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Christmas Pay Dates

Last Christmas, HMRC gave employers a temporary easement on reporting payroll information in real time, this year to save us from tears, they’ve given it to us again! With December fast approaching, HMRC have presented us with an early Christmas … Continue reading

Combi-Vans – Are they really cars!

For many years now the Combi-Van has been purchased by businesses with the additional attraction that it can be used personally to run the family around with only a small benefit in kind. Back in August 2017 there was a … Continue reading

Pierce employee drives career forward after gaining chartered status

An employee from leading Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce has become a Chartered Accountant after gaining the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) ACA qualification. Lewis Withnell from Chorley completed the chartered qualification after combining … Continue reading

Pierce celebrates milestone 90th birthday

Blackburn-based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm Pierce is celebrating 90 years in business. The firm was founded in Accrington in 1929 by Philip Fletcher Pierce after he completed his accountancy training at Richmond Terrace, Blackburn. Today, the firm is … Continue reading

Pierce advises construction firms about major VAT changes

Local accountancy firm Pierce is warning construction businesses to be prepared for major changes to the sector as VAT reverse charges are set to be introduced. The Blackburn-based business, is urging the construction industry to get ready for October 1, … Continue reading

Pierce strengthens board with appointment of Simon Raine

Pierce Chartered Accountants has appointed former banker Simon Raine as an advisor to its board of directors. Simon joins the Blackburn-based firm to strengthen the board and will use his 35 years’ experience in finance to help develop relationships with … Continue reading

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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