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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. Around 10% have seen people fall victim to scams. Of those contacted by scammers, 80% … Continued

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Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

On 3 July 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) announced that from 1 January 2016, the level of FSCS protection for personal and small business depositors will be reduced from £85,000 to £75,000. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is a scheme provided by the UK Government. It gives a level of cover for your … Continued

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Pension Wise – Free government service from your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Pension Wise – Free government service from your local Citizens Advice Bureau

There is now more freedom when deciding what to do with your pension pot.  Pension Wise is a new government service that can help you to go through your options so you can make informed decisions that are right for you and your family. If you are: 50 or over, and have a pension based … Continued

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Genuine HMRC / BWMacfarlane contact and recognising phishing emails / vishing phone calls

Genuine HMRC / BWMacfarlane contact and recognising phishing emails / vishing phone calls

‘Phishing’ is the fraudulent act of emailing a person in order to obtain their personal/business financial information such as passwords and credit card or bank account details. These emails often include a link to a bogus website encouraging you to enter your personal details. ‘Vishing’ is the term for the increasingly popular use of bogus … Continued

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Free breakfast seminar ‘Sustainability’ – Why going green makes good business sense

Free breakfast seminar ‘Sustainability’ – Why going green makes good business sense

Free breakfast seminar ‘Sustainability’ – Why going green makes good business sense Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015 Time: 9am – 10.30am Location: BWMacfarlane offices, 6th Floor, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH. Complimentary breakfast rolls and drinks will be provided. We are pleased to invite you to this free seminar in which our expert speaker … Continued

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Free BWMacfarlane seminar ‘Collaborative Working and Partnerships’

Free BWMacfarlane seminar ‘Collaborative Working and Partnerships’

More than ever before, the not for profit sector needs to work together to support those who rely on us. But what model of partnership works best for your organisation or project? From informal partnerships, to consortiums, mergers and everything in between, it can be overwhelming just thinking about the models available, let alone working … Continued

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Important Information About Sage Software

Important Information About Sage Software

If you are using Sage Instant Accounts 2012 and/or Sage 50 Accounts 2013, Sage are advising that they are beginning to withdraw support for their version of the software. What does this mean? As technology continues to change so rapidly it is standard practice in the industry for companies to withdraw support from older versions of software to focus … Continued

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New starters at BWM

New starters at BWM

We have welcomed four new starters to the practice so far in 2015 as part of our continued expansion in Liverpool. From left to right our newest team members are: Andrew Smith, Accounts Apprentice Samantha Williams, Accounts Assistant Scott Horwood, Accounts Assistant Alan Flett, Audit Manager We are now one of the largest independent accountants in … Continued

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Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross

Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross

Laura Cross, Trusts and Estates Senior at BWMacfarlane has given an insight into STEP (Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners) Liverpool, looking at her role their as Treasurer and how she first got involved in the branch. Find out more about Laura Cross interview with STEP Liverpool here Get involved: An interview with Laura Cross … Continued

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Successful Zip Wire for Mencap Liverpool!

Successful Zip Wire for Mencap Liverpool!

              Big thanks to Mike and Paul for taking part in Mencap Liverpool’s Zip Wire event last Sunday. There is still time to sponsor them! http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MencapZipWireBWM