Yearly Archives: 2019

Chester accountants champion staff growth

May 30th, 2019

Chester accountancy practice, Champion Accountants, has laid the foundation for further growth of its specialist Trust and Estate Tax service following the promotion of Claire Lightowler. Claire’s remit as Trust and Estate Tax Manager is to act as the key point of contact between trustees, executors, solicitors and HMRC. Her responsibilities within the new role […]

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Cyber-attacks: The silent threat to businesses

Dan Maloney, managing director at Champion Insurance Brokers, explains how to protect your business from the consequences of a cyber- attack. In current times, it is crucial for all businesses, regardless of size, to be aware of cybercrime. Although the media tend to focus on cases involving large scale corporations, such as the 2015 TalkTalk […]

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Making the most of staff costs in your R&D claim

May 28th, 2019

Introduced by the Government in 2000 as an incentive to promote innovation, Research and Development (R&D) tax credits provide tax relief for eligible activities carried out by UK businesses. Tax relief is calculated based on the company’s spend on R&D, providing relief of up to 230% on qualifying activities. You can claim under the SME […]

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Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief… What counts?

May 24th, 2019

We know that Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief isn’t simple. Time after time, many of the businesses that we talk to about R&D relief have the same misconceptions about what they can claim for, such as: We pay a lot of rent on our premises… that will form a huge part of our R&D claim. As […]

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Adding value to client relationships

May 21st, 2019

Going the extra mile by delivering added value is part of our DNA at Champion Accountants, and by drawing on our range of complementary services and expertise across the Group ensures that we can support our clients in achieving their goals and creating wealth. One particular long-standing client recently turned to us for advice after […]

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Champion Accountants Client Manager shortlisted in top finance award

May 16th, 2019

We were extremely excited when our own David Herd was shortlisted for Insider’s Young Accountant of the Year, and whilst he may not have taken home top prize on the night, we are hugely proud to have David recognised amongst the North West’s best young talent. The Young Professionals Awards celebrate those under the age […]

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Alphabet shares – as easy as ABC?

Traditionally, when a limited company is incorporated, it is set up with a single share class, meaning that all shares issued carry the same rights and entitlements. A share generally carries three types of rights: they might be able to vote on shareholder decisions, receive dividend returns and receive capital in the event of winding […]

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Blockchain in business

May 7th, 2019

Cryptocurrency continues to hit the headlines, especially since a single Bitcoin in 2010 would cost around £1 compared to the £thousands that they trade for today. Yet it is the technology that makes cryptocurrency possible that is the new hottest trend in town, with Google searches for the word ‘Blockchain’ increasing by more than 250% […]

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Construction spotlight: Managing your finances

May 1st, 2019

The UK construction industry is booming thanks to major projects like HS2, housebuilding targets and the 2022 Commonwealth Games. At Champion Accountants, we support a variety of clients in this complex sector, with our experience including labourers and subcontractors, through to housebuilding firms, landlords and commercial property developers. In this article, we shine a spotlight […]

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The company car is dead… Long live the company car

April 29th, 2019

A client and friend asked me the other day, “how’s business?”. I was standing over a three-foot putt and he caught me off-guard. “Same old, same old” I replied. In actual fact, I was side-stepping  answering honestly so I could concentrate on the matter at hand. Having spent 23 years helping clients respond to fleet […]

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Chester accountants champion staff growt...

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