Budget 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

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Champion Launches New Education Division

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

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Caravan VAT Rules are Changing

DEBBIE THORN advises caravan manufacturers, distributors and caravan park owners on forthcoming new VAT rules… This year, the VAT rules on static holiday caravans are changing. From 6 April, the zero-rating of VAT is being withdrawn and will be replaced with a 5% reduced rate. This new

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National Minimum Wage Increase

In March this year the government published regulations to increase the hourly rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) which comes into effect from Monday 1st October. This will bring the NMW for adults aged over 21 to £6.19 and the rate for apprentices under the age

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Champion Joins Business Bites

Champion Accountants will be on hand at the next “Business Bites” event to shed some light on VAT issues relating to the food industry. Business Bites, the region’s Food Industry Networking Event, is taking place on Thursday 27th September at The Red Pump Inn, near Clitheroe. Gareth

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Businesses Ignore Bribery Act

Recent research suggests that there has been a poor response and little acknowledgement of tough new corporate bribery laws introduced last year. Marking the first anniversary of the Bribery Act, the study carried out by accountancy firm Ernst & Young revealed that nearly three quarters of North

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Family Business Seminar

Wednesday 18th JulyPreston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB8.00am – 9.45am ItineraryArrival, Networking and Breakfast 8.00am – 8.20amPresentation 8.20am – 9.20amNetworking and Refreshments 9.20am to 9.45am Content From Family Planning to Family FortunesFamily owned businesses play a pivotal role in the UK economy – it is

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TD Travel Deal is Champion

Champion Accountants client, TD Travel Limited, the North West-based independent travel management company, has been sold to a management buy-out team for an undisclosed sum, backed by private equity firm, LDC. Founded by joint Managing Directors John Owen and Simon King, TD Travel provides travel management services

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