News and Blog

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

Tough Mudder

With Tough Mudder just over 4 months away the team has started to up their training and tailor their diets. Elizabeth and Lewis have both done Accrington 10k, Fred has done Wigan half marathon, and Jonathan walked to the shops … Continue reading

Taylor Patterson Raises £6000 for Cash for Kids

During 2016 staff at Taylor Patterson have helped raise over £6000 for Rock FM’s Cash for Kids charity. The charity provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across Lancashire. Each year they hope to raise thousands of pounds … Continue reading

JamRock Design’s Free Website Campaign

JamRock Design is a web design agency in Lancaster specialising in creating professional websites for businesses, and providing online marketing services such as SEO and social media marketing to help them make the most of their online presence. For 2017, … Continue reading

Chamber Appoints New CEO Miranda Barker

David Sharpe, president of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce said: “We are delighted, after an exhaustive process, to have been able to appoint someone of Miranda’s calibre and who knows the area well. We are confident that, building on Mike Damms’ … Continue reading

Making Tax Digital for business

HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital reporting system is being introduced for businesses, sole traders and landlords from April 2018. The aim is to join up HMRC’s internal systems by creating one account for each taxpayer so businesses can provide its … Continue reading

Strategies to land the perfect catch

The question of how best to grow a business is asked again and again and again. Organic or acquisitive – either way the intended end-result is the same: the greater efficiencies and profitability that come through economies of scale and … 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

Is the latest tax avoidance legislation giving you shivers?

As the Spring Budget looms, new tax avoidance legislation has sent shivers across the accountancy and financial services industry, writes Stephen Outhwaite, tax dispute consultant at Pierce Chartered Accountants. To clamp down on the so-called tax avoidance industry, the government … Continue reading