Yearly Archives: 2018

Spring Statement 2018

March 29th, 2018

Earlier this month we saw Philip Hammond deliver his first Spring Statement. During the short 30 minute speech, the chancellor updated on the progress made since the 2017 Autumn Budget and launched a number of forthcoming consultations. Of the 13 consultation papers that are set start this year, here are five of the key consultations […]

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Hints and tips to getting the most out of Xero

Xero is an innovative cloud-based accounting software that we at Champion have been using for quite some time now. It gives growing businesses a head start ready for when Making Tax Digital comes into place. Our in-house Xero expert and audit & accounts manager, Nathan Jones from our Chester office, shares his experience with Xero […]

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HMRC struggles to stay online

This year’s tax deadline brought another hiccup from HMRC after thousands of tax payers who logged on to file their self-assessment found that the website was down. Users took to twitter to vent their frustrations, with many customers’ worried that the problem wouldn’t be fixed in time and that they’d incur a late filing penalty. […]

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Breaking up can be tough! A Champion guide to demergers

There are so many reasons why a company may undergo a demerger but as a result of the UK’s stronger economy and ‘better-than-expected’ growth figures, we’re seeing an increasing number of organisations choosing to divide up their companies to become two (or more!) businesses. Whether it’s a property company that wants to divide up its […]

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Champion Contractors expands into Scotland

March 28th, 2018

Champion Contractors, a specialist provider of payroll and accountancy support services to flexible workers, has opened a new office in Falkirk, Scotland. The new base led by director, Jim McMeekin, comprises a team of five professional staff and will enable Champion Contractors to deliver better customer service that adds real value to its growing portfolio […]

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Champion Accountants appoints new client manager

March 13th, 2018

Business advisory group, Champion Accountants, has appointed a new client manager at its Preston office. Jonathan Robinson rejoins the practice in Riversway after previously working for Champion Accountants for four years before moving into industry as an in-house financial controller with a North West manufacturer and distributor of pipeline inspection systems. Jonathan said: “I wanted […]

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TAX EXPERTS SAVE CLIENTS £1 MILLION IN PAST YEAR

March 9th, 2018

Business advisors, Champion Accountants, has helped SMEs across the North West claim £1,189,302 in Research and Development (R&D) tax relief during the last 12 months with an average claim size of £47,572. Champion’s R&D tax specialists have helped innovative businesses from a wide spectrum of sectors reclaim the money invested in research and development activities, […]

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75 celebrate two decades with Champion Accountants

March 5th, 2018

Champion Accountants’ Manchester office is celebrating more than 20 years’ of providing expert accountancy and business advisory support to 75 of its longest standing clients. The accountancy group, which also has offices in Preston, Blackpool and Chester has impressive client retention rates and is celebrating decades of partnerships with clients, some of which span several […]

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Fylde Family Chippy Changes Hands

February 19th, 2018

A much-loved fish ’n’ chip shop in Thornton has been sold for an undisclosed sum after being in the family for more than 40 years. Thornton Fisheries on Victoria Road East was sold to Chinese buyers earlier this year, who will continue the chippy’s legacy in the town. The fish ’n’ chip shop, which has […]

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Chester jewellers celebrate emerald anniversary with Champion

February 2nd, 2018

Champion Accountants’ Chester office is celebrating providing expert accountancy and business advisory support for more than 55 years to fellow local firm, Rigby Jewellers. Established in 1889, the jewellers has been trading for four family generations and from the same location on Frodsham Street in Chester since 1919, relocating shortly after the First World War. […]

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