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Spring Statement 2018

March 29th, 2018

Earlier this month we saw Philip Hammond deliver his first Spring Statement. During the short 30 minute speech, the chancellor updated on the progress made since the 2017 Autumn Budget and launched a number of forthcoming consultations. Of the 13 consultation papers that are set start this year, here are five of the key consultations […]

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Hints and tips to getting the most out of Xero

Xero is an innovative cloud-based accounting software that we at Champion have been using for quite some time now. It gives growing businesses a head start ready for when Making Tax Digital comes into place. Our in-house Xero expert and audit & accounts manager, Nathan Jones from our Chester office, shares his experience with Xero […]

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HMRC struggles to stay online

This year’s tax deadline brought another hiccup from HMRC after thousands of tax payers who logged on to file their self-assessment found that the website was down. Users took to twitter to vent their frustrations, with many customers’ worried that the problem wouldn’t be fixed in time and that they’d incur a late filing penalty. […]

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Breaking up can be tough! A Champion guide to demergers

There are so many reasons why a company may undergo a demerger but as a result of the UK’s stronger economy and ‘better-than-expected’ growth figures, we’re seeing an increasing number of organisations choosing to divide up their companies to become two (or more!) businesses. Whether it’s a property company that wants to divide up its […]

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Finance Bill 2017: Seven Things You Need to Know

January 19th, 2018

The recent passing of the Finance Bill 2017 saw new legislation for tax changes announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Budget 2017. The key areas of focus were clamping down on tax avoidance, supporting businesses and innovation. To separate fact from fiction, we’ve put together a handy breakdown of the most relevant tax-related reforms […]

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Reminder: Early tax payment deadline approaches

January 10th, 2018

If you prefer to pay your tax bill with a personal credit card, then you MUST submit this payment by midnight on Friday 12 January to guarantee that the payment is fully cleared with HMRC ahead of the Saturday 13 January early repayment deadline. After Saturday 13 January, HMRC will no longer accept payments by […]

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Capital allowances: the tax rebate you could claim

November 27th, 2017

Private investors and businesses of all sizes could receive up to 40% of a commercial property purchase back in tax free income by taking advantage of the Capital Allowance Act 2001, which allows owners to claim for the value of plant and machinery within a commercial property. Plant and machinery is defined as items that […]

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Contracting in the Public Sector

November 24th, 2017

More than six months into the revised IR35 regime for the public sector and reports show that more contractors are being caught by the legislation. This, combined with announcements in the Autumn Budget that the rules could soon be rolled out to include the private sector, makes understanding IR35 legislation more important than ever before. […]

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Step-by-step guide to automatic pension re-enrolment

November 20th, 2017

Every three years, employers must re-enrol eligible employees back into their workplace pension scheme. Known as automatic re-enrolment, this policy targets staff who may have opted out of the scheme, stopped their contributions or chose to pay less than the minimum amount. Your re-enrolment date is your staging date plus three years, and the process […]

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Considering a company car? Everything you need to know

October 31st, 2017

You may think a company car offers great benefits for both the business and the employee, but have you considered all of the tax implications? Any car owned by a company, which is used by an employee for personal use, will attract a benefit in kind charge based on the CO2 rating and the list […]

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