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About Us

About Us

Welcome to BWMacfarlane. We are one of the leading, independent chartered accountancy practices in Liverpool. At BWMacfarlane we provide a wide range of accountancy and business support services to organisations and individuals throughout the North of England and beyond. Our experienced and skilled partners and their teams are ready to support you with high quality, individual yet affordable services however complex your personal or business needs ...

New accounting guidelines for commercial service charges

New accounting guidelines for commercial service charges

The ICAEW technical guidance came into effect on 1 April and is a step in the right direction in the completely unregulated area of commercial service charges. Unlike residential property service charges, commercial charges are not regulated by overriding national...

Any undisclosed assets/income? Now is the time to act!

Any undisclosed assets/income? Now is the time to act!

In the Autumn of last year over 50 countries agreed on a Common Reporting Standard (CRS); an agreement to share information on residents’ assets and incomes.  It is therefore clear that there will be a huge rise in the number...

New fund for community-led charities and social enterprises

New fund for community-led charities and social enterprises

Looking for finance to grow your services and become more sustainable? Small community-led organisations based in the North West or South West of England can now apply for up to £30,000 from the new First Steps Enterprise Fund. The fund is offering loan-grant...

Auto-enrolment exemptions introduced

Auto-enrolment exemptions introduced

Employers will no longer need to auto-enrol employees in certain circumstances after regulatory changes were introduced in April 2015. From 1 April 2015, the following types of employee will not need to be auto-enrolled: individuals who are leaving employment those who cancel scheme...

Free BWMacfarlane seminar ‘Collaborative Working and Partnerships’

Free BWMacfarlane seminar ‘Collaborative Working and Partnerships’

More than ever before, the not for profit sector needs to work together to support those who rely on us. But what model of partnership works best for your organisation or project? From informal partnerships, to consortiums, mergers and everything in between, it can be overwhelming just thinking about the models available, let alone working out how to go about entering into a partnership. This accessible seminar will provide you with the essential information about the main partnership options available to you...

Important Information About Sage Software

Important Information About Sage Software

If you are using Sage Instant Accounts 2012 and/or Sage 50 Accounts 2013, Sage are advising that they are beginning to withdraw support for their version of the software. What does this mean? As technology continues to change so rapidly it is standard practice in the industry for companies to withdraw support from older versions of software to focus on improvements and innovation. How will this affect you? Don’t worry - their software will continue to work as normal. Once support is withdrawn however, then you would have to...

New starters at BWMacfarlane

New starters at BWMacfarlane

We have welcomed four new starters to the practice so far in 2015 as part of our continued expansion in Liverpool. From left to right our newest team members are: Andrew Smith, Accounts Apprentice Samantha Williams, Accounts Assistant Scott Horwood, Accounts Assistant Alan Flett, Audit...

Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross

Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross

Laura Cross, Trusts and Estates Senior at BWMacfarlane has given an insight into STEP (Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners) Liverpool, looking at her role their as Treasurer and how she first got involved in the branch. Find out more...

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Our people

Led by Managing Partner, Peter Taaffe, our partners and senior managers have Top 4 or national accountancy firm experience, and we take pride in offering the same quality of service as you would expect from a large firm but with the flexibility and personal approach you would associate with a local firm.