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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

Budget boost for business investment

With the Budget 2018 announced just a few days before Halloween, there was much speculation about whether the Chancellor’s famous red Budget Box would be full of tricks or treats. As the last Budget before Brexit, it was highly anticipated … Continue reading

UK Income Tax Liabilities regarding Offshore Matters

New legislation has introduced a legal requirement for UK taxpayers who have undisclosed UK tax liabilities to income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax in respect of offshore matters to disclose the relevant information to HMRC by 30 September … Continue reading

Luxury hotel appoints Pierce to support growth

Lancashire-based luxury hotel Stirk House has appointed Pierce to support its ambitious growth plans with expert business advisory and accountancy services. Stirk House, a listed building which overlooks the Ribble Valley, has experienced significant growth in the past three years, … Continue reading

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

Are you interested in the buy to let market? If so, read on.

Chancellor George Osborne’s imminent 3% stamp duty rise might be good for first time buyers, but what does it mean for property investors? Jimmy King, board director at Pierce Chartered Accountants, explains.

Pierce advises Calderprint on £932k job creation deal

Pierce Group’s corporate finance and accountancy divisions have advised Lancashire printing company Calderprint on a £932,000 deal to purchase the buildings and assets of historic printer Hudson & Pearson – a move that will lead to the creation of 20 … Continue reading

Pierce banks on New Year of business development with David Haslam appointment

A senior banker who supported hundreds of North West entrepreneurs during a 32-year career with NatWest has joined Pierce business advisory and chartered accountancy group in a newly-created business development role. David Haslam joins Lancashire-based Pierce as business development lead, … Continue reading

Tom Wilkinson

R&D Tax Credits – Are you like many others missing out?

The Research and Development (‘’R&D’’) tax credits legislation has been around for a number of years, but it is still estimated that a vast majority of eligible businesses are not making a claim. Many businesses are unaware that their activities … Continue reading