Firm News | May 8, 2018

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2018

BWM are delighted to have been shortlisted as  Accountancy Firm of the Year 2018 at the City of Liverpool Business Awards. The fifteenth annual City of Liverpool Business Awards will take place on the evening of Thursday 12th July at the stunning Sefton Park Palm House. The gala dinner celebrates the best of Liverpool business, … Continued

Business News | May 1, 2018

Late Payments Affect Almost Half of Small Businesses

Almost half of small and medium-sized businesses have struggled with late payments in the last year, according to research by the Institute of Directors (IoD). Of the 787 business leaders surveyed, 48% have faced issues with late payments since April 2017. Almost a third (31%) said this was the result of an “excessively bureaucratic payments … Continued

Tax News | April 16, 2018

Benefits in Kind (BiK) Reporting Revised From 6 April 2018

Employers need to report all BiKs including those under optional remuneration arrangements (OpRAs), to HMRC on form P11D from 6 April 2018, unless they are registered to voluntarily payroll benefits. OpRAs are where an employee gives up the right to an amount of earnings in return for a BiK and includes flexible benefit packages with … Continued

Charity News | May 1, 2018

Watchdog ‘Shows its Teeth’ in Crackdown on Poor Practices, Charities Warned

Charities and voluntary organisations across the Liverpool city region have been warned the Charity Commission is now “showing its teeth’ following a number of high-profile scandals such as Kids Company and Oxfam. That was the clear message from experts at the Spring Charity Update seminar held by accountancy firm BWM in Liverpool city centre. Many … Continued

Employer News | May 1, 2018

Smallest Firms Hit by Higher Pension Costs

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warned that the doubling of minimum employer contributions into workplace pensions from 6 April 2018 will “hit the very smallest firms and startups the hardest”. Firms in labour-intensive industries – such as retail, childcare and construction – will reportedly feel the impact most acutely. The FSB claims these sectors … Continued

BWM Online News | May 1, 2018

Selected Businesses Begin Making Tax Digital Testing

A number of selected small businesses have begun submitting tax returns under HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot scheme. The Revenue asked for businesses to step forward and trial the digital process from April 2018. HMRC is monitoring the progress of businesses and sole traders, who have been submitting tax returns to help shape the … Continued

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