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How does the Autumn Budget impact me?

October 30th, 2018

The chancellor’s third Autumn Budget and the last one before Britain leaves the EU in March didn’t fail to disappoint, with Philip Hammond pledging numerous changes during his 72-minute speech to boost living standards across the country and help work towards ending austerity once and for all – an underlying message throughout his speech. Many […]

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GUEST ARTICLE: RELOCATING YOUR BUSINESS

October 15th, 2018

To move or not to move? All businesses are faced with the relocation question at some point. Maybe there’s a need for more space, maybe your existing premises just don’t suit you any more, maybe the building is being closed, or it might be a combination of factors. As with moving house, moving your business […]

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A Champion Accountants guide to company audits

October 3rd, 2018

What is an audit? An audit is an inspection of a company from someone outside of your business. An auditor will examine your financial statements and accounts, as well as ensuring any controls and processes are fit for purpose. Do I need an audit? Not all businesses require an external audit for regulatory purposes. Some […]

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WLTP: How businesses can navigate the changes affecting vehicles

September 21st, 2018

September sees the latest ’68 number plates arrive, but it also heralds a much more serious change. A year ago, the automotive sector’s outdated and unrealistic ‘NEDC’ emissions and fuel economy tests were replaced by WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) and RDE (Real Driving Emissions). Completely new models launched in and after September […]

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Breaking up doesn’t need to be hard

September 5th, 2018

We have witnessed so many different reasons as to why business owners choose to go their separate ways, from family fall outs through to changes in circumstances. Whatever the case may be, it is crucial that each party seeks advice and support from an expert tax planner to ensure this complex process utilises the right […]

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The tax implications of pension flexibility

August 23rd, 2018

Those aged 55+ now have increased freedom and flexibility around accessing their pension savings. Our clients often ask us whether they should withdraw money early from their pension.  Whether you’re looking to withdraw a lump sum or you want a regular income, our Wealth Management Team are on hand to discuss your options and work […]

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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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Prepare for Making Tax Digital

July 23rd, 2018

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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