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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 ...

Digital divide growing between businesses

Digital divide growing between businesses

A growing divide is opening up between businesses that use digital technology and those that do not, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). 94% of businesses agreed that digital technologies were key to increasing productivity but only...

Trust Update – Tax-free savings income and trust tax returns from 2016/17

Trust Update – Tax-free savings income and trust tax returns from 2016/17

The changes in the taxation of dividends along with the abolition of tax deduction at source on interest paid is likely to cause additional compliance work for trustees. Neither the new dividend tax allowance nor the personal savings allowance will apply...

Charity Commission consults on external scrutiny of charity accounts

Charity Commission consults on external scrutiny of charity accounts

The Charity Commission has issued a consultation on changes to guidance on the external scrutiny of charity accounts and the introduction of a simpler format for the examiner’s report to improve transparency The proposals set out in the Directions and guidance...

Small businesses action plan for auto-enrolment

Small businesses action plan for auto-enrolment

With the penalties for non-compliance potentially having a large financial impact on employers, it is important to understand the pitfalls. Among the most common mistakes that a small business might make with regards to auto-enrolment are: not aligning our staging date with...

Accountants BWMacfarlane nominated for customer care in city awards

Accountants BWMacfarlane nominated for customer care in city awards

BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountancy practice in Liverpool has been nominated in city-wide awards for their commitment to providing great customer care. The City of Liverpool Business Awards, now in its twelfth year, is hosted by Downtown in Business and celebrates the great and the good from the business community in the Liverpool City Region. BWMacfarlane are proud to have been nominated in this year’s Best Customer Focused Business category. Formerly Bresnan Walsh and Macfarlanes, the two firms merged five years ago having identified...

The City of Liverpool Business Awards 2016

The City of Liverpool Business Awards 2016

        We are delighted to have been nominated for the City of Liverpool ‘Best Customer Focused Business of the Year 2016’ award. Downtown Liverpool in Business will host the twelfth annual City of Liverpool Business Awards gala dinner in July 2016 at the magnificent Sefton Park Palm House. The evening will celebrate all that is great about the Liverpool business community, rewarding the best businesses from across the Liverpool city region. If you would like to vote for us, please use the link...

The new tax year brings updated Key Guides

The new tax year brings updated Key Guides

As a result of the Chancellor’s Budget in March, there have been a number of important changes across the finance and tax planning sector. Our series of Key Guides has undergone a quarterly review and each one contains the most...

Budget 2016

Budget 2016

Pitched as a “Budget that puts the next generation first”, George Osborne’s speech contained a number of announcements aimed at helping people save for the future. For businesses, measures included changes to business rates and the abolition of class 2 national...

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"