Yearly Archives: 2013

Blackpool on the Move!

April 4th, 2013

The Champion Accountants Blackpool team have relocated to new premises this week, on Whitehills Business Park. The relocation is to larger and more modern premises, leaving behind a well-worn office where Champion – and prior to that Haworth Moore Chartered Accountants – had resided for a total of 35 years! Since Haworth Moore joined forces […]


Creative Industry Tax Credits

March 28th, 2013

Corporation Tax relief will be made available to the animation, high end TV and video games industries from 1 April 2013, meaning that companies will be able to claim a payable tax credit from HM Revenue & Customs against production costs. The tax relief, known as ‘Creative Industry Tax Credits’ closely follows the existing film […]


Changes to Online VAT Services

HMRC are urging new businesses which need to register for VAT to do so online. Registering for VAT online has now become easier, more secure and faster than using a paper form. As well as providing users with online help, the system provides an immediate on-screen acknowledgement when HMRC has received the application. Around 4 […]


Advisory Fuel Rates Update

March 25th, 2013

PAUL BRIDES advises on new company car advisory fuel rates that are to take effect from 1 March 2013. Employers are advised that for one month from the date of change, they are permitted to use either the previous or new current rates. They may therefore make or require supplementary payments if they so wish, […]


Budget 2013

March 21st, 2013

Following George Osborne’s Budget announcement, Group Tax Director GILL MOLLOY gives an overview of the key points. Please click the link below to view the PDF document. The Budget 2013 If you have any queries or require further clarification on any of these areas, please contact Group Tax Director GILL MOLLOY on 0161 7032500 or […]


Champion Launches New Education Division

March 19th, 2013

Northwest schools and academies can now access specialist business advice, courtesy of a new department at Champion Accountants. Champion’s Education Division has been created to meet the needs of a growing market of primary and secondary schools that have converted to “Academy” status, or are in the process of doing so, and are seeking financial […]


Government Cracks Down on Isle of Man Accounts

March 1st, 2013

The Government has formed an agreement with the Isle of Man to crack down on individuals who try to hide their money offshore. The agreement is part of the Government’s offshore anti-evasion strategy and follows agreements previously made with the US and last month with Switzerland. Under the agreement, a disclosure facility will be set […]


HMRC’s Dispute Resolution to Continue

HMRC has announced it will continue to run its “Alternative Dispute Resolution Service” (ADR). ADR was initially set up as a two-year pilot scheme for SME’s (small to medium sized businesses), to settle any disagreements following compliance checks carried out by HMRC. As part of the service, a business or individual is allocated an independent mediator […]


Direct Sellers Have One Week to Settle Tax Bills

February 22nd, 2013

Individuals who sell directly to customers and take commission on sales have just one week left to come forward to HMRC and pay any tax they have outstanding. Direct selling consists of selling directly to customers without the need of a shop and taking commission on sales. It can include demonstrating a product in a […]


Exam Celebrations

February 14th, 2013

Celebrations are taking place this week at Champion Accountants, as the latest ACCA results are released and team members across the group are one step closer to achieving their professional qualifications. Nathan Jones from the Chester Accountants practice passed P6 Advanced Taxation, meaning he has just one exam left before he is fully ACCA qualified! […]


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