Yearly Archives: 2018

Demystifying IR35 for businesses: Separating fact from fiction

June 29th, 2018

Understanding IR35 not only determines how contractors run their business and how much tax they pay, but also supports organisations in retaining flexible workers who operate through their own limited companies or personal service companies. In April 2017, the Government shifted the responsibility for determining IR35 status away from the contractor and onto public sector […]

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New Trainee Joins Chester Team

Our Chester office is excited to welcome on board Chantel Goodwin, 24, as audit and accounts trainee. With a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance, a career in the world of accountancy was always a path that Chantel wanted to pursue. Chantel said: ‘’I did accounting at college and really enjoyed it, so […]

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Fylde Coast YMCA and Champion celebrate 21 years together

Champion Accountants’ Blackpool office has been providing expert accountancy and business advisory support to local charity, Fylde Coast YMCA, since 1997. Established in 1922, the charity forms part of the worldwide YMCA movement and for the past 96 years has extended its work into nine communities to now manage 18 sites. Now operating 10 leisure […]

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Travel and Subsistence: Your Guide to Reporting Travel Expenses

For many businesses, regular employee travel is an essential part of their operations. Whether it is generating new customers, servicing existing ones or attending conferences and other events, travel often incurs a number of ad hoc expenditures. If a company pays for these expenditures on behalf of their employees, they will have tax, national insurance […]

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CHAMPION AND BELMONT CELEBRATE 17 YEARS TOGETHER

June 11th, 2018

Champion Accountants’ Manchester office has been providing expert accountancy and business advisory support for 17 years to Wigan based client, Belmont Packaging. Female-led Belmont Packaging develops quality printed, flexographic and corrugated cardboard packaging solutions from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hindley. The business was formed in 1978 and in 2013 Kate Hulley, now managing director, […]

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HEALTHY NEW CLIENT WIN FOR CHAMPION

June 6th, 2018

North-West based business advisory group, Champion Accountants, has secured a new client at their Chester office, thanks to a referral from a current client. The Manchester-headquartered accountancy group, which in addition to Chester, also has offices in Preston and Blackpool, is providing accountancy services, corporation tax support and assistance with R&D tax relief claims to […]

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The countdown is on to Making Tax Digital

May 23rd, 2018

It’s less than a year to go until Making Tax Digital comes into effect for millions of UK businesses and a number of selected companies have already begun submitting their tax returns as part of HMRC’s latest trial. Ahead of the April 2019 roll out, a handful of businesses are helping to shape the new […]

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Business rates changes: Could you make a saving?

May 22nd, 2018

The Spring Statement is an opportunity to reflect on economic growth and borrowing forecasts, as well as announce forthcoming changes to taxation and Government spending. Albeit a relatively short speech this time around, the Chancellor did announce plans to accelerate the next business rates revaluation from 2022 to 2021, meaning taxpayers will now benefit from […]

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Xero vs Sage 50: What’s better for my business?

May 21st, 2018

Deciding which type of accounting software is best for your business can be challenging, especially when they offer so many similar core features. Most SMEs narrow their search to two of the very best options – Xero and Sage – but deciding between the two can be tricky. The fundamentals Xero and Sage 50 are […]

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A Champion guide to GDPR – less than one month to go

April 27th, 2018

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) has received lots of attention in the media over the past couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be doing something about it. GDPR is still very much a big deal for SMEs. Businesses throughout Europe need to make changes to how they collect, store and monitor data […]

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