Yearly Archives: 2019

GUEST SPOT: Unlocking funding for your business

July 30th, 2019

At the Development Bank of Wales, we provide loans and equity investments to Welsh businesses, or those willing to move here. Established by the Welsh Government, our aim is to unlock the potential in the Welsh economy by increasing the provision of sustainable, effective finance. Through our work with the business community, we invested £80million […]

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Champion’s first Ironwoman

July 29th, 2019

Emma Bradfield, who works in our Audit & Accounts team in Manchester, competed in her first Ironman earlier this month, making her Champion’s first Ironwoman! She completed the gruelling course in an impressive 13 hours 42 minutes and 46 seconds. Ironman is a long-distance triathlon, with the UK version taking place in Bolton each year. The […]

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Non-compliant employers face pension spot checks

July 25th, 2019

Businesses that fail to comply with auto-enrolment rules could be caught out as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) continues its campaign of spot-checks this summer. New rates for auto-enrolment came into force in April this year, meaning that businesses must ensure that a total minimum contribution of 8% is reached for each employee. As part of […]

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Champion partner, Sue Harris, takes the chair for Chester and North Wales

July 23rd, 2019

The Chester and North Wales Society of Chartered Accountants has appointed Sue Harris, partner at North West accountancy group, Champion Accountants, as its new chair. The Chester and North Wales Society forms part of the Liverpool branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which supports more than 4,000 members in […]

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Spotting inefficiencies in your business operations

Inefficiencies can be found in every business. Yes, even yours. How efficient are your processes, for example? Or is there an aspect of your business that you could automate? You may think that you don’t have time for this kind of introspection, but by reflecting on your business, you can make small improvements that could […]

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Champion passes £25m milestone in R&D claims

July 19th, 2019

Champion Accountants has helped its SME clients secure £25million of tax relief through the government’s Research & Development (R&D) tax credit scheme. The accountancy group, with practices in Manchester, Chester, Preston and Blackpool, maintains its 100% success rate, with every R&D claim submitted to date resulting in a tax benefit or cash payment for its […]

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It’s the big 5-0 for the Champion of accountancy training

July 3rd, 2019

Here at Champion, we’ve shown our commitment to development, career progression and upskilling of local talent by reaching the milestone of 50 industry qualifications achieved by our staff in the last five years. Our group of practices offer young people the opportunity to build successful careers, supporting them throughout professional exams, whilst also giving trainees the chance to earn a competitive […]

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Tax spotlight: Transferring property to your spouse

July 2nd, 2019

Transferring property between spouses is a popular way of maximising rental income. Often, the owner will transfer the property if their partner is in a lower Income Tax band, as any rental income will be taxed at a lower rate, resulting in a better return on investment. Transferring ownership, or part-ownership, also has advantages in terms of […]

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R&D myth busting – what is eligible?

June 26th, 2019

Businesses are missing out on substantial tax savings because they’re unaware of what counts towards a Research and Development (R&D) tax relief claim. Many still wrongly believe that R&D only applies to scientific industries, when in reality, eligible activities can, and do, span a variety of sectors. Government research looking at R&D claims by industry […]

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Champion named red rose county’s best accountancy firm

June 21st, 2019

What a superb night it was for Champion Accountants recently, after we were named Financial Services Firm of the Year at the Lancashire Business Awards 2019. With practices in Preston and Blackpool, we’ve a rich history supporting businesses across Lancashire, with us working with a number of family owned companies through multiple generations of ownership and supporting others from start-up right […]

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