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Pierce employees sweat mud and tears for local charities

Eight employees from Pierce Chartered Accountants have raised over £1,500 for local charities after conquering the ultimate obstacle course, Tough Mudder. The team, who completed the 10 mile course in 4 ½ hours, are still accepting sponsorships for two charities: … Continue reading

Uncertainty persists but corporate financial support IS available

  SOARING inflation combined with pre-Brexit uncertainty has dented confidence among Britain’s finance bosses, according to an article by prominent financial newspaper City AM. The continuing fallout from the June general election has only served to add to the air … Continue reading

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

Pierce puts Lancashire mumpreneur in the driving seat with PLUSH business

Pierce chartered accountants has helped to put entrepreneur and working mum Susie Wilson in the driving seat of a new business manufacturing luxury leather car accessories for kids. The Blackburn-based accountancy and business advisory group provided tax and trademarking advice … Continue reading

Start-up businesses alerted to change in pension duties

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is warning new businesses that start up from October 2017 that they will have immediate auto-enrolment pension duties. To date, auto-enrolment has been rolled out to existing companies, starting with large companies in … Continue reading

Increase in audit threshold – to have, or not to have an audit?

Two of the key criteria used to determine whether a company’s accounts must legally be subjected to a financial audit have been changed by an EU Directive, leaving some businesses to consider the benefits of voluntarily continuing with an annual … Continue reading

Credit Where Credit’s Due – Food and Drink and R&D Relief

Despite the Research and Development (R&D) corporation tax relief scheme being around for a good number of years, the food and drink manufacturing sector continues to be one of the worst culprits for not making a claim. Recently, the government … Continue reading

Payroll administrator nominated for Young Employee of the Year

THERE is nothing dull about working in an office – just ask Philip Johnson and he is happy to share his genuine love for his job as a payroll administrator. Philip 21, is on the shortlist for Young Employee of … Continue reading

Finding clarity in the cloud

There’s little doubt that the digital revolution has provided businesses with more opportunities than ever before. However, technology has also placed a bewildering array of apps, tools and processes at our fingertips. That can be off-putting for those businesses still … Continue reading