenticeship starts were down 25% for the seven months to February 2018 compared with the … Continued

Tax News | July 2, 2018

New VAT Rules for Building Trade in 2019

Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019 builders, sub- contractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have to start using a new method of accounting for VAT. The measure is designed to combat VAT fraud in the construction sector labour supply chain which HMRC argue presents a significant … Continued

Charity News | May 1, 2018

Watchdog ‘Shows its Teeth’ in Crackdown on Poor Practices, Charities Warned

Charities and voluntary organisations across the Liverpool city region have been warned the Charity Commission is now “showing its teeth’ following a number of high-profile scandals such as Kids Company and Oxfam. That was the clear message from experts at the Spring Charity Update seminar held by accountancy firm BWM in Liverpool city centre. Many … Continued

Employer News | July 2, 2018

Working Pensioners Pay £8.6bn in Income Tax

Working pensioners are on course to pay £8.6 billion in income tax in 2018/19, according to Aegon. The number of pensioner households containing at least one person working beyond their state pension age increased from 12% in 1997/98 to an estimated 17% in 2018/19. Aegon estimates there are around 12.8 million people living in 8.7 … Continued

BWM Online News | June 5, 2018

HMRC Defers Launch of Digital Accounts for Individuals

HMRC has delayed rolling out digital services for individuals, such as the simple assessment and dynamic coding changes. The move was announced in an email sent to stakeholders, which confirmed the delay was down to a shift in key priorities driven by the need to free up civil servants for Brexit. Jon Thompson, chief executive … Continued

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