Yearly Archives: 2017

Changes to UK anti money laundering measures – you need to take action

June 26th, 2017

The implementation of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive will result in increased transparency of who owns and controls companies in the UK. The changes will affect the requirements to notify Companies House of changes in Persons with Significant Control (PSC). How will you be affected? From the 26th June 2017 PSC information will no […]


5 R&D Myths Busted

June 22nd, 2017

Recently we celebrated hitting £15m mark in terms of savings we’ve made for our clients through handling their Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief claims. To top it off, we’ve also achieved an unbeatable 100 per cent success rate with every R&D claim we’ve made so far. Our clientele isn’t made up by scientists but […]


Income or assets overseas? You could owe tax in the UK

June 6th, 2017

If you are resident in the UK for tax purposes and have bank accounts, assets, investments or any sources of income arising overseas you could owe tax in the UK. Since 2016, tax authorities around the world have been sharing large amounts of information about people’s financial affairs and the number of jurisdictions involved has […]


NHS Cyber Attack Friday 12th May 2017 – A Wake Up Call for SMEs?

May 15th, 2017

The ransomware cyber attack on the NHS and other organisations across the world on Friday last week has been described as perhaps the worst cyber incident in history by some cyber experts certainly in terms of the number of organisations affected. The profile of targets like the NHS and the sheer scale of the incident […]


Taking on the World’s Toughest Rowing Race

April 21st, 2017

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 […]


Tackling transformation in the buy-to-let market

April 18th, 2017

For decades, buying a property has been seen as a great investment option. However, recent changes in the buy-to-let market have had a knock-on effect on private landlords’ confidence in terms of whether they should continue building their portfolios. The stamp duty hike which kicked in last year has now been joined by major changes […]


Flat Rate VAT is changing: Here’s how it could affect you

April 14th, 2017

Introduced more than a decade ago, the Flat Rate VAT scheme makes life easier for small businesses, removing complicated administration and providing a buffer between incomings and outgoings. Since 1st April there are important changes to the Flat Rate VAT scheme that could affect you. More than 410,000 businesses across the country are currently using […]


SME Funding: What are my options?

April 6th, 2017

Generating funds is crucial for SMEs eager to grow as finances can determine the scale, scope and speed of their expansion. There are a number of funding types on the market but entrepreneurs are often confused when a decision has to be made on what would best serve their growth strategy. And with research showing […]


Don’t just reverse the risk – remove it

April 4th, 2017

Consider this fundamental point in business; whenever a customer makes a purchase, they take a risk that the product or service will work. It’s happened to all of us: you buy an awesome string vest that you think is going to look great the next time you hit the gym. Then you try it on […]


Training Pays Dividends for Champion Accountants

March 9th, 2017

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 […]


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