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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 ...

New Insurance Act comes into force on 12 August

New Insurance Act comes into force on 12 August

The Insurance Act 2015 ('the Act') received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015 and comes into force on 12 August 2016 applying to all contracts of commercial insurance entered into or varied on or after this date. The Act makes changes to...

Workers not planning for retirement

Workers not planning for retirement

A third of workers globally do not have a retirement plan, according to research by Aegon. The survey of 14,400 employees and 1,600 retired people across 15 countries found that providing workers with access to workplace pension plans is a significant...

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...

Directors, limited liability partners and auto enrolment

Directors, limited liability partners and auto enrolment

Changes were brought in on 6 April 2016 to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain what has changed. Before 6 April 2016... Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees...

Free breakfast seminar on Pension auto enrolment (plus employment law update)

Free breakfast seminar on Pension auto enrolment (plus employment law update)

Join us and our expert speakers to understand your legal obligations with regards to Pension auto enrolment and the likely impacts of the EU referendum on employment law. Details are below: Date:      Wednesday 14 September 2016 Venue:   Liverpool Marriott 1 Queens Square Liverpool L1 1RH Time:      Breakfast & Registration - 9am to 9.30am Event – 9.30am to 11.15am Coffee & Close – 11.15am-11.30am The morning will include information about changes to contracts of employment as a direct result of the EU Referendum along with advice on handbook content and policy...

Accountants BWMacfarlane nominated for customer care in city awards

Accountants BWMacfarlane nominated for customer care in city awards

BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountancy practice in Liverpool is delighted to be the winners of ‘Best Customer Focused Business of the Year 2016’ in the city-wide awards for their commitment to providing great customer care. The twelfth annual City of Liverpool Business Awards gala dinner, sponsored by The Know Collection featuring The Richmond Hotel, Ameriesko, Esk Fitness & Beauty, Know Property Management & Know Hospitality Academy, saw over 270 of the city region’s leading businesses gathered in Sefton Park for a ‘Great Gatsby’...

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"