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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

Autumn Budget 2017

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget announcement and our successful Budget Breakfast event, we are pleased to provide the presentation slides from the event and our usual detailed Budget analysis. Presentation slides Budget Analysis Detailed Report

Travel Grants available for Lancashire Companies

Lancashire companies can access an export grant of £1500 from the Chamber to help with costs associated with travelling to overseas markets and exhibiting internationally. Criteria: Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Less 250 employees Less than €50m turnover Support: Examples … Continue reading