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Bishops Chartered Accountants
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Established in 1994, Bishops is a well-known and trusted firm of Chartered Accountants in the North West.
Established in 1994, Bishops is a well-known and trusted firm of Chartered Accountants in the North West.

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Kristian Bibby recently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant, having been with Bishops Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Blackburn and Blackpool, since finishing college.
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Almost one million taxpayers wrongly pursued by HMRC over late tax returns
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Less than three per cent of SMEs financed through bank referral scheme
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Auto-enrolment surpasses eight million member target - There are now more than eight million employees saving into a workplace pension thanks to the Government’s auto-enrolment pension scheme. That number is due to jump in coming months, as up to 500,000 small employers approach their staging date. Figures show that 642,000 employers have already offered a workplace pension thus far. Introduced in 2008, auto-enrolment was launched after a study revealed that just one in three private sector...
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Minister confirms increase in pension age will be brought forward
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British entrepreneurship on the rise - A new study suggests that British entrepreneurship is on the rise and that small and micro-businesses are growing increasingly prominent across the UK. The research, which was carried out by social media network LinkedIn, found a 6.4 per cent rise in the number of UK professionals in entrepreneurship between April 2016 and April 2017. Meanwhile, LinkedIn noted a 13.5 per cent increase in the number of sole traders active on its site and a 4.1 per cent ...
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Insurance tax hikes car insurance prices up by 11 per cent - Over the past year, the cost of annual car insurance policies has risen by 11 per cent, the biggest increase since 2012. Figures for 2016/17 show that drivers are now paying an average of £484 for their annual policy, an increase of £48, which is four times the rate of inflation. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), reasons for this include a rise in insurance premium tax, changes to compensation rules and mount...
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Report suggests significant customer service improvements at HMRC
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Late payment problems weighing heavily on SMEs - More than a third (37 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have experienced cash flow difficulties as a direct result of late payments, a new study has revealed. Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that tens of thousands of SMEs are struggling with late payments – with an estimated 50,000 SMEs being forced to fold every single year. 30 per cent of businesses have been forced to use an ov...
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Businesses below the VAT threshold to be exempt from Making Tax Digital
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