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Removing your home address from Companies House Records available to the public

The Companies Act 2006 requires companies House to make certain information regarding companies available to the public in order to improve transparency, this was achieved via the beta service which was launched in June 2015. The beta service allows documents … Continue reading

Pierce supports businesses preparing for digital VAT after HMRC U-turn

Pierce is warning all VAT registered businesses to be ready for Making Tax Digital following HMRC’s U-turn decision. Initially, plans were laid out for landlord and other self-assessment businesses to start using the process from April 2019, but now all … Continue reading

Making Tax digital – What will the future bring?

The government announced on 13 July 2017 that Making Tax Digital will commence in April 2019 for all VAT registered entities with a turnover above £85,000. Vat registered businesses with turnover below this amount will not be required to use … Continue reading

Opening the Funding Treasure Chest

  I always liken the availability of funding to opening up a treasure chest. Every week at Pierce, we meet funders representing a variety of financial institutions to keep ourselves up to date with financing availability and options. Just this … Continue reading

Pierce tells apprentice they’re hired

Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce has promoted Layton Smalley to payroll assistant after completing his 18-month apprenticeship during National Apprenticeship Week. Layton, 19, from Accrington completed his Business Administration qualification after working full-time in the payroll department since … Continue reading

Pierce employees gain chartered status

Two employees from leading Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce have become Chartered Accountants after gaining their ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) qualification. Fred Green, who has followed in the footsteps of his father John, … Continue reading

They’re hired! Starters join Pierce

Leading Lancashire-based chartered accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce has added three new members of staff to its team. Janet Moorhouse, Waqas UrRehman and Adam Zinga join the firm as payroll administrator, semi-senior accountant and accounts assistant respectively. Thanks to … Continue reading

Changes to company car benefits – are you ready?

From April 6, 2018 there will be a change to the way company car benefits are payrolled, improving the process for both the employee and employer. From the new tax year, if you choose to payroll company cars, the car … Continue reading

Seven clients made finalists for Red Rose Awards

Pierce is celebrating after Seven of their clients have been shortlisted for the upcoming Red Rose Awards. The finalists for the awards, run by Lancashire Business View, include: Supalite Tiled Roof Systems – Construction Business Award Albert Harrison & Co … Continue reading

Businesses urged to review Christmas party tax plans

As the decorations go up and the opening of advent calendar doors begins, Pierce Chartered Accountants suggests that Lancashire businesses should review their Christmas party plans to avoid tax hangovers! Party time Employees are exempt from tax on the cost … Continue reading