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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 ...

Small businesses unprepared against digital attacks

Small businesses unprepared against digital attacks

More than 4 in 10 small and micro businesses have experienced digital crime, according to a survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The survey of 1,000 business owners with less than 49 employees reveals that 42% have suffered online...

Forms P11D Due by 6 July

Forms P11D Due by 6 July

As mentioned in the tax diary, the deadline for filing the 2014/15 returns of benefits and expenses paid to employees is 6 July 2015. Note that there can be significant penalties for incorrect returns so they need to be completed...

New consultation on the Charities SORPs

New consultation on the Charities SORPs

A new consultation on three different matters as set out below that affect the SORPs opened on 18 June and will last 3 months to 18 September 2015. Charities SORP (FRS 102) Due to changes in UK-Irish Generally Accepted Accounting Practice...

Considering giving shares in your company to employees?

Considering giving shares in your company to employees?

More and more companies now give their employees the opportunity to acquire company shares. If correctly structured, this can be a very tax efficient way of attracting and retaining staff, as they are able to share in the success of...

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 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...

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...

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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.