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Holiday pay ruling places Lancashire firms at risk of legal action

Following a landmark legal ruling, Pierce is warning employers that they must be prepared for changes to holiday pay calculations, which must now reflect voluntary overtime worked during the rest of the year. The warning follows an employment appeal tribunal … Continue reading

Quality is the key to success in care home provision

Ensuring the provision of quality care for the UK’s ageing demographic is a significant priority for society. We are living for longer but that does not mean that we will live our later lives independently of the support of others. … Continue reading

Pierce employees sweat mud and tears for local charities

Eight employees from Pierce Chartered Accountants have raised over £1,500 for local charities after conquering the ultimate obstacle course, Tough Mudder. The team, who completed the 10 mile course in 4 ½ hours, are still accepting sponsorships for two charities: … Continue reading

Uncertainty persists but corporate financial support IS available

  SOARING inflation combined with pre-Brexit uncertainty has dented confidence among Britain’s finance bosses, according to an article by prominent financial newspaper City AM. The continuing fallout from the June general election has only served to add to the air … Continue reading

Lancashire firms warned about the dangers of preparing for school holidays

As the excitement among children for the six-week summer holiday builds, the enthusiasm may not be shared by parents and employers who are frantically trying to work out the logistics for childcare. According to research from Direct Line for Business … Continue reading

Business owners – are you ready for retirement?

Being a business owner, it’s likely that all your energy is expended on building a successful enterprise. You’ve provided for your family and created jobs, but have you protected your own future with a retirement plan? If the answer is … Continue reading

Pierce puts Lancashire mumpreneur in the driving seat with PLUSH business

Pierce chartered accountants has helped to put entrepreneur and working mum Susie Wilson in the driving seat of a new business manufacturing luxury leather car accessories for kids. The Blackburn-based accountancy and business advisory group provided tax and trademarking advice … Continue reading

Increase in audit threshold – to have, or not to have an audit?

Two of the key criteria used to determine whether a company’s accounts must legally be subjected to a financial audit have been changed by an EU Directive, leaving some businesses to consider the benefits of voluntarily continuing with an annual … Continue reading

Payroll administrator nominated for Young Employee of the Year

THERE is nothing dull about working in an office – just ask Philip Johnson and he is happy to share his genuine love for his job as a payroll administrator. Philip 21, is on the shortlist for Young Employee of … Continue reading

Finding clarity in the cloud

There’s little doubt that the digital revolution has provided businesses with more opportunities than ever before. However, technology has also placed a bewildering array of apps, tools and processes at our fingertips. That can be off-putting for those businesses still … Continue reading