Champion Accountants reaches £34m R&D Tax Relief milestone

A leading accountancy group is encouraging businesses to pursue Research & Development (R&D) during the COVID-19 outbreak, as it celebrates securing £34m in R&D Tax Relief claims for its clients. The Government’s R&D Tax Relief scheme is still hugely underutilised, but successful claims continue to be paid

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Good news for SMEs with additional loans boost

Yesterday morning [Monday 27 April] saw the Chancellor announce a Bounce Back Loans scheme for SMEs. This will enable such businesses to benefit from a new fast-track finance initiative that will provide loans with a 100% Government-backed guarantee for lenders. HMRC’s official guidance can be found here,

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This week in review: 20 – 24 April

CJRS: In general It’s been a busy week since HMRC opened its CJRS portal on Monday morning and we began making the first of our clients’ furlough claims. Overall, the portal seems to be coping with the sheer volume of claims being made nationally. Official figures state

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Gymnastics deal is no stretch for Champion Accountants

The Blackpool office of Champion Accountants has advised on the acquisition of acclaimed gymnastic-wear manufacturer Milano Pro Sport by Manchester’s Signature Fabrics. The undisclosed deal sees 90 per cent of Preston-based Milano Pro Sports’ shares sold. Founders Paul and Lesley Pendergest – who cut their teeth as

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COVID-19: Job Retention Scheme and guidance dealing with HMRC

Gradually, we are seeing further information and guidance being released by Government which is helping to answer our clients’ questions and provide more clarity and certainty around the raft of economic reliefs and financial support made available due to COVID-19. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The full

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