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Pierce staff complete three peak challenge raising thousands for local hospice

Staff and friends from Blackburn based chartered accountancy firm Pierce conquered the national three peaks, raising over £3,000 for East Lancashire Hospice as part of their corporate challenge. The team of 13 reached the top of Wales’ Snowdon, Scafell Pike … Continue reading

10 steps to a start-up business success

Starting a business is a daunting process, with so much to think about and action to get it off the ground. The to-do list can be so vast – simply deciding where to start can be a challenge. Simon Diggle, … Continue reading

Pierce makes two new hires

Leading Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce has appointed two new recruits to strengthen the business. Charlotte Haining and Paige Mason have joined the Blackburn based firm as Audit and Accounts Senior and Online Services Advisor respectively. Charlotte, who … Continue reading

Spring Statement Analysis & 2019 / 2020 Tax Facts

Once again, Chancellor Philip Hammond has demonstrated his commitment to the principle of the Spring Statement as a low-key event, at least in terms of tax and public spending announcements. With none of the pomp and circumstance of the Autumn Budget, Hammond … Continue reading

Corporate Challenge

This year is the Hospice`s 35th Anniversary! Pierce have therefore decided to take part in the East Lancashire Hospice Corporate Challenge 2019. The hospice is hoping to get 35 Companies on board to help raise as much money as possible. … Continue reading

Let’s get the Apprenticeship Levy working for Lancashire

Lancashire’s leading employers are being urged to share their unused Apprenticeship Levy funds with local companies to help bridge skills gaps and seize the economic benefits of training. The plea for collaboration from local accountancy firm Pierce, comes as the … Continue reading

Pierce FC wins football league following unbeaten spell

Employees at Pierce have swapped bookkeeping for goalkeeping as their five-a-side football team topped Blackburn’s Power League. Team members Jimmy King, Jimmy Moore, Lewis Withnell, Adam Zinga, Daniel Burrows and Charles Hopkinson won the league following an unbeaten run in … Continue reading

Government announces unprecedented pension credit u-turn

The government has announced that mixed aged couples will no longer be able to put in a new claim for Pension Credit, resulting in families being up to £7,000 worse off per year. The ruling from the Department of Work … Continue reading

Businesses braced for payrolling changes

With Christmas and New Year celebrations now becoming a distant memory, businesses are settling back into work for 2019. Without doubt, the main focus for businesses this year is Brexit, but the uncertainty around the deal is making companies feel … Continue reading

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Deal or no deal? How businesses trading with EU countries should prepare for Brexit

With Britain’s departure date from the European Union fast approaching and Theresa May’s Brexit deal yet to be passed, businesses are being warned to prepare for a no deal situation. But what does this mean for businesses trading with the … Continue reading