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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 ...

Companies House free search services

Companies House free search services

In line with the government’s commitment to free data, Companies House announced recently that all public digital data held on the UK register of companies is now accessible free of charge, on its new public beta search service. This provides access...

Entrepreneurs' relief changes affect family businesses

Entrepreneurs' relief changes affect family businesses

Family businesses are being unfairly penalised by changes to entrepreneurs' relief (ER), according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tax Faculty. The amendments, passed into law through the 2015 Finance Act, prevent retiring partners from claiming...

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...

Free breakfast seminar on Pension Reform & Auto Enrolment and Employment Law Updates

Free breakfast seminar on Pension Reform & Auto Enrolment and Employment Law Updates

Join us for this free seminar to learn about your legal obligations with regards to the new Pension Reforms by listening to our expert speakers. Date Wednesday 16 September 2015 Venue Marriott Hotel 1 Queen Square Liverpool L1 1RH Time Breakfast & Registration – 9am to 9.30am Event – 9.30am...

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

On 3 July 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) announced that from 1 January 2016, the level of FSCS protection for personal and small business depositors will be reduced from £85,000 to £75,000. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is a scheme provided by the UK Government. It gives a level of cover for your money if anything happens to your bank, building society or credit union. Their deposit protection limit is changing from 1 January 2016. This change applies to all...

Pension Wise – Free government service from your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Pension Wise – Free government service from your local Citizens Advice Bureau

There is now more freedom when deciding what to do with your pension pot.  Pension Wise is a new government service that can help you to go through your options so you can make informed decisions that are right for you and your family. If you are: 50 or over, and have a pension based on how much has been paid into your pot(s) (a defined contribution pension) you can get information and guidance online at www.pensionwise.gov.uk. You can also book an appointment with...

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...

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...

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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.