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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 ...

Change to Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Notifications

Change to Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Notifications

From April 2016, the vast majority of UK limited companies have been required to create and maintain a register of people with significant control. Commonly known as the PSC register, this includes details of who ultimately controls or exercises significant...

Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2017

Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2017

HMRC has published revised advisory fuel rates for company cars, applying from 1 June 2017. The rates are to be used only where employers either reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars, or require employees to repay the cost...

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This will change the way you can collect, store and process personal data. The principles of the new GDPR legislation are familiar...

Expenses and benefits deadline looms

Expenses and benefits deadline looms

Expenses and benefits not payrolled for the 2016/17 tax year will need to be reported to HMRC by 6 July 2017. Employers can report them by completing specific forms which are available to download on the HMRC website. There are 2 forms...

Firms plan to offset rising costs

Firms plan to offset rising costs

More than half of businesses are planning to offset rising prices, according to a study by ICAEW. 53% of firms have seen input prices increase over the past year but less than half are willing to absorb the costs. Businesses cited the following reasons for rising prices: rise in raw materials (35%) cost of services (29%) other reasons, such as the price of labour and changes to exchange rates (30%). More than half (54%) are planning to offset input prices in the next...

Now recruiting – Trust Senior

Now recruiting – Trust Senior

We have an opening for an ambitious individual to join our Trust Department. Ideally the person concerned should be looking to develop personally and to assist the Trust Manager and the team in growing the Department and looking for new opportunities within the existing client portfolio. The role is full time but 4 days a week could be accommodated for the right person.  It is based in our modern Liverpool City Centre office. Candidates will possess a strong knowledge of: Trust administration ...

Why we've partnered with FUTRLI software

Why we've partnered with FUTRLI software

Traditionally accountants help with your figures in a historical and reactive way. They would review what happened last month, quarter or year. At BWMacfarlane we’re not in business to be traditional. Our number one priority is you, your business and...

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses across the city region to “get ready” to an imminent change to the UK’s apprenticeship system. The issue was brought into sharp focus on Friday morning when Liverpool accountancy and business advisory...

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"