Yearly Archives: 2018

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 accountancy practice 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 in Manchester 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, bought […]

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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 accountancy practice, 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 […]

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