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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

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

Pierce supports local designer to create D-Day anniversary garden to be seen by the Queen

Pierce is delighted to be sponsoring its designer client John Everiss , to help create a garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. The ‘D-Day 75 Garden’ will be created by the … 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

Pierce 2018 Christmas Card

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HMRC removes Earlier Year Update from payroll processes

Pierce is alerting businesses to a big change to payrolling as from April 2019, the Earlier Year Update (EYU) will no longer be a valid submission for the tax year 2019 /20 onwards. Currently used to fix any inaccuracies in … Continue reading