Self-employed mortgages: why you’ll need expert support

Self-employed mortgages: why you’ll need expert support

Comments from Sharon Duckworth, director and senior mortgage broker at Key Mortgage Advice The housing market changed dramatically during COVID, fluctuating between unprecedented buoyancy to major slowdowns. There was always going to be a legacy of this behaviour, but the main challenges for self-employed individuals and company

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The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

Meet Kelly in the Preston office, and her side business in luxury cakes… Senior accountant, Kelly Towriess, based in our Preston office, is a skilled accountant with years of experience, but she’s also spent seven years building an incredible and renowned side business. When Kelly was planning

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Champion Round-Up | 9th November

Champion Round-Up  |  9th November

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner Carbon emissions currently dominate the headlines and will no doubt continue to do so as world leaders gather for another week of talks in Glasgow. As figureheads debate targets and quotas, what’s already known is that the UK government will

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Accountancy group expands team with 11 new members

Accountancy group expands team with 11 new members

A Manchester-headquartered accountancy group has strengthened its team by adding 11 new recruits after a surge in demand for its services during lockdown. Champion Accountants has bolstered its client portfolio in the last 18 months, as businesses have sought the support of professional accountancy and advisory experts

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Champion Round-Up | 5th October

Champion Round-Up  |  5th October

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner With Autumn here, and our merger with TLL Chartered Accountants now complete, we saw our Preston Docklands team relocate to Hesketh Bank recently. We are thrilled to welcome the TLL team and their clients to the Champion family and look

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Champion Round-Up | Friday 10th September

Champion Round-Up | Friday 10th September

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner Since we last spoke, there has been another easing of Coronavirus restrictions, which has seen many sectors operating at pre-pandemic levels for the first time since March 2020. The full reopening of businesses will serve to get our economy moving

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Paying Employees in Cryptocurrency

Paying Employees in Cryptocurrency

Many people think of cryptocurrency as an investment: something you could buy in the hopes that it will increase in value. But Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are increasingly creeping into day-to-day life and becoming a real financial consideration for individuals who might have previously seen cryptocurrency as

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Are You Paying Illegal Dividends?

Are You Paying Illegal Dividends?

A company can pay dividends to its shareholders at any time as a reward for investing in the business and as a way of distributing company profits. Because of the way that they are awarded, however, many directors unknowingly pay illegal dividends. How are dividends paid? Two

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