Budget 2014

With an economy that is growing faster than the OBR had originally forecast, unemployment down and reductions in the UK headline and structural deficits, at last, 5 years into his reign, the Chancellor had the chance to offer up a rewarding Budget and perhaps secure the votes

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Believe in Better!

Champion Accountants are teaming up with Growth Accelerator to invite business leaders to “Believe in Better” at the Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston, on Friday 21st March. This two hour event will explore the effect of positive belief on individuals, teams and organisations and how this can be

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Warning – Microsoft Support is Ending

SIMON TURTINGTON from Champion IT Solutions is warning business owners that in April 2014, Microsoft will end support and updates for Windows XP, Office 2003, MS Exchange 2003 and any other 2003 operating system. Why is support ending? All Microsoft Business products receive a 10 year period

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Companies House Fake E-Mail Warning

Individuals should be aware of fake e-mails currently in circulation, claiming to be from Companies House. One e-mail is regarding a “Company Complaint” and has a zip file attached containing an .exe file which installs a virus on your computer if opened. The e-mail looks genuine, even

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Free Employment Law and Health & Safety Seminars

As accountants, we recognise that when something goes wrong with regards to your employees, the potential costs to your bottom line could be significant. We are therefore delighted to be hosting a series of exclusive seminars in conjunction with Peninsula, the UK’s most experienced and comprehensive Employment

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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

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Advisory Fuel Rates Update

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

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