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Autumn Statement 2016

The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond today give his first and last Autumn statement, before the commencement of the Brexit process, without giving any insight into the opportunities or challenges that lie in wait for the UK. The statement had very little to offer in the line of news as most of the announcements relating to nominal increases in allowances and bands for income tax, and national ...

Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS)

The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector.   The Capital Scheme has two separate tiers – Tier 1 and Tier 2. The grant rate of funding for both tiers in the Scheme is 40% of eligible costs.   Tier 1 is for projects costing from £5,000 – £30,000 (eligible costs) and is primarily aimed at ...

New funding available to voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland

Communities Minister, Paul Givan MLA has announced funding of £270,000 for a small grants pilot programme to provide assistance to voluntary and community organisations to purchase equipment. The Programme will be run across Northern Ireland and will be aimed at small organisations who may have difficulty accessing more mainstream funding programmes. Awards of between £1,500 and £5,000 are available. Organisations across the youth, sporting, charitable and ...

PKF-FPM Brexit Briefing to Total Produce PLC

Directors Feargal McCormack and Michael Farrell were delighted to have the opportunity to provide a ‘Brexit Thought Leadership Briefing’ to management at Total Produce PLC.       Pictured L-R: Feargal McCormack, Managing Director PKF-FPM, Paul Brien, Finance Director Total Produce PLC, Claire Roddy, Group Financial Accountant Total Produce PLC and Michael Farrell, Director PKF-FPM.  

New Strategic Support Service For Northern Ireland’s Charity Sector

Chief executives from Northern Ireland’s top charities will attend the launch in Belfast on Wednesday 19 October of “Protecting People with Purpose”, a leadership support service for Northern Ireland’s charity sector. Chief executives from Northern Ireland’s top charities will attend the launch in Belfast this evening of Protecting People with Purpose, a leadership support service for Northern Ireland’s charity sector.   The new service is a strategic initiative ...

PKF-FPM Win Customer Service (Professional Services) at the Louth Business Awards 2016

Leading island based accountancy practice PKF-FPM Accountants won the Customer Service Award at the Louth Business Awards as part of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala which took place Saturday 15 October 2016 at the Carrickdale Hotel. The Awards Ceremony, hosted by Michael Duffy, attracted an audience of over 570 guests, including high profile leaders in Irish business and local politicians and dignitaries.   On receiving ...

Feargal McCormack shares personal entrepreneurship experiences ………

Feargal McCormack, Managing Director at PKF-FPM, shares his personal entrepreneurship experiences.

RoI BUDGET REPORT 2017

How will it impact your business?   The 2017 budget was announced on the 11th October 2016 by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, the minister announced a number of important changes; namely the increase in the tax credit for small business owners and self-employed people from €550 to €950 and a reduction in the lower and middle rates of USC which now stand at 0.5%, 2.5% and 5%. He also announced ...

PKF-FPM celebrates Investors in People accreditation

PKF-FPM Accountants Limited, was among 52 organisations celebrating Investors in People (IIP) accreditation at a presentation ceremony held at Belfast Castle on 30 September. Pictured with Head of Investors in People, Paul Devoy and Northern Ireland Commissioner (UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)) Mark Huddleston are Teresa Campbell and Leanne Foster from PKF-FPM Accountants Limited.   Paul Devoy, said: “Organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. ...

PKF-FPM win PKF International Award

Leading accountants and business advisors PKF-FPM with offices on the Island of Ireland North and South, won a prestigious PKF International Diamond Award at the recent PKF International Global Gathering Conference Dinner in Bali, Indonesia, in recognition of PKF-FPM’s people development achievements and the firm’s contribution to people development within PKF International.   The award was presented at the dinner, by PKF International Chairman Sajjad Akhtar ...