Yearly Archives: 2012

Child Benefit Changes

December 19th, 2012

Paul Brides discusses changes to Child Benefit rules, due to come in to effect on 7th January 2013. Child Benefit is currently a tax free payment made available to married couples, civil partnerships and single partnerships as well as certain other eligible adults, regardless of the amount of their annual income. Parents can claim for […]


Merry Christmas from Champion!

December 14th, 2012

With best wishes of the season to all clients, friends and associates of Champion Accountants. Our offices will close on 4.00pm on Friday 21st December and re-open at 9.00am on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.


Autumn Statement 2012

December 6th, 2012

Group Tax Director GILL MOLLOY comments on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement… Despite a speech that lasted no more than 50 minutes, the actual Autumn Statement detail is expected to be quite lengthy. There may be a number of amendments or proposals, the impacts of which will not be fully appreciated for a few weeks to […]


Are you ready for RTI?

December 4th, 2012

HM Revenue & Customs has announced that up to 250,000 employers will join the Real Time Information pilot between now and 31 March 2103. Real Time Information (RTI) is a new compulsory reporting system which changes when employers must submit information to HM Revenue & Customs. Currently, employers can report details of tax, National Insurance […]


Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars

December 3rd, 2012

Group Tax Compliance Manager PAUL BRIDES advises on new company car advisory fuel rates that took effect from 1 June 2013. The new rates will apply to all journeys on or after 1 June 2013 until further notice. Employers will then have a month long window where they can use either the previous or new […]


Champion Awarded ‘Best Financial Services Company’

November 20th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded ‘Best Financial Services Company’ at the Lancashire Business Awards! The annual awards, held by Downtown in Lancashire, took place on Thursday 15th November at Stanley House, Mellor. It is a night dedicated to reward the most successful, high growth and innovative companies from across the […]


Martin Joins Insurance Team

November 19th, 2012

  A warm welcome to MARTIN THORNES who joins the Champion Insurance Brokers team as Accounts Executive. Martin, 34, hails from Tameside and is ACII qualified with the Chartered Insurance Institute. He joins Champion after working as Account Handler at CCG Insurance Brokers for just under three years. He commented on his appointment saying “Champion […]


Nick Joins Contractors

November 6th, 2012

A warm welcome to NICK WOOLHAM who joins the Champion Contractors Team. 31 year old Nick from Bolton joins the team having a total of 8 years relevant experience under his belt, working at companies such as BUPA and PAYEpeople. Nick chose to join Champion after the position was recommended to him by Champion employee […]


Chartered Status For Champion Insurance Brokers

October 31st, 2012

We are delighted to announce that Champion Insurance Brokers have been awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ title by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability. All Chartered Insurance Brokers commit to the CII’s Code of Ethics, reinforcing […]


Pensions Auto Enrolment Seminar

October 25th, 2012

Tuesday 27th November Champion Southport Office, 71/73 Hoghton Street, Southport, PR9 0PR 8.30am


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