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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 ...

Proposed changes re capital payments on liquidation of company

Proposed changes re capital payments on liquidation of company

From 6 April 2016 it is being proposed that a shareholder will not be able to engage in a similar trade or activity for two years after receipt of a capital distribution. The new legislation will consider any capital distributions, following...

Early pension exit fees capped

Early pension exit fees capped

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be given the power to cap “excessive” early exit fees on pension pots. The new FCA responsibility will be introduced through legislation and the government will be publishing a formal response. The proposals will see the...

Charity Commission updates finance guidance for trustees

Charity Commission updates finance guidance for trustees

The Charity Commission has published updated finance guidance for trustees, designed to streamline and clarify its advice ahead of a full review of the guidance later this year. It has updated three publications. The first covers managing financial difficulties and recommends...

Lack of flexible working hampers employers

Lack of flexible working hampers employers

Employers may be missing out on the best skilled workers due to not offering flexible working. A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation argues that the current lack of ‘quality’ part-time and flexible jobs is holding back the labour market...

Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement 2015

George Osborne's third economic statement of 2015 (and the fourth within 365 days) set out the state of the economy and spending plans for the next four years. In a combined Spending Review and Autumn Statement, in which planned £4.4bn in tax credit cuts were abandoned, changes to government departmental budgets dominated the Chancellor's speech. Day-to-day spending of government departments will fall by an average of 0.8% a year in real terms. The transport (37%), energy (22%) and business (17%) departments are facing...

Most Innovative Firm award

Most Innovative Firm award

              BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountants were announced as the Most Innovative Medium Sized Firm 2015 at the 2020 Innovation Awards on Thursday 15 October. The win is a testimony to the efforts of everyone at BWMacfarlane.  The judges particularly recognised the added value delivered for clients and the Liverpool professional community through the social and educational events run by the marketing team under the supervision of Vicki Harper, Director of Client...

Free half day seminar ‘October Charity Update’

Free half day seminar ‘October Charity Update’

With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: Bribery and corruption Fraud awareness and prevention Security and business continuity Finance...

Pension scams put savings at risk

Pension scams put savings at risk

Over-55s are the targets of repeated cold-calling and email scams offering fake pension opportunities. 5 months after the introduction of the new pension freedoms, 40% of Citizens Advice pension staff have come into contact with people affected by pension scams....

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"