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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

Exporting is great!

The UK witnessed a sharp fall in the value of the pound following the Brexit announcement, making goods and services priced in sterling more competitive in the global market. That makes it a great time for businesses to consider exporting. … Continue reading

Budget 2017

Following the Chancellor’s Spring 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. Download our detailed budget report (pdf). Download the event presentation slides … Continue reading

Tax Returns – Clock is Ticking

Don’t forget that the deadline for filing your 2015/16 self-assessment tax return is 31 January 2017.  If the return is filed between 1 day and 3 months late the penalty is £100.  If it is filed more than 3 months … Continue reading

Pierce Corporate Finance advise SG Aluminium deal

The purchase of Blackburn-based SG Aluminium has saved 34 jobs after the window and curtain wall fabricator and installer hit financial difficulties. The £4.5m-turnover company has been bought by Three Towers Group, neighbours on the Shadsworth Business Park in Blackburn. Recent … Continue reading

Autumn Statement Report 2016 Report

Please click here to download our detailed 2016 Autumn Statement report.

Pierce advises Calderprint on Whitney Woods acquisition

Pierce Group’s corporate finance and accountancy divisions have advised Lancashire printing group Calderprint on the acquisition of innovative printed promotional gift company, Whitney Woods for an undisclosed sum. The deal takes Calderprint’s turnover to £10 million, employing 140 people across … Continue reading

HMRC confirm it’s business as usual for intra-EU supplies

HM Revenue & Customs have issued Customs Information Paper 42 confirming that post-referendum there are no changes to the movement of goods in or out of the UK and that no changes are contemplated pending the agreement of terms for … Continue reading