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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 ...

Businesses prepare for data protection changes

Businesses prepare for data protection changes

Businesses are preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force from 25 May 2018. All businesses holding personal data will need to ensure their procedures are fit for purpose and compliant when the new rules take effect next...

Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 for taxes other than VAT

Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 for taxes other than VAT

The Government has amended their plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD) so that under the reformed timetable only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will have to start filing VAT information with MTD-compatible software from April 2019....

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This will change the way you can collect, store and process personal data. The principles of the new GDPR legislation are familiar...

Expenses and benefits deadline looms

Expenses and benefits deadline looms

Expenses and benefits not payrolled for the 2016/17 tax year will need to be reported to HMRC by 6 July 2017. Employers can report them by completing specific forms which are available to download on the HMRC website. There are 2 forms...

Firms plan to offset rising costs

Firms plan to offset rising costs

More than half of businesses are planning to offset rising prices, according to a study by ICAEW. 53% of firms have seen input prices increase over the past year but less than half are willing to absorb the costs. Businesses cited the following reasons for rising prices: rise in raw materials (35%) cost of services (29%) other reasons, such as the price of labour and changes to exchange rates (30%). More than half (54%) are planning to offset input prices in the next...

Now recruiting – Trust Senior

Now recruiting – Trust Senior

We have an opening for an ambitious individual to join our Trust Department. Ideally the person concerned should be looking to develop personally and to assist the Trust Manager and the team in growing the Department and looking for new opportunities within the existing client portfolio. The role is full time but 4 days a week could be accommodated for the right person.  It is based in our modern Liverpool City Centre office. Candidates will possess a strong knowledge of: Trust administration ...

Why we've partnered with FUTRLI software

Why we've partnered with FUTRLI software

Traditionally accountants help with your figures in a historical and reactive way. They would review what happened last month, quarter or year. At BWMacfarlane we’re not in business to be traditional. Our number one priority is you, your business and...

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses across the city region to “get ready” to an imminent change to the UK’s apprenticeship system. The issue was brought into sharp focus on Friday morning when Liverpool accountancy and business advisory...

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.

Proud to win "Most Innovative Medium Sized Firm 2015" and "Best Customer Focused Business"