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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 UK GAAP for small and micro-entities released

New UK GAAP for small and micro-entities released

When the United Kingdom replaced local GAAP with a new standard based on the IFRS for SMEs in 2013, the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (FRSSE) was retained. Now the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued a suite of...

Summer Budget highlights

Summer Budget highlights

No one quite knew what to expect in the first budget by a majority Conservative government for almost 20 years. In his seventh Budget Statement as chancellor, George Osborne promised a 'big budget for a country with big ambitions'. As predicted there...

New Big Lottery £10m fund

New Big Lottery £10m fund

The Big Lottery Fund has launched the £10m Big Potential Advanced Fund. The new ‘Advanced’ route is an extension to Big Lottery Fund’s existing investment readiness programme; Big Potential. It will be supporting organisations at a more advanced stage in...

Flexible working not advertised during recruitment

Flexible working not advertised during recruitment

Employers could be missing out on top talent by not advertising flexible working arrangements during recruitment, a report by Timewise has suggested. The jobs board found that 6% of all jobs offering a salary between £20,000 and £29,999 advertise flexible working...

Genuine HMRC / BWMacfarlane contact and recognising phishing emails / vishing phone calls

Genuine HMRC / BWMacfarlane contact and recognising phishing emails / vishing phone calls

‘Phishing’ is the fraudulent act of emailing a person in order to obtain their personal/business financial information such as passwords and credit card or bank account details. These emails often include a link to a bogus website encouraging you to enter your personal details. ‘Vishing’ is the term for the increasingly popular use of bogus phone calls to achieve the same results. Scams are getting increasingly sophisticated and often use a combination of these methods to obtain information which may...

Free breakfast seminar ‘Sustainability’ – Why going green makes good business sense

Free breakfast seminar ‘Sustainability’ – Why going green makes good business sense

Free breakfast seminar ‘Sustainability’ – Why going green makes good business sense Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015 Time: 9am – 10.30am Location: BWMacfarlane offices, 6th Floor, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH. Complimentary breakfast rolls and drinks will be provided. We are pleased to invite you to this free seminar in which our expert speaker Donald McQueen from Groundworks will provide an insight into what is meant by sustainability, why it is necessary to know about environmental sustainability and why it matters, how it...

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...

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...

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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.