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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 ...

Making use of equity finance

Making use of equity finance

Equity investment in small businesses has more than doubled in the last 3 years, a report by the British Business Bank has found. Figures show that more small businesses are choosing to sell ownership interests in their business to raise capital....

Planned changes to the annual tax return

Planned changes to the annual tax return

In his recent Budget the Chancellor announced “We will abolish the annual tax return”. This has attracted a lot of media attention, so what is proposed and will we really see an end of self assessment tax returns? There is not...

New fund for community-led charities and social enterprises

New fund for community-led charities and social enterprises

Looking for finance to grow your services and become more sustainable? Small community-led organisations based in the North West or South West of England can now apply for up to £30,000 from the new First Steps Enterprise Fund. The fund is offering loan-grant...

Automatic RTI penalties: HMRC soften plans

Automatic RTI penalties: HMRC soften plans

HMRC have recently advised that the automatic penalties for late PAYE payments that were due to start from 6 April 2015 will now be risk-assessed. HMRC have confirmed that automatic penalties for filing RTI submissions late will start from 6 April...

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 Manager We are now one of the largest independent accountants in the area with 8 directors and over 55...

Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross

Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross

Laura Cross, Trusts and Estates Senior at BWMacfarlane has given an insight into STEP (Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners) Liverpool, looking at her role their as Treasurer and how she first got involved in the branch. Find out more about Laura Cross interview with STEP Liverpool here Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross TEP. If you would also like to know more about Laura Cross and her role as a Trusts and Estates Senior at BWMacfarlane visit Laura...

Successful Zip Wire for Mencap Liverpool!

Successful Zip Wire for Mencap Liverpool!

              Big thanks to Mike and Paul for taking part in Mencap Liverpool's Zip Wire event last Sunday. There is still time to sponsor them!...

Free Auto Enrolment seminar

Free Auto Enrolment seminar

We are providing a free seminar aimed at helping employers understand their legal obligations on Pension Reform & Auto Enrolment plus changes employers must make to Employees’ Terms & Conditions. This seminar will be held on 17 September 08.45am-12.00pm at Malmaison...

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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.