Yearly Archives: 2018

MYTH BUSTING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) TAX RELIEF

September 6th, 2018

What is R&D tax relief? The Government tax relief rewards innovation by enabling businesses to reclaim part of their investment on research and development activities, through a reduction in corporation tax liabilities or a cash repayment from HMRC. Do I qualify? To qualify for the SME R&D tax credit scheme, you must be a UK […]

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The tax implications of pension flexibility

August 23rd, 2018

Those aged 55+ now have increased freedom and flexibility around accessing their pension savings. Our clients often ask us whether they should withdraw money early from their pension.  Whether you’re looking to withdraw a lump sum or you want a regular income, our Wealth Management Team are on hand to discuss your options and work […]

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Champion to join Handpicked Accountants

August 20th, 2018

Founded in 2017, Handpicked Accountants helps business owners and company directors find their perfect accountant. Featuring firms renowned for providing trusted financial guidance, we’re pleased to announce we are the latest firm selected to join Handpicked Accountants. Featuring over 1,100 of the UK’s best accountancy practices, each firm listed on Handpicked Accountants is selected by […]

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Interest rates: Does your savings account work for you?

July 27th, 2018

Every business wants their money to work harder but according to research from Aldermore Bank, more than 60% of SMEs currently earn zero interest on their savings. It’s not surprising that financial pressures are the main reasons behind this figure, with 40% of those surveyed lacking sufficient monthly savings to accumulate any significant interest and […]

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Blackpool boosts numbers

July 23rd, 2018

Our Blackpool team have added a new trainee accountant, bringing the total number of staff to 15. Eighteen-year-old Joshua Moreau from Wrea Green, finished his A-Levels in June and caught the eye of director’s Debbie and David after completing a week-long work experience at Champion Blackpool earlier this year. Josh said: ‘’Everyone was so friendly […]

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Prepare for Making Tax Digital

If you’re burying your head in the sand about Making Tax Digital, you might want to start preparing for the upcoming changes, which are now only a matter of months away. Making Tax Digital is the government initiative which aims to transform the tax system, helping ensure businesses get their tax right first time. From […]

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Changes to Company Car Tax Rates Explained

July 21st, 2018

A company car is an excellent perk to give an employee. However, calculating the appropriate tax charge to pay to HMRC can be complicated. There are also considerations to make when choosing a vehicle, as those driving a car with high CO2 emissions will be penalised via a hefty charge. With tax charges increasing each […]

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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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