Yearly Archives: 2018

Champion Accountants expands R&D tax team

October 31st, 2018

Champion Accountants’ Manchester office has welcomed group tax planning associate, Martin Frain, into its specialist Research & Development (R&D) team to support the growth in tax relief claims. Martin played a key role in Champion Contractors’ expansion into Scotland earlier this year and spent the past six months coordinating the opening of its new Falkirk […]

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How does the Autumn Budget impact me?

October 30th, 2018

The chancellor’s third Autumn Budget and the last one before Britain leaves the EU in March didn’t fail to disappoint, with Philip Hammond pledging numerous changes during his 72-minute speech to boost living standards across the country and help work towards ending austerity once and for all – an underlying message throughout his speech. Many […]

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GUEST ARTICLE: RELOCATING YOUR BUSINESS

October 15th, 2018

To move or not to move? All businesses are faced with the relocation question at some point. Maybe there’s a need for more space, maybe your existing premises just don’t suit you any more, maybe the building is being closed, or it might be a combination of factors. As with moving house, moving your business […]

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A Champion Accountants guide to company audits

October 3rd, 2018

What is an audit? An audit is an inspection of a company from someone outside of your business. An auditor will examine your financial statements and accounts, as well as ensuring any controls and processes are fit for purpose. Do I need an audit? Not all businesses require an external audit for regulatory purposes. Some […]

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Blackpool laces up for three pier walk

October 1st, 2018

Our Blackpool office recently joined racers, runners and walkers to raise more than £3,000 for local charity, N-Vision. The annual three pier walk gives participants the option to run or walk either three, five or six miles, looping the distance between each of Blackpool’s South, Central and North Piers. The sponsored event raises vital funds […]

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WLTP: How businesses can navigate the changes affecting vehicles

September 21st, 2018

September sees the latest ’68 number plates arrive, but it also heralds a much more serious change. A year ago, the automotive sector’s outdated and unrealistic ‘NEDC’ emissions and fuel economy tests were replaced by WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) and RDE (Real Driving Emissions). Completely new models launched in and after September […]

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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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Breaking up doesn’t need to be hard

September 5th, 2018

We have witnessed so many different reasons as to why business owners choose to go their separate ways, from family fall outs through to changes in circumstances. Whatever the case may be, it is crucial that each party seeks advice and support from an expert tax planner to ensure this complex process utilises the right […]

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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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