Yearly Archives: 2019

How backwardation could equal big energy savings for your business

December 2nd, 2019

During the past five years wholesale gas and electricity prices have been rising rapidly, until a recent shift which saw the market enter a state of backwardation. Backwardation occurs when the current price of a commodity is higher than its future trading market price. In the case of UK energy, this current state makes now […]

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Domestic violence and abuse: spotting the signs in your workplace

November 25th, 2019

Consider the reasons a member of staff might call in to request leave from work. Perhaps they have a long-term medical condition, which is particularly aggrieving them lately. Maybe they’re suffering with stress and need a ‘home day’ to realign, knowing some time out today will make for a better tomorrow. A relative may have […]

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Trusts and transparency: preparing for the Fifth Directive

November 6th, 2019

In a bid to combat the threat of financial crime and money laundering throughout EU member states, new rules will soon come into force that will affect Trusts and their Trustees. Despite Britain’s exit from the EU still largely undecided, the Treasury has announced its commitment to rolling out the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) […]

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Introducing our team of Sage Business Cloud experts

October 31st, 2019

As we move towards a future of digital accountancy, Champion is committed to ensuring all of the members of our team are fully equipped with the knowledge and know-how to support our clients through these changes, while continuing to deliver excellent levels of service. With this in mind, we recently supported a cohort of team […]

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Scam warning: HMRC phone fraudsters

October 28th, 2019

We’ve recently been contacted by a number of Champion Accountants clients, informing us that they have received telephone calls from people posing as HMRC employees. During the calls, these people are making claims that the individual owes HMRC overdue tax, or even that they have identified irregularities or tax fraud on the person’s record. This […]

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Champion client opens doors to its new Windermere education centre

For more than 20 years we’ve supported Fylde Coast YMCA with expert accountancy and business advisory services, and we’re extremely proud to see them recently open their new YMCA National Centre, Lakeside, which sits on the banks of Lake Windermere and marks a major milestone in the charity’s journey and expansion. The new £6.8m school […]

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Champion helps Lancashire dance charity DanceSyndrome find its feet

October 22nd, 2019

Charities are very often stretched when it comes to resource. They rely on the good nature of volunteers to fundraise and deliver campaigns, but for those living and breathing the charity’s core mission, it is often the case they are left with very little spare time to focus on business strategy and finance – elements […]

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Blackpool puts their best foot forward for charity walk

October 21st, 2019

More than 50 walkers – including a team from our Blackpool practice, together with their families and friends – stepped up to take part in this year’s Three Piers charity event, and raised more than £3,000 for our client, N-Vision. N-Vision, the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, works with more than 2,200 […]

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Championing our trainee programme with seven new recruits

October 7th, 2019

Champion has expanded its team by welcoming seven new recruits onto its group-wide accountancy trainee programme. We offer young people the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, while gaining professional qualifications and developing their industry knowledge through hands-on client experience. Among those starting their accountancy careers within our 2019 trainee cohort are Niamh Bonnett and […]

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Windows 7’s days are numbered – do you need to upgrade?

October 4th, 2019

Windows 7, the desktop operating system from Microsoft and Windows 2008 R2 Server (the server platform), will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 14th January 2020. The lifecycle for the technology ends on this date, meaning Microsoft will not release software updates, security updates and fixes after January 14th, nor will they provide any […]

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