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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 firms: 10% of day spent chasing payments

Small firms: 10% of day spent chasing payments

Small business owners spend 10% of their working day chasing payments, according to research by Xero. London businesses spend the most time chasing payments, up to 1.5 days each month followed by 1.3 days in Wales. Customers who themselves are waiting for...

Taxation of termination payments is to change, but £30,000 exemption remains

Taxation of termination payments is to change, but £30,000 exemption remains

HMRC have now confirmed that the £30,000 tax exemption which applies to termination payments for loss of employment will remain. However, there are changes proposed which are likely to add to the cost of many severance payments. Summary of the key...

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...

Self-employment growth driven by part-timers

Self-employment growth driven by part-timers

The number of self-employed workers increased from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2015. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the number of part-time, self-employed workers grew 88% between 2001 and 2015, compared to 25%...

Now recruiting - Audit Senior

Now recruiting - Audit Senior

We are searching for a qualified ACA / ACCA Audit Senior to join our team, in a role with progression and career development potential. Managing a portfolio of varied clients from owner managed business to charities you will be responsible for leading the audit assignments and delivering to client deadlines. Alongside this you will be responsible for the preparation of statutory financial statements in accordance with UK GAAP, the preparation and submission of Corporation tax returns and will liaise with clients...

Brexit - 2 months on

Brexit - 2 months on

Comments from Peter Taaffe, Managing Partner at BWMacfarlane Two months on, still no-one really knows how this is going to pan out, other than the transition is going to be painful. How painful remains to be seen. So far, deep breath, shock over, it’s steady as she goes but a lot of uncertainty. The Bank of England for example has emphasised that our banks are in a strong financial position and post Brexit challenges have been modelled. We emphasise that the thoughts set...

Accountants BWMacfarlane win the customer care category in city awards

Accountants BWMacfarlane win the customer care category 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...

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...

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" and "Best Customer Focused Business"