Confidence amongst UK SMEs is on the rise, according to new data from business advisory group, Champion Accountants. The annual SME outlook survey revealed that SMEs re focussed on growing their business during the next 12 months, with the economy (40%), cash flow (34%) and competition (23%) cited as the biggest barriers to achieving this. […]READ MORE »
After completing an epic trek across the South Pole in 2014/15 and the North Pole in 2013, Andy Styles, Andrew Cameron and Andy Sacker who together make up A-Adventures, took the plunge and signed up to the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the world’s toughest rowing challenge. More people have travelled into space or climbed […]READ MORE »
Business advisory specialist, Champion Accountants, has strengthened its client offering after two members of the team qualified to chartered status. Tax manager David Herd has reached the tax industry’s highest level of expertise as a chartered tax advisor, whilst senior accountant Mark Joint, also from the Manchester headquarters, passed his final exam to become Chartered […]READ MORE »
Philip Hammond’s first Budget as the Chancellor of the Exchequer was a largely quiet affair with few major and out of the blue announcements. Here’s the key changes that could affect you: The tax free dividend allowance will reduce from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018 The main rate of Class 4 National Insurance Contributions […]READ MORE »
Business advice specialist, Champion Accountants, has added two new members of staff, taking its Chester headcount to 16. Sam Thompson, 29, from Penyffordd and Spencer Youd, 19, from Penymynydd have joined as Audit and Accounts senior and junior respectively. The two new additions will be responsible for accounts preparation for an extensive portfolio of some […]READ MORE »
Champion Accountants has advised on the sale of face etc… following a deal with founder Sharon Moore for an undisclosed sum. The award-winning advanced aesthetics and beauty clinic in York that employs 24 staff has exchanged hands to husband and wife, Nick Rhodes, a resident plastic surgeon and medical director and Orla Rhodes, business development […]READ MORE »
Philip Hammond delivered his first and last Autumn Statement yesterday as Chancellor of the Exchequer. All subsequent budgets following Spring 2017 will now be delivered in the autumn, starting next year. Thereafter, the OBR will produce a spring forecast to which the Government will respond making changes to fiscal policy required. Although he’d taken advice […]READ MORE »
Thousands of businesses were left without power and faced untold damage to property and infrastructure after Storm Desmond breached flood defences and inundated large swathes of the north of England in December 2015. Combine this with the growing number of firms, large and small, that are being hacked by cyber criminals who infect IT systems […]READ MORE »
Businesses looking to preserve and subsequently boost their IT operating systems can rejoice as Microsoft is offering Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users a free upgrade to Windows 10 – a first for the tech giant. Most SMEs are working with the six-year-old Windows 7 operating platform and Microsoft plan to phase out maintenance and […]READ MORE »
Yesterday the chancellor set out his first all-Conservative Spending Review and Autumn Statement, revealing his party’s economic goals for the next five years – and by anyone’s standards, George Osborne is intending to spend a lot of money. It isn’t immediately obvious how it will all be paid for, but if the OBR’s (Office for […]READ MORE »
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